IBA Annual Conference Sydney 2017

8 Oct - 13 Oct 2017

Room C4.9, Convention Centre, Level 4

Session information

Global mobility report
Room C4.9, Convention Centre, Level 4


Human Resources Section (Lead)
Diversity and Equality Law Committee
Employment and Industrial Relations Law Committee
Global Employment Institute (GEI)
Immigration and Nationality Law Committee


The session will report on the findings of the draft of the (First) Global Mobility Report through surveys with multinationals and international counsel engaged in the field of international mobility. The report is led by a working group on behalf of the Global Employment Institute (GEI), in coordination with all the committees of the Human Resources (HR) section. The report shall cover all the legal aspects related to moving personnel across the globe, and shall not be limited to corporate immigration law aspects, but also include related aspects of other areas of law, such as employment law, social security law and taxation law. As the report is to be launched by the GEI, the focus of the report shall be HR-driven. Global intra-corporate mobility is an essential part of global workforce mobility as a result of corporates expanding further afield, and more challenging and restrictive legislative policy being implemented by governments, as well as mobility becoming a board-level issue. Further, we have seen increasing numbers of global multinationals of all sizes, from many countries – including developing countries – and from all economic sectors. The report shall facilitate the processing of such transfers for companies facing the issue. After the presentation of the findings, there will be an opportunity for a discussion on the report and the issues covered (or those not sufficiently covered yet or left out) in order to finalise the draft report later in 2017 or early 2018.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Rebecca Ford Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Gunther Mävers michels pmks, Cologne, Germany; Council Member, Global Employment Institute (GEI)
Ivan Suarez Suarez de Vivero, Barcelona, Spain; Senior Vice Chair, Diversity and Equality Law Committee


Marianne Granhøj Kromann Reumert, Copenhagen, Denmark; Senior Vice Chair, Employment and Industrial Relations Law Committee
Jelle Kroes Kroes Advocaten Immigration Lawyers, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Chair, Immigration and Nationality Law Committee
Rebecca L Marks Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC, Boston, Massachusetts, USA