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10 Apr 2017

Piper Alderman's Best Lawyers in Australia 2017

08 Mar 2017

Piper Alderman has been named winner of the Most Improved Net Promoter Score in the 2017 Australian Financial Review Client Choice Awards.

01 Feb 2017

Piper Alderman bolsters dispute resolution capability

National law firm Piper Alderman has announced the appointment of Nick Burkett as a Partner in its national dispute resolution team based in Brisbane. Nick joins from Lexon Insurance and was formerly a partner at Ebsworth & Ebsworth.   ... Read more ›

10 Jan 2017

Piper Alderman’s national dispute resolution team appoints new partner talent

Piper Alderman has announced the appointment of Michael Bacina as a Partner in its national dispute resolution team based in Sydney. Michael joins from ERA Legal. ... Read more ›

29 Nov 2016

Where are we going? New media, technology and the law

New media is affecting the practice of law in many ways, from social media pages being tendered as evidence to live posting from court. This article will provide a quick snapshot of what is happening with new media across the industry. ... Read more ›

16 Nov 2016

Piper Alderman’s national dispute resolution team adds strategic lateral partner hire in Adelaide

National law firm Piper Alderman has announced the appointment of Mike Hayes as a Partner in its national dispute resolution team based in Adelaide. Mike joins with Associate, Antony Disciscio. ... Read more ›

02 Sep 2016

Meet the ER team, Australian Law Awards Finalist - Workplace Relations and Employment Team of the Year

30 Aug 2016

Meet the IP team, Australian Law Awards Finalist - Intellectual Property Team of the Year

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25 Aug 2016

Meet Jonathan Whybird, Australian Law Awards Finalist - Special Counsel of the Year

23 Aug 2016

Meet Hannah Linossier, Australian Law Awards Finalist - Young Gun of the Year

19 Aug 2016

Meet Shauna Roeger, Australian Law Awards Finalist - Law Student of the Year

17 Aug 2016

Meet Rene Cooper, Australian Law Awards Finalist - Legal Support Professional of the Year

27 Jul 2016

Piper Alderman named as a multiple-finalist in the Australian Law Awards

25 Jul 2016

Senior Litigator joins Piper Alderman’s National Dispute Resolution Team

Piper Alderman has announced the appointment of Jane Kupsch as a Partner in its national dispute resolution team based in Melbourne. Ms Kupsch was an associate in Piper Alderman’s then newly-established Melbourne office from 2002 to 2004 and re-joins the firm after 12 years with a boutique corporate Melbourne-based legal practice, where she built a reputation as a commercial litigation expert. ... Read more ›

11 Jul 2016

Piper Alderman announces new senior leadership appointments and promotions

Piper Alderman has announced a number of senior leadership appointments and promotions effective 1 July 2016. ... Read more ›

01 Jul 2016

Piper Alderman attracts Watsons Lawyers

Piper Alderman has announced its merger with Adelaide based law firm Watsons Lawyers. ... Read more ›

30 Jun 2016

Mid-tier pulls back from full-service offering

27 Jun 2016

Piper Alderman’s award winning lawyer – Hannah Linossier

20 Jun 2016

Meet Hannah Linossier, Lawyers Weekly 30 under 30 awards finalist for Workplace Health & Safety and Pro-Bono

14 Jun 2016

Meet Leonora Tyers, Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 awards finalist for Intellectual Property

18 May 2016

Catherine Bray named in the Property Council of Australia’s – 100 Women in Property

10 May 2016

Congratulations to Leonora Tyers and Hannah Linossier on being shortlisted for Lawyers Weekly 30 under 30 awards

19 Apr 2016

Piper Alderman appoints Corporate Partner to its Sydney office

Piper Alderman has announced the appointment of Mark Williamson as a Partner in its national Corporate practice team based in Sydney. Joining from Clayton Utz, where he has been a partner for over 10 years, Mr Williamson is a highly respected corporate lawyer. With over 25 years’ experience, Mr Williamson has a particular focus on Australian and cross border securities transactions, mergers and acquisitions, fund and managed investment structuring and joint ventures involving companies located in Australia and international jurisdictions. ... Read more ›

13 Apr 2016

Piper Alderman announced as Australian Law Firm of the Year Finalist (100 – 499 Lawyers)

Piper Alderman has been recognised for their outstanding client service by being announced as an Australasian Law Awards 2016 Finalist in the category of Law Firm of the Year (100 – 499 Lawyers). ... Read more ›

11 Apr 2016

Bianca Battistella named a “Rising Star” in Australasian Lawyer magazine.

