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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
NAB sells $1.9 billion UK commercial real estate loans
National Australia Bank will sell 1.2 billion pounds ($1.88 billion) of mostly non-performing UK commercial property loans to private equity firm Cerberus Global Investors as it looks to exit its low-returning UK business. Full Article
Boskalis subsidiary buys Australian towage business
Dutch marine services company Boskalis said on Dec. 12 its jointly-owned subsidiary Smit Lamnalco had agreed to buy the Australian towage business of Hong Kong-based Pacific Basin Shipping. Full Article
Dacheng, A&O, Bakers score roles in $400 mln Australia hotel buy
Dacheng Law Offices and Allen & Overy have advised Beijing-based insurer Sunshine Insurance Group on its acquisition of Sydney’s Sheraton on the Park hotel for $400 million, with Baker & McKenzie counseling the hotel’s owner Starwood Hotels and Resorts. Full Article
BG Group sells Australian gas pipeline to APA Group for $5 bln
British gas giant BG Group Plc said on Tuesday it agreed to sell its wholly owned QCLNG Pipeline Pty Ltd subsidiary in Australia to APA Group for US$5 billion. Full Article
Estia Health shares debut at 13 pct discount to issue price
Shares in Australian aged care operator Estia Health debuted at a 13 percent discount to their issue price on Dec. 5 after it raised A$725 million ($608 million) in the country's fourth-largest initial public offering of the year. 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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