On June 27, Newland Chase presented the webinar “Responding to Rejection: The Ongoing Shortage in the UK’s Tier 2.” The discussion focused on the ongoing shortages and rejections companies are currently facing when applying for restricted Certificates of Sponsorship (CoS) to sponsor non-EU foreign nationals for employment through the Tier 2 program, the UK’s most common employment-based visa route. The live interactive session explored the current status, the reason for the ongoing shortage, the outlook for the coming months, and practical strategies for companies dealing with CoS rejections.
Meet David Carritt and Rowen Edy, UK Immigration Experts
Newland Chase at 2018 SHRM Annual Conference
It was an honour for Newland Chase to have exhibited at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 2018 Annual Conference and Exposition June 17 – 20 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois U.S.A. This was SHRM’s 70th annual conference and exposition, but the first time Newland Chase had participated as an exhibitor.
Newland Chase Supports Tech Startups at London Tech Week
On June 11, Newland Chase hosted emerging technology leaders in its Angel Court office during this year’s London Tech Week. UK Managing Director, Antonio Lam, and UK Immigration Director, Darren Faife, presented a live session “UK Immigration and Tech Startups: What You Should Be Doing”, followed by a light luncheon. The session, aimed at new entrepreneurs in the UK’s tech startup scene, covered the key immigration essentials for bringing foreign talent to the UK such as applicable immigration routes, required business documents, and immigration planning for future success
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.