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JWS adds to leading dispute resolution team

Johnson Winter & Slattery announced this week that Mark Easton, a senior commercial litigation lawyer, has joined the firm as a partner in the Sydney office.

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Blackmores acquires Catalent Australia

JWS advised Blackmores on its agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in Catalent Australia Holding, which owns and operates a tablet and softgel manufacturing facility in Braeside, Victoria.

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2019 Oil & Gas Firm of the Year

JWS was named the 2019 Law Firm of the Year for our expertise in the area of Oil & Gas Law.

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Battery Ventures makes significant investment in domestic talent management software

JWS advised Battery Ventures on the Australian aspects of its investment in PageUp People.

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Unilever acquires Weis Frozen Foods

Unilever has acquired Weis Frozen Foods, a premium Australian ice cream and frozen dessert business, for an undisclosed amount.

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Senior practitioners appointed in JWS promotions

JWS has internally promoted seven senior practitioners with the appointment of two Partners, four Special Counsel, and one Senior Associate.

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ACCC Complex Merger Review Report 2017 released

JWS has released its inaugural report on recent trends and insights into complex ACCC merger review cases. The Report is the first of its kind in Australia.

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JWS acts for Scott’s Group on merger with K&S

JWS acted for the Scott’s Group on all aspects of the merger of its Scott’s Transport Industries business into ASX-listed K&S Corporation Limited.

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Cooper Energy acquires Santos' Victorian gas assets

JWS acted for Cooper Energy regarding agreements to acquire the Victorian gas assets of Santos, and an offer to raise $62 million.

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JWS further bolsters world-class dispute resolution and competition practice

Leading commercial litigation and competition lawyer, Tom Jarvis, has joined JWS as a partner in the Melbourne office.

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Litigation funders get green light to extract commissions from all open class members – even those w

For the first time an Australian Court has made a ‘common fund’ order allowing litigation funders to extract their commission from all class members in an open class, even those who have not...

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JWS adds to Projects & Construction team

The highly regarded Stephen Byrne has joined JWS as a key member of the firm’s projects and construction practice in Sydney.

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JWS case win signals shift in Australian litigation funding models

JWS has successfully represented a client in an appeal, with significant implications for Australia’s burgeoning litigation funding landscape.

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JWS welcomes leading Melbourne Employment team

Highly regarded employment lawyer, Lucienne Mummé, has joined the firm as a partner in the Melbourne office.

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JWS achieves top result for State of Victoria in landmark gaming licence compensation disputes

JWS has successfully represented the State of Victoria in two significant disputes with Tabcorp Holdings and Tatts Group over compensation following the expiration of their gaming licenses in 2012.

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JWS boosts leading Agribusiness team

Leading international M&A practitioner, Marcus Clark, will join the firm as a partner in the Sydney office.

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