HFW adds 20-strong team in Australia and China from MinterEllison

Five partners join with core team to bolster HFW’s corporate, projects and regulatory offering in the region

D’Agostino wins second term as Herbert Smith Freehills CEO

Hong Kong-based D’Agostino to begin second four-year term next May

Litigation Capital Management hails ‘transformational’ year as realised income hits A$181m

Sydney-based litigation funder sees move into third-party asset management business pay off

New chief justice of Australia appointed

Stephen Gageler AC, a current justice of the High Court of Australia, appointed Australia’s new chief justice

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Australia’s Moulis Legal shakes up leadership with CEO hire

Zarmina Nasir is replacing Suzanne Moulis, who is joining a tech consultancy but will retain a seat on the board

APAC co-head quits Omni Bridgeway for Sydney disputes boutique

Oliver Gayner departs as Omni’s CEO prepares to step down in October

Norton Rose Fulbright adds senior projects and construction team in Sydney from Clyde & Co

Clydes’ former Australia head of projects and construction joins alongside senior consultant and special counsel

Ashurst grows revenue by 10% to £879m but PEP edges down

High inflation and rising costs sees PEP dip 0.4% from 2022’s record high of £1.175m

Commonwealth Bank of Australia names Clayton Utz executive chair as new GC

Karen O’Flynn to succeed incumbent Carmel Mulhern having acted for the banking giant in Royal Commission into misconduct in banking and financial services sector

Baker McKenzie adds construction and energy partner duo in Sydney from Norton Rose Fulbright

NRF’s Australia construction and engineering team lead Emanuel Confos to move over alongside Harriet Oldmeadow

Ashurst targets Australia M&A with twin Gilbert + Tobin partner hires

Neil Pathak joins as Ashurst’s first Australia head of M&A alongside Susannah Macknay as firm looks to build public and private M&A offering

New trade deals herald closer UK links for Australian and New Zealand lawyers

Free trade agreements will reduce barriers for lawyers to practice across each jurisdiction

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News | UK

Around the house: SCAN Group hires Crowell & Moring partner for CLO, Sonnedix taps Smiths Group for new GC

This week’s roundup of top in-house moves also includes appointments at PROG Holdings, Sesame Workshop, LegalSifter and Go1

The Global Legal Post launches international comparative guide to Family Asset Protection

Edited by Marcus Dearle, online resource explores how key jurisdictions approach divorce, finance and the media

Singapore partner succeeds London investigations specialist at helm of Baker McKenzie’s financial institutions group

Annual practice and sector group leadership refresh also ushers in new tax, IP and tech chiefs

Two Australian jurists join London sets as door tenants

A former senior judge joins Atkin Chambers, while a leading international lawyer signs up with 3 Verulam Buildings

‘Every reason for optimism’ – new Law Over Borders guide charts arbitration’s growing popularity across the world

Practical online comparative Global Legal Post guide is co-edited by Three Crowns partners Carmen Martinez Lopez and Liz Snodgrass

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‘Will globalisation continue, or recede?’ New foreign direct investment guide explores impact of Covid-19 and geopolitical upheaval

Practical online comparative Global Legal Post guide for businesses and their advisers features contributions from array of top firms

Ashurst announces another record partner promotions round – but proportion of women dips

Twenty-five strong cohort matches last year as percentage of women falls from 48% to 32%