Australia’s geographic proximity, wealth of attractive assets, political stability and predictable legal environment make it an attractive destination for China outbound investment.
In 2009, China became Australia’s second-largest source of foreign direct investment and Australia’s single largest export destination. China’s Ministry of Commerce has predicted that China’s foreign direct investment will reach a record US$100bn in 2011.
We have already seen significant investment in the mining, energy and resources sectors but China outbound investment is diversifying, with food, agriculture, chemical and technology sectors becoming desirable targets for outbound investment from China.
King & Wood Mallesons’ China Outbound team is at the forefront of these developments, advising clients in a number of industries on their investments into Australia.
King & Wood Mallesons provides strategic legal advice to clients throughout Asia and has extensive experience advising Chinese companies pursuing investment opportunities in Australia.
Our team of partners assists Chinese investors throughout the region on financing, negotiating, structuring and securing regulatory approvals for transactions in a number of industries.
Our unified approach across all of our offices ensures consistency of legal excellence and seamless client service, including a co-ordinated bilingual service.
Our lawyers work together closely to provide our clients with specialist advice tailored for the particular needs of their transaction, location and industry.
King & Wood Mallesons has extensive experience in the project management of multi-jurisdictional transactions.
We have established good working relationships with top law firms and local counsel across a wide range of areas internationally and are currently engaged on, or have completed work in, a number of jurisdictions throughout Asia.
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