21 Mar 2016

Piper Alderman appoints insolvency and turnaround specialist

Piper Alderman has announced the appointment of Thomas Russell as a Partner in its national Dispute Resolution practice team. Thomas is regarded as a leading practitioner in the Insolvency and Turnaround field, as well as an expert in Personal Property Security Act (PPSA) litigation and securities enforcement. His insolvency-related work includes advice and representation to company boards, liquidators, receivers, administrators and bankruptcy trustees, with specific expertise in voidable transaction claims, remuneration and priority issues, statutory and regulatory compliance and stakeholder negotiations. ... Read more ›

29 Feb 2016

Piper Alderman's Best Lawyers in Australia

The depth and breadth of Piper Alderman’s team in Australia has been recognised in this year’s Best Lawyers® list. In total, 23 of our lawyers across over 20 legal areas have been voted amongst the best in the country with a strong presence in corporate and commercial law, property, employment relations and litigation along with some of the specialist areas such as Agriculture & Rural Affairs, Government Practice and Hospitality and Tourism law, to name just a few. ... Read more ›

18 Jan 2016

Piper Alderman appoints specialist Banking & Financial Services team

National law firm Piper Alderman has announced the lateral appointment of a specialist banking and financial services team. Shannon Adams (Partner), Joshua Annese (Special Counsel), Elaine Cheung (Senior Associate) and Nikki Grant (Paralegal), formerly with Hunt & Hunt, joined Piper Alderman in early January 2016.  Their appointment will further strengthen the firm's banking and financial services practice nationally. ... Read more ›

11 Jan 2016

Piper Alderman promotes new talent to the partnership

Piper Alderman has announced five mid financial-year senior appointments – 2 new partners and 3 new senior associates. New Sydney-based partners, Sina Kassra (Corporate) and Florian Ammer (Dispute Resolution) increases the number of partners nationally at Piper Alderman to 51. ... Read more ›

16 Oct 2015

Piper Alderman partners with PIRSA’s Women Influencing in Agribusiness & Regions Strategy

Piper Alderman has announced its partnership with Primary Industries & Regions SA’s (PIRSA) Women Influencing Agribusiness & Regions (WIAR) Strategy, at the Influential Women’s Profiles Launch hosted by our Adelaide office last night. ... Read more ›

01 Oct 2015

Piper Alderman promotes Partners in its national Private Client Services team

Piper Alderman has announced the promotions of Donna Benge and Rod Jones to Partner in its national Private Client Services team. Donna and Rod are based in the Adelaide office. ... Read more ›

24 Sep 2015

2015 Employment Matters Survey, ‘What’s keeping you awake at night?’

The results are in! Piper Alderman invited over 2000 HR Managers, General Managers, COOs, CEOs and legal teams across all industry groups nationally, to reflect on their experiences in dealing with employment and safety related matters in our 2015 Employment Matters Survey, ‘What’s keeping you awake at night?’ ... Read more ›

21 Sep 2015

Piper Alderman welcomes Christina Flourentzou to their expanding Private Client Services team

Piper Alderman has announced the appointment of Christina Flourentzou as an Associate in their growing national Private Client Services team. Based in the Adelaide office, Christina joins from Lynch Meyer Lawyers, where she had been since 2010. ... Read more ›

14 Sep 2015

Piper Alderman welcomes Stephen Hughes to the national Employment Relations practice

Piper Alderman is delighted to announce the appointment of Stephen Hughes as a Partner in its national Employment Relations practice. ... Read more ›

11 Sep 2015

Piper Alderman welcomes Stephen Hughes to the national Employment Relations practice

Piper Alderman is delighted to announce the appointment of Stephen Hughes as a Partner in its national Employment Relations practice. Stephen will be based in the Brisbane office. ... Read more ›

18 May 2015

Piper Alderman at APPEA 2015 – supporting the oil and gas industry

Piper Alderman's Energy & Resources team are again supporting APPEA 2015, the biggest oil and gas convention and exhibition in the South Hemisphere. ... Read more ›

13 May 2015

Congratulations to Jen Tan shortlisted for Lawyers Weekly 30 under 30

Corporate Senior Associate Jen Tan has been named as a finalist in the Lawyers Weekly 30 under 30 awards, that recognise the best young lawyers in Australia across 10 categories. Finalists are drawn from a range of firms across Australia as well as those in-house. ... Read more ›

24 Apr 2015

Deal Alert: Piper Alderman advises on the sale of Cannabinoid Extracts Australia Pty Limited to Capital Mining Limited

Piper Alderman recently advised Atlas Pearls and Perfumes Limited’s fully owned subsidiary Essential Oils of Tasmania Pty Limited on the sale of its fully owned subsidiary Cannabinoid Extracts Australia Pty Limited to Capital Mining Limited. ... Read more ›

10 Apr 2015

Seventeen named in the 2016 Best Lawyers in Australia

Congratulations to all 17 senior Piper Alderman lawyers who have been named in the 2016 Best Lawyers in Australia, published by the Australian Financial Review online. ... Read more ›

