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Three Newland Chase Speakers at AILA Global Immigration Forum

Newland Chase is proud to have had three global immigration influencers speak at the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Global Immigration Forum on June 12 at the JW Marriot in San Francisco. VP of Global Immigration, Sophy King, Managing Director for Latin America, Daniela Lima, and Managing Director for Mexico, Enrique Arellano, each presented their own forum sessions at the gathering of immigration lawyers.

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Newland Chase Opens New Office in Rio de Janeiro

Newland Chase is delighted to announce the opening of their new office in Rio de Janeiro. The team in Brazil officially “christened” their new office on April 18 with an office-warming cocktail reception for staff, clients, suppliers, and prospects. The 40-member Rio team had already begun working out of their new office two days prior.

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Newland Chase Hosts Inaugural Mexico Chapter Meeting of Forum for Expatriate Management

On May 30, Newland Chase successfully hosted the inaugural meeting of the Forum for Expatriate Management (FEM) Mexico City chapter at the Hotel Presidente Intercontinental. This was the first-ever FEM event in Mexico, and the Newland Chase team in the Mexico City office was the driving force behind establishing FEM’s first chapter in Mexico.

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Meet Sophy King, Vice President of Global Immigration

On June 5, Newland Chase’s Vice President of Global Immigration, Sophy King, and Newland Chase’s Vice President and Senior Global Immigration Counsel, Jason Rogers, presented their webinar Uncover the Hidden Risks of Intra-EU Employee Mobility – where they discussed the issues for companies assigning employees among locations in the European Union. This live interactive session included such vital topics as posted work notifications, social security issues, document retention requirements, and labour inspections. As she prepared for the webinar, Global Legal Analyst and webinar host, Kent O’Neil, had a chance to speak with Sophy King.

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Meet Helen Duncan, Australia Immigration Director

On May 8 and 9 (depending where in the world you are), Newland Chase’s Director in Australia, Helen Duncan presented her webinar Life After Australia’s 457: How to Succeed Under the New TSS Visa – where she discussed the major changes taking place in corporate immigration in Australia. In this live interactive session, Helen covered the latest news on the overhaul of Australia’s largest employment-based visa stream and the replacement of the 457 Visa with the new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa. 

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Newland Chase Welcomes Wendy Xie as Managing Director, China

Newland Chase is pleased to welcome Wendy Xie to its team as Managing Director of China. In her new role as head of Newland Chase’s China practice, Wendy leads the company’s corporate immigration service delivery to its growing client base of foreign companies operating in China and Chinese companies expanding globally.

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Meet Herman Van Reekum

On March 13, Newland Chase’s Senior Advisor for Canada, Herman Van Reekum, and Ken Nickel-Lane, Managing Director of Canada, presented their webinar Cracking the Code: Canada’s Fast-Tracked Immigration Streams for the Global Tech Industry. They discussed the exciting opportunities for companies in the technology fields presented by Canada’s new Global Skills Strategy and Global Talent Stream. Central to the discussion was how companies can utilize Canada’s innovative immigration system to attract and retain top tech talent and minimize the risks from the protectionist shifts in immigration policy at play in other countries in the Americas region and Europe. As he prepared for the webinar, Global Legal Analyst and webinar host, Kent O’Neil, had a chance to speak with Herman on a snowy day at his second home in British Columbia, Canada.

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