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FIRB application fees will double from 29 July: what you need to know

Australia - July 25 2022 On 21 July 2022, the Federal Government issued the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Fees Imposition Amendment (Fee Doubling) Regulations 2022 (Cth)…

Andrew Steele, Niro Ananda, Matt Anderson, Brett Cohen, Brendan Groves, Andrew Hay, Liz Humphry, Hiroyuki Kano, Alison Kennedy, David Landy, Stuart MacGregor, Samy Mansour, Margaret Michaels, Danielle Mildren, Rory Moriarty, Andrew Norman, Kylie de Oliveira, Eva Oraham, Mark Paganin, Michael Richardson, Alfonso del Rio, Nikki Robinson, Carrie Rogers, David Stammers, Simon Taskunas, Andrew Walker

Foreign investment threshold reduced to 10% for expanded list of Australian businesses deemed to be "critical"

Australia - February 3 2022 Amendments to the Security of Critical Infrastructure Act 2018 (Cth) (the SOCI Act) which came into effect on 14 December 2021 have expanded the…

Vanessa Jan, Danielle Crowe, Stuart MacGregor, Samy Mansour

Significant reforms to the Australian continuous disclosure regime are now law: A guide for listed entities and their officers

Australia - August 16 2021 Significant reforms to Australia's continuous disclosure laws have passed Parliament and are now law. The reforms to the continuous disclosure laws…

Jonathan Algar, Stephanie Daveson, Brendan Groves, Rod Halstead, Andrew Hay, Liz Humphry, David Landy, Samy Mansour, Rory Moriarty, Mark Paganin, Fred Prickett, Andrew Walker

Long-awaited certainty as Parliament permits virtual general meetings

Australia - August 16 2021 The Act amends the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) to allow companies to use virtual meeting technology to hold a meeting provided that members are given…

Jonathan Algar, Stephanie Daveson, Brendan Groves, Rod Halstead, Andrew Hay, Liz Humphry, David Landy, Samy Mansour, Rory Moriarty, Mark Paganin, Fred Prickett, Andrew Walker

Significant Australian foreign investment reforms commencing 1 January 2021

Australia - December 11 2020 Very significant reforms to Australia's foreign investment review framework will commence on 1 January 2021. At the same time, the temporary COVID-19…