Charles is Special Counsel in Fragomen’s Asia Pacific Advisory and Compliance Practice. He is a Solicitor (NSW) with over 15 years of experience, as well as an Accredited Specialist in Immigration Law, recognized by the NSW Law Society.

Charles partners with corporate clients to assist in reviewing internal policies and processes in order to implement best practices and ensure compliance with obligations under local immigration laws. He also provides strategic immigration advice as part of broader workforce planning, talent attraction, mobilization and retention, and in situations where immigration law may intersect with other areas of law, such as family law, employment law, mergers and acquisitions or business restructures).

Working with corporate clients that operate across a variety of sectors (including telecommunications, information technology, engineering, financial services, retail and professional services), Charles has worked with a number of the world's largest multinational corporations, major Australian corporations, small- and medium-sized enterprises, and start-up companies. He has also assisted individual clients with a broad range of temporary and permanent visa applications, including applications for review.

Charles speaks fluent English and Indonesian and conversational Japanese and Chinese.


University of New South Wales | Master of Law and Management, 2012
University of New South Wales | Bachelor of Law, 2002
University of New South Wales | B.A., 2002

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Court Admissions: Solicitor, Supreme Court of New South Wales

Member, Migration Institute of Australia (MIA)

Member, Law Society of New South Wales

Advised corporate clients on compliance-related matters including measures that can be taken to strengthen immigration compliance within the organisation

Provided strategic advice to companies concerning their immigration and global mobility programs

Assisted corporate clients with a wide range of visa applications, including all types of temporary work visas, short term business visas, and employer nominated permanent residence applications

Assisted individual clients with general skilled, family relationship, student, visitor, resident return and citizenship applications

Worked with clients on complex health and character issues in connection with temporary and permanent visa applications

Assisted individual clients with appeals at the Migration Review Tribunal and Administrative Appeals Tribunal

Co-presented workforce migration training sessions to HR professionals