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Split scores in Samsung, Duro court battle

The head contractor on the Roy Hill project has won two out of five determinations in the latest instalment in its legal dispute with sub-contractor Duro Felguera today, but Samsung C&T was still told to pay Duro $12 million out of more than $60 million that had been sought.

Deloitte grows WA energy, resources practice

Professional services firm Deloitte has bolstered its energy and resources practice in Western Australia with two new appointments.

Business brokers jostle for market lead

SPECIAL REPORT: Perth’s major business brokers are adapting their strategies to deal with a changing buyer profile and a general softening of prices.

Dowell on cusp of breakthrough opportunity

Perth leadership and strategy consultant Kia Dowell has become the first Australian to be selected for a global mentoring program she hopes will help propel her business to international markets.

National law firms head west

Interstate law firms are leading a wave of restructuring in the WA market, with big shifts in the ranking of lawyers in the BNiQ Search Engine.

US law firms to continue Bell Group saga

The state government has muscled up for the renewal of legal battles over the $1.7 billion Bell Group dispute, appointing a US law firm that promotes itself as being tougher and scarier than its peers to handle the matter.

Mills Oakley expands WA practice

National law firm Mills Oakley has substantially expanded its Perth practice with the recruitment of partners Julian Atkinson and David McKenna, whose previous firm Jarman McKenna has entered merger discussions with Sparke Helmore Lawyers.

Neo in Asic undertaking

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has agreed to an enforceable undertaking with local financial planner Neo Financial Solutions, after surveillance of the business raised concerns about risk management and compliance frameworks.

Asian connection brings Stephenson Mansell west

Executive coaching, mentoring, and leadership development firm Stephenson Mansell Group will use its recent foray into Asia to bolster business following its decision to open an office in Western Australia. 

Accountant faces fraud charges

Accountant Neil Anthony Alessandrino has been released on bail after presenting to the Magistrates Court today on 65 charges of fraud or stealing as director or officer of a company.

G+T expands partnership, moves from West Perth

Corporate law firm Gilbert + Tobin has continued its counter-cyclical growth drive, recruiting former Macquarie Capital executive Justin Mannolini as its third new partner this year.

Otsana sets up shop in Israel

West Perth-based advisory firm Otsana Capital has established an office in Israel to work closer with startups in the region seeking a presence on the ASX.

CEO lunch with Tony Howarth

With five decades of experience in the banking and corporate sectors, there was no shortage of issues to be discussed when Tony Howarth sat down to lunch with Business News at the newly reopened Julio’s restaurant.

Leadership transition’s creative edge

Changes at Amana Living’s helm highlight the different circumstances facing each sector of the economy.

Samsung ahead in contract dispute

Laing O’Rourke had a pyrrhic victory in the Court of Appeal today, when it managed to overturn a previous adverse ruling but it appears the construction contractor still won't be getting the $45 million it was awarded by an adjudicator in 2015.

Lithium, gold stocks lift deal flow

SPECIAL REPORT: Lithium stocks led by Pilbara Minerals and Galaxy Resources have seized the opportunities presented by the commodity’s surge.

Legal potential in mine disputes

The mining sector is still providing abundant work opportunities for law firms, from contract disputes to potential private equity acquisitions.

Carbon acquisition fuels growth

Carbon Business Group has announced the purchase of Pursuit Group, adding to a number of acquisitions in the past year worth more than $2 million combined.

Library, State Buildings share Poole prize

The City of Perth Library and Public Plaza and the State Buildings have shared the George Temple Poole award at the WA Architecture Awards held on July 1.

PKF Mack merges with Pike Skinner

PKF Mack will become Western Australia’s 16th largest accounting firm after merging with Pike Skinner for an undisclosed sum.

Professionals weigh in on listing rule changes

Fifteen local broking, legal and advisory firms have teamed up to put forward their concerns with the ASX’s proposed changes to its listing requirements, and to advocate three particular amendments.

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