Chinese Investors Doing Business in Australia

If you would like to invest in Australia, you need a trusted legal adviser with local knowledge.

Finlaysons is one of Australia’s oldest & most respected law firms.

Finlaysons can help you:

  • comply with Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB), Corporations Law, Immigration Law, Labour Law and Taxation Law
  • set up business structures including companies, trusts, joint ventures
  • liaise with government.

Finlaysons provides advice in all areas of law, but has special expertise in:

  • agribusiness, food & dairy, seafood
  • biotechnology
  • clean (renewable) energy
  • mining, oil & gas
  • next generation IT
  • property - residential & commercial real estate/development
  • tax & superannuation (pensions)
  • wine.

Finlaysons can also assist you with non-legal services and arrange accounting, education and translation services.

Recent China assignments include:

  • acting for Australian winery selling 50% interest to Chinese partner, and subsequently acting for joint venture for wine production & Chinese distribution
  • assisting Chinese investor acquire interests in Australian vineyards and equity stake in Australian winemaker
  • helping Australian winemakers distribute wine in China
  • acting for Australian/Chinese uranium mining joint venture
  • assisting Chinese private investors in acquisition of minerals sands deposit, including negotiation with landowners
  • supporting Chinese investor to develop & sell high-density residential apartment and multi-use property development in CBD
  • advising Chinese investor on Australian tax consequences of various structures for investment in Australian property
  • advising Chinese national on Australian tax consequences of owning business interests in China through Hong Kong
  • advising Chinese investors on Australian consequences of establishing a Hong Kong company to purchase & distribute primary produce in China

For further information, please contact Michael Butler: Partner in Charge, Finlaysons China Team: +61 8 8235 7400 or