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This briefing sets out some high level issues to consider on a global M&A deal where the target is an Australian company or business or where downstream Australian subsidiaries are involved.
Australia ‘stands to become a world leader in initiatives for funding the global infrastructure deficit’ following the G20 summit in Brisbane this weekend.
As part of the higher-education funding reforms announced in the 2014–15 budget, the government announced that existing price caps on university fees will be removed.
John Elias and Struan Lloyd share insights into how the new regime will apply to Australian entities and some of the issues that are likely to arise.
The draft CPR Report proposed guiding principles for a new intergovernmental agreement to establish choice and competition principles in human services.
Michael Hughes reports on the decision of Justice Davies in the Federal Court of Australia refusing ASIC’s application to remove liquidators appointed to two companies.
SAFE has announced reforms to its foreign exchange administration in order to make it easier for Chinese individuals and companies to invest abroad.
After launching the Shanghai pilot free-trade zone nine months ago, the Shanghai government has released the 2014 Negative List.
This article describes in general terms when such Australian tax could arise and, if an assessment does arise to a foreign investor, how to deal with it.
A new derivative reporting regime will commence in Australia in 2015.
The High Court has delivered its highly anticipated decision in Williams v Commonwealth of Australia  HCA 23 (Williams [No. 2]).
The Treasury of the Australian government has released a consultation paper on providing certainty for contractual loss absorption provisions in regulatory capital.
ASIC cuts highlight the need for better financial planning self-regulation, according to Richard Batten from Minter Ellison.
The NDRC of China has issued the Administrative Measures for the Verification and Approval and Filing of Foreign Investment Projects.
Minter Ellison’s Andrew Rentoul has predicted more infrastructure deals across Australia along the lines of the successful leasing of the Port of Newcastle by the NSW government.
The Australian government released its 2014–15 Budget on 13 May. Karen Payne and Adrian Varrasso highlight a number of issues that will affect corporate Australia.
The NSW Government Department of Trade and Investment, Regional Infrastructure and Services (NSW Trade and Investment) has released the 2014 Crown Lands Legislation White Paper.
Minter Ellison has advised NSW Treasury on the lease of the Port of Newcastle to a consortium comprising Hastings Funds Management and China Merchants.
Minter Ellison partner David Pratley and special counsel Michael Ward have advised Permira on the tax aspects of an agreement to sell Renaissance Learning.
The Economics Committee conducting the inquiry into the performance of ASIC will address the role, structure and responsiveness of the regulator.