Since September 2008, significant regulatory changes have occurred in response to concerns that extensive short selling of shares has contributed to extreme market volatility.These changes effectively prohibit naked short selling.
Danny Gilbert's Perth adventure continues with a full integration with Blakiston & Crabb - but an international merger is starting to look a little less likely.
Revealing the winners at the 2011 ALB-Macquarie Bank Law Awards: which firms collected the honours this year?
Herbert Smith could be the next UK firm to open its doors in Australia, according to UK media.
A summary of the latest deals and legal advisor information collected by ALB this week.
Sparke Helmore is increasing its presence in the PPP/Infrastructure space following the announcement of infrastructure as a focus in Tuesday’s federal budget
The Gillard Government’s first budget has received a mixed reaction from industry and none more so than the legal profession.
The latest Thomson Reuters Mid-Market Rankings for the Australian and New Zealand M&A market show a slight overall improvement in the first three months of the year, compared to 12 months ago.
Blake Dawson has recruited a second former Gilbert + Tobin partner for its Sydney corporate practice within six months.
The 2011 Macquarie Bank ALB Australasian Law Awards are only one month away and a clear leader in the finalist tally has emerged.
Two major deals involving Australian companies have fallen over or hit hurdles in the past week, but lawyers remain unperturbed.
The number of women practicing in NSW has reached 46% of the profession, up 452% since 1988.
According to the NSW Law Society there are now a little more than 11,000 female solicitors practicing law in the state.
Acquisition of Brownes Dairy and Juice Business
Deal Highlights: Origin makes an offer
AMP-AXA merger moves a step closer; Nine Entertainment expands on-line presence
Centro’s US$9.4bn bid for salvation; Japanese firm launches global water push in Oz
Well informed law firms around the Asia-Pacific are keeping a close eye on Clifford Chance and Microsoft’s recently announced business relationship – to develop a document management system (DMS) based on the latter’s SharePoint suite of products.
Deal highlights from the last week from ALB
Junior miners are heading for the wide open spaces of Africa in search of resources – and their lawyers are not too far behind.
During January 2011 a number of high profile deals were announced. This is a summary of some of those that were considered either interesting in terms of industry activity or indicative of current trends.