Welcome to the December edition of Freehills’ Australia Update for China. Australia's carbon price legislation was recently passed - what does the mining industry now need to do? This newsletter discusses the necessary next steps for the industry. We also take a brief look at Freehills' strong performance in the M&A area which has again been formally recognised by the CFO DealBook Awards. This leads us into our annual top 10 M&A predictions for 2012.
We wish you a happy and successful New Year, and look forward to bringing you our next Update in February 2012.
Jesse T H Chang
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Carbon price passed: now what?
The carbon price legislation was passed by Federal Parliament in early November. The price will apply next financial year, from 1 July 2012. What does it mean for the mining industry and what should the mining industry do about it? This article outlines key steps for your business to consider.
Australia’s M&A takes to the global stage
Australia’s Mergers & Acquisitions showed a significant shift towards overseas activity in the third quarter of this year.
Freehills has a strong history leading the market in M&A. The firm has once again performed strongly in the M&A Legal Advisor League Tables for Australia & New Zealand.
Freehills wins two at the CFO DealBook Awards 2011
Freehills has been recognised for its role on two ‘Deals of the Year’ at the CFO DealBook Awards 2011, including M&A deal of the Year and Hybrid Issue of the Year.
Freehills held its position as the leading legal adviser for M&A after advising on the ‘M&A Deal of the Year’ for the fifth year running.
Top 10 M&A predictions for 2012
We take a look at our annual top 10 M&A predictions for the coming year. We also look back at how accurate our predictions for 2011 were.