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Court OKs derivative suit against Pacific Current directors over merger
Securities February 25, 2020 11:35 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Pacific Current shareholder has won court approval to bring a derivative lawsuit against certain current and former directors of the funds management company for […]

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Baker McKenzie lures King & Wood Mallesons special counsel for banking practice
People In The News February 19, 2020 10:08 pm By Christine Caulfield

Baker McKenzie has nabbed former King & Wood Mallesons special counsel Charlie Detmold for the law firm’s key banking and finance practice in Melbourne. Detmold […]

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Judge should be commended for ‘judicial economy’, Pacific National tells court in ACCC appeal
Competition & Consumer Protection February 18, 2020 2:37 pm By Christine Caulfield

Pacific National has defended a decision by a judge to accept an undertaking and rule against the ACCC in its competition case over the rail […]

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Liquidator of collapsed start-up Appster wants to grill founders, KPMG partner
Restructuring & Insolvency February 18, 2020 2:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

The liquidator of collapsed app-development firm Appster has filed examination proceedings against the company’s founders and auditor ahead of possible legal action for allegedy trading […]

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Bunnings’ deal with Adelaide Tools under scrutiny by ACCC
Competition & Consumer Protection February 14, 2020 11:15 am By Christine Caulfield

The ACCC has raised concerns that the proposed tie-up of hardware store giant Bunnings Warehouse and family-owned Adelaide Tools and Oaklands Mower Centre will stifle […]

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In loss for Herbert Smith Freehills, court says self-represented law firms can’t recover costs
Business of Law February 13, 2020 4:29 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Herbert Smith Freehills cannot recover its costs for successfully representing itself in litigation with United Petroleum over the company’s aborted initial public offering, with an […]

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Judge clears $15B Vodafone, TPG deal in latest merger challenge loss for ACCC
Competition & Consumer Protection February 13, 2020 11:21 am By Christine Caulfield

Vodafone has won its case against the ACCC over its proposed merger with rival telecommunications company TPG, with a judge ruling the tie-up would not […]

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ACCC flags concerns over $120M merger of mortgage aggregators AFG, Connective
Competition & Consumer Protection February 12, 2020 11:10 am By Christine Caulfield

Australian Finance Group’s proposed acquistion of rival Connective Group has raised red flags for the competition regulator, which says the tie-up would create Australia’s largest […]

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Ashurst partner’s appeal flops in Point Piper property spat with ex-judge
Appeals January 6, 2020 2:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

An Ashurst partner that argued a judge was “confused” when he decided to appoint liquidators to his luxury Point Piper home in a dispute with […]

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Ernst & Young denies it was negligent in goodwill review of Slater & Gordon’s Quindell deal
Class Actions November 29, 2019 1:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

Accounting giant Ernst & Young, which has been dragged into two class actions by Slater & Gordon shareholders, has shot back at claims it was […]

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