Master Series: Tips of the Trade— How to Build a First in Class Immigration Programme in APAC 

15 June 2017 
Mandarin Orchard Singapore 

Keeping up on changes in APAC immigration laws and procedures can be overwhelming.  Further compounding the complexity of APAC’s immigration landscape is the backdrop of political events such as Brexit and Trump’s Executive Order.  How do you assess the changes and decide if or how you should incorporate them into your global mobility program?  This seminar will bring you up to date on the region’s key changes and will provide you with needed tools to build your best-in-class APAC program.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Developments in the emerging markets/hotspots in AsiaPac
  • Travel tools –  how to manage business travelers
  • HR best in class immigration practices
  • How to navigate the new norm in Singapore



*Online registration is now closed. Onsite registration will be available from 8:30-9:00am*

Questions? Contact Micki Crouch at  or +1 703-842-3413.



 8:30am - 9:00am Registration and Welcome Coffee
9:00am - 12:00 Educational Session


Mandarin Orchard Singapore
333 Orchard Road, Singapore 238867
+65 6735 4411


Christina Karl
Managing Director, Asia

Christina is Managing Director, Asia Pacific, in Berry Appleman & Leiden’s Singapore office. Christina has over twenty years’ experience in global mobility and migration matters related to Asia including experience as an immigration officer, an in-house manager of a Fortune 500 company’s expatriate workforce, and a longstanding professional working for the world’s leading relocation service companies. As Director of BAL Singapore, Ms. Karl manages the Singapore office and leads BAL’s operations in Asia Pacific region.


Anastasija Kovesnikova
Immigration Manager

Anastasija is an Immigration Manager at the BAL Singapore office. She advises on all aspects of Asia immigration, providing immigration advice for companies mobility programs. Previously, Anastasija’s role at BAL involved the overall management of business visitor programmes, providing clients with a wide range of support for all consular related matters in Asia and ensuring compliance of international business travellers. Anastasija has extensive experience in global immigration matters, having worked for global corporate immigration firms in the UK, including a Big 4 immigration practice, and has managed immigration matters from business visitors to permanent relocations. She has assisted with developing immigration strategies to ensure compliance and has managed business visitor projects for more than 70 countries. Anastasija’s native languages are Russian and Latvian.


Susan Donaghy
Senior Immigration Manager

Susan is an Immigration Manager in Berry Appleman & Leiden’s Singapore office. Susan handles the delivery of corporate immigration matters for Singapore, focusing on overseeing the immigration advisors on all casework, including review of filings as well as communicating with employees and human resources departments. She works closely with clients to create tailored protocols, procedures, and policies, review overall immigration strategy, and develop short- and long-term immigration tactics.
Susan has more than 15 years of experience in global relocation and immigration, managing an in-house team and delivering exceptional customer service to corporate clients. Originally from Northern Ireland, Susan holds dual Australian and British nationality.