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Leo Vellis

Leo Vellis is a partner in the Funds Transaction Group at Baker McKenzie, Sydney. Leo advises on domestic and cross-border investment funds, capital markets and M&A transactions. Prior to joining the Firm in 2010, Leo worked at another major law firm based in New York.

Australia’s new Register of Foreign Ownership of Australian Assets will take effect on 1 July 2023. Expanding on the previous registers for water interests and agricultural or residential land, the new Register records foreign interests in a broader range of Australian land, entities, businesses and assets, with significant potential penalties for non-compliance.