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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
Adani taps Morgan Stanley to help sell Australia port stake
India's Adani has appointed Morgan Stanley to advise on the possible sale of a stake in its Abbot Point coal port in Australia, as it looks to raise funds to help finance a $6.2 billion mine, rail and port project. Full Article
Clyde & Co boosts Australian office network with Brisbane opening
Clyde & Co has expanded its network in Australia with the opening of an office in Brisbane, and has brought three partners from Sparke Helmore on board. Full Article
Three major nations absent as China launches World Bank rival in Asia
Australia, Indonesia and South Korea skipped the launch of a China-backed Asian infrastructure bank on Friday as the United States said it had concerns about the new rival to Western-dominated multilateral lenders. Full Article
CSL buys Novartis influenza vaccine unit for $275 mln
Australia's CSL Ltd, the world's largest blood products company, said on Monday it had agreed to buy Novartis AG's global influenza vaccine business for $275 million. Full Article
Australian driller Boart Longyear in $352 mln bailout deal
Australian-listed drilling services company Boart Longyear Ltd said on Thursday it had agreed to a restructuring deal worth up to $352 million with U.S. investor Centerbridge Partners to reduce debt and cut the risk of a potential default. 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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