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Allens, Links, Wachtell on $2.2 bln PNG oil deal
Allens, Linklaters and Canadian firm McCarthy Tétrault are acting for Australia’s Oil Search on its $2.2 billion deal to acquire Papua New Guinea-based InterOil Corp Full Article
Spruson follows up Jakarta launch with Bangkok opening
Sydney-headquartered intellectual property firm Spruson & Ferguson is following up its recent Jakarta office opening with the launch of a branch in Bangkok. Full Article
Legal robots: Law firms make a beeline for AI
Law firms are making a dash to harness the power of cognitive computing and the natural language processing capabilities of computers, and are investing heavily in artificial intelligence to automate the mundane tasks that are part and parcel of the... Full Article
Dentons launches open, tech-driven law firm network
Dentons has announced the launch of the Nextlaw Global Referral Network, a free law firm referral network that is intended to allow member law firms to easily connect and track referrals in the legal market. Full Article
Gadens closes SG office as its MP moves to Nabarro
Australian law firm Gadens has closed its Singapore office following its merger with Dentons last year, and the office’s erstwhile managing partner, Marc Rathbone, has moved to Nabarro. Full Article
Hogan Lovells hires 4 partners in Australia expansion spree
Hogan Lovells has hired partners Andrew Crook and Ros O'Mally from Gilbert & Tobin, Scott Harris from DLA Piper and Richard Hayes from King & Wood Mallesons as it increased its partner count in its Australia offices from two to... Full Article

Features

How to Become an English Solicitor in Just a Few Months
Each year, hundreds of lawyers from Asia Pacific countries such as Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, South Korea, Japan and Malaysia, decide to qualify as English solicitors, and become dual-qualified lawyers. What motivates them to do this? Full Article
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

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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