Welcome to this year’s first edition of ‘Crossing Borders’, our online newsletter.
At this point last year, we hardly imagined that we would be facing another surge in Covid-19 infections, this time fuelled by the highly contagious omicron variant. Though we hoped 2022 would start differently, we want to kick off on a positive note as there’s so much to look forward to.
While the Omicron variant adds new uncertainties to the global economic outlook and Covid-19 cases reached an all-time high in many countries, infectious disease experts say that better times are finally in sight. Hopes are high that Covid-19 won’t be a global public health emergency by the end of year and will become an endemic disease in most places.
Now that we are starting to move towards the end of this pandemic, we are planning the Investment Migration Forum, our important annual get-together, a return to its traditional in-person format. We cannot wait to be able to host you in Brussels, Belgium between the 6th – 9th June 2022. On our website, we will shortly announce the themes and topics we will be discussing and introduce our key speakers who will be sharing actionable and impactful insights on investment migration. To view this year’s partnership opportunities, please click here.
We are also inviting you to take a look at the new edition of the Investment Migration Yearbook, which was published in January. The 2022 yearbook is once again filled with interesting data and inspiring stories. Articles about the global economic prospects post Covid-19, regulatory alignment and industry modernisation, and the European Commission’s latest legislative proposals are among the many features included in the yearbook that are worthy of your time.
In the meantime, we hope you enjoy what’s on offer in this edition of Crossing Borders. Kieron Sharp, the Chief Executive Officer of FACT Group, outlines the possible negative side-effects money laundering, tax evasion and corruption can have on investment migration. A Due Diligence roundtable with Exiger, BDO, Refinitiv and FACT Group explores the question whether the standardisation and harmonisation of due diligence can lead to better outcomes. We then proceed to an article written by David Lincoln, who explains the ways the pandemic can continue to impact investment migration in 2022. In the fourth article, Irina Valek, highlights the main trends for second citizenship and residency for Russian citizens in 2022. And finally, in an interview with Mayes and Co., I discussed several projects the IMC is working on and other issues within investment migration.
4 Ways the Pandemic Could Continue to Impact Investment Migration in 2022