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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.


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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Potential traps for foreign investors in Australian property download subscription

Baker & McKenzie 28-May-2015

Foreign investors in Australian property are subject to legislative requirements at both the Commonwealth and State levels.

Building Queensland – a new infrastructure advisory body download

Baker & McKenzie 27-May-2015

The Queensland Government has started the process to establish a new independent statutory advisory body to provide independent advice to the State and government agencies on infrastructure projects and proposals.

Iran's markets opening up for Australia: Bishop's Tehran visit a sign of things to come download subscription

Baker & McKenzie 15-May-2015

Julie Bishop’s recent visit to Iran – the first by an Australian foreign minister in over a decade – marks an important step in the development of relations between the two countries.

Key tax announcements in the Australian Budget download subscription

Minter Ellison 15-May-2015

Government to crack down on multinationals and profit-shifting, while encouraging small enterprises.

Australia's federal Budget: small business gets a break download subscription

Baker & McKenzie 13-May-2015

Government puts squeeze on multinationals while small businesses get tax incentives.

Settling enforcement proceedings with the ACCC just got harder download subscription

Minter Ellison 12-May-2015

A recent decision has clarified that the Federal Court is unable to receive submissions on an appropriate penalty (or range of penalties) from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

Taking care of small business: unfair contract terms download subscription

Minter Ellison 7-May-2015

Australia: extending the unfair terms regime in the consumer law to small business contracts. 

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