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Australia's Slater & Gordon buys Quindell unit
Australian law firm Slater & Gordon Ltd said it has agreed to buy a unit of British technology and outsourcing company Quindell Plc for A$1.2 billion ($928.1 million), in a bid to penetrate the highly fragmented UK personal injury market Full Article
News Corp expands stake in Australia's APN media with $104 million deal
News Corp increased its stake in Australian media company APN News & Media Ltd, becoming the biggest foreign shareholder in the owner of some of the country's top rated radio shows with a $104 million share purchase. Full Article
Survey open: Thomson Reuters TrustLaw Index of Pro Bono
The TrustLaw Index of Pro Bono is an initiative of TrustLaw, the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s global pro bono service. The TrustLaw Index of Pro Bono looks at how much pro bono work law firms are undertaking on a country-by-country basis... Full Article
NZ's Fonterra buys stake in China's Beingmate for $553 million
New Zealand's Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd said it paid $553 million for a near 20 percent stake in China's Beingmate Baby and Child Food Co. Ltd, as it looks to boost its presence in the country's branded dairy industry. Full Article
NZ's Fonterra buys stake in China's Beingmate for $553 million
New Zealand's Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd said it paid $553 million for a near 20 percent stake in China's Beingmate Baby and Child Food Co. Ltd, as it looks to boost its presence in the country's branded dairy industry. Full Article
KKR, Varde and Deutsche buy GE Capital consumer finance arm for $6.3 billion
A consortium of private equity firm KKR & Co LP, alternative investment manager Varde Partners and Deutsche Bank has agreed to buy GE Capital's Australian and New Zealand consumer lending arm for A$8.2 billion ($6.26 billion). Full Article

Features

Q&A with Justin Walkey, Chairman of Bird & Bird Asia Pacific
Justin Walkey, Chairman of Bird & Bird Asia Pacific, speaks to Kanishk Verghese about the firm’s key objectives in Asia, its growth strategy, and the challenges it faces in an increasingly competitive environment. 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

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