15 December 2014 - Article
Assisted numerous CEOs and entrepreneurs to overcome refused US visa cases.
Advised Asian families on simultaneous investment immigration to countries in both Europe and the Caribbean.
‘Understanding Optimal Options Before Making a Decision on Investment Immigration’, ‘投資移民 先了解適合方案’, Hong Kong Economic Journal, 信報財經新 - 20 July 2016, co-author
‘Gap on Investment Immigration Between You and UHNWs’, ‘在移民这件事上，你和超级富豪隔着这几条沟’, China Business News, 第一财经日报 - 17 July 2016
‘A New Pathway for Chinese Entrepreneurs’, Biz.hk - AmCham Hong Kong Magazine - June 2015
‘Hong Kong, US Keep Visa Door Ajar’, Barron’s Asia - February 2015
‘Chinese Business, Leisure Visitors to US Surge 68 pc Thanks to 10-year Permits’, South China Morning Post - February 2015
‘Wealth Management: A Home Away From Home’, Global Capital - December 2014
‘Withers Suggest Alternative Routes for Backlogged Chinese Applicants Immigrating to the US’, Asian Private Banker - November 2014
Hong Kong Select USA Committee
American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong
The American Chamber of Commerce in South China
Me in a minute
As a non-attorney, I bring a different and perhaps more practical perspective…
Prior to joining Withers, I served for nearly 10 years as a US diplomat, with Visa Officer assignments in China and the UK. Along the way, I was also fortunate to be able to pick up Chinese and Russian language skills.
As a non-attorney, I bring a different and perhaps more practical perspective to our private client work. I enjoy working with our private client attorneys to not only help devise the right strategy for the client, but also to think about the execution and logistical steps in order to achieve our clients’ goals in the most efficient manner.
I greatly enjoy helping individuals or families to achieve their immigration objectives. I think of immigration as a journey: when you are able to help a client settle in a new country, or obtain citizenship or residency through an investment immigration program, there is a great feeling of satisfaction when the final result is achieved.
I am most inspired when we are able to help clients overcome previously refused visas. It’s always surprising to see CEOs, entrepreneurs, and other highly-successful individuals refused visas. Having worked in the government previously, I believe it’s sometimes a problem of miscommunication. Nevertheless, I’m glad to say that more often than not we have been able to help resolve such situations, which I think is a value-add for both the client and for the country they are trying to move to.