“My experience working in corporate immigration began in 1991, as a young university student working for a multinational, multi-offering business. I’ve been hooked ever since! Global mobility has grown into the dynamic, accessible world-market we see today. Australia and Oceania join other word regions in defining an immigration framework that respects local talent while reaching across borders to supplement skill shortages and support economic growth. I see this reflected in BAL’s philosophy to be at the forefront of exceptional immigration knowledge and practice, and to always deliver a trusted service to each and every person.”

Tim Denney is the Managing Director at Berry Appleman & Leiden Pty Ltd. in Sydney, Australia. Tim has over 25 years of experience in Australian corporate immigration and provides clients with complex strategic advice and analysis.

Tim is a noted immigration professional in Australia and is considered a leader in Australian corporate immigration law. Tim develops strategies to ensure client legislative compliance, which includes advising multinational corporations on immigration matters associated with mergers, acquisitions, subsidiary establishments, and retrenchments. Tim has been involved in many mock immigration audits for clients, and has been the primary advisor on numerous immigration monitoring events. He is regularly invited to consult with the Department of Immigration on government discussion papers, reviews into the temporary skilled-work visa program, and senate committee enquiries. Tim presents clients’ preferred positions to senior government officials.

Tim works with some of Australia’s largest multinational corporations across diverse industries. He also assists mid-size, small companies and start-ups. Tim believes in partnering with clients to provide a holistic immigration service to assist in Australian inbound and outbound requirements.

Education & Admissions

University of Sydney, Bachelor of Economics
Deakin University, Graduate Certificate in Immigration Law
Registered Migration Agent (Australia) Migration Agent Registration Number (MARN): 9683856


American Chamber of Commerce’s Trade and Government Committee
Governor of the New South Wales Branch of the American Chamber of Commerce
Migration Alliance
Migration Institute of Australia
Worldwide Employee Relocation Council (WERC)
WERC Editorial Committee

Professional Accomplishments

Speaker, American Australia Association, New York, USA (2016, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009)
Speaker, “Master Series: Oceania Immigration Updates – Australia and New Zealand in Focus” Worldwide ERC, Sydney, September 2015
Speaker, “Mobility Options for Australians and Americans in Both Countries”, American Chamber of Commerce in Australia, Sydney, August 2015
Speaker, “Focus on APAC Immigration - Compliance, Emerging Developments and Best Practices”, Worldwide ERC Webinar, February 2015
Speaker, “Immigration Implication of Mergers and Acquisitions,” Worldwide ERC Webinar, October 2012
Speaker, Migration Institute of Australia, Sydney, Australia, 2010
Author, “Immigration Implications of International Mergers & Acquisitions: Australia”, Mobility Magazine of the Worldwide ERC, March 2013
Author, “Immigration Matters – US Business Establishing a Business in Australia”, 100CupsofCoffee.org, August 2013
Author, “Australian Immigration Brief – Mergers & Acquisitions: an Australian Immigration Perspective”, 100CupsofCoffee.org, August 2013
Author, “Australian and American Immigration Brief – The Importance of Internal Program Controls”, 100CupsofCoffee.org, April 2013
Presented with the ‘2016 Worldwide ERC Meritorious Service Award’ by the Worldwide ERC
Presented with the ‘2014 Professional of the Year, Asia-Pacific’ by the Forum for Expatriate Management
Presented with the ‘2006 Award for Excellence’ by the Australian Department of Immigration for services in corporate immigration