Perth miner ordered to open books

The Supreme Court has ordered privately owned mining company Global Advanced Metals to open its books to a minority shareholder, despite the shareholder being a competitor, a litigation adversary in the US, and having a chief executive who was found to have carelessly handled confidential information supplied earlier this year.

PSC buys Perth broker

PSC Insurance Group has bought National Franchise Insurance Brokers in a deal worth up to $1.2 million, two months after the Subiaco-based firm was placed into administration.

RCR loses appeal in eight-year court fight

RCR Tomlinson has lost the latest round in a long-running legal action against a former executive who was dismissed in 2009, and will pay nearly $300,000 in retirement benefits after the company's appeal failed.

Lavan boss joins HHG

West Perth law firm HHG Legal Group has bolstered its leadership team by recruiting Lavan executive chairman Greg Gaunt, who expects the move will rejuvenate his career.

G+T brings Sydney flavour to Perth office

Law firm Gilbert + Tobin was so pleased with the fit-out when it moved into its new Sydney offices last year, it decided to borrow heavily from those plans when it shifted to new premises in Perth.

Law firm moves into forensics

As the big accounting firms in Australia move to build up their legal practices, law firm Clayton Utz is pushing back, setting up its own forensics and technology services practice.

Holistic recovery a PeopleSense priority

PeopleSense started as a three-person operation servicing the local market, but has grown into a large organisational consultancy firm with 100-plus staff and a national presence. 

KPMG announces new national chair

Alison Kitchen will become the first woman in Australia to chair a big four professional services firm when she takes on the role at KPMG Australia later this year.

Jones to chair Cannings Purple

Communications consultancy Cannings Purple has recruited former Deloitte chairman Keith Jones to succeed Norman Moore when he steps down as chair next month.

Everingham to lead Marketforce

The founder of Perth-based lobbying firm GRA Everingham has been named the next chief executive of Marketforce, succeeding John Driscoll, who has announced his retirement today.

Deloitte's revenue hits $1.7bn

Professional services firm Deloitte has posted a 15 per cent increase in revenue for the 12 months to May, as strong performance in its east coast operations offset challenging conditions in Western Australia.

Merchant merges with Somers

Financial services firm Merchant Group has announced plans to merge with investment bank and funds manager Somers & Partners.

HopgoodGanim finds resources partner

Law firms HopgoodGanim Lawyers and Hunt & Humphry will amalgamate from July 1, with the deal designed to boost the combined firm’s capabilities to take advantage of increasing activity in the r

Major M&A deal hunters lurking

SPECIAL REPORT: The mergers and acquisitions market was eventful in the March quarter, with Chinese and private equity investors to the fore, multiple WA businesses on the block, and a surprise advisory switch on a key takeover.

Capital raisings top $1bn

SPECIAL REPORT: Western Australian stockbrokers and companies raised nearly $1.1 billion in 104 transactions in the March quarter, with gold deals being a major driver of activity, according to new data compiled for the BNiQ Search Engine.

The pay gap agenda

Top-tier Australian female managers earn $93,000 less than their male counterparts, according to a report released today analysing graduate positions up to senior level management roles.

Euroz beats profit hopes

Stockbroker and funds manager Euroz has beaten expectations for its interim profit result, which was achieved on the back of an improved performance of its Euroz Securities business and increase in the share prices of its listed investment companies.

Former Perth ASIC chief joins BDO

A growing market for government consulting, and the rising impact of regulation on business, have prompted mid-tier accounting firm BDO to recruit a former local chief of Australia’s corporate watchdog, Jane Gouvernet.

Wright recruits top lawyer

Private Perth company Wright Prospecting has bolstered its already impressive ranks with the recruitment of top lawyer Peter Wiese, who will guide it through continuing legal disputes with fellow Perth company Hancock Prospecting.

Rocke moves to Cor Cordis

KordaMentha managing partner Cliff Rocke has taken on a new role, joining the Perth office of the advisory firm that is handling the collapse of residential construction group Builton.