Lawyer Monthly - April 2022

EXPERT INSIGHT About Jean-François Harvey Jean-François Harvey is the founder and managing partner of Harvey Law Group, recognised internationally as an expert in immigration law. He has accrued vast experience in the sector by providing comprehensive immigration law services to corporations and HNWIs. He is also experienced in commercial legal matters, having advised on numerous high-value due diligence and merger and acquisition activities across a broad range of industries. About Harvey Law Group Founded in 1992 and headquartered in Hong Kong, HLG has since developed into a leading multinational law firm. From its global offices, HLG advises on a range of legal matters including investment and business immigration, corporate law and a range of private client services. Jean-François Harvey Managing Partner Harvey Law Group Units 2505-6, 25/F China Online Centre, 333 Lockhart Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong Tel: +852 2116 1333 Fax: +852 2116 1332 E: 51 APR 2022 | WWW.LAWYER-MONTHLY.COM has been showcased by the number of high-net-worth individuals and families HLG have assisted in improving their global mobility and with obtaining a second citizenship/residency to achieve their goals. Between 2020 and 2021 alone, we assisted no fewer than 200 applicants and families. New Programs With our local insights and global expertise, as well as an understanding of cultural nuances, HLG continues to play an important role in shaping the investment immigration landscape. We offer more than 30 immigration programs tailored to the diverse needs of ultra-high-net-worth or high-networth individuals and families in Hong Kong, Greater China, and beyond. HLG has onboarded 3 new programs in the past few years. This includes the Singapore SUV, Panama QII, Monaco Resident Permit and British National Overseas visa. This brings the total global mobility solutions that HLG provides up to 40 programs across the world… not to forget the new and exciting programs still to come. New Departments To support our clients’ needs, HLG continues to attract a diversified team of professionals, spearheading diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Our team includes professionals from diverse backgrounds, both culturally and academically with many lawyers qualified in various major jurisdictions. HLG has also launched a new department during the past year. The formalised Due Diligence department for the business has opened up new opportunities both internally and externally. It has allowed HLG to work together with outside service providers and ensure that the information being transmitted is accurate and up to date. Generally, as long as an applicant meets a program’s eligibility criteria, is not found to be ineligible and submits all the necessary supporting documents (birth certificates, source of funds, police check, etc.), the process is relatively straightforward. However, problems tend to arise when an applicant is unable to provide such documentation or there are issues with the documents provided. Although RCBI can be used as a powerful financial planning and wealth management tool, there is no program that fits all. Working with an experienced, government-appointed immigration firm will not only improve your chances of successfully completing the process and approval, but it also protects the applicant from any kind of immigration fraud. How is HLG keeping pace with these RCBI programs? With over 30 years of Residency and Citizenship-By-Investment experience, HLG have a proven track record which

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