Our international trade and investment team help to resolve the impact of regulations mandated by the foreign countries on your international business. We help clients overcome commercial obstacles related to market access and import and export-related difficulties that result from government intervention and market regulations worldwide.

We deal with domestic regulations governing import and export trade flows and investment, as well as the impact of international treaties on such regulations, including public international (treaty and customary) law, international economic integration processes, and the practical implementation of elaborate international trade agreements and arrangements.

We help clients access new export markets, resolve foreign investment restrictions, eliminate illegal foreign tariffs, remove discriminatory foreign regulations, and successfully defend against anti-dumping, anti-subsidy, safeguard and trade sanctions proceedings.

Wherever you are going, we have already been there.


  • overseas investing

  • foreign investment into Australia

  • commodity trading both domestically and internationally


FIRB Applications: Acted in over 25 applications to FIRB for approvals in relation to overseas investments into Australian mining projects, LNG projects, gas production projects, pastoral companies, abattoirs, energy projects and infrastructure projects.

Critical Infrastructure Approvals: Acted in numerous projects in resolving issues for investment into Australia’s critical infrastructure.

We act on monthly retainer with a trading arm of Shougang Steel Company of Beijing in relation to all of its Australian commodity supply arrangements.

Acting for numerous companies in achieving success investments overseas such as development of the Las Lagos gas project in Argentina, a series of 40MW coal fired power stations in Qinghai, China, gas extraction and transportation projects in PNG, and minerals projects in PNG, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.

  • Emma Salerno

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Your business is unique and so are your legal needs. Our lawyers treat every case with the attention to detail which gives us an edge. Book a consultation today. Call us on +61 8 9169 2206 to get in touch with our WA office or +61 7 5575 8011 to reach our QLD office.