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Bettina Offer

Bettina Offer

Offer & MastmannAugust-Schanz-Str. 28Frankfurt am MainGermany60433

Thought Leader

WWL Ranking: Thought Leader
WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

Corporate Immigration 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Bettina Offer is highly regarded by peers and clients alike for her “outstanding expertise and guidance”, with sources noting that they “very much value the experience and best practices she and the firm offer”.

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 provides "excellent expertise and guidance as a lawyer". She is "on top of any changes, and is very organised and responsive".

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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