Jacqueline R Bart of Jacqueline Bart & Associates explores Canada’s efforts to attract skilled workers.
"The Harper government believes that the new regulations will meet the challenges created by an ageing population and the emerging shortages in certain skilled trades and professions."
The International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers has brought together four of the leading practitioners in the world to discuss key issues facing lawyers today. Bernard Caris of Praetica, Gabriela Lessa of Veirano Advogados, Gunther Mävers of Mütze Korsch Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft and Jane Pilkington of Mason Hayes & Curran look at tougher immigration laws, the challenges facing clients and changes in the legal market.
Caron Pope of Fragomen looks at recent reforms in UK corporate immigration policy.
"The proof is always in the pudding and the last round of changes to UK immigration rules went a long way towards ushering in a period of stability."
Julie Pearl and Sameer Khedekar of Pearl Law Group use their insight and experience to provide a guide to international immigration compliance.
"The good news is that there are ever-better methods for improving companies’ compliance. Even if perfection in this area is unattainable, government and private sector systems now give companies ways to demonstrate their 'good faith' and efforts to do the right thing in all countries."
Bernard Wolfsdorf is the winner of the corporate immigration lawyer of the year award for the second year running. The Santa Monica-based lawyer is the former president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and a recognised name in this field. He has over 30 years’ experience representing clients and shares his views of the American immigration system and how legal practice has changed.
In this section we analyse the findings of our research in greater depth to identify the firms and practitioners who stand out worldwide. This year we identify 476 lawyers from 393 firms in 31 countries, with global powerhouse Fragomen fielding 32 lawyers from 15 different jurisdictions to this edition. Berry Appleman & Leiden has an impressive 13 individuals recognised from its offices in the US and Brazil. Eight practitioners from FosterQuan are singled out this year, all of whom hail from the firm's offices in Texas.
We also select the 15 leading individuals who are most highly regarded internationally in this field worldwide.
With the benefit of over 15 years of research and thousands of votes from clients and private practitioners, Who’s Who Legal takes a closer look at the developing trends in the corporate immigration legal marketplace worldwide. Last year we reported that the nature of corporate immigration work is increasingly difficult to predict and administer, and the relationship between lawyers and agencies continues to be strained by bureaucracy and anti-immigration agendas. This year, governments are making attempts to remedy these challenges in the market.
This year we recognise the leading corporate immigration firms selected for their expertise, representation and international presence.
With the benefit of over 15 years of research and tens of thousands of votes from clients and private practitioners, Who’s Who Legal takes a closer look at developing trends in the corporate immigration legal marketplace worldwide.
With the benefit of over 14 years of research and tens of thousands of votes from clients and private practitioners, Who’s Who Legal takes a closer look at developing trends in the corporate immigration legal marketplace worldwide.
Our research identifies 423 lawyers as leaders in the field worldwide, hailing from 32 countries. Here we provide further analysis of how the best law firms have performed in the research.
Our research identifies 403 outstanding lawyers from 31 jurisdictions. Several firms stood out as pre-eminent in our findings.
Despite the great benefits that corporate immigration can bring to local economies, it is often caught up in domestic debates about immigration as a whole and recent events have certainly demonstrated this.
Our research picks out 52 attorneys from 28 firms as the leading immigration practitioners in California. Home to a diverse mix of innovative companies, Fortune 500 multinationals and prestigious academic institutions, the state attracts leading executive, technical and scholastic talent from around the world. The state's Immigration Bar is also quite diverse, with sole practitioners and boutiques and major international firms competing for a share of the market.
Texas is blessed with many of the United States' leading corporate immigration attorneys.
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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.