International Business and Foreign Investment

Businesses are increasingly trading globally either through investing in other countries or entering into agreements with entities in other jurisdictions. These agreements can range from agreements for the sale of goods or services, joint ventures, distribution and agency agreements, marketing agreements and agreements for the transfer and commercialisation of technologies. Each such agreement presents a range of legal issues and risks that need to be addressed.

We assist clients in entering into such agreements by advising and negotiating such agreements so that legal issues are appropriately addressed.

Businesses seeking to invest in Australia must comply with Australia’s foreign investment rules contained in the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 and associated foreign investment policies and, where necessary, obtain governmental approval for the investment.

We advise clients seeking to invest in Australia of the regulatory requirements and, where necessary, assist in obtaining the necessary approvals.

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