Thursday, 15 April 2021

12:00PM - 1:10PM

Virtual Event

Event Overview

Global mobility and international investment are still on the top agenda for many Hong Kong residents despite the events of 2020. Which are the top emigrant destinations would you be considering? No matter which country you choose, the immigration process is often complicated. Questions still loom around VISA, citizenship options, residential property and tax.

Asian Legal Business (ALB) is co-hosting this webinar with Bartra Wealth Advisors to explore further whether a unique country like Ireland would have the best strategic advantages for Hong Kong residents.

Who Should Attend

Anyone who is interested or considering immigrating to the EU, but not limiting to:

  • CEO, COO, Corporate Executives
  • Chief Legal Officer
  • Head of Legal, VP Legal, Legal Director, GM (Legal), GCs, Regional GC
  • Head of Compliance, Legal and Compliance Director

Benefit of Attending

  • Gain strategic advantages for potential investments and immigration to Ireland
  • Assessing the risks associated immigrating to Ireland
  • Explore key considerations and common pitfalls of immigration
  • Hear from leading experts in immigration to Ireland
  • Key categories to consider before moving to and/or investing – Tax, property, lifestyles etc.

* Agenda is not final and subject to further revisions




Registration and Refreshments


Welcoming Remarks by the Conference Chair (5mins)

  •       Considering living outside of HK? Data and facts of HK people are considering immigration
  •       Introduction of Bartra and the IIP program which provides the flexibility for HK residents considering immigration


Opening Remarks  (10min)

Rethinking Immigration Flexibility in Ireland

  •       How IIP program provides immigration opportunity without moving overseas
  •       Why Ireland? Difference with the other UK path of residency / immigration
  •       Ireland’s EU status post-Brexit, attraction, and its connection with Hong Kong


Open Discussion (40mins)

Strategic Advantages and Consideration for Investments and Immigration through the IIP Program

  •       What are the available IIP options and the associated risks?
  •       Taxation environment: How to save tax? What you need to know about Ireland’s tax pre-/post -migration
  •       What’s the affordability and lifestyle like in Ireland?
  •       Where do HK people live in Ireland? Examining the prices and rents of the local properties
  •       Education systems: Is HK and Ireland education system transferrable? What are the advantages of studying abroad in Ireland?
  •       What sort of information or process that we will need to provide / how the  government decides on the approval?
  •       Successful client cases to share


Q&A session (10mins)


Closing Remarks from Chairperson (5mins)


End of Webinar

More participating speakers will be updated shortly. 


James Hartshorn, CEO & Co-Founder, Bartra Wealth Advisors  

James has been working primarily in Real Estate and Immigration Investment for the past 10 years. He has represented some of the largest European property developers in China, establishing and building relationships through on-the-ground planning and strategy. James also serves on the board of directors as Finance Chair for the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) Shanghai Chapter.

Expert in Irish Immigration Investment

Unrivalled market knowledge and an in-depth understanding of immigration products allow him to effectively promote the Bartra brand and investment products to immigration agencies in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Dubai, Vietnam, and India. James maintains a good relationship with the Irish government, he has submitted several proposals to the Irish Government, which have resulted in positive changes to Ireland’s Immigrant Investor Program.


Jeffrey Ling, Regional Director, Bartra Wealth Advisors

Jeffrey has been a leading figure at different MNCs, serving senior-level clients across an array of sectors including finance and insurance. As the first representative of Bartra Wealth Advisors in Hong Kong, he is developing great relationships across the APAC region, building the team from the ground up. In less than a year, Jeffrey has successfully helped over 50 Hong Kong families obtain Irish residency through our IIP projects. 


Elizabeth Beattie, North Asia Journalist, Asian Legal Business

Elizabeth Beattie is a journalist at Thomson Reuters in Hong Kong, where she covers the business of law for Asian Legal Business. Prior to this she lived and worked in Australia and New Zealand and has written for publications including the Guardian and the UK Sunday Telegraph. 







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