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20 April 2017

The contract signing for Queensland's first social benefit bond (SBB), which aims to reduce the number of Aboriginal and Torres Islander children in out-of-home care, was announced on 31 March by the Queensland Government.

10 April 2017

Mobile service reseller, ASX-listed amaysim Australia Limited, has announced a binding agreement to acquire Australia's first online energy retailer Click Energy for A$120 million. The consideration will comprise A$80 million cash and A$40 million of scrip.

30 March 2017

Mesoblast Limited has successfully completed a fully underwritten institutional placement to raise A$52.5 million.

30 March 2017

MinterEllison is pleased to announce that Paul Shillington has joined the firm's M&A practice in Perth as a partner.

13 March 2017

Cyber security can no longer legitimately be considered the domain of IT alone, according to the MinterEllison Perspectives on Cyber Risk Report 2017 released today – yet the Report's findings show that Australian companies are being too slow to take the necessary action to mitigate and manage that risk.

7 March 2017

The Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017 and the Fair Work Amendment (Repeal of 4 Yearly Reviews and Other Measures) Bill 2017 introduced into Parliament by the Federal Government are designed to protect vulnerable workers, abolish four yearly modern award reviews and deal with procedural deficiencies with the making of enterprise agreements.

7 March 2017

Kajima Corporation, through its Australian subsidiary Kajima Australia, has acquired a majority stake in construction group Cockram Construction in Australia.

28 February 2017

Leading Australian-based international law firm MinterEllison acted on 7 of the top 10 Australian takeover bids and schemes of arrangement for the second half of 2016 identified by ASIC in its Regulation of Corporate Finance Report.

8 February 2017

A recent decision of Australia's Full federal Court has significant repercussions for indigenous land use agreements (ILUAs) and poses a considerable risk for projects that have relied on ILUAs to address native title, according to MinterEllison Native Title specialist Richard Abraham.

8 February 2017

Chinese companies seeking outbound projects – and Australian companies looking to secure Chinese outbound investment – need to be aware of changes in the rules applying to foreign exchange remittances as these could impact their deal structures and timing, according to foreign investment experts from MinterEllison.

2 February 2017

A predicted increase in the demand for infrastructure bonds will help drive an upswing in demand amongst retail investors in the Australian bonds market this year according to leading bonds market commentator James Hutton, Partner MinterEllison.

16 January 2017

MinterEllison has achieved 29 Australian rankings across a range of practice areas and bands in the Chambers Asia-Pacific legal directory for 2017, making the firm one of the most highly ranked in Australia.

11 January 2017

Japanese heavy machinery manufacturer Hitachi Construction Machinery Co Ltd (Hitachi) has acquired H-E Parts International LLC and H-E Parts Australian Holdings LLC (collectively H-E Parts).

4 January 2017

Ping An Real Estate, the primary real estate investment platform of Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China Ltd (Ping An) (an SSE 50 and HSI 50 company), has acquired a 50% interest in a joint venture with Mitsubishi Estate and Lendlease and, subject to planning approval, the Joint Venture will look to develop one of the tallest office buildings in Sydney at Circular Quay.

22 December 2016

GPT Wholesale Office Fund (GWOF) has acquired a one-third interest in One One One Eagle Street, Brisbane, Queensland from a wholly owned subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority for A$284 million.

22 December 2016

While the number of deals completed was slightly down on 2015, mergers and acquisitions had a positive year in 2016. Jeremy Blackshaw and Con Boulougouris, M&A partners said that both public and private M&A were reasonably strong, across a wide range of sectors.

19 December 2016

MinterEllison today announced that Mark Williams, recognised as one of Australia's foremost advisers in the areas of insurance and medical negligence, has joined the firm in Perth as a partner.

13 December 2016

MinterEllison, today announced that two M&A / foreign investment specialist partners will join the firm's mainland Chinese offices next year – one in Beijing and one in Shanghai.

12 December 2016

Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) has announced the list of 2016 WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation holders. MinterEllison is delighted to be one of 106 organisations to again receive this recognition.

12 December 2016

Fullshare Holdings Limited, a Hong Kong listed investment company, has acquired a 90% interest in Sparrow Early Learning Pty Ltd, an Australian early education provider which operates a portfolio of childcare centres across Queensland and Victoria.