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14 Aug 2019
Law firms advised to embrace ‘intersectionality’
Only those who embrace the concept of intersectionality can further the drive for true inclusion in the workplace, and consequently get the best out o...
AMP
13 Aug 2019
AMP advised on 3 components of ‘strategy reset’
King & Wood Mallesons has advised financial services giant AMP Limited on three “key components” of its company strategy reset. Write ...
Simon Haddy
13 Aug 2019
JWS makes lateral partner hire from HSF
National firm Johnson Winter & Slattery has hired a corporate partner who spent the last 20 years at global firm Herbert Smith Freehills. ...
13 Aug 2019
Gillian Triggs appointed to UN role
The former dean of law at the University of Sydney has landed the role of assistant secretary-general to serve as the assistant high commissioner for ...
13 Aug 2019
HSF adds capability in China
Global firm Herbert Smith Freehills is adding local law capabilities for a joint operation in mainland China, following approval from the republic’s...
12 Aug 2019
2019 Australian Law Awards winners revealed
Lawyers Weekly, in partnership with UNSW Law, is proud to announce the recipients of this year’s Australian Law Awards. Write comment (1 Co...
12 Aug 2019
Transurban Queensland raises $500m in debt via bank facility
KWM assists Transurban Queensland in $500 million of debt through a bank facility for future capital expenditure. Write comment (0 Comments) ...
12 Aug 2019
Innocean secures 85% of Wellcom shares
Ashurst advised Innocean on the acquisition of 85 per cent of Wellcom shares. Write comment (0 Comments) ...
12 Aug 2019
Leo Cussen hires new exec director
Melbourne-based legal education provider Leo Cussen Centre for Law has appointed a new executive director, who will commence in early October. ...
12 Aug 2019
LCA fights for Tasmanian legal system funding
The Law Council of Australia and Law Society of Tasmania are protesting the shortage of funding for the Tasmanian legal system, leaving many without c...
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