Lewis Silkin LLP

Immigration: Companies & Executives Department

London (Firms)
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What the team is known for High-quality team with a distinguished business immigration offering. Extensive inbound investment and PBS experience, frequently advising international businesses from a variety of sectors including finance and law. The department is particularly noted for its expertise advising on fashion and sports-related immigration work. Regularly works with businesses on sponsor licence applications, compliance and audits. Also assists corporate clients with training.

Strengths Interviewees say: "They're an extremely commercial team," and note that the lawyers are "nice people who are very approachable."

A client reports: "They go over and above and deliver regular seminars. They're proactive."

Work highlights Advised Leeds United FC on the appointment of former Argentina and Chile coach Marcelo Bielsa and his management team.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Osborne is frequently called upon by clients for the handling of Tier 2 visas and work permits for high-profile individuals, particularly in the sports arena. An impressed client says: "We're super impressed with Andrew. We've had some quite difficult queries and situations in the past and he just blows it out of the water and finds solutions."