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Legal Considerations When Doing Business in Australia Lisa Butler Admitted in Western Australia. Not Admitted in Texas. AACC Energy Conference 6 February 2015
2 squirepattonboggs.com 2 Disclaimer The content of this presentation is general in nature and should not be construed as legal advice related to individual situations or as legal opinions concerning such situations. Counsel should be consulted for planning and advice. The application of laws and statutes may vary depending on particular circumstances. Squire Patton Boggs does not assume liability for any damage that may be caused to anyone as a result of any action or omission on the basis of the information contained herein.
3 squirepattonboggs.com 3 What’s similar? Many things, but most importantly, the fundamentals… Common Law Federal System Commonwealth State/Territory Local Procedures, processes and principles Example: Business Structures
4 squirepattonboggs.com 4 What have other investors found noteworthy? Australia’s employment laws The “NES” Unfair dismissal OHS Superannuation What is the “PPSA”??? Protecting your personal property Relatively new legislation Broad scope and significant impact
5 squirepattonboggs.com 5 Some tips… Finding the right information Background research Specific due diligence Interacting with Government Who should you speak to? Their processes and timeframe. Knowing their approach and policy! For more information – check out our Doing Business in Australia guide.
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