Virginia, US

Mark is the firm’s partner for the Asia region based in Fragomen's Singapore office.

He has practiced for over 20 years with leading local and international law firms providing corporate, employment and immigration law advice and services to local and multinational corporations in the Asia Pacific.

Today, Mark practices exclusively in the field of corporate immigration law services for the region, providing comprehensive immigration consultancy services and overall immigration management to local clients.

Education


Nottingham (Trent) University | Bachelor of Law, 1990, honours
University of Caen, Normandy, France | Certificat d’Études Juridiques Françaises et Normandes (Diploma in French and Norman Law), 1993

Awards

Listed in the International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers, 2009 to 2018

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: Barrister-at-Law of England and Wales, Singapore Advocate and Solicitor

Member, Law Society of Singapore

Member, Singapore Academy of Law

Member, Inner Temple (London)

Member, General Counsel of the Bar (England and Wales)

Member, American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore

Formulated and implemented compliant immigration programs on behalf of clients

Provided comprehensive immigration services using our Fragomen network of offices and qualified co-counsel in each of the host countries

Advised multinational clients on the immigration requirements arising out of merger and acquisition transactions and corporate restructurings

Advised on compliant solutions for urgent temporary assignments and projects

Publications and Lectures

Co-Author, “Complying with Singapore's Fair Consideration Framework: What multinational corporations should know when expanding into Singapore.” Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, Vol. 24, No. 10 (Nov. 2016): 23. Print and web.

Speaker, “Trends in Global Migration: Will We See Asia Surmount the USA in this Century as the Top Destination for Foreign Talent?” Panel presentation, American Bar Association Section of International Law Fall Meeting, Tokyo, Japan, October 21, 2016.

Presenter, “Challenges of Visa Entry Requirements.” Lecture, Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE Global) Beijing Executive Forum, Beijing, China, June 4, 2013.

Presenter, “Coping with Evolving Immigration Policies in Challenging Markets (A Focus on Selected Countries in Southeast Asia).” Lecture, ERC Global Workforce Summit, Shanghai, China, March 19, 2013.

Presenter, “The New PRC Exit/Entry Law: Avoiding Traps for the Unwary.” Lecture, ERC Global Workforce Summit, Shanghai, China, March 20, 2013.

Presenter, “Immigration Review – Asia Pacific.” Lecture, Forum for Expatriate Management (FEM) Asia-Pacific Global Mobility Summit 2012, Hong Kong, December 3, 2012.

Author, “Singapore.” In the Global Mobility Handbook 2010 Edition, in conjunction with the Brazilian Foreign Ministry, 2010. Print.

Author, “Principles of Successful Corporate Immigration in Singapore.” In Immigration Law Client Strategies in the Asia Pacific, edited by Eddie Founier, 29-42. U.S.A.: Thomson West/Aspatore Books, 2009. Print.