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Australia: medium pace

30-Jun-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

A prolonged period of tough trading conditions has forced a rebalancing in the top end of the legal market, while mid-sized players are growing

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Ashurst boosts female partner numbers with nine out of 20 in promotions round

8-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Ashurst has promoted nine women to partner in its 20-strong promotions round following its pledge last year to improve its gender diversity representation.

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Pinsents makes good on Australia promise through five-partner launch

6-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Pinsent Masons has announced that it plans to launch offices in Sydney and Melbourne later this year, with the team led by three former partners from Australian firm Maddocks.

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Norton Rose Fulbright continues to shuffle global energy team with Singapore relocation

19-Jan-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF) has sent the head of its Asia-Pacific energy team from Sydney to Singapore just as global practice head Simon Currie arrives in Sydney from London.

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Australia: court clips anti-corruption commission’s wings download subscription

Minter Ellison 17-Apr-2015

The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) does not have power to investigate allegations that Ms Cunneen counselled a person to lie to police.

Data Issues Roundup, 13 April: Cloud contracts; US crackdown on hackers; nuisance calls fine; and more download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 14-Apr-2015

Also; UK court strikes down part of the Data Protection Act; Australia passes ‘retention law’; and more.

Australia: new managed investment trust tax rules – what you should do download subscription

Baker & McKenzie 13-Apr-2015

The rules are likely to change soon. Managed investment trust deeds and distribution mechanisms should be amended to qualify under the new attribution rules, and other tips.

Video: why innovation is crucial to infrastructure funding in Queensland weblink subscription

Baker & McKenzie 9-Apr-2015

The way ahead for Queensland’s infrastructure sector.

‘Private’ bribery in Australia download subscription

Baker & McKenzie 31-Mar-2015

In what circumstances is “private” bribery a criminal offence?

Insecure security of payment changes for building industry in New South Wales? download subscription

Baker & McKenzie 31-Mar-2015

New South Wales Parliament, Australia, has recently enacted the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Amendment (Retention Money Trust Account) Regulation 2015 (NSW) (the Regulation).

ASIC issues clarifications for foreign financial service providers applying for AFSL exemptions download subscription

Baker & McKenzie 30-Mar-2015

Foreign financial service providers regulated by certain overseas regulators who wish to provide financial services to wholesale clients in Australia can apply to ASIC to rely on one of several class order exemptions.

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