Eugene Chow is the principal of Chow King & Associates, specializing in U.S., Hong Kong and international immigration matters.
Mr. Chow was admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania in 1976 and in California in 1978, and has been a California Board of Legal Specialization Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law since 1989. He is listed in all annual editions of Who’s Who Legal: Corporate Immigration since the inception of the publication, and was named to the 2016 list of Top Ten “Most Highly Regarded Individuals” in Corporate Immigration 2016 and noted by the publication as a “top notch practitioner” who is known for his “unrivalled experience”, and was also named “The Most Highly Regarded Corporate Immigration Lawyer in Asia Pacific” in 2015.
A frequent speaker at legal conferences, Mr. Chow is a regular contributing author to many legal publications, including the 2006, 2010, and 2014 editions of Immigration Options for Investors and Entrepreneurs, the Global Business Immigration Practice Guide (LexisNexis Publishers) (2012, 2014–2016 editions), The Corporate Immigration Review (Law Business Research, Ltd) (Second to Sixth Editions, 2012–2017), and Immigration Law, Jurisdictional Comparisons, European Lawyer Reference Series (Thomson Reuters) (First Edition, 2013), now Business Immigration: A Global Guide from Practical Law (Second Edition, 2017).
Chow King & Associates is a Hong Kong based boutique firm specializing in U.S., Hong Kong and international immigration matters. Chow King has represented business investors and individuals in securing work visas and permanent residence in the U.S., Hong Kong, and other jurisdictions as well as corporate multinational clients wishing to transfer key personnel into the U.S. or Hong Kong on employment visas for more than three decades.
The firm also assists individuals in the acquisition of a second citizenship in Malta, St Kitts & Nevis, Grenada, and other jurisdictions to facilitate visa free travel, for tax planning purposes, or as a hedge against negative economic or political developments in their countries of origin.
To meet the needs of Americans interested in giving up citizenship, the firm also has a well-established niche practice providing customized advice on the pros and cons and legal consequences of expatriation, advising on the acquisition of an alternative citizenship to ensure the person will not be rendered stateless , performing due diligence to ensure the legislative basis and legality of a recommended citizenship program are sound, and liaising and strategizing with tax professionals on the tax consequences. Post-expatriation, the firm provides assistance with the application for a multiple entry US visa to permit easy access to the U.S, and works with professionals in various jurisdictions to assist clients to meet with the OECD Common Reporting Standard (CRS) and their other sophisticated multi-jurisdictional immigration needs in this globalized world.