In this edition, we examine foreign investment into Australia over the past 12-18 months and how this has been impacted by COVID-19 and the new foreign investment regime which commenced on 1 January 2021.
Firstly, Matthew FitzGerald and Spandan Das examine FIRB’s annual report for the 12 months ended 30 June 2020 highlighting key themes and messages in relation to foreign investment in Australia in this period.
Secondly, Malika Chandrasegaran and Illana Gottlieb consider how the new legislative framework for foreign investment into Australia may be impacted by an increasing focus on compliance by FIRB.
Finally, Matthew FitzGerald and Crusoe Flynn-Pittar examine the new approach to the statutory decision period and how this is impacting upon FIRB application processes.
We trust you will enjoy this edition of the Australian Foreign Investment Review.
Please click on the download link above to access to Herbert Smith Freehills’ Australian Foreign Investment Review.
The contents of this publication are for reference purposes only and may not be current as at the date of accessing this publication. They do not constitute legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. Specific legal advice about your specific circumstances should always be sought separately before taking any action based on this publication.
© Herbert Smith Freehills 2021