Overseas Investment

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Overseas Investment

Auslaw Partners consists of a team of expert lawyers who assist with all aspects overseas investment in Queensland and Australia.

Our expertise is unparalleled and thus we work with clients living interstate around Australia, Asia and internationally.

Auslaw Partners team delivers an end-to-end offer for international companies and investors with respect to maximising upside and managing risk in their property transactions in Australia. The team is intently focussed on navigating your path through a process that is complicated in its own right, without adding the sometimes convoluted path that an overseas investor must walk.

We bring our extensive inhouse expertise to mitigate transactional risk, along with our network of professional contacts and advisers spanning from accountants, architects and town planners to realtors and project managers.

Our team delivers services for overseas investment including:

    • Advice and coordination of inbound cross-border transactions
    • Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) compliance
    • Corporate structuring that delivers the most tax effective investment vehicle
    • Assistance in due diligence investigations and reporting on target assets
    • Drafting and negotiating complex transactional documents
    • Monitoring the portfolio investment or divestment process
    • Migration and visa services

We support overseas investors every step of the way in their progress towards capitalising on the substantial opportunities available to them in the Australian property sector.

We provide assistance through the process of securing approvals for complex investments across a range of sectors.  We will tailor a team drawing on lawyers with specialist expertise in finance, tax, property and planning who can ensure your transaction meets all overseas investment requirements.

We have experience in advising international clients on regulation of overseas investment in Australia.  Australia’s overseas investment regulatory framework and approval process is complex and subject to frequent revision.  Our team provides practical advice on the latest policy guidelines and assistance in obtaining approval from the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB).

We offer the full range of services expected of a leading-edge accounting firm. Our personal services for individuals include accounting, tax returns, superannuation funds and financial planning, estate planning, insolvency services and asset protection. Our approach to both our clients is practical, open and honest.

Whether you’re a first time foreign investor or looking to add another investment to your portfolio, we can provide you with local knowledge and personalised assistance so you can make a sound foreign investment decision with strong returns.

Big decisions like this can be difficult, especially when you’re buying from outside of Australia. That’s why we ensure our processes around buying a property from outside of Australia are simple and worry-free.

We provide specialist legal advice to foreign clients acquiring, managing or divesting Australian investments. We have expert knowledge of Australia’s regulatory framework, and a wealth of experience with foreign investment proposals across a wide range of industry sectors including energy and resources, real estate, infrastructure, manufacturing, agribusiness and financial services.

We are privileged to be Australian counsel to leading overseas law firms and multinational clients on their Australian transactions and trading activities, as well the management of disputes arising in Australia. Regardless of time zones, our partners and lawyers are available to meet your requirements.

We maintain non-exclusive relationships with law firms throughout the world. We independently represent referrer firms looking for high quality and dependable legal representation in Australia. We work closely with major foreign law firms to meet the needs of multinational corporations operating in Australia, as well as Australian enterprises with international operations.

With its relative economic stability, transparent legal and regulatory system, highly skilled workforce, natural resources and close proximity to Asia-Pacific markets, Australia has much to offer foreign investors.

With our strong economy, stable political environment and close proximity to key markets within the Asia Pacific, Australia is an attractive destination for foreign investment, and offers abundant opportunities for overseas investors looking to expand their business.

Auslaw Partners’ Overseas Investment team provides an integrated end-to-end solution to offshore investors looking to invest in Australia, whether it is by establishing a local Australian subsidiary or acquiring an interest in an Australian company or asset.

Our knowledge of the needs of foreign investors comes from our long history of working with internationally-based clients on their inbound transactions ‒ including the necessary review process and regulatory approvals ‒ across many industry sectors, including energy and resources, real estate, infrastructure, financial services and agribusiness.

Whether assisting with applications to the Foreign Investment Review Board or the other areas of law applicable to foreign investment including tax, corporate and financial services regulation, we are familiar with the needs of Australia’s foreign investors and their counsel.

With our strong economy, stable political environment and close proximity to key markets within the Asia Pacific, Australia is an attractive destination for foreign investment, and offers abundant opportunities for overseas investors looking to expand their business.

Auslaw Partners’ Overseas Investment team provides an integrated end-to-end solution to offshore investors looking to invest in Australia, whether it is by establishing a local Australian subsidiary or acquiring an interest in an Australian company or asset.

Our knowledge of the needs of foreign investors comes from our long history of working with internationally-based clients on their inbound transactions ‒ including the necessary review process and regulatory approvals ‒ across many industry sectors, including energy and resources, real estate, infrastructure, financial services and agribusiness.

We provide specialist and experienced advisers with first-hand local knowledge, brought together from the legal units throughout our company, who can give clients a competitive advantage and the peace of mind that investments into Australia satisfy Australian laws.

Determined that language barriers will not thwart your investment opportunities, we have a team of foreign language-speaking advisers, including Cantonese and Mandarin speakers, who can negotiate on your behalf and translate documents and reports.

If you are considering investing in Australia, Auslaw Partners can help with:

    • advice on relevant regulatory requirements, including the need for approval from the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB)
    • compliance with company and business registrations and reporting requirements
    • the best structure for investments to meet Australian legal and other regulatory requirements;
    • the rules surrounding the purchase of Australian real estate by anyone other than Australian citizens and permanent residents. Regulations are complex and we can advise on what’s involved in the selection, financing and purchase of Australian property, including guidance on FIRB requirements and, where needed, arrange for taxation advice and mortgage finance for a purchase
    • how to establish a business using the best legal structures available
    • the legal requirements after the establishment of a business in Australia
    • risk mitigation
    • applicable competition laws and dealings with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
    • due diligence on projects and intended acquisitions
    • advice on Australian employment laws, including employee entitlements such as workers’ compensation, superannuation and payroll taxes, salary packaging and remuneration as well as training on workplace policies
    • Hicksons Migration Assistance Service for any visa and immigration matters; and
    • franchising

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