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In this issue:

  • Colombia: Colombian government adopts exceptional measure to mitigate the risk of having stateless children
  • Italy: Salvini’s Security Bis Decree obtains final approval
  • Netherlands: Relaxation of Dutch visa and wage tax rules for start-ups
  • Philippines: Bureau of Immigration issues IRR on Special and Provisional Work Permits AND Bureau of Immigration issues Tax Identification Number Rules in Visa and Permit Applications
  • Singapore: Jail term should be a starting point in sentencing for false declarations relating to work passes
  • United Kingdom: Boris Johnson’s new plan for post-Brexit immigration system AND Planned “no-deal” transition arrangements for EU migrants abandoned
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Evelyn Romero-Ávila joined Baker McKenzie Colombia in 2000 as a associate in the labor department. She was named local partner in 2009. Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Romero was an associate for an important local law firm and a legal assistant for Science Applications International Corporation. She has also written numerous articles on Colombian labor law for Legal Review Latin America.

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Alexandra Silveira joined Baker McKenzie in 2015 as an associate in the Employment and Immigration department. Prior to joining the Firm, she worked in the labor and immigration department of a local firm.

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Sergio Antonelli is an Associate in Baker McKenzie's Milan office.

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Ilya Hoekerd is the head of Baker McKenzie Amsterdam’s Immigration Desk. He practices in the areas of individual and collective employment and labor law, immigration law or global mobility, data protection law and mediation or alternative dispute resolution. Ilya regularly assists and advises high-profile employees, as well as local Dutch companies, publicly traded global multinationals and their works councils. In particular, he assists clients in multidisciplinary migration projects varying from one-off short-term business visits to the comprehensive and continuous transfer of employees.

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Miguel Galvez is a partner in Baker McKenzie Philippines . His practice focus in immigration, commercial, criminal and administrative litigation, arbitration, anti-bribery and anti-corruption compliance. With 14 years of experience, he has represented and advised various global and local clients in these areas. He has given various lectures in Mandatory Continuing Legal Education courses on the subject of immigration and remedial law. He has also lectured on the subject of anti-bribery and anti-corruption compliance.

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Anna Carmi Calsado-Amoroso is a senior associate in Quisumbing Torres’ Dispute Resolution Practice Group and Immigration Practice Group. She is experienced in handling matters regarding corporate insolvency (rehabilitation and liquidation), intra-corporate disputes, tax evasion, immigration, corporate and bank receivership, specific performance and damages, and contempt, among others. She taught Agency, Partnership and Trusts, and Legal Research and Writing at the Far Eastern University School of Law. She is cited as a Next Generation Lawyer in Dispute Resolution by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific for two consecutive years (2017-2018).

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Rafael Roman Cruz is an associate in Quisumbing Torres' Dispute Resolution Practice Group and the Consumer Goods and Retail Industry Group. Prior to joining the Firm, he assisted various clients on corporate and tax issues, including local regulatory and government compliance requirements. He also handled employment and general litigation for clients. He graduated with honors from the Ateneo de Manila Law School in 2017.

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Kelvin Poa is a principal in Baker McKenzie's Singapore office. He is an investment fund corporate and regulatory professional, and leads the Firm's Asia Pacific Private Equity group. He draws on his extensive background in private equity — and proficiency in fund formation and structuring — to deliver innovative and workable solutions for clients. He advises leading private equity and real estate houses to find ‘fund compatible’ structures for their investment acquisitions, restructurings and exits — and assists asset management clients to navigate transformational transactions or complex reorganisations successfully. Kelvin is recognised by leading legal directories for his experience in fund formation.

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Richard Mills is a Senior Associate in Baker McKenzie's London office.