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Bain Capital hires advisers for MYOB's $2.6 bln IPO
U.S. private equity giant Bain Capital has hired Reunion Capital Partners to advise on a listing of Australian accounting software firm, MYOB Ltd, worth up to A$3 billion ($2.58 billion), a source familiar with the deal said. Full Article
Morgan Lewis votes to take on 227 Bingham partners
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius will take on most of the partners from Boston law firm Bingham McCutchen after months of negotiations. Full Article
Australia, China to sign landmark free-trade deal
China and Australia will today be signing a landmark free-trade deal more than a decade in the making, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said, opening up markets worth billions to Australia and loosening restrictions on Chinese investment. Full Article
Time Warner eyes $588 mln bid for Australia's Ten Network
U.S. media giant Time Warner Inc has approached struggling Australian broadcaster Ten Network Holdings Ltd about a A$680 million ($588 million) takeover bid, the Australian Financial Review reported on Monday. Full Article
GIC sets up New Zealand real estate JV with Goodman Property
Singaporean sovereign wealth fund GIC Pte Ltd is making its first investment in New Zealand real estate by forming a joint venture with Goodman Property Trust, the pair said in a statement on Monday. Full Article
HSF boosts corporate practice in Tokyo, Brisbane
Herbert Smith Freehills has strengthened its Asia-Pacific corporate M&A practice with the appointment of Damien Roberts in Tokyo and Ian Williams in Brisbane. 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

Special Reports

ALB M&A Review: 1H 2014 deals surge on optimistic outlook
By ALB | 24 Jul 14
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Practical Law China’s 2014 Governing Law survey
By Practical Law China | 13 Jun 14
Chinese and foreign companies are increasingly seeking the help of external counsel to understand what governing law is standard for the different cross-border deals they are involved in. Practical Law...
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AEC Report: Potential, reality and the role for business
By Vriens & Partners | 27 May 14
Vriens & Partners' crucial report - The ASEAN Economic Community - is now available. This detailed report can be purchased for just US$1,000 from the link at the top of...
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