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Doing business overseas

Doing business overseas can be an effective way to grow your business, spread risk, increase productivity and reduce your dependence on the Australian market.

When you're entering new overseas markets, we work with you to support your expansion strategy – helping you to understand the country’s culture, customs, and laws, and the unspoken rules that will ultimately help you better tailor your business for that market.

We provide solutions across the full risk spectrum and the full lifecycle of entering a new overseas market:

  • Market and risk analysis
  • Export and expansion financing
  • WTO law, multilateral regulation, free trade agreements and bilateral investment treaties
  • Contracts with customers, distributors, supply chain and logistics providers
  • Intellectual property protection
  • Tax structuring, BEPs, transfer pricing and tax treaties
  • Sanctions, export controls, trade remedies, customs and trade barrier matters
  • Employee and industrial relations
  • Anti-bribery and corruption, anti-money laundering and other extraterritorial regulatory issues
  • Migration and special investor visas
  • Public international law, WTO dispute settlement and investor state dispute settlement
  • Private disputes, international arbitration and enforcement of judgements.

Our overseas networks


MinterEllison operates in every capital city in mainland Australia, as well as New Zealand, Hong Kong SAR, China and the UK through a network of integrated and affiliated offices.

We also have an unrivalled global network of independent and leading law firms located in most of the world's major commercial markets. This network enable us to provide a full global and seamless reach and the best possible legal advice wherever we are needed.

Doing a Deal

Our transactional specialists have experience assisting Australian companies doing deals overseas. Our overseas offices and international networks understand foreign legal, regulatory and commercial environments and will work with you to ensure successful outcomes for growth overseas.

Read about our Doing a deal solutions.

Financing

Our specialists can help you access the right finance options to help you export, enter new markets, expand operations and make investments overseas.

Read about our financing solutions

Foreign desks

China

Key contacts:
Adam Handley
Bi Chen
Chris Carr

Japan

Key contacts:
Geread Dooley
Ben Smith

Korea

Key contact:
Tom Shon


Singapore

Key contacts: 
David Inglis
Peter Bartlett


United States

Key contact:
Jeremy Blackshaw


Canada

Key contact:
Brendan Clark


United Kingdom and Europe

Key contacts:
Mike Hales
Michael Wallin
Nicola Marley

 


Hong Kong

Key contact:
Fred Kinmonth


Mongolia

Key contact:
Sebastian Rosholt


Gulf States

Key contacts:
Cameron Charlton
Wissam Abwi
Darren Sumich

Recent developments