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Australia's foreign investment regime - Budget changes
Insight 23 May 2017

The Australian Government flagged a number of changes to Australias foreign investment regime in the 2017 Budget In a welcome development the changes seek to simplify an otherwise complex regime and encourage foreign investment in Australia Partner Wendy Rae and Associate Nick Kefalianos examine the ...

Reporting significant breaches - or something that may (or may not) be a breach?
Insight 05 May 2017

The Taskforce established by Treasury to consider ASICs enforcement powers released its first consultation paper a few weeks ago on breach reporting We examine the most significant of the Taskforces 12 preliminary positions ...

Lessons from Singapore's new collective investment vehicle
Insight 13 Apr 2017

The Monetary Authority of Singapore recently sought public consultation on the features of its proposed new vehicle for collective investment the Singapore Variable Capital Company Partners Marc Kemp and Charles Armitage and Senior Overseas Practitioner James Kanabar review the key elements of the ...

A step closer to industry funding of ASIC
Insight 07 Apr 2017

Last week the Federal Government moved another step closer to implementing an industry funding model for the recovery of ASICs costs by introducing the ASIC Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy Bill 2017 as well as two related Bills into Parliament These Bills implement the recommendations of the ...

Report: Our look ahead to the private equity market in Australia
Insight 03 Apr 2017

With the current exit cycle coming to an end for many sponsors and large amounts of dry powder waiting to be deployed were expecting an uptick in new investment activity in Australia by private equity sponsors There are some key trends and sectors to look out for in 2017 The Private Equity team at ...

Parliament passes diverted profits tax legislation
Insight 31 Mar 2017

Legislation to implement a diverted profits tax has passed the Federal Parliament From 1 July 2017 the tax may potentially apply to the diversion of profits offshore through arrangements between related parties Targeted at large multinational groups the diverted profits tax is a fusion of ...

Productivity Commission's proposed alternate default models for superannuation
Insight 30 Mar 2017

In the latest and undoubtedly most significant of its reports into the design of default superannuation arrangements in Australia the Productivity Commission yesterday released its Draft Report in relation to Superannuation Alternative Default Models Partner Geoff Sanders of the Allens ...

Treasury consultation paper flags changes to stapled structures
Insight 28 Mar 2017

Stapled structures have been used as an investment platform in the property and infrastructure sectors for decades and more recently have been deployed into renewable energy agriculture and other areas Through the issue of its Taxpayer Alert on stapled structures on 31 January 2017 the ATO indicated ...

Innovative Superannuation Income Streams - at last
Insight 21 Mar 2017

Earlier today Treasury released exposure draft regulations for Innovative Superannuation Income Streams They set out income stream standards that will be relevant for products such as deferred annuities and group self-annuitised products The Allens Superannuation team reports ...

Australia's foreign investment approval (FIRB) regime: what you need to know
Insight 15 Mar 2017

Australias foreign investment approval regime is increasingly a major political issue that is often highlighted and discussed in the media Our foreign investment law experts have summarised the key information you need to know about Australias FIRB regime ...

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