The Business Immigration Global Guide gives a high level overview of the key factors affecting business immigration in various jurisdictions. In the country specific Q&As you will find practical information on the jurisdiction's sources of immigration law, relevant government entities, requirements for unsponsored and sponsored immigration, requirements for sponsors, civil and criminal penalties for sponsors, common issues and concerns, dependants, settlement and citizenship, recent trends and proposals for reform.
Laura Devine, Daura Devine Solicitors
Laura Devine is the current Law Society Excellence Award's Woman of the Year. She is the managing partner of Laura Devine Solicitors, a boutique immigration firm with offices in London and New York providing UK and US immigration advice which together are described as a "transatlantic powerhouse". Laura has been recognised as the most highly nominated European immigration lawyer in Who's Who Legal. Laura is an English solicitor and a US attorney and before launching her own law firm she established the immigration practices at Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC) and Eversheds. Laura and her firm of 55 staff are rated by all legal directories in the top tier of immigration firms as are the other partners of the firm.
The firm was described in The Times as the "Queen of the ritzy" in the immigration market.
Laura is the UK representative of the International Bar Association Immigration Committee, a council member of the Law Society and sits on the Law Society Immigration Committee. She is the immigration correspondent for the Law Society Gazette and editor to Thomson Reuters' book on global immigration entitled “Business Immigration Global Guide”. Laura is involved in law firm management and women in business.
As managing partner Laura oversees all client matters for both the UK and US teams. She advises on UK and US immigration with a client base spanning all sectors from finance to fashion and corporates to individuals.
|Country Q&A||Contributing firm|
|Australia||Immigration Solutions Lawyers|
|Brazil||Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP|
|Canada||BartLAW Canadian Immigration|
|China||Lehman Lee & Xu|
|Cyprus||CA Advocates (Pourgoura & Aspri LLC)|
|France||CMG Legal & Associés Avocats|
|Germany||Michels.pmks Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB|
|Hong Kong||Chow King & Associates|
|Israel||Kan Tor & Acco law firm|
|Malta||Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates|
|Mexico||Arellano Abogados S.C|
|Monaco||Tempest Legal Services Monaco SARL|
|The Netherlands||Kroes Advocaten Immigration Lawyers|
|Spain||Scornik Gerstein LLP|
|Switzerland||Walder Wyss Ltd|
|Turkey||Benar Law Office|
|United Kingdom||Laura Devine Solicitors|
|United States||Laura Devine Attorneys LLC|
|Foreword||Laura Devine SolicitorsLaura Devine Attorneys LLC|
UK (England and Wales), Laura Devine Solicitors
Malta, Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates
CA Advocates (Pourgoura & Aspri LLC)
Luxembourg, MMS Avocats
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