Lawyers that advise Chinese and Indian businesses on investing in the UK have opened a Yorkshire and the Humber office.
Paragon Law already has branches in Ludhiana in India and Shanghai in China, plus links with Miami and Orlando-based NeJame & Partners.
Much of its work is with investors and entrepreneurs in the Leeds area, while also providing visa guidance and representation to individuals and companies.
It thus made sense to open an office in the city, says solicitor Gareth Dooling, who will be heading the new operation.
He says: “We are one of the only law firms to have a dedicated team that solely provides specialist corporate immigration advice, so we are excited about guiding the region’s business-owners, law firms and HR professionals through the evolving UK immigration legislation, as well as helping to attract talent, overseas investment and entrepreneurship to the area.”
Paragano was founded in 2003, and has grown from a team of 11 to more than 55. Partner Thalej Vasishta said: “Opening an office in Leeds is a logical step that enables us to serve our clients more effectively. We are looking forward to working with organisations such as Marketing Leeds to promote the benefits of the city as a place to do business. Equally, with an economic shift of power to the east, we are now helping businesses to set up operations or transfer staff to India and China, and have recently advised companies such as Gleeds, Speedo and Benoy.”