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Dr. Seema Farazi

EY Global Government Affairs and Financial Services Immigration Leader

Over 20 years of cutting-edge immigration law experience. A qualified barrister, who has practised in complex immigration, extradition and public international law cases at all appeal court levels.

Seema is EY's Global Immigration Leader for Government Affairs and Financial Services. She works with global governments on transformative, and ESG values-driven, immigration policy. Seema supports EY clients on global immigration, cross-border remote work, strategic global talent location, M&A, risk, compliance and multi-jurisdiction private client cases.

Seema has spent 20 years at the cutting-edge of immigration law, practicing at leading chambers in complex immigration, extradition and international law cases before moving to corporate practice. She has co-authored award-winning reports on immigration policy and was the Consultancy Lead for Talent and Skills in the UK’s landmark Kalifa Review of Fintech.

Seema led EY’s Brexit, EMEIA PAS COVID-19 and war in Ukraine responses. She holds a Doctorate in International Law (PhD) from the London School of Economics in International Armed Conflict Law, Master of Laws with Distinction, and Bachelor of Laws (Honours).

How Seema is building a better working world

“My role is to protect and enable EY’s global clients and their people as they navigate complex regulatory frameworks at a time of continued disruption, reframing collective futures, and doing better around unseen individual challenges, unconscious bias, DEI and sustainability. I am proud to co-lead EY’s initiatives around refugee employment integration and have throughout my career acted pro bono extensively in cases supporting refugees, families in difficult cross-border circumstances, internally displaced persons and those at risk of destitution.”

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