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As companies and individuals become increasingly global while conducting business across borders, the practical necessity of being able to deploy employees to different countries - whether on a short- or long-term basis - becomes extremely important. This teleconference will examine and compare the issues and best practices when deploying people to Brazil and Mexico, whether it is from the United States or other countries. The discussion will be led by Poorvi Chothani who will engage two savvy lawyers whose practices are devoted to these markets in a lively and informative dialogue. A set of hypothetical cases will be circulated prior to each teleconference and will form the basis for the discussion.
FIRST Phone Session on August 30 - Brazil and Mexico
What are the permissible activities on a business visa in Mexico?
May I enter Brazil on a business visa for two weeks to conduct a workshop or train local staff?
Do we need a local sponsor to second staff to Mexico?
Is there a restriction on the number of foreign nationals a company can employ in Brazil?
Are there any tax and social security liabilities that we need to be aware of for these two countries?
SECOND Phone Session on September 20 - India and China
Can we send highly trained administrative staff to work in China?
Do I need an invitation letter to apply for a short-term business visa to visit India?
What are the permitted activities in China with a business visa?
Can I extend my business visa in China? If so, for how long?
Is it difficult to obtain an employment visa to work in India? What are the minimum criteria?
What are the rules applicable to secondment in each country?
Are there differences to obtain visas to work in different regions within India or China?
THIRD Phone Session on October 4 - The United Kingdom and France
Who can engage the services of foreign nationals in your country?
What is the process of getting a work visa in the UK?
What are the permitted activities on a business visa in France?
Is there a cap on an employment visas in France?
Can an employee apply for permanent residence in your country after having lived there for a specific period?
Are there any applicable exceptions for business travel in your countries?
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Poorvi Chothani is the Founder and Managing Partner of LawQuest, a general business law firm in India.
With more than 25 years of experience in litigation, corporate and commercial law coupled with her focused, recent experience in intellectual property law and global immigration laws, Poorvi has the ability to provide holistic legal counsel to LawQuest’s clients. She has worked closely with large, local and international clients, including renowned, international consulting firms, Indian and American banks and investor relations companies, multi-jurisdictional business processing companies, pharmaceutical and health product organizations to name a few, helping them achieve their business goals in India and abroad.
Additionally, Poorvi is often quoted in the Economic Times, India’s leading business daily and on radio, CNBC-TV 18 and Zee Business News. She regularly speaks at events organized by leading national and international organizations. Poorvi is an Associate Editor of the Indian Law News a quarterly publication by the International Section of the ABA. She regularly publishes articles in prominent national and international law and business journals. Poorvi has been nominated once again, amongst the world’s leading private practice lawyers in Who’s Who Legal for 2010-2011.
Ted Badouxis a senior partner and Head of the Department for Corporate Business Migration at Everaert Advocaten in Amsterdam. He specializes in labour migration and employer sanctions. He is a member of International Bar Association (IBA); Dutch Immigration Lawyers association (SVMA); Legal aid in alien affairs working group; American Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands (AmCham); and, the Netherlands-India Chamber of Commerce and Trade (NICCT). He has published numerous articles on global migration and served as co-editor of 'Rechtspraak Vreemdelingenrecht,' a compendium of immigration law cases.
Thomas Brett Young has been advising clients on all aspects of UK immigration and nationality law since 2004 and was admitted as a solicitor in October 2007 (currently non-practising). Tom advises individual and corporate clients on all aspects of UK immigration and nationality law, including helping employers to register with the UK Border Agency so that they can sponsor migrants under the UK's points-based immigration system. Tom also delivers training on business immigration to both corporate clients and for the UK's Immigration Law Practitioners' Association."
Enrique Arellano is the founder and senior partner of Enrique Arellano Rincon Abogados, S.C., specializing in Mexican corporate immigration law since 1976. The firm is committed to delivering high-quality, professional immigration services to a wide variety of multinational companies. The main offices are located in Mexico City, with regional offices in Monterrey, Guadalajara and Saltillo. Barra Nacional de Abogados, A.C(National Bar Association of México)
Ilustre y Nacional Colegio de Abogados, A.C(National College of Lawyers)
Asociación Nacional de Abogados de Migración, A.C. (National Association of Immigration Lawyers of Mexico)
International Bar Association (IBA), Chair, Immigration & Naturalization Committee 2011-2013
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers (ABIL)
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), VP of Mexico Chapter
Mr. Arellano is a native of Mexico City and is a graduate of the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) Law School, where he used to serve as the immigration specialist on the University's Board of Regent's Legal Committee. He speaks Spanish and English.
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Mr. Arellano lectures frequently at national and international immigration conferences. He has published various articles and has contributed to several global publications related to Mexican immigration issues. He served as a member of the Immigration Commission for the National Development Plan during Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de Leon's term. Mr. Arellano is an immigration consultant for over 150 multinational corporations.
Daniela Lima is the Practice Director and Latin America Regional Migration Manager in Berry Appleman & Leiden's São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro offices. She has more than twelve years' experience in Brazilian immigration law, outbound immigration, relocation matters, business development, and advising multinational companies on executive transfers to Brazil.
As Practice Director and Regional Migration Manager, Ms. Lima manages the Brazilian practice and leads the BAL global Latin America program.
Laura Danielson, the chair of the Immigration Department at Fredrikson & Byron. She has been an immigration lawyer since 1989, is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences, and has taught immigration law at the University of Minnesota Law School. She is also co-author of Immigration Law in a Nutshell and co-editor of Green Card Stories, a coffee table style book which was released on January 30, 2012. You can read her weekly blog, which is a commentary on immigration law from a human interest perspective, at www.lampbesidethegoldendoor.blogspot.com. As a member of the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers (www.abil.com), a premiere group of twenty-one U.S.lawyers, Laura has been especially active in developing its global consortium of immigration practitioners in countries throughout the world. Splitting her time between Minneapolis and Fredrikson & Byron's Shanghai office, Laura is committed to developing and providing global and investment-related immigration services. She is well versed in Chinese immigration and visa matters.
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