Russell Kennedy Lawyers, the Ally Law member firm located in Melbourne and Canberra, Australia, has published its Doing Business and Investing in Australia Guide providing a general overview of the key legal issues of which foreign organizations should be aware when seeking to do business in or invest in Australia. Topics covered include an overview on how to do business in Australia, an explanation of the Foreign Investment Review Board and other regulatory bodies, and the state of the law on corruption and bribery. The Guide covers employee-related topics such as industrial relations, occupational safety and health, and employment taxes. Trademark, patent, and copyright laws are covered in the intellectual property section. Review the Guide to find your topic of interest.
To provide context for those investigating business opportunities in Australia, the Guide sets out a brief history of Australia and describes the demographics. The Guide also offers extensive discussion of the key considerations for foreign companies interested in Australia in areas such as data security and privacy, competition and consumer law, as well as general information on taxation. The Guide does not purport to substitute for the specific legal advice you will require in order to set up shop in or invest in Australia, but rather provides a starting point for meeting with your Ally Law member firm when you are ready to investigate Australian prospects.
Other Ally Law member firms across the globe have published various business and legal guides specific to their jurisdictions; see the Ally Law Business Guides page. In addition, Ally Law members have published a jurisdiction-by-jurisdiction overview of the law of attorney-client privilege as it pertains to corporate in-house counsel: Attorney-Client Privilege In The Global Context. Ally Law member firms stay apprised of the latest developments and best practices in all legal areas affecting your business and investments. For more information about our services in this area, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.