2011

15 Dec 2011

Promotion helps to build national construction practice

Piper Alderman this week announced mid year promotions that include the appointment of Megan Calder as a partner in the firm’s national Property and Projects division. ... Read More ›

14 Dec 2011

Piper Alderman advises AWE Limited on Bass Basin sale

Piper Alderman has been advising AWE Limited (AWE) on the sale of interests in two projects in the Bass Basin. The deal, worth $80m, sees AWE agreeing to sell an 11.25% participating interest in T/L1 (BassGas Project) and a 2.75% participating interest in T/18P to Toyota Tsusho Gas E&P Trefoil Pty Ltd. AWE still retains participating interests of more than 40% in each of these projects following the deal. ... Read More ›

06 Dec 2011

Piper Alderman celebrates launch of Beach Energy's corporate history

Piper Alderman’s longstanding client, Beach Energy, last week celebrated the launch of its corporate history. Twists in the sand: 50 years in the turbulent history of Beach Energy, written by journalist Rick Wilkinson, details the ups and downs of the leading Australian oil and gas exploration company. ... Read More ›

10 Nov 2011

Piper Aldermam acts on Beach Energy's takeover of Adelaide Energy

Piper Alderman is currently acting for Beach Energy Limited (Beach) in an on-market takeover of Adelaide Energy in a deal valued at $94m. Beach already own 19.5% of Adelaide Energy’s shares, and have offered $0.20 per share which will stand until 22 December 2011. ... Read More ›

28 Oct 2011

Santos acquires Piper Alderman client, Eastern Star Gas, for $942m

On Friday 28 October 2011, the merger between long-standing Piper Alderman client, Eastern Star Gas (ESG), and Santos Limited (Santos) was approved at an ESG shareholders’ meeting. ... Read More ›

06 Sep 2011

Wally McDonald joins Piper Alderman's corporate team

Piper Alderman is delighted to announce that prominent corporate, government, TMT and major projects lawyer Wally McDonald has joined the firm as a partner in the Sydney office. The appointment adds considerable depth to the firm’s corporate, government and major projects capability. It also strengthens the mergers and acquisitions practice and further enhances Piper Alderman’s industry-leading resources and TMT teams. ... Read More ›

22 Aug 2011

Piper Alderman moves to greater strength in Brisbane

The Brisbane Office of National law firm, Piper Alderman has relocated to the Riverside Centre in Eagle Street. ... Read More ›

11 Aug 2011

Piper Alderman welcomes new special counsel in Adelaide

This week, Piper Alderman welcomes Rod Foster Jones and Donna Benge to the firm as Special Counsel in the Adelaide Office. Both Rod and Donna are experienced practitioners who join from mid-tier Adelaide firm, Tindall Gask Bentley, where they have been partners. ... Read More ›

26 Jul 2011

Local and international appointments for two Piper Alderman partners

Two of Piper Alderman’s partners have been honoured with appointments in their areas of speciality both locally and overseas. ... Read More ›

04 Jul 2011

PBS deferrals highlight lack of transparency in listing process

Pharmaceutical companies and patient groups have applauded the Government’s announcement last week that 13 new drugs will be listed on the PBS. However, a Senate inquiry will be held into the reasons why PBS listing of seven drugs recommended by the PBAC was "deferred". ... Read More ›

27 Jun 2011

Piper Alderman launches new workers compensation firm

Recognising the benefits of dedicated and specialised legal advice in the workers compensation sector,a boutique firm operating in the South Australian legal market will be launched. ... Read More ›

06 Jun 2011

Piper Alderman shows national strength with promotions

Piper Alderman is delighted to announce seven national promotions to our senior team. They are effective 1 July 2011 and complement the appointments the firm has announced since January 2011. ... Read More ›

16 May 2011

Piper Alderman assists Gilat with NBN satellite deal

On 6 May 2011 it was announced that Optus Networks Pty Ltd (Optus), with major supply by Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd.’s subsidiaries, including Gilat Satellite Networks Australia (Gilat), won a $200m contract to provide satellite internet services across Australia as part of the Australian Government’s National Broadband Network Company’s Interim Satellite Service. ... Read More ›

01 Apr 2011

Lehman Brothers calls no lay evidence to rebut allegations of councils

Yesterday was the last hearing day of a class action brought by 72 local government councils, charities and churches against global investment bank Lehman Brothers Australia Limited (formerly Grange Securities Limited). The Councils, led by Wingecarribee Shire Council, seek $248 million in compensation from Lehman Australia for claims including breach of contract and fiduciary duty, misleading conduct and negligence. National law firm Piper Alderman, led by partner Amanda Banton, represents the Applicants. ... Read More ›

02 Mar 2011

Lehman Brothers heading commences today

Today marks the first day of the hearing between former investor clients of Grange Securities Limited and the insolvent estate of Lehman Brothers Australia Limited (formerly Grange Securities Limited). Amanda Banton from Piper Alderman represents 72 clients signed up by IMF to participate in this class action. They include local councils, churches, charities and private investors. ... Read More ›

24 Feb 2011

Beach Energy set to Impress

This week Beach Energy Ltd (Beach) closed its takeover offer of Impress Energy Ltd (Impress) having acquired 96% of Impress after Senex Energy Ltd (Senex) sold its 20% share of Impress to Beach. ... Read More ›

22 Feb 2011

Piper Alderman welcomes new Employment Relations consultant to Sydney Office

Piper Alderman continues to invest in its workplace law team,further growing its substantial employment law practice. The firm’s latest move has been the successful attraction of former Australian Business Lawyers Managing Partner Tim Capelin. ... Read More ›

07 Feb 2011

Piper Alderman welcomes new Corporate partner

Piper Alderman is delighted to announce that Sebastian Greene has joined the firm as a partner in the Melbourne office. ... Read More ›