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WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

Corporate Immigration 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

Peers and clients say

"An excellent and very experienced lawyer"

"Highly recommended"

Biography

Bettina Offer is a founding partner of Offer & Mastmann, the first German law firm that specialises exclusively in corporate and business immigration law.

Ms Offer received her legal education with distinction at the Universities of Giessen (Germany) and Warwick (UK), and holds an LLM degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison (USA). Called to the Bar in 2000, she acquired her understanding for complex business transactions as an associate with Baker & McKenzie and Ashurst. In 2005, she joined Gabriele Mastmann and specialised in German inbound business immigration law, becoming an acclaimed expert in the field. She is a member of the IBA, the AILA and the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers (ABIL). In 2019, Ms Offer has been appearing as an expert at the hearing for the new skilled migration law at the German parliamentary Committee on Internal Affairs and Community.

In past years, Ms Offer has gained an exceptional expertise in the development and implementation of compliant immigration processes and strategies for clients with high-volume intra-company transfer schemes. The majority of her clients are active in the automotive, chemical and IT industry as well as relocation agencies.

Ms Offer also focuses on the legislative and political development of German immigration law and, as such regularly lectures on the topic at national and international conferences and panels, such as the IBA’s biennial global immigration conferences; the German Confederation of German Employers' Associations (BDA); the KBW Berlin; Bertelsmannstiftung; and the Ministry of the Interior. She is initiator and co-editor of the Practitioners Guide on Corporate Immigration Law (Oxford University Press, 2012) and the first commentary on German corporate immigration law BeschV (CH Beck 2016). She recently contributed a chapter to the Handbook on Migration and Integration (CH Beck 2018).

National Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Bettina Offer is a leading light in corporate immigration say market sources who consider her an authority when it comes to large-scale intra-company transfers and related compliance. 

Biography

Bettina Offer is a founding partner of Offer & Mastmann, the first German law firm that specialises exclusively in corporate and business immigration law.

Ms Offer received her legal education with distinction at the Universities of Giessen (Germany) and Warwick (UK), and holds an LLM degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison (USA). Called to the Bar in 2000, she acquired her understanding for complex business transactions as an associate with Baker & McKenzie and Ashurst. In 2005, she joined Gabriele Mastmann and specialised in German inbound business immigration law, becoming an acclaimed expert in the field. She is a member of the IBA, the AILA and the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers (ABIL). In 2019, Ms Offer has been appearing as an expert at the hearing for the new skilled migration law at the German parliamentary Committee on Internal Affairs and Community.

In past years, Ms Offer has gained an exceptional expertise in the development and implementation of compliant immigration processes and strategies for clients with high-volume intra-company transfer schemes. The majority of her clients are active in the automotive, chemical and IT industry as well as relocation agencies.

Ms Offer also focuses on the legislative and political development of German immigration law and, as such regularly lectures on the topic at national and international conferences and panels, such as the IBA’s biennial global immigration conferences; the German Confederation of German Employers' Associations (BDA); the KBW Berlin; Bertelsmannstiftung; and the Ministry of the Interior. She is initiator and co-editor of the Practitioners Guide on Corporate Immigration Law (Oxford University Press, 2012) and the first commentary on German corporate immigration law BeschV (CH Beck 2016). She recently contributed a chapter to the Handbook on Migration and Integration (CH Beck 2018).

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