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…

201710.05
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E-commerce law for businesses

How are E-commerce businesses affected by the Australian Consumer Law? The rapid growth of e-commerce has provided for widespread benefits for both the customers in the form of more competitive pricing as well as the entrepreneur behind the business by giving them access to a much larger pool of international customers. But, it is essential…