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COVID-19 and impacts on fund managers and investors
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Webinar: Competition Law Fest 2020 ...

Foreign Investment Regulatory Framework (FIRB)
Sectors & Services

Australia’s foreign investment regulatory framework is changing substantially from 1 January 2021. Our team is at the forefront of these changes and well placed to help you plan ahead as you execute your Australian investment strategy. ...

2 The Treasurer’s powers
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The mechanisms by which the FATA governs transactions involving a foreign person as acquirer are as follows. For each proposed transaction which constitutes both a notifiable action and significant action: the acquirer is legally obliged ...

3 General: Australian entities and business (not land rich or agricultural)
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Before applying the general rules as to when FIRB approval is needed to acquire a stake in an Australian entity or business, you must first ensure that none of the special rules apply (there are many). If the transaction relates to the ...

Creating high-performing teams
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Webinar: Creating high-performing teams ...

Federal Court decision highlights it's vital to get incentives right and have strong governance systems
Insight 09 Jul 2021

The recent Federal Court decision ACCC v Telstra [2021] FCA 502 highlights an emerging risk area for boards and senior management in the use of incentive-based remuneration and sales targets for consumer-facing businesses ...

Allens advises LOGOS consortium on $1.67bn logistics acquisition
News 06 Jul 2021

Moorebank Logistics Park is Australia's largest freight infrastructure project and will link Port Botany direct to rail terminals and warehousing on a 243-hectare site, greater than the size of the ...

Allens advises Livingbridge on its acquisition of Everlight Radiology
News 01 Sep 2021

Everlight provides teleradiology services for providers across the globe from its critical care hubs in the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. Everlight works with hospitals and clinics to ...

Mandatory FIRB approval thresholds for acquisitions in Australian entities
Insight 23 Jun 2021

On, 1 January 2021 significant changes came into effect to Australia's (FIRB) remine.  To help you navigate the complexities of these new rules we have compiled a summary of the thresholds for determining whether a proposed acquisition of equity interests triggers an obligation to obtain 'FIRB approval' under the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 (Cth) (FATA). ...

Transferring jurisdiction over schemes from the courts to the Takeovers Panel
Insight 17 Jun 2021

In the federal budget, the Treasurer announced funding for a public consultation process to consider broadening the jurisdiction of the Takeovers Panel to include members' schemes of arrangement. The idea of transferring jurisdiction over schemes from the courts to the Panel is not a new one. ...

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