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Foreign Investment Update

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Foreign Investment Update

Date & TimeTBC
Format Seminar, Webcast
Price

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$360.00

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$480.00

CPD Units 3
  • Substantive Law
Venue LIV, Level 13, 140 William Street, Melbourne View Map

As an international market, Australia attracts significant foreign investment. This seminar will provide guidance to lawyers who advise overseas clients on local investment transactions, providing essential updates and practical tips to help their practice thrive.

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Program Overview

  • Foreign Investment Update - Monday 25 Mar
    • 12:30 AM Registration
    • 1:00 PM Opening and Welcome
    • 1:05 PM Foreign Investment Business Transactions

      Learn how to assist your overseas clients with a range of business transactions in Australia. You will discover the recent changes to the legal and regulatory environment faced by foreign investors, practical tips for implementing your client’s investment strategy, key questions and issues that arise from foreign investors and suitable business structures for investing in Australia.

      Speaker: Sandy Lai, Principal Lawyer, AST Legal (and Senior Consultant, Chambers and Company)

    • 2:05 PM Afternoon Tea
    • 2:15 PM Investing in Australian Property: What your clients should know

      Our highly experienced presenter will take you through a range of matters and provide essential updates relating to foreign investment in Australian property.

      Speaker: Sining Wang, Lawyer, Tisher Liner FC Law

    • 3:15 PM Tax and Foreign Residents: What's new?

      This session will provide an overview of the topic, addressing essential updates and key legislation and regulations that affect the taxation of foreign investment.

      Topics will include:

      • The revised FIRB tax guidelines
      • Federal tax developments, including introduction of the annual vacancy charges, budget changes in relation to thin capitalisation, CGT changes for Australian residents who have moved overseas and the impact of the High Court decision in Bywater Investments on a company’s central management and control
      • State tax developments, including the extension of foreign purchaser duty surcharges in Western Australia and Tasmania, and Victoria’s introduction of vacant residential land tax

      Speaker: Reynah Tang, Partner, Johnson Winter Slattery
    • 4:15 PM Close

Further Details

  • Full Description

    As an international market, Australia attracts significant foreign investment. This seminar will provide guidance to lawyers who advise overseas clients on local investment transactions, providing essential updates and practical tips to help their practice thrive.

    Main topics:

    • Guiding principles for advising foreign investment business transactions
    • Important client considerations when investing in Australian real estate
    • State and federal taxation reforms in relation to foreign investment
  • Presenters

    Sandy Lai, Principal Lawyer, AST Legal (and Senior Consultant, Chambers and Company) Sandy has been working on an extensive range of corporate and commercial matters, including private and public acquisitions, joint ventures, capital raisings, public takeovers, corporate restructuring, foreign investments in Australia and other corporate and commercial advisory matters. Her clients include Australia and overseas individuals and organisations originating from China, Canada and Hong Kong and include Chinese SOE’s, private companies and HNW investors located in and out of Australia. She has particularly strong interest and experience in advising on foreign investments, FIRB related issues and applications, cross border transactions and related matters. She understands the key concerns of foreign originated investors and helps them to understand and manage their legal risks in a deal and the operations after completion. Sandy is also keen to assist outgoing Australians who have been operating in or are targeting the China market.

    Sining Wang, Lawyer, Tisher Liner FC LawSining is a solicitor with Tisher Liner FC Law. He speaks fluent Mandarin and acts for a diverse range of both local and international clients, with a particular focus on serving the Chinese community in Australia. Sining is also a member of the national executive committee of the Asian Australian Lawyers Association (AALA). He is one of the youngest people to have been admitted to practice law in Victoria, having commenced his law degree at the University of Melbourne at the age of fifteen.

    Reynah Tang, Partner, Johnson Winter Slattery Reynah is a tax lawyer focusing on corporate and international taxation. He advises listed, multinational and public sector clients on the taxation implications of mergers/acquisitions, inbound and outbound investment (including transfer pricing), public private partnerships, privatisations, corporate reorganisations, employee share and option schemes and capital raisings (debt/equity).  Reynah regularly assists clients in relation to taxation audits, requests for tax rulings and freedom of information applications. He has been recognised as a leading tax adviser in a range of publications including Asia Pacific Legal 500, Best Lawyers, Chambers Global and Doyle's Guide. He is also a former President of the Law Institute of Victoria. In 2013, Reynah served as the first President of the Law Institute of Victoria from an Asian Australian background. He is a member of the Board of Taxation Advisory Panel and the tax committee of the Law Council of Australia.

     

  • Learning Outcomes

    By attending this session, you will:

    • Obtain essential information and valuable insights to help maximise your client’s investment strategy
    • Improve your ability to effectively and proactively advise overseas clients on potential taxation implications
    • Grow your profile as a trusted and informed advisor on Australian real estate investment matters