Why might international assignments lead to a need for legal advice?


Multi-national corporations often transfer their staff overseas to assist with start-ups, special projects, or complete training. Whilst many employees may jump at the opportunity to work abroad, there are a number of legal considerations that their employer must consider.

These include:

  • Employment law
  • Immigration law
  • Tax and social security
  • Pay policy

Specialist corporate and commercial solicitors can advise companies and organisations on their expatriate assignments. They combine their expertise in employment and immigration law with their understanding of tax and social security consultation and compliance to ensure the assignment is completed as efficiently as possible.

A corporate and commercial solicitor can advise their commercial clients on:

  • Double tax treaties and social security agreements
  • Appropriate employment , tax and social security structuring for cross-border working
  • Tax paperwork
  • Pension planning
  • Dual contract arrangements for employees with roles in more than one jurisdiction
  • Corporate, tax, and payroll compliance obligations when establishing new offices in new countries

Corporate and commercial solicitors will work with their partner or associate firms in the other jurisdictions to ensure that the advice they give their clients is accurate and that the employment relationship is maintained as it should be.

Contact Law can put you in touch with specialist corporate and commercial solicitors who can take care of the legal aspects of transferring your employees overseas to work.

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