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Changes to FIRB Guidance Notes
Insight 26 Jul 2021

The Australian Government has finalised and released legislation to make major changes to Australia's foreign investment laws – commonly known as the 'FIRB regime' – with effect from 1 January 2021. This Insight summarises the key changes to the FIRB regime. ...

Allens advises on largest Australian hotel real estate sale
News 27 Jul 2021

Allens has advised a fund managed by the Mirvac Group and the NRMA on the record $620 million sale of the Travelodge hotel portfolio to fund manager Salter Brothers. ...

AIFMD: update on the state of play for Australian fund managers post-Brexit
Insight 27 Jul 2021

The landscape for wholesale investment funds in the UK has shifted in the wake of Brexit. We give a round-up of the latest developments, and explain what Australian fund managers who are marketing their products to EU or UK investors need to know. ...

Surprising 2021-22 Budget backflip leaves the new Foreign Financial Services Provider regime in limbo
Insight 12 May 2021

The Government's Budget announcement has come as a surprise for Foreign Financial Services Providers (FFSPs) in 2021-22 Federal Budget. ...

Potential licensing relief for Foreign Financial Service Providers
Insight 15 Jul 2021

Following on from the 2021-22 Federal Budget announcement in May relating to additional licensing relief for Foreign Financial Service Providers (FFSPs), on Friday 9 July 2021, Treasury released a Consultation Paper titled 'Relief to Foreign Financial Service providers', which canvasses a range of potential options. This marks the next step in the long and winding FFSPs licensing relief saga. ...

Allens advises on US$750m LNG infrastructure investment
News 14 Jul 2021

TGA retains full control and ownership of its 27.5% interest in the Gladstone LNG Project joint venture. 'We congratulate GIP on another landmark acquisition', said lead Partner Igor Bogdanich. 'Th ...

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 ...

The future of financial services: collaborating for economic stability webinar
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Webinar: The future of financial services Discussion and Q&A with Anna Bligh AC, CEO of the Australian Banking Association, for a targeted look at the banking sector's priorities in a post-COVID world. ...

Signing documents in a pandemic: what to do when signatories are isolated or scattered
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Webinar: Signing documents in a pandemic: what to do when signatories are isolated or scattered. Diccon Loxton shares the latest legal requirements for signing documents remotely, including updates to various laws accelerated by COVID-19. He shares challenges faced by businesses who now need to witness signatures remotely and his practical tips. ...

Less than one year before the new foreign financial services providers regime begins
Insight 14 Apr 2021

The key changes to the existing foreign financial services regime are the repeal of 'Sufficient Equivalence Relief' and 'Limited Connection Relief'. It's time for FFSPs to think about what your options are and what actions need to be taken to be ready for the new regime. ...

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