2012

17 Dec 2012

Piper Alderman welcomes new partner Michele Kramer

Piper Alderman is delighted to announce that commercial litigator Michele Kramer is joining the firm as a partner in the Melbourne office. Michele is one of Melbourne’s leading litigators and has acted in many significant disputes and high-profile litigation matters over her career. ... Read more ›

12 Nov 2012

Piper Alderman advises on acquisition of $207 Bunnings retail portfolio

On Friday 26 October 2012, Charter Hall Group announced that it had entered into a contract to jointly acquire a $207m retail portfolio with Telstra Super. Piper Alderman has been advising Charter Hall Group and Telstra Super on the acquisition of the portfolio which is due to complete in the last quarter of 2012. ... Read more ›

05 Nov 2012

Global fallout likely after Federal Court makes a world-first finding against rating agency S&P over toxic financial products

In a world-first Court ruling against a ratings agency in relation to complex financial products widely cited as a cause of the global financial crisis, the Federal Court of Australia today found against Standard & Poor’s (S&P), investment bank ABN AMRO and investment manager for local government authorities, Local Government Financial Services (LGFS), in a claim over investments sold to NSW councils prior to the GFC. ... Read More ›

21 Sep 2012

Federal Court ruling in Lehman Brothers class action

Piper Alderman and litigation funder IMF (Australia) Ltd today welcomed the Federal Court’s decision in a class action brought against Lehman Brothers Australia (now in liquidation). ... Read More ›

20 Jun 2012

Piper Alderman announces unprecedented number of promotions

Piper Alderman is delighted to announce an unprecedented number of promotions in our national team. There are 23 promotions in total, encompassing all of our practice groups across all four Piper Alderman offices. ... Read More ›

31 May 2012

Piper Alderman welcomes technology partner Richard Chew

This week, Piper Alderman is pleased to welcome new partner Richard Chew.Richard joins the Intellectual Property and Technology team where his focus will be on technology law.   ... Read More ›

03 Apr 2012

Piper Alderman advises Beach Energy on $345m capital raising

Piper Alderman has been advising Beach Energy as it undertakes a significant capital raising to the value of $345m.This exercise will provide funds for Beach’s capital expenditure program over the next two to three years, including conventional and unconventional gas projects in the Cooper Basin and exploration projects in Egypt and Tanzania. ... Read More ›

27 Mar 2012

Piper Alderman welcomes banking and finance guru to Melbourne team

Piper Alderman’s Melbourne office welcomes Special Counsel Jacquie Browning. Jacquie joins the firm’s national banking and finance practice adding strength to Piper Alderman’s front end capability, in particular in the agribusiness and property sectors. ... Read More ›

20 Mar 2012

Alan Jessup authors MIS 'masterpiece'

Piper Alderman’s Sydney office last week hosted the launch of a new book written by Piper Alderman partner Alan Jessup on the complex issue of managed investment schemes. ... Read More ›

05 Mar 2012

Piper Alderman's real estate team bolstered by new partner

Piper Alderman this week welcomed Lexia Wilson to the firm. Lexia joins the Sydney office as a partner in the Property and Projects team. ... Read More ›