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Holman Webb Lawyers Announces US Strategic Alliance

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 23, 2015 4:05:50 PM / by John Wakefield posted in Business Corporate & Commercial, Dispute Resolution, Foreign Investment & Migration

Holman Webb Lawyers has announced a strategic alliance with global US firm Diaz Reus, strengthening the firm’s reach into the Latin American market.

With an existing reach in the Australian and European markets, the alliance will increase the capability of both firms in the Asia Pacific region.

“We have been discussing the possibility of working together for some time,” chairman John Wakefield. “An increasing number of Australian enterprises are operating in Latin America and a number of Latin American businesses have interests in Australia.  We are both commercial firms, similar in size and offering and are multi-cultural.  In that sense it is a natural fit.”  

Diaz Reus is a full-service firm headquartered in Miami, with 14 offices located throughout the US, Latin America, the Middle East, Asia, and Europe.  The firm has eight offices in Latin America.

“Diaz Reus’ multicultural and multilingual lawyers operate seamlessly, worldwide, giving our clients access to boots-on-the-ground global legal counsel,” said Michael Diaz Jr., Diaz Reus’ global managing partner.

“Our alliance with Holman Webb is will consolidate our offering in the region.”

Holman Webb currently has offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane with specialist expertise in corporate advisory, compliance and dispute resolution work.

It is intended the expanded reach of both firms will attract additional major corporates across the jurisdictions in which the alliance operates to take advantage of the very competitive cost-structures in both firms without compromise on quality of service.

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Australia's New Arbitration Regime: 5 years on

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 30, 2015 12:54:00 PM / by John Wakefield posted in Dispute Resolution

This article, recently published in the February 2015 Law Society Journal, considers the extent to which the objectives underpinning the introduction of amending federal and new state legislation have been effective, if they have not, why not, and what further steps can now be taken to engender the necessary culture of arbitration to promote a competitive and sustainable arbitration environment in Australia.

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Google has won its appeal against the ACCC in the High Court today.

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 7, 2013 2:11:00 PM / by Simon Rigby posted in Dispute Resolution

The ACCC had claimed that sponsored links displayed by Google between 2005 and 2008 had conveyed misleading and deceptive representations.  The case involved searches using keywords such as Harvey World Travel and Honda, which were redirected to competitors websites.

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