The Immigration Kaleidoscope: Sensemaking in an Uncertain World
Please join us February 9th at 1:00 PM EST for a lively panel discussion where we will explore some of the trends and themes impacting the immigration and mobility environment and what the implications are for the next 12-18 months. Hear from specialists from around the globe as the weigh in on key issues such as the impact of layoffs in the tech sector in the United States, how the global war for talent is shaping corporate immigration policies and the challenges of remaining compliant in a rapidly changing environment.
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Raj is a Partner and solicitor based in our London office, where he currently manages a team of solicitors and paralegals. He is also the lead solicitor for several major corporate clients, providing strategic immigration advice and support across different industries, from financial and professional services to pharmaceutical, engineering, IT and media. He advises across the full scope of UK immigration, comprising corporate and personal immigration matters as well as managing EMEA immigration strategies for several clients. This includes advising on the immigration requirements related to incorporating companies in new jurisdictions, TUPE transfers, employment and contractual arrangements and corporate restructuring.
Raj aids his clients with the increasingly complex UK immigration compliance requirements, advising on immigration issues arising out of mergers and acquisitions, changes to corporate and group structures and conducting mock UKVI immigration audits.
As a member of Fragomen’s specialised team that deals with the high-value migrant visa category, Raj advises clients on the immigration and financial requirements for the Global Talent, Start-up and Innovator Migrant visa categories.
Raj is a core member of the firm’s global strategy teams, assisting clients with their strategy planning; holding process management meetings with his clients' senior management teams, providing consultation services to impacted employees as well as liaising with talent management on the impact of Brexit, Covid and the Ukraine crisis on current and future staff recruitment. Raj has hosted large town hall meetings, for 600+ employees to provide counsel on securing their UK immigration statuses.
Raj is the UK Regional Lead for Diversity, Equality & Inclusion. He has assisted with settlement and nationality applications for victims of domestic violence and international civil rights activists who were at risk of losing their UK immigration status. In January 2023, Raj was shortlisted in the “DE&I Champion of the Year in a Legal Role” category for The Global Legal Post’s inaugural Women & Diversity in Law Awards. This award acknowledges individuals who have made a difference through their vision, dedication and capacity to inspire others.
Raj is a regular author and contributor to immigration articles and seminars (e.g., Expatriate Mobility Forum and The International Employment Lawyer and The Financial Times). He is also a frequent speaker and panelist at various seminars and corporate events in the UK including the GME Leaders Exchange.
Prior to joining Fragomen in August 2012, Raj worked at another leading immigration law firm, where he completed his training. He is also a regular contributor to immigration articles and features in legal publications.
In 2014, Raj was short-listed for the Expatriate Management and Mobility Awards Rising Star Award.
Head of Knowledge
Christine is an Attorney and Director in Fragomen’s Brussels office. She leads the Private Client practice for Benelux, France and Switzerland, and also manages the Netherlands corporate immigration practice. Christine is specialized in assisting investors and entrepreneurs to establish in Europe and advises on both residency and long-term planning. Christine is active in Fragomen’s EU Government Strategies group and she represents Fragomen in the European Commission’s Expert Group for attracting innovative entrepreneurs to the EU. Christine is the EU lead of Fragomen's Brexit Task Force, and also directs government strategies efforts in the Netherlands, working with decision makers to ensure that Dutch immigration policies support business and individuals moving to the Netherlands.
Christine is a US Bar admitted Attorney and she is a Member of the Brussels Bar. Before joining Fragomen, Christine worked at a boutique immigration law firm in the Netherlands, where she focused on all aspects of Dutch immigration. Christine headed that firm’s U.S. Desk, and assisted clients with all aspects of migration and corporate questions, particularly permits for self-employed persons and American entrepreneurs establishing residency in the Netherlands via the Dutch-American Friendship Treaty.