Resulting from the increasing global demand for food and agricultural stalwarts particularly grains, sugar, beef, lamb, cotton and wool, the Australian agricultural sector has experienced significant growth, ultimately presenting a range of complex legal, political and economic challenges.
Worth over $250 billion, over recent years the sector has experienced a significant increase in exports, foreign trade and inbound investment into all stages of the production cycle from downstream and upstream processes to transport and trade.
Our team of specialist lawyers has the skills, expertise and industry insights required to navigate the legal issues surrounding acquisitions, divestments, asset sales, capital raisings, foreign investment, property ownership and usage, commodity trading, investment structures, funding, trade finance and tax.
Having acted for a variety of key industry players, we regularly advise in relation to the preparation of agreements, establishment of governance structures, government and cross-border trade, intellectual property rights, due diligence, regulatory environment and Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) approvals. Our team of specialist lawyers offer skills across multidisciplinary practice areas allowing us to provide comprehensive and strategic legal advice that assists our clients to achieve the best possible outcomes.