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Global Mobility Survey with Smith And Williamson LLP, Innangard and Innangard Executives

The speed at which the Coronavirus pandemic took hold over the world in March earlier this year undoubtedly caused various degrees of disruption to many organisations’ international assignments of employees. Travel restrictions had an obvious and immediate impact on the global mobility of those hoping to relocate and those already relocated abroad.

We are keen to explore the ways in which our national and international contacts and clients have responded to and plan to manage the continued global mobility challenges faced as a result of the pandemic.

We have teamed up with leading accountancy and investment firm Smith & Williamson LLP and international employment law alliance Innangard and Innangard Executives to produce a survey to glean information on a range of issues experienced and resulting changes organisations might have made. Please see below for further details or take part in the survey now by clicking here.

As the landscape evolved across the globe over the course of 2020, and each country’s approach to combat the Coronavirus differed, organisations faced immense challenges navigating the crisis in a coordinated manner due to uncertainty of the situation. Still now as we draw towards the end of 2020, such uncertainty remains, as the success and potential distribution of the recent vaccine breakthrough remains unknown and the world questions if and when we will return to “normal”.
 

Issues experienced by organisations and expatriates included, amongst other things, assignees being suddenly stranded abroad or assignments being terminated early or delayed, grappling with unintended tax and social security triggers in host countries, the rise of remote working, immigration arrangements and health/personal wellbeing matters.

Together with leading accountancy and investment firm Smith & Williamson LLP and international employment law alliance Innangard and Innangard Executives, we have produced a survey on the global mobility issues faced by senior executives and firms, and welcome participation from both organisations with cross-border working arrangements and individual expatriates from across the globe. We will share our results with participants and hope to provide a useful analysis in future alerts and webinars.

The survey can be accessed here and will be open for participation until 11 December 2020. This survey can be shared with your wider networks if you consider you have contacts or colleagues that might be interested in participating.