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Japan Post agrees $5.1 bln takeover of Australia's Toll Holdings
State-owned Japan Post Holdings Co Ltd has agreed a A$6.5 billion ($5.1 billion) takeover of Australia's biggest freight and logistics firm, Toll Holdings Ltd, as the Japanese financial giant embarks on an ambitious global expansion. Full Article
Asia Appointments: Week of Feb. 9
DLA Piper grows its Greater China corporate and employment practices, Mayer Brown nabs Lee International’s managing partner, Bird & Bird recruits equity capital markets partner in HK, and much more in our weekly Asia appointments table. Full Article
Blackstone to sell prime Sydney property to Dalian Wanda for $327 mln
U.S. private equity firm Blackstone Group said it has agreed to sell a prime Sydney office building to China's Dalian Wanda Group for about A$415 million ($327 million). Full Article
Holding Redlich partner joins Al Tamimi as head of construction and infrastructure
Al Tamimi & Company has hired Scott Lambert as regional head of construction and infrastructure from Australian law firm Holding Redlich. Full Article
NZ pension fund, Infratil acquire RetireAustralia
New Zealand's state-run pension fund and utilities investor Infratil Ltd will acquire Australian retirement village operator RetireAustralia in a deal worth A$640.2 million ($519.91 million) as they gain exposure to Australia's growing retirement services sector. Full Article
Australian cinema chain Hoyts sold to Sun Xishuang
Australia's Hoyts Group has got sold by its private equity owner Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) to an investment vehicle set up by Chinese entrepreneur Sun Xishuang. Full Article


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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