Virginia, US

Christine is an Attorney and Manager based in our Brussels office, where she manages a team providing immigration services to private clients in Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and France. As a member of Fragomen’s Worldwide Private Client Practice, Christine provides tailored immigration guidance and support to high-net-worth individuals for global residency and citizenship options in continental Europe. Christine is active in Fragomen’s EU Government Strategies Practice, and she represents Fragomen in the European Commission Expert Group on attracting innovative entrepreneurs to the EU.

Before joining Fragomen, Christine worked at a boutique immigration law firm in the Netherlands, where she focused on all aspects of Dutch immigration, including the highly skilled migrant scheme, intra-company transfer work permits and permits for self-employed persons. Christine headed that firm’s USA Desk and assisted inbound and outbound American clients with all aspects of migration and corporate questions, particularly American entrepreneurs establishing residency in the Netherlands via the Dutch-American Friendship Treaty.

Christine speaks English and Dutch. 

Education


New York University School of Law | J.D., 2002
University of Pennsylvania | B.A., 1997

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: New York

Member, Flemish Bar, Brussels

Member, International Bar Association

Member, New York State Bar Association

Member, European Commission Expert Group on Economic Migration

Member, European Justice Stakeholders Forum, Steering Committee

Member, Fragomen Brexit Task Force

Member, Trans-Atlantic Business Council, Brexit Working Group

Former Member, Expatcenter Amsterdam, Amsterdam Capital Week Investor’s Permit Initiative, Working Group

Former Member, City Deal Warm Welcome for Entrepreneurial Talent, Working Group

Provided entrepreneurs, self-employed persons and other individual clients with tailored immigration solutions.

Provided extensive guidance to clients regarding residency in the Netherlands via the Dutch-American Friendship Treaty.

Advised multinational clients on efficient immigration solutions while taking into consideration global strategies.

Supported clients with immigration compliance services and provided HR departments with comprehensive policies to enhance internal compliance protocols.

Publications and Lectures

Moderator, “Study for an EU-wide Scheme to Attract Highly Skilled Non-EU Resident Entrepreneurial Innovators.” Seminar, European Commission Expert Panel, Brussels, Belgium, December 12, 2016.

Author, “Free Movement in the EU and Switzerland: Possible Scenarios and Consequences for HNWIs.” eprivateclient, 10 Oct. 2016: n. pag. Web.

Author, “The Blue Card for Skilled Migrants: Why Isn’t It More Popular in the Netherlands?” IamExpat, 5 Sept. 2016: n. pag. Web.

Co-author, “Dutch Nationality or Long-Term Residency in the Netherlands: Which is Best for You?” Expatica, Sept. 2016: n. pag. Web.

Author, “British and in the Netherlands? How to Keep your EU Citizenship.” IamExpat, 11 July 2016: n. pag. Web.

Speaker, “EU Referendum Results and What It Means for Your Business.” Fragomen, webinar, June 24, 2016.

Author, “Live and Work in the Netherlands as a Highly Qualified Graduate with the Orientation Year.” Expatica, 25 May 2016: n. pag. Web.

Speaker, “Brexit and EU Reform: The Global Impact on Investor Migration.” Panel presentation, Investment Migration Council, London, UK, April 7, 2016.

Author, “Self-employment in the Netherlands: The Entrepreneur’s Permit, Startup Visa and DAFT.” Expatica, 2 March 2016: n. pag. Web.

Co-author, “How to Bring Your Non-EU Partner to the Netherlands.” IamExpat, 11 May 2015: n. pag. Web.

Co-author, “Joining the Dutch Labour Market: Legal Factors Expats Need to Remember.” IamExpat, 7 Jan. 2015: n. pag. Web.

Author, “DAFT and Self-employed Americans in the Netherlands.” IamExpat, 5 Aug. 2014: n. pag. Web.