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Perth: Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Information Session

07 March 2019

Level 4, Allendale Square, 77 St Georges Tce, Perth WA

ACBC WA in association with MinterEllison, are please to invite you to attend an important briefing on the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme ACT (FITS) and the implications for business people engaged in activities in and with China, on Thursday, 7 March 2019.

With the commencement of the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Act (FITS), persons acting on behalf of foreign principals are required to register arrangements that can influence government decision-making and political processes.
A broad set of rules apply to address the issue of foreign influence in Australia, through the requirement to register and make transparent certain arrangements. We encourage members to attend this session, due to the severe penalties for non-compliance with FITS.
Hear about the FITS, including the following issues:
  • Who is a foreign principal?
  • What kinds of activities will be caught?
  • When will I need to register activities done by my business?
The session comprises of a 30minute briefing, followed by Q&A with an opportunity to network. Light refreshments will be provided.

  • DATE: Thursday, 7 March 2019
  • TIME: 3:00pm - 5:30pm finish
  • COST: $55 Non-Members; FREE for ACBC Members. Members please enter the code provided via email to access discounted tickets or email eventswa@acbc.com.au to receive the code again.
  • LOCATION: Level 4, Allendale Square, 77 St Georges Tce, Perth WA
  • RSVP: Please RSVP your attendance to this event by Wednesday 6 March COB, 2019.


Mellissa Lai | Senior Associate | MinterEllison

Mellissa Lai is a senior associate in the MinterEllison Capital Markets and Corporate team and a key member of the foreign investment advisory practice. She has assisted clients in a number of industries following the introduction of the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Act. She has also acted on numerous high-profile M&A, real estate and equity capital market transactions from a foreign investment advisory perspective, including assisting private foreign clients and foreign government investors in the healthcare, agribusiness, aged care, real estate, major infrastructure, energy and resources and education sectors.


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