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Corporate & Commercial| 20 Aug 2020
The exposure drafts of the Foreign Investment Reform (Protecting Australia’s National Security) Bill 2020 and Foreign Investment Reform (Protecting Australia’s National Security) (National Security Business) Regulations 2020 have been released for public consultation.
Foreign Investment| 05 Jun 2020
Australia’s foreign investment review framework will undergo the most extensive reforms in more than 20 years, the Federal Government announced today. Special Counsel Conrad Smith outlines the key changes: a new national security test; amending the definition of ‘Foreign Government ...
Foreign Investment| 25 May 2020
This publication outlines some of the more important regulatory requirements for a foreign person investing in Australia. Investments in Australia by foreign persons must be notified to the Foreign Investments Review Board (FIRB) where the proposal meets the relevant thresholds.
Foreign Investment| 27 Apr 2020
As it seeks to protect distressed Australian assets from the economic fallout of COVID-19, the Federal Government has introduced temporary changes that make it mandatory for foreign persons entering into a commercial lease of more than five years to receive ...