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Immigration

The globalization of the business world has demanded an increasingly mobile workforce, with companies turning beyond their domestic borders to find the most talented personnel. Immigration laws have largely not kept apace, and in many countries can create barriers to a globalized workforce.

The regulatory challenges are many and penalties for noncompliance more severe than ever. Immigration is no longer a simple matter of filling out a few forms, but is a highly integrated, mission-critical driver in ensuring that businesses have the ability to recruit and transfer employees on a global scale, and expand operations throughout the world at the pace of business.

Our immigration practice is designed to meet the complete needs of modern employers. We have the ability to leverage our global platform to help put the right people to work where they are needed—whether new hires are inbound to the United States, Europe, Middle East, Australia, or Asia; or talented executives moving to international regions.

A sophisticated understanding of the business issues at stake in all corporate immigration matters and full-service resolution of those issues are what set our immigration practice apart. Our immigration lawyers have the knowledge, resources, skills, and experience to anticipate and effectively assist with the most demanding and sophisticated immigration challenges.

With a vision beyond the confines of handling immigration filings and visa requirements, we add further value to our clients by leveraging the strength of our global platform and complementary practices to evaluate how the underlying transaction, investment, expansion, or entity structuring may be affected by immigration law.

We also have significant experience with investment-based immigration and work closely with our colleagues in the areas of corporate and securities, real estate, lending, taxation, and other disciplines to deliver seamless solutions for immigration-related investment programs around the world.

Our clients include Global 500, Fortune 100, and FTSE 100 corporations in every major industry, as well as many other public and private businesses, universities, and philanthropic organizations. We also work closely with in-house counsel and human resources leaders to create comprehensive immigration strategies, assist and advise their own in-house immigration teams, and conduct immigration compliance audits and training. We produce results efficiently and can provide clients with real-time case status, highly customizable reporting and case tracking solutions, and bespoke immigration services.

Because of our global reach, we can provide on-the-ground immigration assistance where our clients need us. Our global immigration team, which resides in key jurisdictions including the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, Singapore, and China, works together to deliver superior client service to global clients.

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