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Clifford Chance

Briefings

Foreign investment regulation in Australia

16 May 2013

Australia continues to be the destination of a significant volume of foreign direct investment, and has been ranked within the top 10 most attractive locations for foreign investment globally.

Foreign investment in Australia is governed by a complex combination of law and policy.  Inbound investments by foreign persons in Australian businesses and assets over stipulated thresholds will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis to determine whether the transaction is contrary to the national interest. Foreign investment in most land assets and by foreign government investors will be subject to notification and review, irrespective of the value of the investment.

This briefing explains the key elements of foreign investment regulation in Australia and outlines some of the recent developments in policy.

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