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  1. Legal news
    29 January 2020
    Funds, FIRB and foreign government investment: the basics
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/funds-firb-and-foreign-government-investment-the-basics

    Foreign investment in Australia is heavily regulated. This is particularly the case where the investor includes foreign government funding. This article looks at the circumstances in which a foreign government entity ...

  2. Legal news
    09 September 2019
    The Importance Of Keeping Proper Financial Books And Records
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/the-importance-of-keeping-proper-financial-books-and-records

    A recent decision of Justice Rees of the Supreme Court of New South Wales confirms the importance of keeping proper financial books and records in the context of insolvency.

  3. Legal news
    01 April 2020
    FIRB update: Reducing the monetary thresholds and extending the review period
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/firb-update-reducing-the-monetary-thresholds-and-extending-the-review-period

    On 29 March 2020 the Treasurer announced two significant changes to Australia's foreign investment rules. The changes are effectively immediately (but will not apply to transactions entered into before 10.30pm on 29 ...

  4. Legal news
    06 May 2021
    Bigtech entry in the payment sector raises potential competition law risks according to the French Competition Authority
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/bigtech-entry-in-the-payment-sector-raises-potential-competition-law-risks

    On 29 April The French Competition Authority (FCA) published its report on the Fintech sector (available here, in French). This report follows its payment sector inquiry launched in January 2020, which primarily focused ...

  5. Legal news
    13 August 2019
    Regulation of Digital Platforms in Australia and UK
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/regulation-of-digital-platforms-in-australia-and-uk

    A look at the recent Australian and UK inquiries, and what the new wave of regulation of digital platforms (and, in Australia, media and journalism) might look like in 2019 and beyond.

  6. Legal news
    20 December 2018
    Technology & Communications: Challenges, Opportunities and Predictions for 2019
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/global/technology-and-communications-challenges-opportunities-and-predictions-for-2019

    As we approach the start of a new year we have asked our legal experts supporting technology & communications clients from around the world to identify some of the challenges and opportunities the sector is likely to ...