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Locke Lord, Edwards Wildman ink plans to merge
In the latest sign of the consolidation hitting the U.S. legal industry, two law firms that are among the 100 largest in the United States have drawn up plans to merge. Full Article
Brambles buys UK container business for $545 mln
Australia's Brambles said on Tuesday it would buy UK-based Ferguson Group for an enterprise value of $545 million to expand its specialist container business. Full Article
Macquarie, Orix 'among suitors for $5 bln Awas aircraft portfolio'
Australia's Macquarie Group Ltd and Japan's Orix Corp are among a handful of companies exploring binding offers for the $5 billion aircraft portfolio being sold by Dublin-based lessor Awas, people familiar with the matter said. Full Article
National Australia Bank subsidiary files for U.S. IPO
Great Western Bancorp Inc, the U.S. subsidiary of National Australia Bank Ltd, filed with U.S. regulators on Thursday for an initial public offering. Full Article
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


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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