Anita de Atouguia

Partner & Head of Business Immigration | London (City)

Anita de Atouguia

Anita is an expert in business immigration and heads up our service assisting both corporate and individual clients with business immigration matters. Anita is highly experienced in all aspects of business immigration law and works exclusively in this area.

Since qualifying in 2000, Anita has experience in the immigration field. Anita handles a wide range of clients including multinational corporate entities, SMEs, start-ups, international law firms and high net worth individuals.

Anita provides expert advice on immigration options and strategy. She advises employers on sponsorship issues and provides bespoke training on subjects such as compliance with the UK Home Office’s Prevention of Illegal Working regime and how to use the online Sponsorship Management System.  Anita also works with co-counsel to facilitate the global movement of staff including arranging Schengen visas. 

Anita also deals with applications outside the Points Based System, such as applications for Indefinite Leave to Remain, British Citizenship, Ancestral Visas and EEA Matters.

Complex business immigration issues provide a challenge that Anita particularly relishes, and she enjoys applying her expertise and creativity to find the most favourable solution for each individual case. Her often ingenious advice is the result of thinking outside the box – and occasionally outside the Immigration Rules – to put a persuasive case to the UK Home Office.

Anita de Atouguia is “very knowledgeable”.

Legal 500 Guide 2015

Anita de Atouguia is “very knowledgeable”.Legal 500 Guide 2015

“Instils complete confidence”.

Legal 500 Guide 2010

Professional memberships:

  • British South African Lawyers Association (BSALA)
  • Immigration Law Practitioners Association (ILPA)