Corporate Immigration and International Business Seminar with Maria Jockel and Anne O’Donoghue

The International Law Section (ILS) invites you to attend a seminar on Corporate Immigration and International Business in the context of the 457/482 Visa Programs, the Enhanced Integrity Act, Data Matching and Regulatory Compliance. How to get the deal through for business in the current environment. The ILS is privileged to have as guest speaker Maria Jockel. Chaired by Anne O’Donoghue from Immigration Solution Lawyers in Sydney. 

Corporate Immigration and International Business in the context of the 457/482 Visa Programs, the Enhanced Integrity Act, Data Matching and Regulatory Compliance” How to get the deal through for Business in the current environment.

Brexit and Trumpism reflect a worldwide trend towards protecting local labour and border control.

In Australia, the Department of Home Affairs, and the Australian Border Force as the independent operational enforcement arm, the replacement of the subclass 457 Visa Program by the more restrictive subclass 482 Visa Program, the commencement of the Enhanced Integrity Act (which allows for the naming and shaming of corporations who breach sponsorship obligations) and the Data Matching Protocols between the Department and the Australian Taxation Office reflect the commitment by government on robust regulatory compliance.

The seminar will provide an overview on this new immigration landscape, and the implications for global mobility, at a time of ongoing targeted skill shortages. It is of interest to both immigration lawyers and businesses seeking to recruit overseas talent. 

Maria Jockel

Maria is the legal principal and national leader of BDO Migration Services. She is a Law Institute of Victoria-accredited specialist in immigration law and a registered migration agent in Australia and New Zealand. Acknowledged as one of Australia’s leading immigration law specialists, Maria has a unique depth and breadth of immigration law and commercial legal experience from her years in private practice. Maria offers strategic and practical solutions, and as a trusted adviser and specialist counsel, she acts for leading global and Australian corporations and high-net-worth individuals, providing a premium service with outstanding results.

 Anne O'Donoghue

Anne is the director and principal lawyer of Immigration Solutions Lawyers. She is an accredited immigration law specialist and registered migration agent with over 25 years’ experience in private legal practice. Anne was recognised in the top four “most highly regarded lawyers” list for corporate migration in 2018 and was featured in the WWL Thought Leaders: Corporate Immigration 2019. Anne heads a team of lawyers to find practical, legal solutions to different immigration issues and relies heavily on her experience and international network to achieve the best outcomes for clients. Anne’s expertise lies in assisting high-net-worth individuals looking to invest in the Australian economy, and in assisting Australian and multinational companies in their employment of foreign workers. She has assisted various businesses in the field of construction, mining, health, hospitality, media and IT services. With her international standing, Anne retains clients from small start-up businesses to the well-established industry leaders.


Ticket Type Price
Non-ILS Members *Incl GST $55.00
ILS Members Free



Doris Wimmler
ILS Administrator
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