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Australian Foreign Investment Review December 2017

18 December 2017 | Australia
Legal Briefings – By Adam Strauss, Malika Chandrasegaran, David Ryan, Robert Nicholson, Damien Hazard, Nick Baker, Madeleine Miller, Matthew FitzGerald and Lucinda Grant

We are delighted to welcome you to the December 2017 edition of Herbert Smith Freehills' Australian Foreign Investment Review.

In this edition of the Australian Foreign Investment Review, we focus on the practicalities of dealing with FIRB and highlight the areas of increasing sensitivity and focus for FIRB.

Firstly, Adam Strauss and Malika Chandrasegaran reflect on Herbert Smith Freehills’ recent engagement session with FIRB, outlining tips and tricks for applications in order to ensure timely decisions.

David Ryan and Robert Nicholson detail the tighter government controls over critical infrastructure as a result of new legislation, and the proposed creation of a register to track the ownership of critical infrastructure assets.

Damien Hazard then hones in on the recently clarified disclosure requirements for private equity fund managers, which change what is required for previously confidential limited partner and fund structure information.

Nick Baker and Madeleine Miller put the spotlight on renewables projects, and seek to bring clarity to how these projects are treated following the legislative amendments introduced on 1 July 2017.

Finally, Matthew FitzGerald and Lucinda Grant outline FIRB’s increasing engagement and consultation with other government departments and regulators when reviewing FIRB applications, and the impact this has in practice for applicants.

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