Immigration and International Assignments

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Wed, 27th Feb 2019
London - RCOG (National)
Venue Address:
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, 27 Sussex Place, Marylebone, London NW1 4RG
Henry Clinton-Davis, Arnold & Porter, James Hill, Mayer Brown International, Holly Insley, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP and Sarah Harrop, Addleshaw Goddard
Event Type:
1.30pm for a 1.45pm start to 5.10pm
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Immigration and International Assignments
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Fee: £150 + VAT. There is a 20% discount until 28 December 2018, a 50% discount for voluntary sector organisations, pupil barristers/barristers under 2 years call and 30% out of region discount.

There is morning ELA course also on 27 February on Workplace Investigations. If you have booked for both courses, lunch will be available.

At a time of great uncertainty, employers are having to think carefully about how they will meet their future staffing requirements in a post-Brexit world. The first part of the course is designed to be an interactive session identifying current trends in international assignments in light of Brexit and the key legal and tax issues advisers need to be aware of. The second part of the session will deal with the latest on post-Brexit immigration requirements for EEA migrants and the cross-over employment and immigration issues in relation to right to work checks. It is aimed at employment practitioners who need a working knowledge of the law in this area.


Chair: Henry Clinton-Davis, Arnold & Porter and member of the International Committee

1.30pm Registration and tea/coffee

1.45pm International Assignments
Henry Clinton-Davis, Arnold & Porter (facilitator)
James Hill, Mayer Brown International (tax aspects)
Holly Insley, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (on employment law aspects)

  • Tax considerations if the employer is not established in the UK
  • Employ through the UK payroll or keep as overseas employee?
  • Shadow payroll and how does it work?
  • Will national insurance be payable?
  • What commercial terms and allowances should be considered?
  • What UK rights does the employee enjoy & how does that impact the drafting of the assignment agreement?
  • Should we use UK style restrictive covenants?
  • Issues arising when secondment is terminated
  • Choice of law

3.00pm Tea/coffee

3.15pm Immigration Update
Sarah Harrop, Addleshaw Goddard

  • Overview of current UK immigration system for EEA and Swiss migrants
  • The latest proposals for the post-Brexit immigration system for EEA and Swiss migrants
  • The current UK immigration system for non-EEA migrants and how it might be extended to EEA and Swiss migrants
  • Right to work – the latest on changes following Brexit
  • Interplay between immigration and employment law
    • Immigration related dismissals
    • Dealing with Home Office investigations
    • Interplay between immigration law and race discrimination

There will be a 10 minute comfort break at about 4.15pm

5.10pm Close of course