PwC UK and Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen and Loewy have agreed to enter into a strategic alliance to collaboration and jointly market immigration services.
Both organisations will maintain and grow their respective global immigration practices, but firms say the agreement integrates their services and better connects them to the global mobility ecosystem. Cross-border employee mobility is developing dramatically with frequent business travel replacing traditional, long-term assignments and relocations. In addition, the geopolitical landscape makes immigration increasingly challenging. This is creating new compliance challenges for organisations as governments begin to track tax and immigration requirements on a more integrated basis.
Julia Onslow-Cole , PwC UK partner and head of PwC's global immigration practice, said ‘making our respective immigration teams available to clients, particularly in the US, will provide an even deeper level of local insight. The PwC and Fragomen alliance will also facilitate more strategic, global insights on the impact of Government policies on both corporate immigration and mobility.’ Austin T Fragomen Jr, Chairman of the Executive Committee for Fragomen, said ‘immigration strategy and compliance has never been more important in the mobility environment,’ adding the collaboration will help ‘better manage mobility and mitigate risk in a fast-changing compliance environment.’