Asia and International

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Asia and International

Lavan's extensive network of clients in Asia, combined with our geographic proximity and close business and cultural ties to the region mean that we can deliver better commercial outcomes and timely advice to investors based in Asia who are seeking opportunities in Australia and to Australian companies seeking opportunities in Asia.

As your trusted partner, Lavan's experienced team of lawyers will work with you to maximise the potential and value of your investments in Australia and in Asia.

Corporate Services & Finance

Lavan's team has extensive cross border experience, is culturally literate and highly networked across Asia.

Finance

Lavan is experienced in the variety and complexities of transactions involving the raising of capital, both through the markets and private equity.  This includes early and expansion stage capital investments involving venture capital, exit strategies involving trade sales, IPOs and sales to management, leveraged buy-outs, management buy-in, private equity fundraising, leveraged acquisition finance and management participation plans.  We act for many of the major banks.

Advice on regulatory issues affecting acquisitions and disposals

Lavan acts on behalf of individuals, syndicates, joint ventures and trusts in the acquisition and disposal of significant assets in the mining, technology, agriculture and industrial sectors and provides innovative solutions to complex acquisition projects.  You will need detailed advice and prompt documentation of syndicate agreements, acquisition contracts and due diligence - this is our strength.

Foreign investment

Lavan can assist you through the process of securing approvals for complex investments across a range of sectors.  Lavan will tailor a team drawing on lawyers with specialist expertise in finance, tax, property and planning who can ensure your transaction meets all foreign investment requirements.

Structuring

Lavan takes pride in being available at the earliest stages of projects to provide assistance in the structuring of transactions that can deliver flexibility, minimise risk and stamp duty and maximise tax benefits for projects.  Fee structures are designed to complement project income streams, allowing you to utilise our expertise in projects at early stages at minimal cost to the proponents.

Tax

Lavan advises on all aspects of corporate tax including Capital Gains Tax, rollover relief, demergers, tax consolidation and transfer pricing.  We also provide advice and guidance on the recently updated rules on the Taxation of Financial Arrangements.  Transactions across all industry sectors are affected by a myriad of taxes at both Commonwealth and State levels.  Lavan will provide assistance and advice on taxes affecting all businesses such as duties and withholding tax.

Property Services

Lavan has an extensive and first-hand knowledge of the Western Australian property market.  We also have an extensive network of relationships with private property developers, property focussed investment funds and hospitality operations in Asia.  As a result, we can offer synergistic opportunities that will add further value to your investments.

Property acquisitions and disposals

Lavan acts on behalf of individuals, syndicates, joint ventures and trusts in the due diligence and acquisition of significant real estate, hospitality and hotel assets and provides innovative solutions to complex acquisition projects.  We handle all types of disposals of land and other related assets (including businesses).

Planning

Lavan has one of the most experienced private sector planning law teams in Western Australia.  We have the industry knowledge and contacts to advocate your interests and expedite the approval process.

Land and property development

Lavan’s services comprise documentation of complex joint venture arrangements, project management agreements and financial arrangements.

Land joint ventures and development agreements

Lavan has extensive experience in structuring the development of land by multiple parties.  Our documentation is structured to maximise profit advantages for participants in projects.

Off the plan sales

Lavan regularly prepares contracts for off the plan apartment sales for both large and small developments and regularly acts for financiers in reviewing off the plan sale contracts.  We will handle the off the plan sale process from contract preparation to settlement including structuring advice when setting up the strata scheme and advising on strict ongoing disclosure obligations under the Strata Titles legislation.

Settlements

Lavan is experienced in handling settlements for a wide range of land based transactions for individuals, private and government developers and also sales of distressed assets for banks and insolvency practitioners.

Private equity for land acquisition

Lavan acts for private equity participants acquiring and developing land in Western Australia.

Leasing

Lavan's commercial and retail leasing practice represents major landlords and tenants throughout the State.  We negotiate and prepare tailored lease agreements and provide practical advice and solutions.