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Moving on from milk scandal, Fonterra ties up with China's Beingmate
New Zealand's Fonterra on Wednesday said it will take a stake in Chinese baby food and formula maker Beingmate Baby and Child Food Co. Ltd in the dairy giant's first tie-up with a Chinese processor since its involvement in a... Full Article
Vitol's Viva Energy buys stake in Australian fuel supplier
Swiss-based trading giant Vitol has bought a minority stake in an Australian fuel supplier to help shore up demand for fuel from the Geelong refinery it recently took over from Royal Dutch Shell. Full Article
Australia's Telstra buys video platform company Ooyala for $270 mln
Australia's largest telecommunications company Telstra Ltd said on Tuesday it had paid $270 million to buy out Silicon Valley-based video platform company Ooyala as part of a deeper push into digital media. Full Article
Treasury Wine set for radical overhaul under KKR-led bid
A KKR & Co-led takeover of Australia's Treasury Wine Estates Ltd would likely lead to a long and drastic overhaul, resulting in a much smaller but more profitable company, bankers familiar with the matter said. Full Article
Samsung, Apple call end to patents war outside U.S.
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc said on Wednesday they had agreed to drop all patent litigation outside the United States, scaling down a protracted legal battle between the smartphone rivals. Full Article
China's Fosun agrees $441 mln takeover of Australia's Roc Oil
Australia's Roc Oil Co Ltd on Monday accepted a A$474 million ($441 million) takeover offer from Chinese conglomerate Fosun International Ltd, saying it was better than its plan to merge with Horizon Oil Ltd. Full Article

Features

ALB Technology Panel: Part One
The need to work smarter, not harder is one of truisms of modern legal practice and it has never been more relevant in this era of industry-wide cost consolidation. One group of professionals at the forefront of this transition are... Full Article
Special Report: Perth 2013
FEATURE: The resources boom may have peaked, but there's still plenty of legal work to go round, argue Perth firms. Full Article
Insurance law: the right policy
FEATURE: With a renewed focus on risk and insurance following the recent surge in national disasters, ALB's Ben Abbott takes a closer look at insurance practices around the country. Full Article
ALB In-house Counsel Roundtable: Part One
Earlier this year, several leading senior in-house counsel gathered for the 2013 ALB In-house Counsel Roundtable. They were there to speak frankly about their views on practice in-house and their perception of the market. Full Article

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