Foreign-owned subsidiaries tend to walk a fine line between complying and administering a parent company’s requests, while maintaining a workable Australian operation (from a legal and practical perspective).
This balancing act is compounded in Australia when a Federal election is called. The rules of the game will ultimately change depending on which of the major parties forms government and businesses, both domestic and foreign, will be impacted by those changes.
In readiness for the election on 18 May 2019, we identified key pledges affecting certain industries and areas of law affecting our foreign-owned subsidiary clients.
Likely to be implemented by the party that forms government, the points below may affect the way your client’s foreign-owned subsidiary operates in Australia post 18 May.
|Employment and Migration
|Infrastructure & Government contracts
|Climate and environment
||Climate and environment
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Mark Metzeling is the highest-ranked Queensland lawyer for trade mark prosecution and strategy. He is a qualified solicitor and registered Trade Marks attorney, who has a Masters of Intellectual Property Laws, a Master of Laws and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Biochemistry). Mark is an expert in intellectual property strategy, brand protection and securing Trade Mark rights. Contact Mark at Mark.Metzeling@mk.com.au or connect via LinkedIn .
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