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Teresa is Managing Partner of Fragomen’s Australia-New Zealand practice, which comprises offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Auckland.

Teresa is a solicitor and Registered Migration Agent and has practiced exclusively in the field of immigration law since 1998. Working with clients from a number of industry sectors, she has advised some of the world's largest multinational corporations, as well as major Australian corporations, small and medium-size enterprises, start-ups and individuals. As part of the Asia Pacific region, Teresa works closely with clients and colleagues with regard to regional and global immigration opportunities, programs and management.

Teresa has particular interest in immigration planning for companies establishing themselves in Australia and working with them on their growth plan in Australia, Asia and elsewhere. With significant changes in Australian immigration law in recent years, Teresa has supported clients in the provision of strategic advice, including through presentations and roundtables, to assist clients in navigating these changes and implementing necessary program, policy and process changes.

Teresa is an active contributor and presenter at a range of HR, mobility and related conferences. She also contributes and presents at continuing professional development sessions for immigration advisers and lawyers such as Legalwise. Teresa is a continuing author of immigration publications, including the web-based legal publication LexisNexis Practical Guidance Immigration Law Module, which was launched in 2013.

 

Education


Australian National University | Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, 1996
Australian National University | Bachelor of Law, 1995
Australian National University | Bachelor of Economics, 1995

Awards

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2009-2010 and 2010-2011

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Immigration Credentials: Registered Migration Agent (MARN 9896488)
 
Court Admissions: Solicitor, Supreme Court of New South Wales
 
Member, Migration Institute of Australia
 
Member, Law Society of New South Wales
 
National Member, Trans-Tasman Business Circle 


Member, AustCham
 
National Member, Committee for Economic Development of Australia
 
Governor, American Chamber of Commerce – Australia (AmCham)
 
Vice Chair (former Chair), AmCham’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee
 
Former Convenor and Network Member, NSW International HRM Network

 

Assisted companies in establishing and maintaining effective global immigration programs

Advised companies with respect to issues and the management of short-term travelers, including short-term workers and business travelers

Advised international and national companies across a range of industries, as well as start-ups and smaller businesses on immigration and visa program usage, obligations, compliance and management

Assisted clients with audits and compliance issues with the Department of Immigration

Formulated immigration program policies and procedures for clients, particularly with respect to the recruitment of overseas workers for large-scale projects

Assisted individuals wishing to migrate to Australia without employer support, particularly investors and entrepreneurs wishing to set up business in Australia

Publications and Lectures

Primary Author, LexisNexis Practical Guidance Immigration Law Module, 2013-present.

Author, “Doing Business in Australia” Module. LexisNexis Practical Guidance Immigration Law Module, 2013.

Contributor, Global Business Immigration Handbook. Thomson West, 2007-2008.

Author of bespoke immigration chapters of legal and tax handbooks.