31 Mar 2015

Piper Alderman congratulates Red River Resources on winning Asian Exploration Deal of the Year at the Mines and Money Conference

Piper Alderman is delighted to congratulate Red River Resources on winning the Asian Exploration Deal of the Year at the Mines and Money Conference Outstanding Achievement Awards in Hong Kong on Friday. ... Read more ›

27 Mar 2015

Piper Alderman welcomes Ted Williams, former Thiess General Counsel, to the national Construction and Infrastructure practice

Piper Alderman is delighted to announce the appointment of Ted Williams as a Partner in our national Construction and Infrastructure practice. Ted will be based in the Brisbane office. ... Read more ›

26 Mar 2015

Piper Alderman named as finalist in the Australasian Law Awards

Piper Alderman is pleased to have been named as a finalist in the Australasian Law Awards, in the category of “Australian Law Firm of the Year (100-249 lawyers)”. ... Read more ›

18 Mar 2015

Mexico mining and infrastructure opportunities highlighted at Piper Alderman-hosted seminar

On 17 March 2015, Piper Alderman’s Brisbane office hosted a seminar for Trade & Investment Queensland (TIQ) and Austrade, in conjunction with the Australia-Latin America Business Council (ALABC), in relation to mining and infrastructure opportunities in Mexico. ... Read more ›

03 Mar 2015

Piper Alderman partner recognised as finalist in Tax Advisor of the Year Awards

Piper Alderman Tax partner, Judy Choate, has been named as one of three finalists in the Tax Institute's Tax Advisor of the Year Awards in the category of Chartered Tax Advisor of the Year. ... Read more ›

13 Feb 2015

Piper Alderman further boosts its offering with new hires in Brisbane

Piper Alderman has welcomed three senior lawyers to its Brisbane office, adding significantly to local expertise and further boosting our already strong national team. ... Read more ›

10 Feb 2015

Piper Alderman and Peloris Global Sourcing host Chinese government officials inspecting Australia's fresh milk export channel

Australia's trade relations with China for the export of fresh milk were strengthened when a delegation of Chinese officials visited to inspect the Australian fresh milk export channel established by Piper Alderman's client, Peloris Global Sourcing last year. ... Read more ›

11 Nov 2014

New Managing Partner for Piper Alderman

Highly credentialed commercial property lawyer, Tony Britten-Jones, has been appointed as Piper Alderman's national managing partner from 1 January 2015. ... Read more ›

01 Sep 2014

New Head of Office for Piper Alderman Adelaide

Tim O'Callaghan has been appointed the new Head of Piper Alderman's Adelaide Office. ... Read more ›

12 Aug 2014

Congratulations to Piper Alderman client Redarc Electronics on being named Telstra Business of the Year

Piper Alderman are delighted to congratulate client, Redarc Electronics on being named as 2014 Telstra Business of the Year, having won the South Australian Award last month. ... Read more ›

11 Aug 2014

Piper Alderman advises on the sale of John Cootes Furniture

Piper Alderman recently advised on the sale of the John Cootes Furniture business and its associated property holdings to entities owned or managed by the ASX listed Elanor Investments Group (ASX: ENN). ... Read more ›

04 Aug 2014

Construction partner joins Piper Alderman

Piper Alderman welcomes Construction Partner Aaron Suine to the firm’s Sydney office. ... Read more ›

15 Jul 2014

Two new partners boost Piper Alderman’s Corporate Team

Piper Alderman is pleased to welcome two new partners to the National Corporate Team – David Bradley in Melbourne and David Cornwell in Sydney. ... Read more ›

01 Jul 2014

Promotions and Appointments - July 2014

Piper Alderman is delighted to announce the following appointments, strengthening our national team. ... Read more ›

26 Jun 2014

Intellectual Property Partner joins Piper Alderman

Piper Alderman is pleased to welcome Intellectual Property Partner James Lawrence to the firm’s Sydney office. ... Read more ›

06 Jun 2014

Full Court dismisses appeal by ABN AMRO, S&P and LGFS in Councils’ damages claim

In a ruling with significant global ramifications the Full Court of the Federal Court today unanimously dismissed appeals by ratings agency Standard and Poor’s (S&P), ABN AMRO (now RBS)and Local Government Financial Services (LGFS), following Justice Jagot’s decision in favour of 12 local Councils for losses suffered on investments rated AAA by S&P. ... Read More ›

16 May 2014

Piper Alderman acts in successful restaurant industry Award appeal case

On 14 May 2014, the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission handed down a decision in an appeal that re-examined appropriate penalty rates and position duties in the Restaurant Industry Award. ... Read more ›

12 May 2014

Piper Alderman helps deliver fresh milk to China

Piper Alderman has been instrumental in brokering a deal allowing fresh Australian milk to be exported to the Chinese market for the first time.
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07 May 2014

