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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 ...

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 ...

Crowd sourced equity funding to gain traction with new legislation
Insight 23 Mar 2017

After a difficult journey both Houses have passed the Corporations Amendment Crowd-sourced Funding Bill 2016 - introducing a new funding avenue for Australian startups and an opportunity for retail investors to access equity in emerging companies ...

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 ...

Do you want to know more about cross-border lending in Vietnam?
Insight 28 Feb 2017

Vietnam continues to be an attractive destination for foreign investors As well as raising capital from equity investors both Vietnamese and foreign-invested enterprises continue to require foreign debt capital in the form of loans from overseas banks to establish and grow their businesses here ...

Revisions to FIRB Guidance Note 23: clarity for foreign government investors
Insight 26 May 2016

Recent reforms to the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 Cth introduced new provisions that deem foreign government investors of the same country to be associates of each other These provisions have created practical difficulties for foreign government investors who risk unintentionally ...

Major overhaul of Australia's foreign investment laws: what's new?
Insight 04 Dec 2015

The new package of legislation overhauling Australias foreign investment laws the first major revision in 40 years commenced on 1 December 2015 While many features of the previous regime have been retained and sometimes re-named there are also a number of significant changes Partners Jeremy Low ...

A new dawn for crowd sourced equity funding?
Insight 05 Feb 2015

CAMAC and the FSI have acknowledged that the current Australian regulatory settings are hostile to crowd sourced equity funding A recently released Treasury Discussion Paper has considered three options for law reform and what each might mean for the development of this innovative form of capital ...

Strong ECM volumes to continue
Insight 15 Oct 2014

Recent strength in the IPO market has seen a number of issuers come to market over the past 12 months Partners and Co-Heads of the Allens Equity Capital Markets Practice Julian Donnan and Robert Pick recently convened a FinanceAsia roundtable to discuss the latest developments in ECM Julian and ...