Immigration Academy workshop on Wed 7 Nov, Zurich - Tax and Legal blog


The Immigration Academy, a new initiative bringing global mobility, immigration and HR professionals together to learn about and discuss relevant immigration topics, as well as networking amongst peers.

The first event under this Academy, a half-day workshop was hosted on Wednesday, 7 November in Zurich. The workshop included a mix of technical training, a group discussion and a unique opportunity to hear directly from policy makers. The content is based on real-life examples with a focus on sharing practical experience on how best to address today’s immigration challenges.

The workshop had delivered:

  1. A general immigration overview with a focus on requirements for non-EU nationals
  2. Immigration insights by Sascha Emmenegger, Abteilungsleiter Arbeitsbewilligungen AWA Zürich and Deloitte topic experts
  3. Panel discussion on the challenges to recruiting specialised non-EU nationals
  4. Intensive workshop with interactive case studies on the following topics:
    • Quota system
    • Recruiting process and requirements for non-EU nationals in practice
    • Minimum salary calculations and relevant documents for application
    • Realistic timelines and expectation management with candidates and business
    • Criteria for deciding whether to apply for an L or B permit

This workshop is part of our wider Immigration Academy programme, a learning platform which provides the latest immigration insights through different channels.

Want to join the next workshop? Sign up here for an invitation.



Renaat Van den Eeckhaut – Partner, Global Employer Services Leader Switzerland and EMEA

Renaat leads the Global Employer Services (GES) Practice for Deloitte Switzerland and EMEA. He specialises in international assignment and cross-border employment matters and advises on tax, social security and international mobility policies. Renaat has nearly 20 years of experience with Deloitte Belgium and Switzerland and has worked with many companies across a broad range of industries. Renaat holds a Master in Law and Accounting Law and has authored many publications on international taxation.



David Wigersma - Partner, Global Employer Services

David has 17 years of experience in the area of international corporate and individual taxation planning. He specialises in addressing the complex compliance needs of a cross-border workforce with varied elements of compensation.



Timo Heck - Senior Manager, Immigration

Timo is an Immigration Senior Manager at Deloitte in Switzerland. He advises both domestic and international, listed and private companies on all aspects of Swiss immigration and has deep experience in implementing client-tailored complex immigration processes as well as advising on best-practices to accommodate the specific needs of his clients.



Julia Stutzer - Senior Manager, Immigration

Julia is an Immigration Senior Manager at Deloitte in Switzerland. She has been supporting both global companies as well as medium and small sized enterprises with their immigration needs for more than 7 years. Julia puts her focus on immigration advisory services, advising clients on best practice and coordinating complex interdisciplinary requests with the tax and social security teams.



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