Australian Update for China (December 2011)

Date: Dec 2011

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
执行合伙人 (权亚)
Managing Partner, TransAsia Lawyers
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Fax +86 10 6505 8189
John Curtis
国际事务执行合伙人 (辉皓)
Managing Partner International, Freehills
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Fax +61 3 9288 1567

In this issue

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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