Business Immigration Global Guide

Global insight from leading lawyers in comparative guides to the law worldwide

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
India Hudson McKenzie
Israel Kan Tor & Acco law firm
Italy Mazzeschi SRL
Luxembourg MMS Avocats
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
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Foreword Laura Devine Solicitors
Laura Devine Attorneys LLC


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