Category: Articles

Modern Chinese Immigration

  As we know, China is the second largest economy of the world and Hurun Report (2015) further shows that it’s the first time the number of billionaire in China is more than the one in the US.  Chinese now are actively seeking for transformation and globalization particularly through oversea migration.   In the immigration […]

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Doing Business with Iranian Individuals and Entities One Year on Since the Lifting of the Sanctions

  Background On 14 July 2014 P5+1 and Iran agreed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (“JCPOA”) after marathon negotiations in Vienna. This historic deal was eventually to put an end to nuclear sanctions against Iran. This happened on 19 January 2016 which is known as the implementation day. This was the date when the […]

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Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship-by-Investment Programme

  With its efficient processing, rigorous due diligence, wide choice of investment options and the sheer physical attraction of the islands, the Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship-by-Investment Programme is fast becoming a jurisdiction of choice. In fact, according to the Henley & Partners Visa Restrictions Index 2016, Antigua and Barbuda is the “leading country in the […]

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The Brexit Effect

  On 23 June 2016 more than 30 million people in the United Kingdom took part in a referendum to decide the UK’s future within the European Union, with 52% of people voting to leave the EU. What followed has been described as the Brexit (Britain’s exit from the EU) ‘earthquake’.  The aftershocks were felt […]

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Brexit – Two months on

  The UK immigration landscape continues to be dominated by Brexit. The questions of ‘when’, ‘how’ and ‘what’ remain unanswered and some commentators are even starting to question ‘if’ Brexit will actually take place, although this may be wishful thinking. Whilst focusing on the possibility that Brexit might not actually happen may provide some comfort […]

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Investors in Italy – 2016 Quota in Force for Issuance of Work and Residence Permits

Italy opens its borders to foreign investors. From 9 February 2016, applications for investor work permits may be submitted in Italian to the local immigration authorities via a dedicated web site. In effect, on 2 February 2016, Italy enacted the annual decree setting forth the quotas for 2016 that apply for different categories of foreign […]

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