Robert is Regional Managing Partner-Asia Pacific and is responsible for the strategic direction and operations of all the Fragomen offices in the Asia Pacific region, including Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, New Zealand and Singapore.
As an experienced commercial lawyer, Robert has significant experience in providing immigration and other legal advice and visa services to companies in sectors such as financial services, mining and resources (including off-shore oil and gas), information technology and telecommunications, retail, science and engineering, and health.
Robert established the Canberra office of Fragomen in May 2006 and relocated to Sydney in September 2006 to take on the role as Managing Partner of the Australian Practice before being appointed to his current role in mid-2013. His current clients include Australian and multinational companies in the sectors listed above and he is responsible for the firm’s compliance and litigation practices.
Robert is a regular contributor to the AILA and IBA publications and provides updates on Australian immigration law and policy for publications of the American Bar Association and for the International Immigration and Nationality Law service (1997 – Current).
He is also a Presenter at numerous Australian and international corporate immigration conferences, and a presenter and discussion leader on immigration and training issues and solutions at oil and gas and resources conferences (2000 – Current).