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Megan Arends (MARN 0209296)

Megan Arends (MARN 0209296)

Special Counsel

Expertise

  • Employment
  • Migration Services

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

MinterEllison
Australia

Profile

Megan is a Registered Migration Agent (MARN 0209296) and one of only six accredited specialists in Australian immigration law in Queensland. She has been named one of Australia's best immigration lawyers since 2014 and is an inaugural member of the Queensland Law Society's Specialist Accreditation Committee for Immigration.

Megan has practised in Australian immigration law for 15 years and in that time has assisted both corporate and individual clients with a wide range of immigration matters including merits reviews, visa applications and advice in most visa categories, character and health issues and immigration compliance. Her practice now focuses predominantly on the employer sponsored and business visa categories and immigration compliance.

Megan has significant experience managing a portfolio of large multinational and medium size blue-chip businesses as well as government agencies. She leads a team of lawyers and registered migration agents dedicated to providing corporate clients with a streamlined and competitively-priced transactional visa application service combined with high quality commercial and strategic advice, including compliance advice and assistance. Megan enjoys maintaining close ongoing working relationships with her clients and ensuring that the support provided is specifically tailored to her clients' needs. Megan's broad-ranging experience and technical expertise means that she does not shy away from challenging matters and enjoys being able to resolve complex issues for her clients.

Megan understands the complex needs of organisations operating in a global marketplace and has experience assisting her multinational clients with their requirements for mobility of staff both inbound to and outbound from Australia

Education

BA (UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND, 1996); LLB (HONS) (UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND, 2000); GradDipLP (QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, 2001)
Areas of Practice

Employment | Migration Services

Professional Career

Professional Associations

  • Queensland Law Society Immigration Sub-Committee, Member
  • Migration Institute of Australia, Member

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