Investing in a foreign country or venture takes courage, foresight, precision and intellectual clarity.  Qualities you expect from your legal advisers.

For many international companies, we are the preferred supplier of complex legal advice in Australia.  And for Australian companies seeking opportunities in Asia and abroad, we bring a depth of resources, expertise and experience to successfully handle complex matters across international borders.

Our team operates beyond geography with local firm relationships in China, Japan and India, and draws on a diverse selection of expert advisers appropriate to the location and the situation.

We deliver solutions that work for you across a wide range of industries including mining and resources, energy, technology, health and life sciences, agriculture, real estate and, manufacturing and financial services.

Our technical expertise covers all aspects of foreign investment and the requirements of the Foreign Investment Review Board, equity capital markets, banking and finance, projects and infrastructure,property development, planning and environment, investment structuring, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures.  For established operations we provide ongoing advice and support in areas such as employment and industrial relations,workplace health and safety, intellectual property, taxation and trade agreements.


Our China Practice consists of a dedicated group of lawyers and consultants who advise on investment with China.  Our experience with China means we are able to offer a solid understanding of China's business culture and expectations.

We offer innovative thinking and help clients respond to opportunities and to anticipate legal and commercial issues affecting their business.

Our China practice focuses on the following industry sectors: resources and energy, food and agriculture, financial services and technology and telecommunications.

For more information on doing business with China please click on the links below:


It’s almost impossible to overstate the importance of Australia’s relationship with Japan when it comes to business.  Japan is one of Australia’s most important and strategic international business partners with an ever-evolving partnership that extends over 50 years.

We provide a range of legal services for Japanese business and investors as well as Australian business seeking investors, business opportunities or market entry into Japan.

We combine expertise with local knowledge to meet Japanese expectations in business, including the promise of quality and innovation.  We understand that correct business etiquette, practice and tradition is as important as the business transaction itself.


As one of the world’s fastest growing emerging economies, India offers a unique and almost endless array of opportunities for business investment.  Indian investors, both private and corporate are looking to new markets and Australian business, particularly in the technology, telecommunications and energy sectors, is well placed to attract Indian capital.

Our shared language and common interests combined with similar legal and government systems makes doing business with India quite straightforward.  Many sectors that were previously closed to foreign interests have opened up, including the telecommunication, infrastructure, power, petroleum and transport sectors and competition is now encouraged.

For international enquiries please contact Partner, John Kettle.