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Harvey Law Group sets Asia expansion with Manila office

Canada-based firm Harvey Law Group (HLG) recently opened its Makati office, offering immigration and business legal services to both corporations and individuals.

HLG is looking to help Filipinos and Philippine residents interested in living, working, and doing business in countries and areas such as Australia, Canada, the US, UK, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, New Zealand, Portugal, and the Caribbean Region, to obtain permanent residency or to secure passports through citizenship-by-investment programs.

“In recent years, the Philippines has emerged as an economic powerhouse,” shared HLG Worldwide Managing Partner Jean François Harvey. “The country is now generating a lot of interest as an investment destination, but we also see a huge opportunity in working with high net worth Filipinos and Philippine residents establishing themselves in international markets.”

Harvey believes that the country’s growth also offers an opportunity for Filipinos to redefine what global mobility means for the Philippines. With the Philippines enjoying strong people-to-people links with countries such as the US, Australia, and Canada, Harvey said that Filipinos are now in a position to leverage these strong ties.

“Filipinos have a reputation as one of the world’s most mobile citizens. The first few stages of the Filipino diaspora involved professionals responding to the demand in talent in areas such as the US, UK, and the Middle East,” added Harvey. “With the Philippines emerging as a fast-growing economy, we believe that the next chapter of Filipino mobility would involve entrepreneurs, investment programs. These programs will provide them with greater flexibility, allowing them to live, work, and own property in these countries.”

Regional growth

Apart from the fore mentioned services, HLG also advises businesses on the following areas: mergers and acquisitions; commercial leases; shareholder and partnership agreements; joint ventures and other strategic alliances contracts; intellectual property and technology protection; property ownership structures; and cross-border trade.

For over 25 years, HLG has provided the highest caliber of legal and investment based immigration advice throughout Asia, North and South America, and the Middle East. HLG also offers immigration investment programs covering Southeast Asian economies such as Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand.

“Our movement into Southeast Asia recognizes the growth that we have seen in the region over the past decade. Now home to over 600 million and a rising middle and upper class, we believe that we are at the beginning of a growing market for mobility in Southeast Asia,” explained Harvey of the expansion.

“If countries in the region continue to pursue initiatives that would allow more people to accumulate and grow their wealth, we can expect double digit growth figures for all members of the ASEAN Economic Community within the next 10 years.”

Harvey Law Group is located at 25-E Citibank Tower, Valero cor. Villar Sts., Bel-Air, Makati; for more information, call (02) 801-3233, email manila@harveylawcorporation.com or visit www.harveylawcorporation.com