Foreign Investment

The Australian government has broad powers to block foreign investments into Australia on 'national interest' grounds. Any foreign investment over a certain size threshold or any investment at all in particular sectors of the Australian economy will require approval. 

If approval is not sought in a timely and efficient manner or, if the approval application relates to a so called "sensitive" industry and is not handled in an expert fashion, difficulties may arise. AH has good relations with the elements of the Australian Government involved in obtaining the necessary approvals, and has accumulated significant expertise in gaining such approvals and avoiding such difficulties.

AH personnel have, for example, been centrally involved in some of the more "sensitive" foreign investment approval applications, as well as less publicly contentious approvals in certain other industries.

Click here for information regarding the latest changes to the foreign investment rules in Australia.