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.

Economy & Infrastructure

Foreign Investment & Acquisitions

Competition & Consumer Law

Financial Regulation

IT & E-Commerce


Anti Money Laundering & Counter-Terrorism Financing

Bribery & Corruption

Energy & Resources

Therapeutic Goods


Gordon Grieve

Chairman of Partners

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