Over half of Australian businesses are doing business overseas through trade, investment and cross-border transactions. The world has become much smaller and closer, and Australian businesses are now fully integrated as part of the greater Asian market.
Australia’s free trade agreement with China, the highly debated Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement and Australia’s recent dispute with big tobacco in Singapore have drawn public and political attention to Investor State Dispute Settlement, or ISDS.
Against the backdrop of the China Australia Free Trade Agreement (“CHAFTA”) an increasing number of Australian businesses are investing in the Chinese market, especially in the growing area of professional services.
On 14 September 2015 the Australian Liberal Party voted to remove the Hon Tony Abbott as leader of the Australian Liberal Party and to replace him with the Hon Malcolm Turnbull.
Moulis Legal’s Christopher Hewitt, Emily Murphy and Macky Markar discuss how Australian businesses can protect their intellectual property in China using legal, administrative and commercial strategies.
The proposed China Australia Free Trade Agreement will open up new opportunities for Australian businesses interested in accessing the dynamic Chinese marketplace.