Global law firm to Perth

International law firm Hogan Lovells is seeking to leverage off its presence in Asia by establishing operations in Australia, which will be run out of Perth and Sydney.

Perth lawyer sells data firm for $8m

Patent attorney and software developer Thomas Haines has struck a deal with Sydney company IPH to sell his data analysis businesses for $8 million, but plans to continue running the operation from Perth.

FB Rice opens Perth doors

Intellectual property firm FB Rice has appointed three new associates to its Perth office, which opened its doors earlier this week.

Architects feeling the pressure

THE slowdown in commercial office construction has tightened competition among Perth-based architects, with firms slashing fees, cutting staff, outsourcing work and moving into new sectors to keep the

Print franchise adds to business collapses

Perth franchise group Quick Colour Print has gone into liquidation, adding to a string of Western Australian business collapses this month, including two substantial construction contractors and a min

ASIC bans former Patersons state manager

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has permanently banned former Patersons Securities WA state manager Lewis Fellowes from providing financial services after finding he had transferred about $1.5 million of clients’ funds into his own accounts.

PKF back in top 10

PKF Lawler has shot into the ranks of Western Australia’s top 10 accounting firms after merging with Subiaco-based Barringtons.

Riethmuller joins Jones Day

Former Ashurst partner Paul Riethmuller has started at global law firm Jones Day as a partner in its projects and infrastructure practice in Perth.

Poor government procurement costs $239m: Deloitte

Poor procurement practices cost Australian governments around $239 million annually, according to a new study from Deloitte Access Economics.

Asphar back to square one

Sixteen years after establishing Asphar Survey Group, and then building it into one of Western Australia’s largest surveying firms, Anthony Asphar is heading back to the jobs market after the demise of his business. Click through to also see the updated BNiQ list of WA's Top 10 surveying firms.

TSG seeks to consult beyond mine sector

Resources-focused TSG Consulting has embarked on a diversification and expansion plan in response to a growing demand from companies trying to unlock the secrets of big data.

Amcom launches tech accelerator

Amcom Telecommunications has teamed up with e-business association eGroup WA and technology hub Spacecubed to launch a tech accelerator program in Perth to help startups turn their ideas into products.

New service landscape

Landscape architects are seeking to take advantage of a long-standing business model operating in the building sector to broaden their service offering and boost their bottom line.

Facing WA's gender challenge

Some of the prominent Perth businesswomen who are succeeding in male-dominated industries outline the strategies that have worked for them.

KPMG launches mining accelerator

Accounting firm KPMG is launching a business ‘accelerator’ that is designed to assist early-stage technology ventures and bring them together with major companies in the energy and resources sector.

Law firms get new partners

Law firms Clifford Chance and Lavan Legal have announced new appointments, with Paul Vinci taking the helm as managing partner and Jon Carson as senior partner of Clifford’s Perth office.

Three ‘new’ law firms for Perth

The break-up of once-prominent law firm Rockwell Olivier is expected to result in the opening of three ‘new’ firms in Perth, with the Civic Legal brand being revived, Taylor Olivier being launched, and Melbourne-based Mills Oakley Lawyers coming to town.

Perth key to Woods Bagot global push

Woods Bagot has been ranked seventh in a list of the world’s top 100 architecture firms for the second consecutive year, with the company’s Perth studio emerging as one of its most strategically important.

Legal strategies at work

Clifford Chance, Ashurst and Gilbert + Tobin have been ranked as the top law firms in the Business News 2014 corporate finance league table, but for very different reasons.

Chalking up the changes

The digital revolution is well and truly under way, and media is at the pointy end of the changes.

Rockwell Olivier follows ILH into administration

Perth law firm Rockwell Olivier has been placed in the hands of administrators, after its sole director concluded the business was insolvent.