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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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Sydney

Norton Rose Fulbright energy head homes in on APAC with Sydney move

10-Nov-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

The head of Norton Rose Fulbright’s global energy practice is relocating from London to Sydney to focus on transactions in the Asia Pacific region.

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Ashurst scraps Australia managing partner role as incumbent Carrington retires

31-Oct-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Ashurst’s Australia managing partner John Carrington retires today (31 October), after six years as head of legacy Blake Dawson.

Perth

Clifford Chance loses top Aussie partner to investment house Gresham

16-Oct-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

The head of Clifford Chance’s Perth office is set to leave the firm for investment house Gresham Partners three and a half years after the firm that bore his name joined the magic circle giant.

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Health Alert — CMA adopts new policy on referrals; Queensland medical breakthrough; Mental Health Amendment Bill; and more download subscription

DLA Piper 18-Nov-2014

DLA Piper has released the 17 November 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.

Queensland government calls for input into Climate Adaptation Strategy download subscription

DLA Piper 17-Nov-2014

The Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection is in the process of developing a whole-of-government Climate Adaptation Strategy.

Australian Full Federal Court confirms position on the patentability of computer-implemented business methods download subscription

DLA Piper 13-Nov-2014

The Full Court of the Australian Federal Court has handed down its much awaited decision in Research Affiliates LLC v Commissioner of Patents.

Infrastructure 100: World Markets Report download subscription

KPMG 13-Nov-2014

KPMG International’s ‘Infrastructure 100: World Markets Report’ highlights key trends driving infrastructure investment around the world.

Government releases new Franchising Code of Conduct download subscription

Minter Ellison 11-Nov-2014

Following the Wein Review, the new Franchising Code of Conduct has been released and, assuming it is enacted, will take effect on 1 January 2015. 

Health Alert — Whyte v Medical Council of NSW; Pisano v Health Solutions; measures in the fight against Ebola; and more download subscription

DLA Piper 11-Nov-2014

DLA Piper has released the 10 November 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.

Court’s refusal to enforce an award on public policy grounds: a step backward for international arbitration in Australia? download subscription

DLA Piper 10-Nov-2014

A recent judgment prompts some concern that the Australian judiciary may still blur the dichotomy between the powers of the arbitral tribunal and the court.

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