PwC UK and Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen and Loewy LLP (Fragomen) have today announced an agreement to enter into a strategic alliance to enable collaboration and joint marketing efforts with respect to PwC's immigration services and Fragomen’s immigration services. While both organisations will maintain and grow their respective global immigration practices this agreement will give them the ability to come together to provide integrated services to their respective clients to bring a more connected service in the global mobility ecosystem.
Cross-border employee mobility is developing dramatically with frequent business travel replacing traditional, long-term assignments and relocations. In addition, the geopolitical landscape makes immigration increasingly challenging. This is creating new compliance challenges for organisations as governments begin to track tax and immigration requirements on a more integrated basis.
Julia Onslow-Cole , PwC UK partner and head of PwC's global immigration practice, said:
“We are proud of our global immigration practice, which covers more than 170 countries. Making our respective immigration teams available to clients, particularly in the US, will provide an even deeper level of local insight. The PwC and Fragomen alliance will also facilitate more strategic, global insights on the impact of Government policies on both corporate immigration and mobility.”
Austin T. Fragomen, Jr., Chairman of the Executive Committee for Fragomen, whose firm has more than 50 offices in over 25 countries, including 16 offices across the USA, said:
“Immigration strategy and compliance has never been more important in the mobility environment. Clients seeking aggregated legal, tax and mobility services will get best-in-class services by working with Fragomen and PwC. Our immigration legal expertise, coupled with PwC’s professional services offerings, will give clients an unparalleled opportunity to benefit from a unique collaboration that will help them better manage mobility and mitigate risk in a fast-changing compliance environment.”
Fragomen, a global immigration firm and member of the Am Law 100 and Am Law Global 100, has more than 50 offices worldwide strategically located in key commercial centers throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Fragomen’s expansive reach allows the firm to provide immigration assistance into more than 170 countries worldwide. For more than 65 years, Fragomen has represented and worked in partnership with a broad range of companies, organizations, emerging businesses and individuals to facilitate the hiring and transfer of employees around the world and manage the complexities of the immigration system. Fragomen employs more than 3,800 immigration professionals and support staff, including more than 550 lawyers and equivalent professionals.