SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP (BAL) announced today that Owen Davies has been hired as Managing Director, Africa. Davies is widely recognized as a Sub-Sahara African corporate immigration expert and a leading international corporate immigration lawyer.
With nearly twenty years of experience, Davies brings considerable expertise to BAL's African practice. Consistently ranked as an African immigration expert by the highest bands of legal directories, he is a leading solicitor and advisor to multi-national companies, governments and international trade blocs on global immigration issues, including crisis management and immigration program and policy development.
"I am delighted to join BAL as the head of the firm's practice in Africa," Davies said. "I was immediately drawn to their level of teamwork and excellence. I believe that BAL's globally unified structure is critical to successfully partnering with clients in Africa, where the immigration norm requires multi-country document and process support."
Davies will open BAL's Maputo, Mozambique office in Q2 2016. Prior to the opening, he will be based in London, where he will continue to expand the practice from that location, managing a team of experienced professionals. Emily King, BAL Managing Director, EMEA, who had previously supervised the firm's strategy in Africa stated: "African countries are of great interest to many of our clients across all industries, and this is still an emerging market. Davies knows the challenges in these countries and understands the importance of meeting client expectations. His sense of service and expertise will be a huge benefit to our clients in this region."
Shawn Orme, BAL Partner and one of the firm's leaders overseeing global strategy, stated: "Placing Davies in charge of our BAL Africa team enhances our delivery of service, and promotes ground level focus on transparency and compliance. Owen is the perfect person to lead our African practice, and open this new office."
About Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP
Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP was established in 1980 as a corporate immigration law firm. The firm provides comprehensive immigration services from offices in Austin, Boston, Dallas, Geneva, Houston, London, McLean, Va., Melbourne, Rio de Janeiro, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney and Washington, D.C. The firm and its leaders are highly ranked in every major legal publication, including Best Lawyers, Chambers Global, Chambers USA, Martindale Hubbell, The Legal 500, and Who's Who Legal. Non-U.S. offices are operated by affiliated entities in those countries. See website for details. www.balglobal.com
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