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Alliott Group Members Collaborate to Co-Sponsor Key Global Mobility Industry Event in London

From November 20-21, a 27-person global team of tax advisers, immigration experts and lawyers from 18 member firms in 12 countries join forces once again under the Alliott Group/Global Mobility banner to co-sponsor the annual Forum for Expatriate Management (FEM) EMEA Summit in London.

Taking place at the O2 Intercontinental in London, this two-day conference will bring together over 400 global mobility and HR professionals from some 100 international companies that have expatriate populations. Attendees will be drawn from across Europe and from a variety of industries including Retail, Energy, Shipping, Manufacturing, Logistics, IT, Management Consultancy, Auditing, Pharmaceuticals and more. Companies represented include IKEA, Booking.com, Nike, Heineken, Unilever and Samsung.

Luc Lamy, EMEA Chair of Alliott Group/Global Mobility, comments: “The FEM Global Mobility Conference forms an integral part of Alliott Group/Global Mobility’s ‘go to market’ strategy which is aimed at developing visibility of the specialist local expertise available to clients in most of the world’s commercial centers. Alliott Group’s team of collaborative, trusted advisers are active across 65 countries in the fields of policies, procedures, immigration, tax and social security. We are positioned perfectly to make that vital difference to the success of our clients’ assignments.”

Alliott Group’s investment and involvement in this event extends to an exhibition stand and a 30-minute keynote presentation which will be delivered by four of the alliance’s global mobility specialists: Kathleen Gaber (Masuda Funai, USA); Graeme Kirk (Ellisons, UK); Luc Lamy (Tax Consult, Belgium); and David Gibbs (Alliotts, UK). Their session will shine a light on some of the lesser known aspects of international assignments that our experts see overlooked time and time again, including marijuana, death in service, visa issues and family rights.

Alliott Group COO, Giles Brake, adds: “Our presence at this event demonstrates Alliott Group member firms’ collaborative approach to engaging with clients in this niche. Member professionals from the EMEA, Americas and APAC regions are working together through Alliott Group to position themselves as the default outsourcing option for locally based international companies that need strategic support in managing the risks inherent in moving teams of people in and out of different jurisdictions.”

The representative member firms in London forming the international team include: SobelCo, Masuda Funai and Farkouh Furman & Faccio (USA), Guggenheim & Associés (Switzerland), Ellisons Solicitors, Alliotts and Sherrards Solicitors (UK), Asontas (Austria), Borrie Expatriate Services (Netherlands), BĒS ASSOCIATI, Studio Internazionale and B4LEX (all Italy), audalis (Germany), Tax Consult (Belgium), Dixcart Management Malta (Malta), Dixcart Trust Corporation (Guernsey), Fehér Legal & Tax (Hungary), and ABV Advogados (Portugal).

About Alliott Group/Global Mobility
Alliott Group/Global Mobility brings together carefully selected, medium sized tax, immigration and legal services providers in 157 cities across 65 countries worldwide. Member firms serve organizations of all sizes, from fast-growing start-ups to multinational groups.

Global Mobility Professionals managing mobility programs in the EMEA, Americas, APAC and Australasian regions can count on the expertise, efficiency and collaborative approach provided by Alliott Group/Global Mobility member experts, many of whom have backgrounds working for the big global consulting firms. Outsourcing tax and legal compliance and advisory services to Alliott Group/Global Mobility members adds specialist technical expertise and greater efficiency to the global mobility function. Global mobility and HR professionals can focus on the ‘bigger picture’ strategic issues related to managing expatriate populations, rather than worry about compliance.

For more information please visit alliottgroup.net/globalmobility or contact Hunter Norton (hnorton@fffcpas.com) or Meg Beditz (mbeditz@fffcpas.com).