Our global employment and labor team has extensive experience in immigration law and workforce mobility, helping clients ensure they are operating their businesses with the best legal strategies for achieving smooth workforce transitions.
Our lawyers understand that a global workforce requires timely solutions to immigration matters including work permits, visas, study permits, permanent resident status and citizenship. We combine our detailed knowledge of local regulatory provisions with the reach of our international law firm to successfully manage our clients’ cross-border issues wherever they arise.
With more than 30 years’ experience and in-depth knowledge of immigration and employment laws and regulations, national policies and practices and international treaties governing foreign workers, our lawyers provide practical, commercial solutions to issues arising from business immigration. Our clients include both small and multinational companies across key industry sectors including financial institutions, energy, infrastructure, mining and commodities, transport, technology and innovation and life sciences and healthcare.
Our UK immigration team provides business immigration law advice for UK and international companies across a variety of sectors. We work closely with the lawyers in our highly successful M&A practice on the immigration aspects of international corporate transactions, as well as handling standalone immigration work as part of our day-to-day practice, offering a service which is clear, commercial and of the highest quality. Our immigration practice is a key component of our broader employment and labor practice, allowing our lawyers to offer an integrated service covering matters which require both immigration and employment advice.
Our areas of work include
- Contractor agreements
- Employer sanctions and compliance
- Employment and labor law, including employee benefits
- Employment contracts
- Immigration and visa requirements
- Permanent resident status and citizenship
- Permits, including study and work
- Post-arrival procedures, including medical coverage, social insurance and driver’s licenses
- Residency obligations
- Secondment arrangements