Global Immigration Conference 2018 – Panelists for European Union (EU)

Panelists for European Union (EU) – The effective use of EU Directives “Stay Global or Go Local”



Praveen Hebbale
Global Mobility Operations

Praveen Hebbale Currently Heads Global Mobility Operations at CGI. Praveen ventures close to 22 years of Industry experience across the spectrum of Immigration / Mobility, Projects and Process Engineering and HR.

Prior to joining CGI, Praveen has worked with Cognizant Technology Solutions, Capgemini India, Infosys Technologies Ltd. and Robert Bosch, India (MICO).

Praveen carries a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and Carrying a Post Graduate Diploma in International Mobility from the Magellan Institute in Paris and has been certified as a Global Mobility Specialist (GMS) as a part of his professional affiliation.




Tommy Angermair
Head of Employment, Immigration & Corporate Data Protection

Tommy Angermair is a partner in the Danish law firm CLEMENS. Tommy is one of the most experienced Danish experts on data protection law (including GDPR) com-pliance having provided advice on this topic since 2004. Tommy and the rest of CLEMENS’ very experienced data protection team is currently heavily involved in several GDPR compliance projects for mainly medium sized and large companies, including several large multinationals. Furthermore, Tommy is specialized in corpo-rate immigration law (WPs, business visas for inbound personnel, advising high net worth individuals etc.), which means that he has a profound understanding of the data protection considerations in relation to running an immigration law practice. He is ranked as the only Danish lawyer in the category corporate immigration in Who’s Who Legal (2017 edition). In recent years, Tommy Angermair has also been rec-ommended consistently as a leading specialist in both Chambers Europe and Legal 500 EMEA (Employment), which covers employment, data protection and corporate immigration law.


Caroline Sylvester 
Employment, Corporate Immigration and Data Protection Law

Caroline Sylvester is an associate in the Danish law firm CLEMENS. Caroline is an experienced specialist adviser on all aspects of employment law and personal data protection. Caroline and the rest of CLEMENS’ very experienced data protection team is currently heavily involved in several GDPR compliance projects for mainly medium sized and large companies, including several large multinationals. Moreover, Caroline is specialized in corporate immigration law (WPs, business visas for inbound personnel, advising high net worth individuals etc.), which among other things means that she has a profound understanding of the interfaces between data protection and immigration law considerations which are highly relevant when managing a mobile workforce in a multinational organization. 


Frédérique David
Smith of Oria – Lawyers / Law Offices 

Frédérique David is a partner of Smith d’Oria, a full service business law firm based in Paris (France). She holds a Master’s degree in Private Law and Business Administration, and a DEA (Advanced Studies Diploma) in Business and Economic Law. Frédérique is the founding partner of Lex2B, a full business law firm in 2014. Lex2B is a member of Smith d’Oria AARPI since January 2018. 

Frederique heads the Employment Practice Group. Their practice covers all aspects of French employment law. Together, they advise and litigates in all employment matters, and especially on reorganizations, transfers of businesses, mergers and acquisitions, employee incentive programs (incentive management packages, compensation plans, stock options, etc.), individual and mass redundancy law, harmonization of employment terms, relationships with labor unions, workers committees, employee representatives and labor inspectors and day to day issues. Her clients include both French and foreign based multinational companies.

Frédérique has been appointed Chair of the Employment and Immigration Committee of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA).


Fanny Palou
Immigration Consultant
Expat Partners

With her natural enthusiasm and detail-oriented mindset, Fanny has been managing immigration cases for several years, advising for key accounts with immigration requirements for France, managing the multiple category procedures for visas and work permits. Fanny is also in charge of French nationality applications.


Karolina Schiffter
Partner & Head of Global Mobility & Employment Practice 

Karolina is one of the few lawyers in Poland focusing her practice on business immigration law and advises clients on employee relocation to Poland and secondment of Polish employees abroad. She also advises in other areas of labor law. She publishes articles both in daily papers (among others Gazeta Prawna, Rzeczpospolita, Puls Biznesu) and in academic magazines (Monitor Prawa Pracy). As a labor law expert, she appears on television and gives interviews on the radio, among others for the INFOR portal and TVN Biznes station. She is a co-author of international publications, among others a book entitled “International Immigration and Nationality Law”. She actively participates in international organizations, among others she is the chairperson of the AILA GMS (American Immigration Lawyer Global Mobility Section Association) member committee. . She holds the Master of German and Polish law degree and won first place in the 5th edition of Rising Stars Lawyers – leaders of tomorrow 2016 competition. Took part in readings and workshops on European and French law at the University of Nice – Sophia Antipolis in Nice. 


Sławomir Paruch 

Slawomir has over 15 years of experience in employment law. He is one of the most prominent experts in employment law in Poland, including corporate restructuring, redundancies and individual employees. He has extensive experience in litigation concerning harassment, discrimination, overtime and non-competition agreements. He is an expert in employees’ compensation and rewarding. He is valued as an effective negotiator, especially in collective disputes and relations with trade unions and employees. He is a member of the European Employment Lawyers Association, the International Bar Association and Chairman of the Association of Employment Law. He regularly publishes the most important legal journals such as “Gazeta Prawna” and “Rzeczpospolita”. He also conducts trainings and conferences on employment law.


Jordi Roca
GD Global Mobility

A proven expatriate consultant with seventeen years’ experience advising major international corporations on global mobility, corporate and personal immigration laws and procedures in the European Union, Asia and America. Being a Director at GD Global Mobility he is also an Adjunct Professor at ESADE as well as the Chairman of the Expat GIS at Leading Edge Alliance.


Linnea Larson
GD Global Mobility

Born into a Scandinavian family which emigrated to the United States, Nea focused her studies in International Relations and Spanish Language Culture. She was always fascinated by the cultures of the world, as well as by social customs. A curiosity that did not stop growing and that of the International Mobility sector.

Nea values ​​professionalism and ethics at work, as well as attention to detail. She has been in the International Mobility field for more than 6 years and finds something new every day to keep growing as a professional.


Dominique Coenen
Expat Management Group

Dominique Coenen is one of the founding partners of the Expat Management Group (EMG), an international mobility consultancy, based in Amsterdam.

Prior to the founding of EMG, Dominique worked at (and eventually headed) the Netherlands department at the Global Immigration Law Firm for many years, primarily focusing on Dutch corporate immigration law.

Dominique assists corporate clients in a wide range of sectors who need to (temporarily) move their foreign staff to their offices in the Netherlands or would like to attract new employees from outside the EU. He thereby provides solutions by which the clients’ urgent business needs can seamlessly coincide with Dutch immigration rules and regulations. In addition Dominique regularly advices beyond the national regulations and include EU law and Schengen regulations whenever required.


Nihat Kurt  
Expat Management Group

After having lead the Netherlands department of an international immigration law firm for over 7 years in Brussels, Belgium as a Practice Leader, Nihat Kurt is currently one of the founding partners of the Expat Management Group (EMG), an international legal immigration firm in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

At the Expatise Academy and Erasmus University in Rotterdam (NL), Nihat teaches the topic of European and Dutch immigration law with a special focus on compliance and best practice.

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