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Doing business in Australia

Australia is a safe, relatively low risk environment in which to do business. With a highly skilled and talented workforce, and strategic location in the rapidly growing Asia-Pacific region, many foreign investors continue to invest in Australia.

Australia’s political stability, transparent regulatory regimes, and established governance frameworks underpin its economic resilience. Australia is ranked in the global top five on the Index of Economic Freedom,

More information on why it makes sense to invest in Australia; can be found at the Australian Government's Australia Unlimited "Why Australia?" report

With more than 22,000 foreign companies registered in Australia. we have a foreign investment policy that recognises the importance of attracting foreign capital and investment to Australia.

With an economy that ranks among the 20 largest in the world. Australia remains an attractive and dynamic destination for investment.

Doing a Deal

Our transactional specialists understand foreign investment and what drives decision making within Australia.

We offer advice to a broad range of clients, across a range of industry sectors, and will work with you to secure successful outcomes for your investment in Australia.

Read about our Doing a deal solutions.

Funds management 

Read about our funds management solutions, including services for sovereign wealth and pension funds.

Recent developments

China

Desk Lead: Adam Handley

Japan

Desk Lead: Geraldine Johns-Putra
Team: Ben Smith


Singapore

Desk Lead: David Inglis
Team: Peter Bartlett


Canada

Desk Lead: Brendan Clark


United Kingdom

Desk Lead: Mike Hales,
Michael Wallin, Nicola Marley

 


Mongolia

Desk Lead: Elisabeth Ellis


Gulf States

Desk Lead: Cameron Chalton
Team: Wissam Abwi, Darren Sumich


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Experience


 Japan’s Kajima Corporation - acquiring a majority equity stake in construction group Cockram Construction


American Industrial Partners - acquisition of the entities comprising Arrium Mining Consumables Division (“Moly-Cop”), the largest supplier of grinding media for USD$1.23 billion


Baring Private Equity Asia - A$1.2 billion buyout and take-private proposal of ASX listed SAI Global Limited


Hitachi Construction Machinery Company Limited - recommended A$976.1 million takeover bid for Bradken

Centerbridge Partners LP - US$800 million whole of company financial restructure of Boart Longyear Limited


Ping An Real Estate - acquisition of a 50% interest in a joint venture with Mitsubishi and Lendlease, to develop a landmark commercial property tower at Circular Quay valued at $1.5 billion


Iron Mountain Inc. - acquisition of ASX listed Recall Holdings Ltd by way of a recommended scheme of arrangement through a scrip offer which valued values Recall at around $3.7 billion

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  • Jangho Group - acquisition of ASX-listed Vision Eye Institute Limited, the largest provider of ophthalmic care, diagnosis and treatment for people with eye disorders and diseases, for $198 million
  • Wilmar Sugar in relation to whether the re-regulation of the Queensland Sugar industry breaches commitments under SAFTA
  • UPM Kymmene - successful defence to dumping allegations relating to its copy paper and newsprint products through the Anti-Dumping Commission
  • International Air Transport Association (IATA) - development and regulatory review of a new global passenger agency program, including financial services support, competition regulatory review across the Asia-Pacific region and drafting relevant rules as part of an international team