Steering clients through the challenges of cross-border transactions

International trade and investment

Global trade and investment continues to grow. Australian companies are taking advantage of new free trade agreements, and offshore companies and investors recognise the attractiveness of Australia as an investment destination. Our dedicated team offers global coverage, advises public and private companies, financial institutions and governments, steering them through the challenges and complexities of international trade and investment.

How we can help

MinterEllison advises companies and government on the full range of legal and risk issues associated with international trade and investment. Our people have local legal qualifications, speak the local language, have a strong understanding of how business is conducted, the country's laws, culture, and customs, and are connected to government, regulators and local business networks. Our international practitioners help clients explore inbound and outbound investment opportunities and meet compliance obligations triggered in a transaction or commercial activity.

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We have teams on the ground in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Hong Kong, mainland China and Mongolia and access to a broad network of relationship firms around the globe. We are active with the International Bar Association and a range of other international networks.

Our long standing and established relationships with a network of over 250 leading firms around the globe enables us to provide seamless service to our clients across borders.

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Our trade team is described by Chambers as 'the foremost in the region for advice on international issues and trade policies'. Advice and solutions are practical, made with a sound understanding of the local jurisdiction, and overlayed with an international lens. They advise clients on a range of issues including minimising trade risk, negotiation free trade agreements, trade related legal policy, settling disputes including WTO and more. 

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To assist your investment and expansion strategy achieve growth and profitability outcomes.

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Case studies

Vistra Group Holdings

Minter Ellison is advising Vistra Group Holdings (BVl),Limited on its proposed $170m acquisition of Mainstream Group Holdings (ASX MAI) by way of scheme of arrangement

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An Australian listed company was able to restructure, itself through a USA Chapter 11 bankruptcy process and an asset sale/purchase process in Australia without going into formal administration in this country

A first of its kind transaction


Advising a leading global hygiene and health company, with a number of leading global brands and sales in lSO countries. lt is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden and listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

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