24 February 2020
+64 (0)9 360 0272
+64 (0)21 906 389
Level 2, Room 3
72 Dominion Road
Mt Eden
New Zealand
P O Box 10297
Dominion Road
New Zealand
Jimmy Lee

Mr Jimmy Lee

Alex Lee Lawyers Barristers & Solicitors

Immigration Division Head

Legal Services

Jimmy was the first recipient of the Inaugural Hall of Fame Award at the NZAMI Immigration Awards evening in 2013.

Jimmy Lee brings to the firm extensive knowledge of immigration practice. He has been an immigration consultant since 1986. In recent years, he was a past Board Member of the New Zealand Association for Migration & Investment Inc and made a significant contribution in advocating changes to the immigration policy as well as seeking clarity in the interpretation of immigration policy. Prior to settling in New Zealand, Jimmy headed a multinational pharmaceutical business in Malaysia/Singapore. He is actively involved in promoting taichi as an important rehabilitative form of exercise.

Recently, he was made an honorary life member of NZAMI by the board and was the past Chair for the Advocacy and Policy Committee for several years.

In 1986, he was commended by The Hon. Mike Moore, who was then the Minister Of Overseas Trade & Marketing, for his contributions to promoting the objectives of the Business Immigration Policy.

In 2006, he won a landmark decision against the Business Migration branch for their incorrect interpretation of the "interim permits" where many long term business visa holders were disadvantaged from successfully applying for residence under the Entrepreneur Category.

Jimmy was one of the pioneers who promoted the Business Migration Policy under the Entrepreneur Immigration Policy (EIP) followed by the Business Immigration Policy (BIP) seminars from 1986 onwards in the major cities of Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and the LTBV/Entreprenuer categories in China from 2000 onwards. The people whom Jimmy took along with him to speak at the EIP and BIP seminars were from ANZ bank, Kensington Swann (legal), Markham & Partners (Accounting), Wrightson Real Estate (now known as L.J Hookers) and the participation of the local NZ Trade Commissioners stationed in the respective cities.

In November 1986, the NZ Herald Section 2 of the paper an article entitled “ A home for talented capitalists” besides two other Entrepreneurs, his wife Catherine and Jimmy were also featured, it mentioned their achievements in the cosmetic and immigration fields respectively.

In 1988, the Metro Magazine a leading NZ magazine in an article entitled “Asian Invasion” Jimmy and his family were prominently featured in this magazine. It also  mentioned about his success and achievements in the immigration field since his arrival to live in NZ in 1985.