Our lawyers assist clients in all areas of Asian business due to our extensive experience in advising Asian business clients ranging from subsidiary companies through to large multinational corporations on a variety of matters across the property, real estate, commercial and business migration / immigration spaces.
Understanding the geographical, political and commercial dynamics
Ramsden Lawyers’ commercial lawyers understand the geographic, political and commercial significance of Australia’s relationship with Asia due to our unique geographical proximity in South East Asia. We acknowledge that the consumer links Australia and Asia share have been overwhelmingly positive and mutually beneficial, but also that the high number of transactions have resulted in an increase in commercial disputes. Our business lawyers can assist both in optimising your transactions to minimise risk and the chance of litigation as well as providing our services in the event that disputes do become litigious.
Leader in the provision of legal advice to Asia-based clients
Our goal is to act as an intermediary between Australia and Asia. Situated on the Gold Coast, we have the capacity to act as a catalyst for trade across international borders by providing our well-developed understanding of the working relationships between Australia and Asia and their respective legal paradigms, commercial practices and cultural differences.
We can assist both Australian and Asian companies alike to understand and appreciate the cultural differences that impact transactions and business in general. We embody the preference of our Asian business partners who prefer a negotiation-oriented style of resolving disputes and the preservation of business relationships. As international investors increasingly look to Australia for opportunities and acquisitions, Ramsden Lawyers is prepared to offer expert advice in opportunity assessment and meeting regulatory obligations on investments. We have extensive experience in industries with increasingly attractive opportunities including energy and resources, agribusiness, infrastructure and tourism.
Multinational experience and cross-border capabilities
Our commercial lawyers assist a range of clients throughout Asia and within Australia alike. We recognise that there are a broad range of lucrative economic opportunities available to Australian businesses in Asia, particularly in terms of the export of high-quality, high-value goods. We are particularly optimistic about recent free trade agreements in North Asia and the negotiation opportunities available with other partners in the Asia Pacific more broadly which give Australian exporters a privileged position in both emerging and established Asian markets.
In particular, the 2015 China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (‘ChAFTA’) is particularly important for China’s transition into an economy where consumption will act as a bigger driver. As gaps in the market appear, Australia can have a significant role to play in filling them with high-quality goods and services for which a growing Asian consumer class is growing an appetite. We believe that while in the past Australia’s trade has focused larges on resources and commodities, this growing consumerism will allow even the smallest Australian enterprises to benefit from new business opportunities.
At the same time, we assist Asian businesses to infiltrate the Australian market and its complex regulatory requirements. We act as your trusted guide through what can otherwise be an overwhelming experience, both legally and culturally. We are aware of the demand for real estate, particularly agricultural assets, which will no doubt form a key component of servicing the emerging Asian consumer market.
Diverse range of Asian business expertise
Our Asian business lawyers have assisted a range of clients throughout Asian and within Australia alike. We have acted on large projects for subsidiary companies from Asia in establishing a base in Australia. We are experts in large property acquisitions and property developments here on the Gold Coast and across Australia. We have acted for some of the largest multinational corporations in South Korea, and are well-versed at assisting Asia-based clients to venture into the Australian markets. At the same time, we also assist Australian businesses to begin contributing to the Asian markets.
Our areas of expertise include:
Agribusiness, Banking, Capital raising, Energy and resources, Hospitality, Tourism, Real estate, Construction and infrastructure, Litigation and arbitration; and Mergers & Acquisitions