An increasing number of UK, US and international law firms are swarming around Australia’s and New Zealand’s shores in search of highly skilled, hard-working partners, associates, paralegals and trainees.
In fact, you are now (almost) more likely to find an Aussie or Kiwi down the hall conducting due diligence on a £5m corporate merger than pouring pints in the local pub.
But as the Socceroos gear up for the World Cup to fight claims that Aussies can’t play ‘soccer’, so antipodean firms are gearing up to battle the brain drain.
This Australasia Special Report examines the initiatives being used by antipodean firms to retain and win back their talent.
It also examines the lessons that can be learnt from the Australian Takeovers Panel experience regarding the disclosure of derivatives, and the trend towards Australian private equity investment in New Zealand.