Foreign Investment

Schweizer Kobras specialises in advising German, Austrian and Swiss enterprises and individuals seeking to invest in Australia. Our clients are mainly active investors who wish to acquire either trading businesses which they intend to manage and operate or to acquire commercial real estate for the purpose of managing and operating a business.

Schweizer Kobras assists its clients, where appropriate, with foreign investment approval applications and liaises with the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) and the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) in regard to acquisition approvals on clients’ behalf.

In the context of foreign investment transactions, we typically prepare or review:

  • FIRB Applications
  • Share Sale Agreements
  • Business and Asset Sale Agreements
  • Contracts for Sale of Real Property