The Richest Migrants Choose Australia

Why are the wealthiest migrants  heading to Australia?  With over 7000 millionaires arriving “Down Under” in the last 12  months, it is led by Asian investors who account for 90 percent of high-net-worth individuals migrating to Australia.  According to the Gratton Institute, this is the highest net migration of millionaires to any country last year. …

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Lowy Institute Asia Power Index

Ross & Julia Koffel of Koffels Solicitors & Barristers, recently attended the Australian launch of the Lowy Institute Asia Power Index, an analytical tool that dissects the power ranking of 25 Asia-Pacific countries across eight separate measures and 114 indicators.   As far west as Pakistan, north to Russia and including Australia, New Zealand and the …

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Do You Need a Pre-Nup?

In Australia, ‘pre-nuptial agreements’ are a type of Binding Financial Agreement (or ‘ BFA’).   BFAs can be made before, during or after a marriage or de facto relationship.  The type of BFA we address in this article is the type made before entering into a marriage or de facto relationship. What is a Binding Financial …

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IR Global Australasian Regional Meeting Held in Sydney

Daniel Baldovin, of Chapman Eastway Chartered Accountants offered their central Sydney premises for the meeting of 15 attendees, including 2 IR Global members from New Zealand.  Chapman Eastway Partner, Sean Cortis, welcomed the group, and gave a brief profile of their firm. The group represented a broad range of services including; legal, accounting and IP, …

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the Minimising Corporate Liability: Advice from Outside Counsel publication we have created in conjunction with the ACC

Top three things to consider in Australia with regard to director liabilities / reporting to the board? 01. In Australia, there are separate jurisdictions for each state and territory, as well as the commonwealth jurisdictions which govern the whole of Australia. It is important for individuals or companies to understand that law and regulations may …

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