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Brown Wright Stein

Brown Wright Stein is a commercial law firm that specialises in working collaboratively with business owners and aspirational individuals. The company’s long-term relationships with clients provide a deep understanding and insight into the nature of owner-managed businesses.

With their deep specialisation in taxation and experience across areas of commercial law, Brown Wright Stein can help expats moving to Sydney find the legal solutions they need. 

Brown Wright Stein assists expats in:

  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Private Wealth Management
  • Employment & Workplace Relations
  • Property, Development & Finance
E-Team Member Contact:
Isabelle Marcarian
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Legal for Expats in Sydney

Australia is one of the top regulated countries in the world. The legal system in Sydney can be surprising to expats who are looking to work or run a business in the city. It is good to have an idea of how the laws and regulations work to easily settle into the city.

Key legal tips you should know as an expat in Sydney

  • Understand your rights if you are planning to work in Sydney. Australia has minimum employee standards that need to be met by employers and are applicable to all employees no matter their residency status. 
  • When embarking on any major transaction in Sydney, it is best to have your lawyer review it first to avoid any consequences in the future.
  • Even if you have a Will from your home country, it is advisable to prepare a new one when you move to Sydney. Foreign Wills in Australia have to be proven legal which takes time and a lot of paperwork and can be costly. 

Legal for expats establishing a business in Sydney

  • You should know the regulatory environment that impacts businesses in Australia before starting or expanding your business in Sydney – getting advice from an experienced law firm is vital.
  • All businesses in Sydney are required to register their company with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and pay a registration fee. 
  • It is helpful to have a workplace legal expert draft or review employment contracts to ensure that all minimum standards are met in accordance to Australia’s comprehensive workplace law system.

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