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International Comparative Legal Guide: Private Equity 2019

A practical cross-border insight into private equity.

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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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Proposed Investment Manager Regime changes

On 15 January 2010, the Australian Financial Centre Forum released its report on 'Australia as a financial centre', which contained 19 recommendations, including introduction of an 'investment...

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The Responsible Entity's power to amend Scheme Constitutions without member approval

With Barrett J's judgment in Re Centro Retail Limited and Centro MCS Manager Limited [2011] NSWSC 1175 (Centro Case) following the judgment in Premium Income Fund Action Group Inc v Wellington...

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Senate Committee's report on Australian privacy principles exposure draft released

The Senate Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee (Senate Committee) has now released its report on the Exposure Draft of the new Australian Privacy Principles (APPs). The new APPs...

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The Personal Property Securities Act (PPSA) - key implications for manufacturers and wholesalers

The PPSA is a fundamental overhaul of the existing regime for taking and granting security over personal property (excluding land). The changes will affect nearly all businesses, particularly...

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Taxation determinations on private equity investments

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) issued on 1 December 2010 2 final Taxation Determinations (TD2010/20 and TD2010/21) and 2 draft Taxation Determinations (TD2010/D7 and TD2010/D8) concerning the...

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New Dividend Payment Rules

From 28 June 2010, the law relating to the payment of dividends by companies has changed, including the replacement of the traditional "profits test" for determining whether a company can pay a

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