Australia: Legal Framework For European Investments – Focus on Employment and Regulatory Matters

Partner, Angelika Yates was recently interviewed by Digitorney on the Australian Legal Framework for European Investments.

Australia continues to be an attractive destination for foreign investments which account for about 4% of its GDP. Between 2016 and 2017, the Foreign Investment Review Boards (FIRB) approved 14,357 investment applications representing AUD 193 billion of proposed investments. A seasoned expert for cross-border investments into Australia, Dr Angelika Yates (Addisons) sheds light on the legal framework for European firms seeking to do business there. This second part focuses on employment and regulatory matters.


Please note: Due to COVID-19, legislative changes to the foreign investment law regime occurred in March 2020. The monetary thresholds have now been abolished. To read more about those changes, view the Recent changes to the Foreign Investment Review Framework paper.

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