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Withers launches new citizenship and residence by investment service

06/02/2018 News Team

International law firm Withers has created a new joint venture called Withers Global Advisors (WGA) as a specialist business offering internationally mobile high net worth individuals a wide-ranging service on global movement, and especially on securing additional citizenship or residency rights through investment programmes.

WGA will assist clients in acquiring citizenship as well as residence in countries offering citizenship by investment or residency by investment programmes, and giving them and their family the security of rights to live in another country. 

WGA will operate as a joint venture between Withers and New York-based immigration law specialist Reaz Jafri, who will act as chief executive.

Mr Jafri said: "Our clients will be able to depend on us to provide comprehensive advice through seamless access to the whole range of Withers' tax planning and risk management expertise in meeting the needs of individuals and their families."

"We are very proud to play a part in the creation of this important new business venture," added Margaret Robertson, chief executive of Withers. "As the world becomes ever more inter-connected, we believe that high-quality advice on the different ways to acquire dual nationality will be increasingly sought after. WGA will help to assist clients in fulfilling their objective to move to new jurisdictions around the world, and we are delighted to add this new service to the broad array of services we offer our clients."

WGA will provide non-legal service which will provide clients with advice on acquiring additional citizenship or residence rights through investment in specific programmes in a number of jurisdictions.

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