COMPETITION AND CONSUMER PROTECTION -
Australia has extensive competition and consumer laws dealing with, among other things, the promotion of competition and consumer protection. This section provides an introduction...more
COURT AND LEGAL SYSTEM -
The Australian legal system is modelled on the English common law system of judge-made (or case) law and written (statutory) law made by the various parliaments.
The federal and state...more
There are a variety of laws dealing with the protection of intellectual property (IP) in Australia. These laws provide for the creation of legal rights to the exclusive use or ownership of...more
COMPANY LAW -
Some general matters relating to company law in Australia are discussed below.
REGULATORY SCHEME -
The Corporations Act principally regulates companies, their incorporation, the acquisition...more
AN INTRODUCTION TO AUSTRALIA -
Australia is a federation comprised of six states and two territories. The federal government, based in the capital city of Canberra, is known as the Commonwealth of Australia. Australia...more
REGULATION OF FOREIGN INVESTMENT -
One of the first matters a foreign investor must consider when planning to invest in Australia is the impact of Australia’s foreign investment policy.
MAJOR FORMS OF BUSINESS ORGANISATION -
A foreign company or investor proposing to establish a business in Australia may choose from a number of different entities or forms of business organisation. Each of these forms...more
INVESTMENT INCENTIVES -
Generally, Canadian companies are expected to be self-supporting, but for companies involved in export development, there are several types of investment incentive programs which are designed to...more
Canada has a vibrant Internet community. Because of the great expansion of the Internet in Canadian homes and businesses, Canada and its provinces have, in recent years, regulated Internet activity and...more
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROTECTION -
Effectively protecting a business’s intellectual property rights has become an increasingly important element of safeguarding the success of many businesses nowadays. The following is...more
SECURITIES REGULATION -
The principal stated purpose of Canadian securities legislation is to preserve the integrity of capital markets and to protect the investing public. In Canada, there is not yet federal...more