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This year, The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the largest UK law firms by turnover is available as an interactive, digital benchmarking tool. For the first time this will allow you to manipulate each data set against the metrics of your choice.
Two of Australias largest banks, Commonwealth Bank of Australia and ANZ, today announced the appointment of new general counsel. Commonwealth Bank has scored Freehills corporate partner John OSullivan as group general counsel to take over the top legal role when former head Les Taylor retires later this year. OSullivan, a partner at Freehills since 1983, has been an external adviser to the bank for some time. He previously advised on its acquisition of the State Bank of Victoria and the Colonial Group, as well as on the Commonwealth Banks privatisation. Meanwhile, ANZ has hired Allens Arthur Robinsons litigation and dispute resolution head Tim LEstrange to take on its top legal role. LEstrange will become group general counsel in July, following the resignation of Jane Slatter, who is moving to the US. Litigation specialist LEstrange was formerly a managing partner of Allen Allen & Hemsley, has served on the board of AAR, and is currently a board member of the Australian Centre of International Commercial Arbitration.