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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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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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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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‘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.

Security of payment roundup: a comprehensive review of cases in 2014 download subscription

Minter Ellison 26-Mar-2015

Minter Ellison presents to the construction industry its annual security of payment roundup for 2014.

Legislation for employee share schemes introduced into Parliament download subscription

Baker & McKenzie 26-Mar-2015 | Updated: 30-Mar-2015

On 25 March 2015, the Australian government introduced the Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (Employee Share Schemes) Bill 2015 and Explanatory Memorandum into Parliament

Proposed changes to the subclass 457 visa programme download subscription

Baker & McKenzie 23-Mar-2015 | Updated: 30-Mar-2015

On 18 March 2015, the Government announced that it will support a majority of recommendations made by the Review Committee responsible for assessing the Integrity of the 457 Visa Programme.

Tribological, hydrophilic or hydrophobic – isn't it obvious? download subscription

Minter Ellison 20-Mar-2015

Two recent NSW Court of Appeal decisions highlight that what is an obvious risk under s 5F of the Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW) is very much in the eye of the beholder.

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