Business + Personal Immigration UK
Business + Personal Immigration Hong Kong
Business + Personal Immigration Ireland
2017 Hong Kong
2007 England + Wales
Antonia is an experienced UK/Hong Kong dual qualified lawyer who has also been admitted in Ireland. She is a recognized Immigration lawyer specialising in both corporate and personal Immigration including citizenship matters. Antonia’s client base is drawn from a broad range of industries internationally and she acts for start-up businesses to multinationals. Her work covers industry sectors such as law firms, investment banks, airline leasing companies, auction houses, high-end fashion houses and restaurants. Antonia has managed a number of international cross-border projects particularly across the Asia Pacific region.
Antonia also handles a wide range of immigration options for high net worth individuals applying for permanent residence or citizenship in the UK, Ireland and Hong Kong. Antonia has a strong focus on assisting investors and entrepreneurs to the UK and Ireland and those who want to establish start-up businesses in those jurisdictions, extending to assisting in moving teams of staff with a long-term view to establishing scalable business.
I am a dual UK/Hong Kong qualified lawyer. I was also admitted as a lawyer in Ireland by The Law Society of Ireland in 2018. I am a member of the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association. I specialise in corporate/business and personal immigration, providing advice on and managing international cross-border projects particularly across the Asia Pacific region. This includes transferring staff globally and co-ordinating all aspects of international transfers including the movement of dependent family members.
I advise corporate clients navigating businesses through Brexit and all aspects of the UK immigration system. I regularly provide training for clients and comment for news media and legal publications.
I also handle a range of immigration options for high net worth individuals applying for permanent residence or citizenship in the UK and Ireland, and assists entrepreneurs or start-up companies that require advice on long-term options for establishing a business and/or team of staff in the UK or Ireland.
I am a Consultant with bowers.law immigration services based in London. I have lived in both London and Hong Kong, most recently as the Partner heading up the Hong Kong office of Lewis Silkin LLP, where I also developed and managed the Immigration practice. During that time, I won the Macallan Legal Award for ‘Immigration Law Firm of the Year’ in 2018 and 2019.
Experience and Key Cases
- 2020 – Present London-based Consultant, Bowers
- 2015 – 2018 Partner + Head of Hong Kong Office, Lewis Silkin (Hong Kong)
- 2009 – 2020 Partner, Lewis Silkin LLP (London + Hong Kong)
- 2005 – 2009 Associate, Laura Devine Solicitors (London)
Antonia has been recognized in the Legal 500 for “providing practical and commercial advice” and “always responsive even in demanding time frames”.