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Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg today announced comprehensive changes to Australia’s foreign investment regime, which will among other things introduce a…

Australia generally welcomes foreign investment. The Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) screens certain foreign investment proposals on a case-by-case…

The Takeovers Panel released a Public Consultation Response Statement on 28 May 2020 which sets out its revised Guidance Note 20: Equity Derivatives (GN20) and…
Since the onset of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the world has changed in a dramatic way and at a significant pace. The Australian economy, and indeed…
Material adverse change (MAC) clauses and COVID-19

Many corporate and finance transactions may be disrupted due to the unpredictable…

This is our second edition of the Federal, State and Territory Governments stimulus packages.  The Federal Government alone, in the space of three weeks,…

As of 10:30pm AEST on Sunday, 29 March 2020, the monetary thresholds for foreign investment proposals covered by the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act…
In this issue, you will find a review of Takeovers Panel spotlight on proper conflict management: in the matter of Energy Resources of Australia Limited [2019…

This deal report presents an overview of the key commercial and legal aspects of Brookfield’s proposed acquisition of Aveo Group. It is provided following…

Getting the Deal Through – Foreign Investment Review provides an overview of Australian governments’ powers to control and block foreign investment. It…

The Full Federal Court, comprised of five judges, has handed down its judgement, resoundingly rejecting the lower court’s approach to the taxation of…