Another victory for Piper Alderman in the S&P ratings case

Piper Alderman Partner, Amanda Banton has again succeeded against Standard and Poor’s (S&P), this time the United States entity, receiving a favourable decision in a key interlocutory hearing in the Federal Court of Australia (the Court). ... Read more ›

01 Apr 2014

Piper Alderman hosts SA Angels special presentation with Swisscom Ventures and Acumen Ventures

Last month, Piper Alderman hosted angel investment group SA Angels for a special invitation only event featuring Stefan Kuentz of Swisscom Ventures and Shane Creek from Acumen ventures, who gave an update on the venture and investment market from a Swiss/global and Australia/SE Asian perspective. ... Read more ›

04 Mar 2014

Piper Alderman’s Brisbane office celebrates its 10th Anniversary

Piper Alderman’s Brisbane office welcomed clients and contacts for its annual cocktail party on Thursday 27, February. ... Read more ›

02 Dec 2013

Councils and charities reach conditional settlement in Lehman damages case

Litigation funder Bentham IMF Limited and lawyers Piper Alderman today announced the liquidators of Lehman Brothers Australia (now in liquidation) had finally agreed to settle the IMF funded claims, conditional on Court approvals. ... Read More ›

13 Nov 2013

Congratulations to Peter Dwyer - BIC’s Supplier of the Year

Congratulations to Piper Alderman Corporate Transport partner, Peter Dwyer at being named Supplier of the Year at the Bus Industry Confederation’s (BIC) National Awards. ... Read more ›

17 Oct 2013

Scheme of Arrangement approved by Lehman creditors

At a meeting held today, the client creditors of Lehman Brothers Australia Limited (In Liquidation) (LBA) unanimously approved a Scheme of Arrangement, that if approved by the Court, will see the US and Australian insurers of LBA pay millions of dollars for distribution to creditors. ... Read more ›

03 Sep 2013

Piper Alderman hosts farewell for American Ambassador

Piper Alderman was pleased to host the American Chamber of Commerce’s Cocktail Party to farewell US Ambassador Jeffrey L. Bleich. ... Read more ›

30 Jul 2013

Energy and resources partner joins Piper Alderman

Piper Alderman is pleased to welcome Energy and Resources partner Greg English to the firm’s Adelaide office. ... Read more ›

18 Jul 2013

Piper Alderman acts on e3Learning sale

Piper Alderman recently advised on the sale of Adelaide based e3Learning, a multi-award winning web learning services provider, to Open Universities Australia ... Read more ›

21 Jun 2013

Piper Alderman acts on telecoms acquisition in Brisbane

Piper Alderman advised Vaya Pty Ltd, a Brisbane based fixed and mobile telecommunications provider, on the acquisition of Live Connected, an online mobile provider of online post-paid mobile solutions. ... Read more ›

16 May 2013

Piper Alderman’s Brisbane office doubles

Piper Alderman is pleased to announce that the firm will welcome a dozen new team members to the Brisbane office next week. When combined with the corporate transport group who joined in late April, the new corporate, resources and insolvency practices will double the size of the office. ... Read more ›

30 Apr 2013

Corporate Transport Team joins Piper Alderman in Brisbane

Piper Alderman is delighted to welcome a corporate transport team to the firm's Brisbane office. ... Read more ›

18 Apr 2013

Piper Alderman welcomes Lehman Brothers Scheme of Arrangement

The Partner responsible for Piper Alderman's successful case against Lehman Brothers, Amanda Banton, welcomes a proposal for a Scheme of Company Arrangement that has been put forward by the liquidators of Lehman Brothers Australia this week. ... Read more ›

17 Apr 2013

Piper Alderman to act on another S&P ratings case

Piper Alderman today filed against Standards & Poors on behalf of approximately 90 councils, religious organisations, charities and self-managed super funds. ... Read more ›

12 Apr 2013

Piper Alderman protects LM unit holders

Piper Alderman has been successful in protecting LM unit holder interests by securing the appointment of a new and independent trustee, Korda Mentha, to the LM Managed Performance Fund, which was formerly operated by LM Investment Managament Limited (LM). ... Read more ›

25 Mar 2013

Court makes final orders in landmark decision against Lehman Brothers Australia (In Liq)

In September 2012, the Federal Court delivered a landmark decision against Lehman Brothers Australia (In Liq) in a class action relating to losses by 72 local councils, charities, not-for-profits and church groups. The applicants have now received final orders from the Court. ... Read More ›

20 Mar 2013

Call to action for LM unit holders

Piper Alderman has been assisting unit holders in relation to the ongoing demise of the LM First Mortgage Fund including in respect of a class action. ... Read more ›

12 Mar 2013

Piper Alderman moves after 25 years

After 25 years operating from an iconic Flinders Street building, Piper Alderman has a new office for a new business era. ... Read More ›

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 ›