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Mongolian energy industry: filling in the gaps

Mongolia is attracting great interest thanks to its astonishing, barely exploited mineral wealth and its rapid economic development: the International Monetary Fund forecasts Mongolia’s gross domestic product will grow on average by 14 per cent every year between now and 2016. Its economic transformation brings with it a critical need to modernise the country’s ageing […]

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Norton Rose Fulbright fights to avoid Dubai crisis as mass Fulbright exit beckons

Leaders at Norton Rose Fulbright are battling to avert a potential crisis in a large chunk of its Dubai operation that could lead to the entire legacy Fulbright & Jaworski arm in the emirate quitting to join a rival. Senior figures at the combined firm – understood to include UK LLP deputy managing partner Tim […]

DLA Piper advises Lend Lease on Bendigo Hospital public-private partnership

The Bendigo Hospital public-private partnership (PPP) reached financial close on 29 May 2013, with a team of lawyers from DLA Piper advising Lend Lease Project Management and Construction. The $630m project will be delivered in partnership with state government body Bendigo Health and will involve the redevelopment of the existing Bendigo Hospital site. It is […]

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Notebook: Kennedys needs air traffic control

Kennedys’ purchase of aviation boutique is brave, but must be managed with care As big insurers demand more bang for their buck, some law firms are responding by trying to be all things to all people while others are building their specialist practices to make inroads into new areas. Kennedys’ acquisition of aviation boutique Gates […]

DLA Piper expands its Middle East litigation and arbitration team

DLA Piper has announced two appointments in its Middle East litigation and arbitration team to support an increased level of instructions, notably in the United Arab Emirates and Qatar. Chris Wilcock joins as legal director and Sharif Hamadeh as legal consultant, bringing significant experience of construction and infrastructure disputes and international arbitration to the team. […]

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