Insights

Review 2019

With significant regulatory change coming into effect the spotlight is staying firmly on culture, ethics and regulatory compliance. An organisation’s social licence to operate remains a priority...

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Dealings between major shareholders in a scheme of arrangement – without needing joint bid relief

The Federal Court has approved one of the more novel schemes of arrangement in recent times, where the bidder (already a major shareholder), required that both the target’s Executive Chairman...

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Insights from the 2019 Global AgInvesting Conference in NYC

Amit Jois reflects on the key takeaways from the 2019 Global AgInvesting conference in NYC

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RCF IV – game changer for the taxation of private equity investment in Australia?

A recent decision has excited debate about the application of Australia’s income tax law to limited partnerships, particularly private equity and venture capital funds.

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Disclosure Relief for Foreign Companies when Raising Capital in Australia

Generally, foreign companies offering securities in Australia need to comply with the prospectus provisions in the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (the Act). However, in addition to the normal...

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New FIRB Business Exemption Certificates

There are a number of associated issues and uncertainties regarding a new exemption certificate for business acquisitions by foreign investors (Business EC).

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Australia’s foreign investment laws: a guide for foreign investors and their counsel

When a transaction with a direct or indirect connection to Australia is proposed, foreign investors and their counsel should consider whether notification is required or advisable.

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Indirect tax sharing agreements

On 28 June 2010 Tax Laws Amendment (2010 GST Administration Measures No. 2) Act 2010 (Cth) (the Act) was given Royal Assent. The Act establishes the legislative framework for entities which are...

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