Foreign investment in Australia is highly responsive to global and local economic market trends. Our foreign investment team advises helps you manage your obligations and risks with investing into Australia and navigating Australia’s foreign investment regime.
We have assisted a diverse range of businesses on investing and establishing operations in Australia involving countries across the globe, including China, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Bahrain, Belgium, Canada, Iceland, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, UK and the USA. John Toigo, who leads our Foreign Investment team, has developed the leading Taiwanese project investment legal practice in Australia and is Vice Chairman of the Australia-Taiwan Business Council.
Drawing on experts from across the firm, we assist with the spectrum of client needs, from investment protection and investment structuringto acquisitions and disposals.
Advising this subsidiary of China's largest coal exploration company on its Australian exploration and tenement procurement, including FIRB approvals.
Sale of Sheraton Hotel, Brisbane and Matson Resort, Cairns.
Advising on a joint venture with Norco Co-operative Limited for the production of frozen cream for sale to Asian markets and the acquisition of milk processing facilities of Norco Co-operative Limted located in regional New South Wales.
Advising Formosa Plastics Group of Taiwan on its USD1.15 billion investment in the acquisition and establishment of the Iron Bridge Joint Venture with Fortescue Metals Group, in respect of 4.7 billion tonne magnetite resource. Concluded in 2013, this transaction represents the largest ever single investment from Taiwan into Australia.
Advising the Bank on theformation of an incorporated joint venture for the acquisition of cane farms in Australia.
Acquisition and sale for a Japanese corporation of Paradise Centre shopping centre and Ramada Hotels, Surfers Paradise and Palm Cove.
Advised Formosa Plastics Group on establishment of the Lenton Joint Venture with New Hope Corporation, including due diligence investigations, joint venture agreement, sale and purchase agreement and full suite of project documentation to establish the Joint Venture and operations.
Acquisition and sale of Diamonds Resort, Gold Coast.
Investment in Sea World Nara Resort and the acquisition of Paradise Springs golf course on the Gold Coast.
Advising Primero on the acquisition, via scrip based scheme of arrangement, of Cerro Resources NL, a company listed on the ASX for an implied value of circa $120 million.
Development of residential apartments in Fortitude Valley and South Brisbane.
Advising China Steel Corporation, Taiwan's largest steel maker, on the acquisition (including FIRB approval)and establishment of the joint venture for the $260 million Sonoma Coal Project in Central Queensland.
Acquisition of a large development siteinvolving up to eight residential/commercial mixed use buildings and related infrastructure.
Development of Main Beach Tower apartment complex on the Gold Coast.
Advising on the establishment of foreign owned Australian operations such as: