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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
    04 August 2020
    Regulator finds its teeth: Australian supermarket giant issued with record fine for spam breaches
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/australian-supermarket-giant-issued-with-record-fine-for-spam-breaches

    Australian supermarket giant, Woolworths, was recently issued a record AUD$1,003,800 infringement notice by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), for multiple, significant breaches of the Spam Act ...

  3. Legal news
    02 July 2020
    Changes to Foreign Investment – Protecting Australia's national security
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/changes-to-foreign-investment-protecting-australias-national-security

    On 5 June 2020 the Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Australia announced major proposed amendments to Australia's foreign investment review regime. These amendments are planned to take effect from 1 January 2021.

  4. Legal news
    23 April 2020
    "Signing" by email and other virtual means (including NSW amendments on 22 April) in Australia
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/signing-by-email-and-other-virtual-means-including-nsw-amendments-on-22-april-in-australia

    As a result of governmental responses to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many companies have their employees working from home. This combined with "social distancing" creates substantial difficulties in executing ...

  5. Legal news
    27 March 2020
    High Court of Australia - officer of a company
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/high-court-of-australia---officer-of-a-company

    The High Court of Australia has made it clear that even when a person does not hold a formal "office" within a company, that person may still have duties and responsibilities as an "officer" of the company under the ...