Australia – An Introduction for Investors 02 Aug 2017 An overview of the Australian legal and regulatory framework for foreign investors

This guide assists foreign investors to understand the legal, taxation and regulatory requirements of investing in the Australian market.

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Welcome to our latest edition of Australia: An Introduction for Investors, published jointly with the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade).

Australia’s sustained economic growth, strong performing financial services and resources sectors, and close proximity to Asia, the world’s fastest growing region, make it a strategic location to operate a business. The strength and transparency of Australia’s legal and regulatory systems provides security. Recent reforms continue to improve the regulatory environment for business.

Doing business in another country can be challenging. Ashurst is well positioned to help international investors to capitalise on the many opportunities in Australia. With our expert knowledge of Australia’s legal and regulatory framework, and understanding of the needs of foreign companies, we can advise you on the legal aspects required to help ensure the success of your business ventures in Australia. We can also assist in the development and implementation of a strategy to obtain the necessary Australian Government foreign investment approvals.

We trust our guide will provide you with a helpful overview of the Australian legal and regulatory framework current to June 2017, and answers many of the questions you may have relating to your business goals in Australia.

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