Malcolm is a partner in our Canberra office where he specialises in advising clients on Australia's foreign investment regime. He is an expert in the application of the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 and Australia's Foreign Investment Policy and the impact these have on proposed investments into Australia. Malcolm has over 27 years’ experience in the area.
He has advised on the application of Australia's Foreign Investment Policy in relation to many major transactions and developments. As a result of his wide experience he has a unique understanding of the issues and sensitivities surrounding foreign investment.
Through his work, Malcolm deals daily with officers of the Foreign Investment and Trade Policy Division of the Federal Treasury in respect to all matters that require foreign investment notification.
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The release of the rules supports the Government’s 11 February announcement of changes to the rural land threshold which is now at A$15 million.
Lower screening thresholds for foreign investment in agricultural land will operate from 1 March 2015.
A new Report examines the benefits of foreign investment in residential property and whether it is boosting supply of new housing and benefiting local industry.
There is significant focus on the changes that are likely to impact the treatment of Chinese investors under Australia’s foreign investment regime.
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