“I have the privilege of overseeing BAL’s Asia Pacific practice and our teams in Singapore, Shanghai, Sydney and Melbourne.  As the countries in APAC vary greatly, I spend a significant amount of my time helping companies navigate the complexities of immigration in our region – including compliance and the new challenge of increased protectionism. I am passionate about empowering our clients when they need to mobilise talent quickly or strategize their global mobility policy. I am able to tap into BAL colleagues and experts around the world to ensure clients and their employees receive the absolute best possible service and experience.”

Christina Karl* is the Managing Director, Asia Pacific, in Berry Applemen & Leiden’s Singapore office and leads our operations across the region.  Christina has over twenty years’ experience in global mobility and immigration matters across multiple countries.  She has lived and worked in New Zealand, The Netherlands, UK and Singapore and has experience as an immigration officer, a mobility manager for a large Anglo-Dutch MNC, an immigration compliance leader for a large US MNC and has a number of roles in the world’s leading relocation management companies. Christina is a long serving member of the Worldwide ERC APAC Committee and South East Asia Council and is a frequent speaker at conferences in the region where she thrives in sharing her knowledge and experiences with the greater Mobility community.

*This Berry Appleman & Leiden professional is not licensed to practice law.


Education & Admissions

Auckland Business College - Auckland, New Zealand
Travel and Tourism Diploma


American Chamber of Commerce
British Chamber of Commerce
New Zealand Chamber of Commerce
Singapore International Chamber of Commerce
Worldwide Employee Relocation Council

Professional Accomplishments

Speaker, Worldwide ERC, Singapore Summit Singapore (March 2017)

Speaker, International Mobility Conference, Penang (March 2017)

Speaker, Worldwide ERC Master Series Singapore (November 2016)

Worldwide ERC® Shanghai Summit: Talent Mobility in APAC, Shanghai, “Compliance in a Mobile World” (March 2016)

Speaker, Worldwide ERC® Singapore Summit, Singapore, (March 2016)

Speaker, BAL and Worldwide ERC Master Series: Asia Immigration – Focus on Malaysia, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Myanmar, Japan, Korea (September 2015)

Speaker, insideMOBILITY Shanghai and Singapore Forums, "Asia Immigration Update" (June 2015)

Speaker, BAL and Worldwide ERC Webinar: Focus on APAC Immigration - Compliance, Emerging Developments and Best Practices (February 2015)

Speaker, Worldwide ERC Global Workforce Summit: Talent Mobility in APAC, “Navigating the Ever-Changing Immigration Landscape in Asia-Pacific” ( March 2014)

Speaker, The Forum for Expatriate Management Asia-Pacific Global Mobility Summit, “Asia-Pacific Immigration Compliance Trends” (September 2013)