NEW YORK – (January 31, 2013) – Fragomen, the world’s leading firm exclusively devoted to counseling corporate clients on global immigration law, has further expanded its global presence with the opening of new offices in Switzerland, Mexico and Brazil. Fragomen now has a total of 42 offices around the world.
The Firm also strengthened its global leadership with the addition of new Partners in Mexico City and Dubai.
“Fragomen has long been committed to providing our clients with high quality legal expertise and on-the-ground service in key international markets,” said Austin Fragomen, Partner and Chairman of the Firm’s Executive Committee. “Since opening our first international office in Brussels, we have steadily increased our international reach and now serve clients in major markets throughout Europe, Asia, Latin America, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.”
The Firm’s new Switzerland office, located in Zurich, has opened with a professional team led by Dirk Nuyts, Partner. Mr. Nuyts has been key to Fragomen’s European presence, previously heading the Firm’s Benelux practice, which focuses on immigration into Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. In his new role in the Switzerland office, Mr. Nuyts will assist Swiss and multinational clients with all aspects of their immigration needs.
Fragomen’s Mexico practice is based in Mexico City and led by Juan Carlos Aguilar Noble and Rodrigo Salgado, who have been named Partners in the Firm. Mr. Noble and Mr. Salgado have more than 30 years of combined experience and have previously worked closely with the Firm as Fragomen Local Advisors. They launch the new office with a staff of more than 20 lawyers and supporting professionals experienced in providing expert counsel on immigration issues and a high level of personalized service to clients.
In response to growing demand for services in Brazil, Fragomen has opened new offices in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte to ensure true local representation. The Firm’s operations in Brazil will be headed by Diana Quintas, a highly respected and accomplished immigration professional new to the Fragomen team. She will be supported by Breno Torquato and Gustavo Kanashiro, both of whom joined the Firm following several years with Azevedo Sette Advogados, a locally-based firm that has served as a Fragomen Local Advisor. The Brazil practice begins with a staff of more than 20 professionals, all of whom are dedicated to providing immigration counseling and services.
Further strengthening its leadership in the Middle East, Fragomen has named Stephen Green a Partner. Mr. Green will take up a role in the Firm’s office in Dubai, focusing on the development and enhancement of the Firm’s offering across the Middle East. He has more than 20 years of experience in immigration, global mobility and international assignments, and brings significant experience to support the Firm’s position as the preeminent provider of professional immigration services around the world.
“Increasingly, top professionals in the immigration field are recognizing the influence of our expanding global footprint and demonstrating their belief in of our strategic vision,” said Lance Kaplan, Managing Partner of Fragomen’s International Practice Group. “Our new Partners will play a pivotal role in strengthening both our Firm and our relationships with clients in vital markets for business worldwide.”
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP and Fragomen Global LLP (collectively known as Fragomen) is the world’s largest firm practicing exclusively in the area of global immigration law for the corporate sector. Fragomen provides immigration services worldwide to multinational corporations, emerging companies, universities and many other organizations that employ foreign nationals on a temporary or permanent basis. Founded in 1951, Fragomen has more than 2,000 immigration professionals located in more than 40 offices and 18 countries. Internationally, the Firm provides clients with advice on immigration policy, compliance and program management, and prepares applications for visas, work permits, and resident permits.
-Provided by Fragomen to Lawdragon News