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Brisbane: Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Act (FITS)

15 March 2019

MinterEllison, Level 22, Waterfront Place, 1 Eagle Street, Brisbane

FOREIGN INFLUENCE TRANSPARENCY SCHEME ACT (FITS)
BUSINESS SEMINAR

DATE:    Friday 15 March 2019
TIME:     12.15pm registration for 12.30 - 1.30pm 
VENUE:  MinterEllison, Level 22, Waterfront Place, 1 Eagle Street, Brisbane

ACBC QLD in association with Minter Ellison, are pleased to offer an important briefing on the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Act and its implications for business people engaged in activities in and with China.

With the commencement of the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Act (FITS), persons acting on behalf of foreign principals are required to register arrangements that can influence government decision-making and political processes.  A broad set of rules apply to address the issue of foreign influence in Australia, through the requirement to register and make transparent certain arrangements.

Attend this briefing session to hear about the FITS Act. A 30-minute briefing will be provided with the opportunity to raise questions, followed by networking and some light refreshments.

TOPICS COVERED

  • Who qualifies as a foreign principal?
  • What kinds of activities will be caught?
  • When will I need to register business activities?
 
PRESENTERS
MELISSA LAI, SENIOR ASSOCIATE, MINTERELLISON
Mellissa Lai is a senior associate in the MinterEllison Capital Markets and Corporate team and a key member of the foreign investment advisory practice. She has assisted clients in a number of industries following the introduction of the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Act.
She has also acted on numerous high-profile M&A, real estate and equity capital market transactions from a foreign investment advisory perspective, including assisting private foreign clients and foreign government investors in the healthcare, agribusiness, aged care, real estate, major infrastructure, energy and resources and education sectors.
 
TICKETS

Member:                                 Complimentary
Non-Member:                         $55 (+GST and booking fees)
RSVP:                                     Friday 8 March 2019 (subject to availability)

 
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