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Doing Business in Australia

3 October 2013

Is your company planning on doing business in Australia? If so, you will need to know the latest legal, political, and regulatory issues that span a range of challenges and opportunities when entering the market down under. 

On October 3, K&L Gates hosted a complimentary webinar that included a panel of the firm's Australian partners addressing a range of legal issues to provide a comprehensive grasp on the business operating environment in Australia. Topics that were addressed include:

  • Competition: An overview of Australia's competition, consumer protection and anti-corruption laws.
  • Corporate: General overview of business structures, M&A, ASX listing, insider trading.
  • Employment and Workplace Safety: Complying with employment terms for employees including relevant systems and processes, industrial relations issues and managing workplace safety regulations.
  • Intellectual Property: Unique aspect of patents, trade mark protection and the role of Australian regulatory bodies in enforcing IP rights.
  • Project Finance and Investment: Understanding the Foreign Investment Regime, strengths of project finance in resources sector and overview of Australian finance.
  • Tax: Australian taxation of non resident investors, transfer pricing and recent legislative changes.


  • Murray Deakin - Antitrust, Competition & Trade Regulation partner, Sydney
  • Alice DeBoos - Labor, Employment and Workplace Safety partner, Sydney
  • Philip Diviny - Tax partner, Melbourne
  • Jane Owen - Intellectual Property partner, Sydney
  • Simon Salter - Energy, Infrastructure and Resources partner, Perth
  • Chris Scott - Energy, Infrastructure and Resources special counsel, Perth

This program is the first in an ongoing series of complimentary webinars that K&L Gates will be hosting on Doing Business Globally. Click here to learn more about the series.