Robert Walsh


Level 19, 201 Elizabeth Street
Sydney, NSW 2000

Tel: +61 2 8224 8595
Fax: +61 2 8224 8500


Robert is Regional Managing Partner-Asia Pacific. Robert is responsible for the strategic direction and operations of all our 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 multi-national companies in the sectors listed above and he is responsible for the firm’s compliance and litigation practices.

Fragomen provides a full range of immigration solutions to help get people to their desired destinations – on time and in compliance with local immigration laws and regulations. We offer services for the complete array of business immigration transactions, including:

  • Business visitor visas, temporary work and residence permits, entry clearances, entry visas and passports;
  • Guidance for security and medical clearance processing;
  • Visa issuance and counseling on entry and departure procedures;
  • Document procurement, including acquisition, translation, legalization and apostilles;
  • Advice on short-term assignment planning and back-to-back assignment strategies;
  • Guidance and assistance with applications for investors;
  • Business traveler services; and
  • Dependent/family member processing, ability to work, student-related matters and maintenance of status.
Fragomen is recognized as the world’s leading immigration law firm. Immigration is not just a practice area within our firm – it is our only practice. We provide comprehensive immigration services for short- and long-term international assignments, permanent transfers and the local hire of foreign workers.

Our knowledge of international legal, regulatory and policy issues allows us to provide our clients with strategic advice and effective and efficient immigration solutions to assist them in achieving and maintaining a competitive edge in the global marketplace.

No other immigration firm can match our size, scope, talent or resources. With more than 2,400 immigration professionals throughout over 40 strategically located offices across 18 countries, we offer the highest caliber of immigration services available on a global, regional or country basis. Our expansive global network is cohesively unified and connected through use of our proprietary, immigration-specific technology.

We place particular emphasis on partnering with our clients to deliver highly personalized service. We invest time and resources throughout the course of our relationships to truly understand our clients’ business drivers and refine our service model to meet their evolving needs. We continuously evaluate and enhance our processes and technology to implement innovative solutions that improve efficiencies, add value and control the bottom line for our clients.


Included on Best Lawyers list for Australia, 2013 – 14. Listed in the International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers, 2003 – 2014.