Doing business in Australia


Our international experts explore all you need to know when doing business in Australia, including the Foreign Investment Review Board regime, employment and migration trends, international wealth and succession planning issues, key issues for US investors to understand about the Australian market, and much more.

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Employment and migration trends

Oliver Jankowsky, Mark Dunphy and Kristopher Kunasingam discuss the latest employment and migration trends in Australia, including Australia’s complex and multi-layered system of employment laws, termination rights, what happens to an employee’s visa if their job is terminated, restraints of trade, the changes in Australia’s sexual harassment laws, and whether it will be easier or more difficult to obtain a skilled work visa to come to Australia over the next year.

The Foreign Investment Review Board – key takeaways for foreign investors or advisors

Mark Dunphy, Oliver Jankowsky and Ranny Fan discuss Australia’s Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) regime: what it does, what transactions are subject to FIRB notification, the different criteria applied to private investment and foreign government investors, FIRB thresholds, what conditions FIRB applies to approvals and key tips for foreign investors or advisors looking at investing in Australia.

Key contacts

Mark is an employment lawyer experienced in litigious and non-litigious applications of employment and industrial relations law.

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  • Fluent in Mandarin

Ranny is a corporate and commercial lawyer with over 20 years' experience in international and domestic mergers and acquisitions.

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Oliver Jankowsky
Partner & Head of International Practice
  • Fluent in German - Native speaker

Oliver is a corporate and commercial lawyer, with particular expertise in advising foreign clients on cross-border transactions.

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Kristopher leads the firm's migration practice. He specialises in employment-related migration to Australia.

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