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Recognising that Asia doesn’t end at China and appreciating the different cultures is key to Australian progress The Commonwealth government’s recent Australia in the Asian Century White Paper takes a commendably broad approach to the challenges and opportunities for Australia ensuing from Asia’s rise. Two aspects are particularly welcome. First, it makes clear that Asia […]

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Civil unrest is holding Bahrain back but lawyers believe that slow transactional work is down to more than the political situation In brief Bahrain’s lawyers are set to play a key role in the country’s development. However, the civil unrest that has been going on for two years now means transactional business is slow while […]

DLA Piper UK win launches Shepherd FM legal sector division

Shepherd FM has further enhanced its reputation in the professional services sector with the award of a £4m, five year contract for M&E and maintenance services from DLA Piper, one of the world’s largest law firms. Shepherd FM, part of the Shepherd Group, won the contract worth in excess of £4 million over the five […]

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In top gear on the PPP highway

Infrastructure finance rejig can revive market and change the way public and private sectors interact The Government’s PF2 announcement – part of the Chancellor’s autumn statement last week – heralds some of the most significant reforms we have seen since the introduction of standardisation. If implemented sensibly they could revitalise a market looking for a […]

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Moves: 10 December 2012

Move of the Week Watson Farley & Williams has appointed Richard Wilmot as a partner in its Hong Kong office. The firm opened in Hong Kong earlier this year and Wilmot brings expertise in advising and representing banks, buyers, and trading companies on commodities and regulatory matters. The former Holman Fenwick Willan Hong Kong partner […]

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