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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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Herbert Smith Freehills: Remuneration deliberation

3-Dec-2013 | By Lucy Burton

As Herbert Smith Freehills gears up for a vote on its combined remuneration structure senior reporter Lucy Burton looks at the numbers behind the merger

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Australia: Specialist forces

14-Oct-2013 | By Yun Kriegler

The arrival of specialist international firms has added another dynamic to the fast-changing Australian legal market

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Election fever

25-Sep-2013 | By Natalie Stanton

Ashurst partners are set to vote on the full financial integration between Ashurst and Ashurst Australia but it is the battle for the top managerial job that is really getting partners talking.

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Asia Pacific 150: Australia: Under-powered

17-Jun-2013 | By Yun Kriegler

There’s been plenty of action on the international tie-ups front, but the domestic legal market is slow

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Ashurst turnover climbs to £586m, PEP up 22% after Australia merger

8-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris, Natalie Stanton

Ashurst has announced turnover of £586m in the first combined results since the UK firm fully merged with its Australian arm, with average profit per equity partner (PEP) hitting £801,000.

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Freshfields wins top spot among UK firms in M&A rankings for the first half of 2014

30-Jun-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Freshfields has swept the board in Thomson Reuters M&A rankings for the first half of 2013, coming top among all UK-based firms for global, European and UK-related M&A.

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Allen & Overy Aussie head to leave the firm

13-Jun-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Allen & Overy’s (A&O) Australian senior partner Grant Fuzi is to leave the firm at the end of this year, four years after he launched the magic circle firm’s offices down under.

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Bitcoin: bringing you up to speed on a digital currency download subscription

DLA Piper 8-Jul-2014

While the use of Bitcoin may not presently be widely accepted like cash or electronic funds transfers, it is undeniable that the market opportunities for Bitcoin are rapidly increasing.

Health Alert — Porter v Le; Porter v Western Sydney Local Health District; and more download subscription

DLA Piper 8-Jul-2014

DLA Piper has released the 7 July 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.

Funds and Australian derivative reporting download subscription

Minter Ellison 8-Jul-2014

A new derivative reporting regime will commence in Australia in 2015.

Night shifts a genuine occupational requirement for continuous shift workers download subscription

Minter Ellison 8-Jul-2014

A court has confirmed that the ability to work night shifts was a genuine occupational requirement for a registered nurse who was engaged in roles that provided 24/7 care.

Governance News — 1 July: developments in Australia and overseas download subscription

Minter Ellison 3-Jul-2014

This edition of Governance News provides a synopsis of Minter Ellison’s weekly summary of corporate law and governance developments in Australia and overseas.

Avoid the traps when reporting on employee share plans download subscription

Minter Ellison 3-Jul-2014

The deadline for employers to report share-based awards is approaching. The ATO is increasing its focus on ESS reporting compliance so employers should be aware of some of the traps.

Are you prepared for the new workplace gender equality requirements? download subscription

DLA Piper 2-Jul-2014

If your organisation has 100 or more employees, unless it is a public sector employer, it will have annual gender reporting obligations to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency.

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