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Government, regulatory, foreign policy and diplomatic issues that affect business require sensitive advice. With the experience that comes from undertaking high-level, multidisciplinary roles in these areas, Corrs helps organisations navigate and influence the issues and policies that affect the global marketplace.

Corrs lawyers advise international companies and organisations on the risks and threats surrounding global policies and initiatives. We help you understand cross-border transactions and the complex issues arising from international regulatory practices, competition foreign investment rules, anti-corruption regulations as well as Australian and international tax.

 

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John W.H. Denton AO

Partner and Chief Executive Officer Location Profile

Our Experience

Asia Pacific Economic Forum (APEC)

Advising APEC on how to ensure a review of risk weighting on trade finance by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision so as not to disadvantage SMEs.
Advising and making recommendations to APEC on improving competition law issues that impact on trade.
Advising APEC on financial services reform and financial services capability development.
Advising APEC on region wide food security issue. Developing an approach to achieving a Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific.

Australian Government

Member of the five-person panel conducting the Independent Review of Aid Effectiveness that examined the Australian Government’s AusAid program, its strategy as well as the future aid environment and its implications and made recommendations for improvement.
Preparation and provision of submissions to the Productivity Commission in its review of Australia’s entry in to bilateral and regional trade agreements.

Commonwealth Business Council

Advising on how to ensure opportunities for infrastructure development in developing Commonwealth countries. Chairing the Commonwealth Business Forum developing an approach to improved tender processes for infrastructure projects in Commonwealth developing countries.

G20 Business Summit (B20)

One of only two Australian representatives at the B20. Attending the first Business Summit at the Seoul G20 in November 2010 – participating in the working group: Revitalising world trade: towards a sustainable recovery. Participating in the Trade and Investment working group at the Business Summit at the G20 in Cannes, November 2011.

Our Thinking

Laying the foundations: a brighter global future

Governments talk a lot about infrastructure but are slow to act. So, how do we ensure infrastructure meets the world’s future challenges?

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Globalisation – Where to now?

Corrs CEO John Denton considers the challenges of globalisation in this article which first appeared in The Australian.

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Singapore Gives Effect to Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements

As the first jurisdiction in the Asia-Pacific region to sign, ratify and give effect to the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements, Singapore continues to lead the way as a forum for international commercial dispute resolution.

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Geopolitics and security in Asia: What every business should know

Any business wishing to be successful in Asia must understand the relationships between the various countries and how they have been shaped by history.

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The biggest trade pact in 20 years was announced this week

But what does the TPP mean for us down under? At the moment most of the focus is on the tariff reductions achieved or not achieved. But, over time the true significance of the TPP will be found.

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Is anywhere safe? Facebook privacy challenge highlights risks of transferring personal data overseas

Insights for Australian companies into overseas data transfer laws, in light of challenges to the EU / US safe harbour framework.

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Regional China rises: Australian businesses should venture beyond Shanghai and Shenzhen to ride the Project of the Century

The central Chinese city of Xi’an offers a wealth of business opportunity.

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A bow wave of reform at our ports?

Applications for declaration may be on the rise at Australia’s ports. What does this mean for access seekers and infrastructure operators?

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APEC and G20 moving in sync on infrastructure

Are we moving towards a common solution or do we need to find new ways to solve our infrastructure challenges?

More

Japan and Australia - Capitalising on the JAEPA

Australian companies will have unprecedented opportunity to take advantage of a level of access that Japan has not yet offered to any other trading partner.

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What do China’s MOFCOM’s recent merger clearance decisions mean for you?

Merger parties will be encouraged by MOFCOM’s willingness to use creative remedies to manage competition issues.

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Australia’s new Anti-Dumping Commission - Shuffling deckchairs on the Titanic?

Will Australia’s new anti-dumping policeman save Australian manufacturing?

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High end products are the solution to Australia’s manufacturing woes, not more anti-dumping reforms

The Federal Government’s new legislation to strengthen the anti-dumping system, and Manufacturing Australia’s calls for reform, are misguided.

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Our Experience

Asia Pacific Economic Forum (APEC)

Advising APEC on how to ensure a review of risk weighting on trade finance by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision so as not to disadvantage SMEs.
Advising and making recommendations to APEC on improving competition law issues that impact on trade.
Advising APEC on financial services reform and financial services capability development.
Advising APEC on region wide food security issue. Developing an approach to achieving a Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific.

Australian Government

Member of the five-person panel conducting the Independent Review of Aid Effectiveness that examined the Australian Government’s AusAid program, its strategy as well as the future aid environment and its implications and made recommendations for improvement.
Preparation and provision of submissions to the Productivity Commission in its review of Australia’s entry in to bilateral and regional trade agreements.

Commonwealth Business Council

Advising on how to ensure opportunities for infrastructure development in developing Commonwealth countries. Chairing the Commonwealth Business Forum developing an approach to improved tender processes for infrastructure projects in Commonwealth developing countries.

G20 Business Summit (B20)

One of only two Australian representatives at the B20. Attending the first Business Summit at the Seoul G20 in November 2010 – participating in the working group: Revitalising world trade: towards a sustainable recovery. Participating in the Trade and Investment working group at the Business Summit at the G20 in Cannes, November 2011.

Our Thinking

Laying the foundations: a brighter global future

Governments talk a lot about infrastructure but are slow to act. So, how do we ensure infrastructure meets the world’s future challenges?

Globalisation – Where to now?

Corrs CEO John Denton considers the challenges of globalisation in this article which first appeared in The Australian.

Singapore Gives Effect to Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements

As the first jurisdiction in the Asia-Pacific region to sign, ratify and give effect to the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements, Singapore continues to lead the way as a forum for international commercial dispute resolution.

Geopolitics and security in Asia: What every business should know

Any business wishing to be successful in Asia must understand the relationships between the various countries and how they have been shaped by history.

The biggest trade pact in 20 years was announced this week

But what does the TPP mean for us down under? At the moment most of the focus is on the tariff reductions achieved or not achieved. But, over time the true significance of the TPP will be found.

Is anywhere safe? Facebook privacy challenge highlights risks of transferring personal data overseas

Insights for Australian companies into overseas data transfer laws, in light of challenges to the EU / US safe harbour framework.

Regional China rises: Australian businesses should venture beyond Shanghai and Shenzhen to ride the Project of the Century

The central Chinese city of Xi’an offers a wealth of business opportunity.

A bow wave of reform at our ports?

Applications for declaration may be on the rise at Australia’s ports. What does this mean for access seekers and infrastructure operators?

APEC and G20 moving in sync on infrastructure

Are we moving towards a common solution or do we need to find new ways to solve our infrastructure challenges?

Japan and Australia - Capitalising on the JAEPA

Australian companies will have unprecedented opportunity to take advantage of a level of access that Japan has not yet offered to any other trading partner.

What do China’s MOFCOM’s recent merger clearance decisions mean for you?

Merger parties will be encouraged by MOFCOM’s willingness to use creative remedies to manage competition issues.

Australia’s new Anti-Dumping Commission - Shuffling deckchairs on the Titanic?

Will Australia’s new anti-dumping policeman save Australian manufacturing?

High end products are the solution to Australia’s manufacturing woes, not more anti-dumping reforms

The Federal Government’s new legislation to strengthen the anti-dumping system, and Manufacturing Australia’s calls for reform, are misguided.

Our Experts

DENTON John website grey SIZED TH

John W.H. Denton AO

Partner and Chief Executive Officer +61 3 9672 3158