Foreign Investment & Trade

Piper Alderman advises domestic clients with an outward looking focus on trade and investment opportunities around the world as they avail themselves of the macro trends driving growth and consumption, particularly in Asia. We also advise foreign based clients on executing their investment and trade strategies in Australia as they too see the opportunities to diversify global portfolios with investments across asset classes.

Our partners are experienced in cross-border transactions, trade and disputes. A number of our lawyers have worked in top-tier and magic circle firms in the UK, US and Asia.

We advise on a range of matters including the application of foreign investment rules and obtaining approvals, as well as trade related commercial agreements such as collaboration and joint venture arrangements with off-shore partners, international distribution, licensing and agency relationships.

We are proud of our status as an independent Australian firm with no exclusive ties to a global law firm brand. As a member of two elite global networks of law firms we have pursued a strategy of aligning ourselves with relationship firms across the world rather than competing with them. This gives us global reach into excellent firms to service our clients’ out-bound trade and investment activities. We share market intelligence and exchange information, opportunities and referrals with our network firms and build those all-important relationships.

View the latest edition of Piper Alderman’s Doing Business in Australia Guide here. The Guide provides a general overview of the legal and regulatory environment in which organisations doing business in Australia must operate.


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