Robert Walsh

Robert Walsh
Level 19
201 Elizabeth Street
NSW 2000
+61 2 8224 8595
+61 2 8224 8500


Who's Who Legal Australia - Corporate Immigration

As an experienced commercial lawyer, Robert Walsh 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 offshore oil and gas), information technology and telecommunications, retail, science and engineering, and health.

Robert was the firm’s regional managing partner (Asia Pacific) from 2011 to 2016 and managing partner of the Australian practice from 2006 to 2016. His clients have included Australian and multinational companies in the sectors listed above operating in all key jurisdictions in Asia Pacific. Robert is currently counsel (Asia Pacific) based in the firm’s Sydney office.

Robert has assisted a number of multinational companies with their compliance obligations for sponsored employees under the migration legislation throughout the Asia-Pacific region; advised companies in the oil and gas sector on the operation of the migration zone in relation to employing foreign workers in their offshore operations in national waters; advised major global companies in their initial establishment in Australia and other countries through to their assignment of overseas employees and the recruitment of overseas workers for large-scale projects; and assisted state and federal government agencies to make use of the temporary worker and permanent resident visa categories to deal with critical skills shortages.

Robert’s publications include contributing to AILA, IBA and LexisNexis publications and providing updates on Australian immigration law and policy for publications of the American Bar Association and the International Immigration and Nationality Law Service (from 1997 to present). He presents at Australian and international corporate immigration conferences, and is a discussion leader on immigration and training issues and solutions at resources and HR conferences (2000 to present). He has been listed in Who's Who Legal: Corporate Immigration and Best Lawyers in Australia for many years.

Robert is admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory, Supreme Court of New South Wales, and Supreme Court of Western Australia and is a notary public in New South Wales. He is a registered migration agent (MARN 9256939) in Australia, and was educated at Australian National University (LLB, honours). He also holds a master's degree in public law and a BA.

WWL says: Robert Walsh is a standout name in the market, and boasts extensive experience providing immigration advice and visa services to multinational corporations across a range of industries.

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