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Foreign Investment

We help foreign investors to navigate the extensive FIRB approval process in Australia and acquire property.

We guide foreign purchasers through the complex approval process of obtaining FIRB approval of property in Australia, the conveyancing process and structuring advice.

As a foreign buyer, if you are looking to purchase property in Australia, there are complex foreign investment regulations and laws that can make it challenging and costly to invest in Australia.

We are here to help!

Our experienced lawyers can guide you through the process of obtaining approval by the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB).

We can provide specialist advice on the costs involved in an acquisition including FIRB approval, stamp duty and ancillary costs. Our team provides you with strategic advice on the best way to structure your acquisition and we can assist you in establishing that structure.

We can provide you with advice on the Contract of Sale so that you understand the terms and your obligations. Our team helps you achieve a successful outcome by undertaking due diligence at the outset and advising you in a clear and timely manner to give you peace of mind that your acquisition in Australia will satisfy Australian laws.

Foreign investment advisory service to assist foreign purchasers

  • Advice on Foreign Investment and Takeovers Act 1975
  • Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) approval applications
  • Property and planning due diligence
  • Advice on Contract of Sale and Vendor’s Statement (Section 32)
  • Conveyancing
  • Structuring advice and implementation

Our Foreign Investment Lawyers

Kristy Muhlhan

Principal

Kristy Muhlhan

Principal
LL.B (HONS) GRAD DIP. L.P., GAICD.
Kristy heads the Property, Planning & Development practice at Burke & Associates Lawyers. She is a passionate lawyer with over a decade of experience in all aspects of property law and development.

George Hanger

Associate

George Hanger

Associate
LL.B BA
George was admitted to legal practice in May 2015 after completing a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Laws at Monash University.

Stewart Davis

Associate

Stewart Davis

Associate
As well as property law, Stewart has had exposure to VACT administration matters and commercial law, particularly servicing developer clients.

Peter Hall

Lawyer

Peter Hall

Lawyer
Peter deals mainly with both residential and commercial conveyancing, and leasing agreements.
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