202011.23
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Due Diligence Tips in Australian M&A Deals

Summary Australia has some unique due diligence practices for M&A transactions which are different from the usual practices in China. The strength of certain national and state based laws together with robust government registries concerning corporations, security interests, real property and intellectual property allow an acquiring entity to have greater certainty when carrying out legal…

202011.23
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Directors Duties in Australia

Summary The Australian Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) imposes numerous obligations on directors which can expose them to significant liabilities for a breach of their duties. Below is a high-level summary of duties of directors of Australian companies and consequence of breaching those duties. General Duties of Directors Duties of care and diligence – A director…

202011.16
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Overview of Chinese Investment in Australia’s Healthcare

Summary  Chinese investment in Australia in recent years has mainly focused on healthcare, food and agriculture, and advanced technology, in which sectors Chinese outbound investment are expressly encouraged by the Chinese government as opposed to real estate and entertainment. Following the launch of the ‘Healthy China 2030’ plan by President Xi Jinping in 2016, the…

202011.02
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Proposed Changes to Australia’s Foreign Investment Law

Summary On 29 March 2020, the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) thresholds were temporarily reduced to $0. On 18 September 2020, the Treasury introduced a draft of proposed changes, including: The previous monetary screening thresholds are proposed to be reinstated Passive investment funds with multiple foreign government investors may not be considered as foreign government…

202003.23
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COVID-19’s Impact on Business

In addition to the concerns for our health, families and in our personal lives, COVID-19 has also created an atmosphere of uncertainty for many business owners. To manage and mitigate the business impact of COVID-19, you must be aware of your contractual rights and your legal obligations to make smart business decisions to minimise your…

202002.06
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Why bother with a Shareholders Agreement?

Many business partners start because they share a compelling vision which they hope to turn into a successful venture. But, regardless of how well business partners know each other, conflict is common. Nothings lasts forever. Whether a venture flourishes or turns out not to be as rewarding, the reality of changing views on strategy, implementation…

201711.17
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MistryFallahi Lawyers advises CBIG Consulting on joining Deloitte

MistryFallahi Lawyers and Business Advisors congratulates leading Asia-Pacific specialists in Big Data and Advanced Analytics CBIG Consulting on joining Deloitte Australia. MistryFallahi Lawyers acted as legal counsel and advised CBIG Consulting’s Asia-Pacific operations on the transaction. The MistryFallahi team was led by Principal Ehsan Fallahi with support from Solicitor Spiros Mihalatos. CBIG Consulting operated across Australasia…