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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
KWM, MinterEllison on Chinese group Legend Holdings’ stake purchase in Aussie seafood giant
King & Wood Mallesons has represented Kailis Bros, a renowned family-owned Australian seafood company, in a deal to sell its 90 percent of its seafood processing, wholesale and exporting business to Hong Kong-listed conglomerate Legend Holdings, which turned to MinterEllison... Full Article
Withers raids Ryan Lawyers for SG/Sydney hotels team
Withers has hired four-lawyer team from hotel and hospitality-focused law firm Ryan Lawyers. The quartet will split their time between Sydney and Singapore. Full Article
AdventBalance, UK’s Lawyers on Demand to merge
Two major alternative legal-services firms, Asia Pacific-focused AdventBalance and London-headquartered Lawyers On Demand (LOD), are set to combine forces in the first-ever cross-continent merger of its kind Full Article
Qatar, China in $6.4 billion battle for Australian freight giant
Canada's Brookfield Asset Management is planning a fresh $6.4 billion bid for Australian port and rail firm Asciano with Qatar's sovereign fund, two sources told Reuters, widening the global battle for the haulage heavyweight. Full Article
GE to sell Australia, NZ commercial lending portfolio to Bain affiliate
GE said on it had agreed to sell GE Capital's commercial lending and leasing portfolios in Australia and New Zealand to Sankaty Advisors, the global credit affiliate of Bain Capital. 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

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ALB M&A Review: 1H 2014 deals surge on optimistic outlook
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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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