Dentons and Chinese firm Dacheng Law Offices are on the cusp of finalising a merger with Australian firm Gadens and Rodyk & Davidson, Singapore’s oldest firm.
Ashurst, Nishimura & Asahi and Herbert Smith Freehills have landed advisory roles on Nippon Life Insurance Company’s acquisition of an 80 percent stake in MLC Limited, a unit of the...
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Clayton Utz are representing baby-food maker Biostime International Holdings on its purchase of Swisse Wellness, an Australian manufacturer of vitamins and health supplements, for AU $1.6...
Canada's Brookfield Asset Management is buying Australian port and rail freight firm Asciano for $6.6 billion
Australian law firm Slater & Gordon said it was being investigated by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) over errors in its reporting of UK cashflows, sending its shares...
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