ALRC Report 80, commonly referred to as the Cross Borders report, was tabled on 8 October 1996. The inquiry arose out of concerns about the effectiveness of the legal remedies available when commercial transactions cross international borders.In particular, insolvencies relating to Australian corporate identities Alan Bond and the late Christopher Skase, and the late British media magnate Robert Maxwell, had highlighted problems (information on these three cases can be found in chapters one and two of the ALRC report).
The key finding of the report was that Australian firms are exposed to international legal problems that cost them money and inhibit business development opportunities. The report examines these risks in detail and canvasses legal and non-legal remedies.
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