Australia offers one of the safest and most business-friendly
environments for foreign investors and multinationals in the world.
The country is fertile ground for companies wishing to expand their
business into the booming Asia Pacific region. Australia's
economy has fared well in the downturn compared to other developed
nations, a sure sign its natural resources, skilled workforce and
advanced and accessible infrastructure help to ensure a healthy
Government policies tend to encourage foreign investment and
recognise the benefit offered by the globalisation of industries
and services. There are substantial opportunities and support
services (such as Austrade) available to those looking to base
their Asia Pacific headquarters in Australia, invest in an existing
business or invest in or undertake major projects.
However, despite these favourable features, there are hurdles to
new or inexperienced players in the market arising from the
complexity of the regulatory regime and the fact laws may vary
between the states and territories of Australia.
This guide is designed to help those venturing into the
Australian market navigate their way through the maze of
legislation so as to identify and maximise the many opportunities
that are available.
A comprehensive list of DLA Piper contacts has been provided at
the back of this guide, if you require any further assistance. With
offices in five Australian cities and as one of the world's
largest legal services organisations, DLA Piper is well-placed to
provide strategic and practical advice to those considering a move
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This publication is intended as a general overview and
discussion of the subjects dealt with. It is not intended to be,
and should not used as, a substitute for taking legal advice in any
specific situation. DLA Piper Australia will accept no
responsibility for any actions taken or not taken on the basis of
DLA Piper Australia is part of DLA Piper, a global law firm,
operating through various separate and distinct legal entities. For
further information, please refer to www.dlapiper.com
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