Clifford Chance and DLA Piper Open in Australia

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Posted on May 3, 2011 at 6:05 PM



Clifford Chance and DLA are open for business in Australia, as both firms formally commenced operations on the first of May. The move comes after months of negotiations from each firm, respectively. Clifford Chance's move to Australia comes with a merge of two boutique law firms, Chang, Pistill & Simmons in Syndne...

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Office Openings - 2/22/2011

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Posted on February 23, 2011 at 12:02 AM



Clifford Chance has announced mergers with two Australian boutique law firms to facilitate growth plans targeted at doubling Asian revenue in the upcoming four years. The mergers with Chang, Pistilli & Simmons (CP&S) in Sydney, and Cochrane Lishman Carson Luscombe (CLCL) in Perth, are accepted and will take effe...

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Norton Rose, Minter Ellison sweeten sugar production deal with loan facilities

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Posted on January 28, 2011 at 8:01 PM



Norton Rose, Minter Ellison and Allen & Gledhill have advised on the loan facilities granted to fund the acquisition of Australian sugar producer Sucrogen (formerly CSR's sugar and renewable energy business) by Wilmar International, one of the largest listed companies by market capitalisation on the Singapore Stock ...

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Deal Watch - 1/18/11

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Posted on January 18, 2011 at 3:01 PM



Allen & Overy is advising the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd (BTMU), a subsidiary of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc (MUFG) and MUFG subsidiary Mitsubishi UFJ Securities International plc (MUSI), in their acquisition of a portfolio of project finance assets from Royal Bank of Scotland Group (RBS). The portfolio...

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Allens Signs Agreement With NO&T

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Posted on October 6, 2010 at 3:10 PM



Australian firm Allens Arthur Robinson signed a collaborative agreement with Japanese firm Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu (NO&T), affording each firm the opportunity to expand their presence in the global market.By making this deal, Allens is seeking an opportunity to provide their Japanese clients "premium level s...

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Aussies Perpetuate Asia Expansion Trend

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Posted on June 23, 2010 at 4:06 PM



The international trend for law firms to expand to Asia continues as three top tier Australian firms announce that they will open offices in Japan and the PRC. Blake Dawson will expand to 5 Asia offices and 48 Asia partners this year with the launch of their Tokyo office while top tier Aussie firm Clayton Utz sets their...

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Year in Review: Asia 2009

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on May 14, 2010 at 7:05 PM



The Rise of Asia Winston Churchill once said, "The longer you can look back, the farther you can look forward." According to a recent issue of The Economist, the new economic order is in fact a resurgence of a very old one.  For 18 of the last 20 centuries Asia has accounted for over half of the world's economic output....

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Deal Watch - 4/15/2010

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Posted on April 16, 2010 at 5:04 AM



Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has advised Chinese company Zhejiang Geely Holding Group on its $1.8bn acquisition of Volvo from the Ford Motor Company. This is a landmark deal as it is the first time a major car manufacturer has been taken over by a Chinese company and is also the biggest takeover of a luxury brand so f...

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Allen & Overy Expands in Australia

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Posted on February 10, 2010 at 11:02 AM



Due to Australia’s reputation of producing high quality lawyers, Magic Circle firm, Allen & Overy has chosen to enter the Australian legal market. The firm will have 17 partners in offices that are located in Sydney and Perth. 14 of these were poached from Clayton Utz.Offices will open on the first of March, just tw...

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Deal Watch - 2/2/10

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Posted on February 2, 2010 at 12:02 PM



Baker & McKenzie has represented Starhill Global REIT, a Singapore publicly listed REIT with S$2 billion prime office and retail assets across Asia, in connection with its January 20, 2010 purchase of the David Jones retail store in the Perth Central Business District in Australia, valued at A$114 million. The deal...

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