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Canberra: ACBC ACT Briefing - Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Act 2018

21 March 2019

PwC Canberra, 28 Sydney Ave, Forrest ACT 2603

Date: Thursday 21 March 2019

Time: 9.00 - 10.30am

Location: PwC Canberra, 28 Sydney Ave, Forrest ACT 2603

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/acbc-act-briefing-foreign-influence-transparency-scheme-act-2018-tickets-57953132379


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.

Attend this briefing session to hear about the FITS, including on issues such as:

  • Who is a foreign principal?
  • What kinds of activities will be caught?
  • When will I need to register activities done by my business?

A 30 minute briefing will be provided with the opportunity to raise questions. 

** This is a members-only event **



Mellissa Lai

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.