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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: goods and services tax change could hit offshore suppliers download subscription

Baker & McKenzie 29-Apr-2015

Tax may be extended to cover intangible services such as internet streaming and e-books sold into Australia.

Tracking changes to the OECD base erosion and profit shifting action plan download subscription

Minter Ellison 28-Apr-2015

This page provides a link to all the relevant discussion papers.

Earnout arrangements: finally, some clarity on tax download subscription

Minter Ellison 27-Apr-2015

Despite their prevalence, there has been some uncertainty in relation to the income tax treatment of earnout arrangements.

Australian competitive edge: cartel immunity policy download subscription

Minter Ellison 27-Apr-2015

Last year competition agencies in China and the USA secured fines against manufacturers for a cartel to fix the price of automotive and industrial bearings.

Liquidator tax obligations case – appeal granted download subscription

Minter Ellison 24-Apr-2015

The High Court has granted special leave to appeal a decision that held that a liquidator is not required to retain funds from the proceeds of sale of an asset to pay tax before an assessment is issued.

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.

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