New Job – Yes, New Country – Yes, New Visa – Wait, New What?
This year’s Immigration Law sub-commission will focus on the immigration issues employers face dealing with an increasingly mobile and globalised workforce. We will consider the balance jurisdictions are trying to strike between seeking to attract the best international talent and addressing the concerns of their resident workforce about the threats, perceived or real, to local jobs. In striking this balance, Governments are subject to the pressure of their voters, of international organisations who wish to move their staff as freely as possible and to the needs of their economies. The Immigration law session will consider how employers in different jurisdictions can move staff around, remembering that as well as facilitating global business, relocation can be an incredibly stressful and difficult experience for the moving employees and, of course, their families.
14.30 – 16.00 on Thursday 3 September
Arpad Gered, Maybach Görg Lenneis & Partner, Austria
Clare Hedges, Birketts LLP, Cambridge, UK
Larry Markowitz, Redpath Holdings, Canada
Sachka Stefanova-Behlert., KPMG Law, Germany
Yoav Noy, Kan-Tor & Acco, Israel
Alexandre Pirotte, Fragomen Global LLP, Belgium
COMMISSION: Immigration Law