July 17, 2017
HARVEY LAW GROUP TO LAUNCH IN CAMBODIA
After the successful launch of its office in Manila this year, the multinational law firm is expanding to Phnom Penh. HLG is now offering Khmer citizens and residents of Cambodia 2nd citizenship by investment options and residence planning while helping Cambodian companies to facilitate their business expansions overseas.
Founded in Montréal in 1992 by Mr. Jean-François Harvey, Canadian Attorney at Law, Harvey Law Group built a solid reputation in Immigration and Business Law becoming a leading multi-national law firm with a global presence. The firm enjoys 16 offices worldwide notably in Miami, Paris, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Singapore, Manila and Yangon.
“We do not see borders, we see possibilities”, says Jean-François Harvey.
HLG holds a strong area of expertise and is among the very few firms in the world able to advise on a specific type of law: investment-mobility. HLG offers secured ways to obtain second citizenship and passport, temporary and permanent residence cards worldwide, especially in Canada, Australia and the USA.
Most of the developed countries have set immigration-by-investment schemes in order to attract foreign direct investments. For more than 25 years now, HLG has been exploring these investment possibilities.
“South-East Asian passports only allow holders to travel free-visa to few countries, 48 for Cambodia, not included EU or North America. Trade is booming. People need solutions to meet because despite modern telecommunications technologies, you just can’t replace the old hands shaking relationship”, says Bastien Trelcat, Managing Partner at HLG.
Acquiring a 2nd passport or a residency by investment has become a commodity and a real asset in the eyes of an Investor who will be able to gain access to more than 130 countries free/ on arrival visas.
States also see the tremendous benefits of luring foreign investors with the right to become a resident or citizen by making a significant investment. HLG is actually advising several countries to reform their domestic laws to attract more investors. HLG’s expertise has been recognized by many awards, the most prestigious ones being granted in 2014 at the ALB Macallan Award ceremony and in 2016 at the IAIR Law Awards as the Best Immigration Law Firm in Asia.
HLG advises people in needs of mobility, business expansion, assets relocation, tax planning, or simply wishing to find attractive options when it comes to send their children abroad to improve their education background.
In this view, Permanent Residence programs in USA or Canada or EU constitute very good tools for a family who wish to invest wisely. Regionally, the recent years show a trend with growing number of Cambodian nationals purchasing real estate properties in neighboring countries such as Thailand, Vietnam, or even Singapore.
“The world is becoming a smaller market for both individuals and legal entities”, says Guillaume Matz, Senior Associate at HLG.
From a corporate standpoint, more and more companies are expanding within ASEAN and outside Asia. Branch, representative office, or classic LLC are vehicles to be selected when it comes to embrace a smooth expansion.
While the legal frames of some countries become more efficient, structuring a project in a third country requires solid experience at either a local and global scale.
To adapt and find the best path to realize any project you must be accompany by a partner you can fully trust. HLG is here to guide you.
About Harvey Law Group
Founded in 1992 by Jean François Harvey, the Montreal-based Harvey Law Group (HLG) has maintained a presence throughout Asia, South America, and the Middle East since its early beginnings. Today it has evolved into a leading Canadian multinational immigration and business law firm that has developed a worldwide reputation of excellence by providing sophisticated legal representation to businesses and individuals. With offices notably in Hong Kong, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Da Nang, Manila, Singapore, Yangon and Montreal, along with a regional and international network, HLG has an extensive team that provides exceptional support to a diverse global clientele.