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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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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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Withers takes on Aussie private client market with local alliance

18-Dec-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Withers has entered the Australian private client market with the launch of a strategic alliance in Melbourne and Sydney, just months after it opened in San Francisco.

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Clydesdale replaces UK GC as Darbyshire returns to Australia role

16-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Clydesdale Bank UK general counsel Jennifer Darbyshire has returned to Australia to resume her role at parent company National Australia Bank (NAB) with James Peirson taking over the UK role. 

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Full Federal Court rules that partly ‘aspirational’ grievance policy was contractual and criticises company's investigation download subscription

Minter Ellison 27-Feb-2015

This decision of the Full Court of the Federal Court is another sharp reminder to employers about the need to ensure their policies do not inadvertently become contractual. 

East or West? Business services professionals go global download subscription

Totum 20-Feb-2015

The recent Dentons-Dacheng merger has reminded Totum of how dramatic the shifts in international recruitment have become.

Federal Court provides further guidance for patent licences download subscription

Minter Ellison 16-Feb-2015

The Federal Court of Australia announced two further decisions that provide additional guidance to parties to a patent licence.

Tracking the changes to base erosion and profit shifting download subscription

Minter Ellison 12-Feb-2015

The BEPS Action Plan sets out 15 actions and further work required to counteract the methods of base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) used by multinational companies.

Territorial scope: employee who worked in Australia entitled to bring claims in English tribunal download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 11-Feb-2015

The EAT has ruled that an employee of a British company, who worked remotely in Australia for family reasons, was protected against unfair dismissal and whistleblowing detriment.

Navigating a minefield – Australia's defence export controls and sanctions regimes on products download subscription

Minter Ellison 10-Feb-2015

Companies operating in Australia must be aware of the increasingly complex list of restricted products and international sanctions or risk major penalities. 

Retailers beware of extended warranties download subscription

Minter Ellison 6-Feb-2015

Australian appliances manufacturer Fisher & Paykel has been fined for misleading customers over extended warranties. Here’s how to stay on the right side of the law.

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