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On 19 January 2015, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) published the draft PRC Foreign Investment Law (the ‘Draft’) along with an explanation paper, and called for opinions from the public.
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.
In this article, partner Karen Payne and senior associate Vasuki Sivaloganathan of Minter Ellison outline some important tax-related tasks for your business this year.
The Federal Court of Australia has announced two decisions that provide additional guidance to parties to a patent licence.
Governance News from Minter Ellison summarises the top headlines in corporate governance this week.
Minter Ellison partner Richard Batten said there is a reluctance among licensees to apply for relief from ASIC in case it results in increased scrutiny from ASIC.
From January to December 2013, the ATO/Commonwealth achieved an approximately 75 per cent success rate in tax litigation.
Further tranches of draft rules under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 have been released for consultation by the Department of Finance.
The NSW government has announced a review of the Retail Leases Act 1994 and invited stakeholders to make their submissions by 7 February 2014.
On 28 December 2013, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress announced the fourth set of amendments to the PRC Company Law.
ASIC issued Class Order [CO 13/1621] on 7 January 2014 to exempt responsible entities from the application form requirements of section 1016A.
For the fourth consecutive year, Minter Ellison has been ranked as one of Australia’s ‘elite’ firms for competition law by Global Competition Review in its global survey.
Lessons from the Julstar decision and government position on penalties for Franchising Code breaches
The decision highlights the importance of exercising caution in making pre-contractual representations and documenting those representations prior to entering into an agreement.
Corporates and investors have access to capital again and are more willing to consider growth by acquisition. The financial services sector has been particularly active.