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Australian foreign investment review - November 2014

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Asia-Pacific, Australia, China
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  • November 17 2014

In this edition of the Australian Foreign Investment Review, we cover a range of issues. Belinda Fan examines the practicalities of investment

General counsel update September 2014

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia, China, European Union, Hong Kong, Russia, United Kingdom, USA
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  • September 29 2014

The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) Court's new rules come into force on 1 October 2014 and are to apply to any arbitration

Shanghai FTZ negative list gets shorter

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • China
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  • July 18 2014

The Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ) is now open for more foreign investment, including in the manufacturing, wholesale and retail, transportation and

Australia-China FTA to be completed by end year

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia, China
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  • June 25 2014

In 2005, Australia and China commenced negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) following consideration of a joint FTA Feasibility Study, which

Limited sanctions relief for Iran

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • China, France, Germany, Iran, Russia, United Kingdom, USA
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  • March 3 2014

In November 2013, the P51 - the US, UK, France, China, Russia plus Germany - reached agreement on a Joint Plan of Action ("JPoA") to suspend certain

Australia-Korea FTA: how will investor-state disputes be dealt with?

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia, China, Japan, South Korea
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  • November 1 2013

Australia-Korea FTA negotiations Speaking at a press conference in Brunei earlier this month, Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, stated that the

China opens pilot free trade zone in Shanghai - one month on

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • China
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  • October 31 2013

It has been just over a month since the launch of the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone (FTZ) on 29 September 2013. The importance of the FTZ lies not

More ICT opportunities in China for foreign investors through the Hong Kong CEPA route?

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • China, Hong Kong
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  • November 9 2012

CEPA and Supplement IXCEPA was first signed in 2003 between Hong Kong and Mainland China to offer preferential treatments for Hong Kong businesses to enter certain business sectors in China, most of which at the time were not yet open to other foreign investors under China's WTO commitments

Dispute resolution mechanisms under the China-Taiwan strait Bilateral Investment Protection Agreement

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • China, Taiwan
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  • August 23 2012

On 9 August 2012, after two years of negotiation, Mainland Chinese and Taiwanese negotiators signed two cross-strait agreements; the Cross-strait Bilateral Investment Protection and Promotion Agreement ("IPA"), and the Cross-strait Customs Cooperation Agreement

General counsel update

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • China, European Union, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Mongolia, Singapore, United Kingdom, USA
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  • July 11 2012

This is the thirtieth in our series of general counsel updates which aim to summarise major developments in key areas