Availability of guidance material
As part of implementing the reforms to the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 from 1 January 2021, Guidance Notes have been consolidated and updated. The table below lists the new guidance.
New naming conventions apply (G1, G2, G3) to differentiate them from the current series of Guidance Notes (GNs).
Information Regarding Fees
Changes to the fees payable for foreign investment applications and notices will apply to fees that become payable on or after 1 January 2021. Section 113 of the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 sets out when fees are payable. For example, the fee for notice of a notifiable action is payable when the notice is given in the approved manner. If notice of a notifiable action was given in the approved manner prior to 1 January 2021, the fee payable will be the fee specified in the pre‑1 January fee schedule.