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Our Established Government Advisory Practice

Through its industry-leading government advisory practice, Henley & Partners assists governments with strategic consulting as well as the design and implementation of investment-related residence and citizenship programs. Henley & Partners has raised more than USD 10 billion in foreign direct investment and has designed and implemented several of the most successful programs worldwide.

Our Established Government Advisory Practice

Program Advisory and Due Diligence

Henley & Partners is a strategic advisor to sovereign states in the area of investment migration, with a track record of over 25 years. The firm has been appointed as the global concessionaire of several highly successful programs including Thailand and Malta’s. Applications for the St. Kitts and Nevis program surged after Henley & Partners received the mandate to revitalize and promote the program internationally — making it one of the most successful citizenship by investment programs in the world.

Our stringent due diligence processes are designed to assess any potential risks involved with an applicant and ensure that only credible investors are permitted entry to the investment migration host nations. The process entails verifying the applicant’s identity, source of wealth, and transparency of funds, running their details through international police databases such as Interpol and Europol, and securing independent verification reports.

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Government mandates

Switzerland

Switzerland

Design, implementation, and international promotion of the Swiss Residence Program, which consists of agreements with a number of cantons and is linked to the lump sum tax facility offered in the Swiss tax codes.

St. Kitts and Nevis

St. Kitts and Nevis

Mandated with the design, implementation, and international promotion of the citizenship by investment program of St. Kitts and Nevis, one of the most successful citizenship programs in the world until 2013. The firm also assisted in the negotiation of a visa-waiver agreement between St. Kitts and Nevis and the EU.

Canada

Canada

Review and reform of the Canada Federal Investor Immigration Program, including recommendation to increase required investments (together with HSBC Global Investor Immigration Services), which was implemented according to our recommendation.

Latvia

Latvia

Review and design of the investment migration program for Latvia, which was launched in 2010. Widely recognized as one of the most advanced and successful residence programs in Europe.

UK

UK

Regular consultation with the Home Office and UK Border Agency regarding the Tier 1 (Investor) category, including its iteration in 2011 and later on, consultations and recommendations with the Migration Advisory Committee in 2014, and further engagements.

Malta

Malta

Assistance to the Government of Malta in the review and redesign of the High Net Worth Resident Schemes in 2011. Design, implementation, and international promotion of Malta Individual Investor Program in 2013. The program was run by the government, with Henley & Partners as concessionaire under a public services concession. It was the world’s most successful citizenship program.

Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda

Mandated by the Government of Antigua and Barbuda to design and set-up the country’s new citizenship by investment program. Contracted by the government to promote the program internationally.

Grenada

Grenada

Appointed by the Government of Grenada to advise and assist on the enhancement of the citizenship by investment program, making it competitive in the international market.

Australia

Australia

Mandate to provide advice on comparative visa entry requirements

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

Appointed by the Astana International Financial Centre to review the legal and tax basis, provide industry and peer analysis, and make recommendations regarding a residence by investment program.

Thailand

Thailand

Appointed by the Royal Thai Government to be the concessionaire of the residence by investment program for strategic advice and international promotion of the unique program and the design, implementation, and operation of the online government application portal.

Moldova

Moldova

Sole mandate for the design, set-up, implementation, and global promotion of the citizenship by investment program in Moldova. The program was run by the government, with Henley & Partners as global concessionaire.

Montenegro

Montenegro

Appointed by the Government of the Republic of Montenegro to serve as an intermediary agent for the Montenegro Citizenship by Investment Program, which was launched in January 2019.

St. Lucia

St. Lucia

Contracted to develop a marketing and communications strategy for the global promotion of the St. Lucia Citizenship by Investment Program.

Program set-up and processing

Henley & Partners’ government advisory practice has counseled and assisted many governments on economic development strategy and implementation for residence and citizenship by investment programs. We have unique and unrivaled experience in advising on the set-up and optimization of programs and the deployment of foreign direct investment.

Our detailed process includes reviewing and advising the respective governments on the required legal practices and helping governments establish and operate the program office that will handle the residence or citizenship applications. Our teams draft procedural manuals, application forms, guidelines, and other necessary material to make the residence or citizenship process as smooth as possible for both the governments and investor families involved. At Henley & Partners, our processing includes ensuring compliance with international laws and regulations on anti-money laundering, terrorist financing, and screening against sanctions and politically exposed persons lists.

Program promotion

Our firm works with governments across the world, providing exceptional strategic marketing, communications, and country branding capabilities. We prepare relevant high-end marketing and sales material that is necessary to promote both the program and the host nation by enhancing a country’s attractiveness to international entrepreneurs and investors. Our government advisory practice handles, coordinates, and exercises the launch, international positioning, and promotion of the residence or citizenship program in accordance with a global marketing plan to source and secure appropriate applicants.

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Head of Government Advisory

Hugh Morshead

hugh.morshead@henleyglobal.com

+44 1534 514 888

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