Whether you are an Australian company looking to do business internationally, or a foreign business looking to invest or set up operations in Australia, Piper Alderman has the expertise and experience to successfully guide you to your desired outcome. Our trusted team has advised domestic and international clients on all aspects of international business including cross-border transactions, international trade, foreign investment and disputes.

We regularly advise international clients on executing their investment, trade and international expansion strategies in Australia. Setting up business in any foreign country can present a wide variety of issues and our talented team has an intimate knowledge of how these issues need to be addressed in Australia. We ensure that material legal issues are identified and addressed and we provide access to our professional networks to ensure all aspects of our international clients’ Australian operations are dealt with seamlessly.

We also regularly advise clients on the application of inbound 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.

For Australian clients who are expanding their operations internationally or have cross-border legal needs, we maintain a wide, non-exclusive network of international law firms throughout the globe. This means we are able to facilitate on-the-ground advice from experienced and trusted lawyers in the relevant local jurisdiction.

Our status as an independent Australian law firm with no exclusive ties to a global law firm brand, also means we are regularly selected by clients and overseas law firms to avoid conflicts with international firms.

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.

Foreign Investment & Trade

Mergers & Acquisitions

Commercial Contracts

Corporate Governance

Regulatory Compliance & Investigations


Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Property & Development

Litigation Funding

Doing Business in Australia Guide


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