Against the backdrop of the disruptions brought on by COVID-19, policy developments related to Brexit, and the new Biden administration in the US, Alliott Global Alliance, (“AGA”), the international alliance of law and accounting firms, and New York accountancy member firm, Farkouh, Furman & Faccio (“FF&F”) recently partnered with BritishAmerican Business to host a webinar for the leading transatlantic trade association’s business community. The event saw AGA’s immigration, tax and HR experts lead a discussion on the prospects for corporate global mobility on both sides of the Atlantic in the upcoming year.

The panel of experts, comprised exclusively of members of AGA's Global Mobility Practice Group, covered important legal and HR considerations related to visas, short- and long-term employee migration for international business, and tax strategies and implications for businesses and their employees.

170 members of AGA and BritishAmerican Business on both sides of the Atlantic with an interest in HR, legal and/or tax considerations related to immigration and global mobility, attended the virtual event.

Expertly moderated by David Gibbs, Partner at Alliotts, our panelists were Hunter Norton, Partner, Farkouh, Furman & Faccio, Graeme Kirk, Partner, Head of Immigration, Ellisions Solicitors, Bernardo Entschev, President at AIMS International and Kathie Gaber, Principal, Immigration, Masuda Funai.

Giles Brake, Alliott Global Alliance COO commented:

“Thank you to all at BAB, FF&F and our member panellists, for their support and expertise in helping to organise this important update for companies facing challenges moving their people back and forth across the Atlantic. These are extremely challenging times for international businesses and corporate executives and their families. This event will have put AGA member firms on the radar of international companies needing assistance with their tax and immigration related global mobility challenges on both sides of the Atlantic”.

Tamra Eker, Managing Director of BritishAmerican Business added:

"“Our February 23rd global mobility briefing, held in partnership with FF&F and AGA, highlighted the benefits of collaboration between BAB and other global organizations in an effort to bring timely insights on critical business issues to members. BAB offers a robust program of events, developed in partnership with our member organizations, representing a wide range of expertise on key themes across multiple industries.”

A recording of the event can be accessed here

About Alliott Global Alliance

Founded in 1979, and with 190 member firms in 80 countries Alliott Global Alliance is an award-winning alliance of independent, law, accounting, and specialist advisory firms, working across the world Together as One. Each of our members share a common goal: to learn and share knowledge, resources, and opportunities to make the world smaller and their businesses stronger.

We work with a spirit of generosity and openness — so that together, we can continue to fulfil our ambitions, gain greater experience, and drive mutual success.

Alliott Global Alliance is expanding fast, and the alliance has its sights set firmly on growing its legal and accounting membership to 100 countries. Opportunities are available to independent professional firms in Central, North and South America, and also in specific countries across Africa, Europe, China, the ASEAN region, Australasia, and the Middle East. For information about membership contact Damien McMenamin (damien@alliottglobal.com), Head of Global Business Development.