Global Investment

Bennett & Philp Lawyers advises clients from all parts of the globe, including overseas investors, professional services firms, joint-venture capitalists, retirement investors and wealthy individuals. We have established connections in the United States, United Kingdom, on the Continent, in New Guinea and New Zealand and throughout Asia. In China, we have established networks with a number of law firms, commercial entities and stakeholders who require legal advice on doing business in Australia and who are also looking for opportunities to facilitate the expansion of Australian businesses into their own jurisdictions.

Bennett & Philp Lawyers confirms Australia welcomes business investment and offers a range of business advantages including a resilient and diverse economy, pro-business government and a solid growth forecast. Australia’s low operating costs, highly skilled workforce, strong and broad range of industries, and strategic Asia-Pacific location create an attractive investment destination. 

Our firm's success is attributed to our ability to develop and maintain close business relationships with our clients - who are entering the Queensland market or are expanding their Australian businesses off-shore. Our expertise covers a broad range of sectors, including real estate, construction, health and aged care, agriculture, tourism, mining and science industries.

Our highly trained team of legal professionals specialise in end-to-end cross-border corporate acquisitions and sales, mergers and demergers, joint ventures, partnerships and corporate structuring. We advise a number of off-shore commercial entities and stakeholders, who value our depth of international experience and expertise, particularly in relation to the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) rules and regulations.

Our Corporate & Commercial Team members have substantial experience in negotiating complex domestic and international commercial transactions, and drafting and reviewing commercial contracts and agreements including joint-venture agreements and agreements for goods and services, equipment, consultancy and sub-contractor agreements, tenders, contracts for the purchase of property, mortgages, as well as securities, debt collection and consumer law.

We also have an award winning Intellectual Property Team which is regularly engaged by foreign investors. Intellectual Property (IP) due diligence is crucial for many sizeable business acquisitions to ensure that valuable rights are not lost, or in some cases, unknowingly abandoned.

With transactional experience and knowledge of international issues, our legal teams ensure mergers and acquisition transactions are completed both efficiently and without risk. We are there every step of the way from the formulation of contracts for the sale of shares, corporate loans, shareholder agreements and much more.