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.

Quinlan appointed solicitor general

Prominent Perth barrister Peter Quinlan has been appointed as the state’s new solicitor general.

EBM boss confident of growth in tough market

Alan Bishop has spent 40 years building insurance broker EBM into a national player and worked through many business cycles over that time, but arguably none as tough as the current conditions in Western Australia.

Tough medicine taken for trying times

SPECIAL REPORT: WA’s economic slowdown hasn’t led to the dramatic rise in insolvencies many had expected, according to leading industry representatives.

Aussie wins global EY award

The chairman and co-chief executive of a Melbourne-based toy company has become the first Australian to be selected as global winner of EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year award.

Rethink needed on high-density design

One of the state’s top architects says the collective approach to higher-density living in Perth needs to change.

Legal fracas over $2.5bn Buckeridge estate

The family of yet another great Western Australian entrepreneur appears set for a public fight over an inheritance, with the descendants of the late Len Buckeridge going to court over his $2.5 billion estate.

10 minutes on leadership with … Andrew Crane

Leadership WA chief executive officer Robin McClellan spent 10 minutes discussing leadership with CBH Group CEO Andrew Crane, who said it was vital to be optimistic, focus on the long term, and pay close attention to high-performing teams.