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IBA Global Immigration Virtual Conference

18 Nov - 19 Nov 2021

Online, Online, England

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Julia Onslow-Cole


Julia is a Partner specialising in Global Government Strategies and Compliance who divides her time between Fragomen’s London and Dubai offices. In an increasingly challenging geopolitical environment, Fragomen's unique Advisory Practice supports clients worldwide to optimise global mobility strategies, enhance compliance and leverage best practice in all critical immigration-related policies including crisis management. In addition, Julia advises private clients on complex international migration solutions. Before joining Fragomen, Julia was a Partner, Legal Markets Leader and Head of Global Immigration at PwC leading complex multi-jurisdictional client engagements and providing strategic global immigration advice. Julia has advised several governments on major projects encompassing visa processing systems, residency legislation, communications and citizenship by investment programmes. Julia liaised with the UK government and business on Brexit and has given expert evidence at the European Parliament. She has also represented business at the UK Prime Minister’s immigration stock take meeting and was a formal advisor to the Home Office on business, investment and growth. She continues to participate in stakeholder engagement with the UK government and liaises closely with governments in the Middle East. Julia was appointed to the Society for Human Resource Management’s Immigration Speciality Panel. She also sits on the board of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the board of the Permits Foundation and the board of Labor Mobility Partnerships. Julia is also the Chair of the international Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute Charitable Trust and is on the board of Breaking Barriers and has recently joined the Board of Directors of the newly established Dubai International Chamber, an appointment approved by the ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Mohammed. Julia is the co-signatory of a number of reports on the impact of migration and is publicly recognized as a thought leader in global immigration.


Plenary Session

Thursday 18 November (1301 - 1500)

Conference Co-Chair