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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.
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.
The NDRC of China has issued the Administrative Measures for the Verification and Approval and Filing of Foreign Investment Projects.
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.
The Economics Committee conducting the inquiry into the performance of ASIC will address the role, structure and responsiveness of the regulator.
We welcome the Financial System Inquiry (FSI) and the opportunity to offer detailed insights and recommendations to the inquiry via this written submission.
The Full Federal Court has issued its judgment in Commissioner of Taxation v Resource Capital Fund III LP  FCAFC 37, overturning the Federal Court’s judgment.
The Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee (CAMAC) has released a broad discussion paper to review the establishment and management of schemes.
A further tranche of tax legislation to exempt ‘IMR foreign funds’ from Australian income tax has been released for public comment.
ASIC issued Class Order [CO 13/1621] on 7 January 2014 to exempt responsible entities from the application form requirements of section 1016A.