Aidan Devine

Aidan Devine
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Here to win: Thomson Geer

Thomson Geer has burst onto the legal scene following one of 2014’s biggest mergers. Chief executive partner Adrian Tembel tells Australasian Lawyer what the firm plans to do next

Opinion: The billable hour: a cure or disease?

Most businesses look to customer feedback to ensure their offering remains relevant. Trish Hyde, the CEO of the Australian Corporate Lawyers Association, asks: shouldn’t lawyers do the same?

​What GCs really want

Certain key factors driving in-house counsel’s external spend may surprise private practitioners, says Trish Hyde

Five minutes with...Christian Paech, General Counsel at Santos Ltd

Paech explains Santos’ experiences as a client of law firms

Lighter Side: Lawyer sues lead singer of his "Pink" cover band for not being attractive enough

A US lawyer is suing the lead singer of his failed "Pink" covers band for US$10 million, saying she wasn't attractive enough to perform

Legal tales from ‘mad’ Myanmar

Myanmar has recently opened its doors to international firms, led by Aussie Chris Hughes, who has taken on firm management duties in one of world’s most mysterious countries

Chinese currency grabs spotlight on ASX

Chinese Renminbi (RMB) has staked its claim as an emerging global currency, following a landmark RMB transaction on the ASX that involved advice from prominent law firms

Darwin's theory of legal evolution

DLA Piper managing partner and global chief operating officer Andrew Darwin talks survival strategies, responding to an influx of international firms and the British take on the local market

‘Growth opportunity’ coaxes Bakers boss into renewing term

Baker & McKenzie managing partner Chris Freeland confirmed today that he will stay on as head of the firm’s Australian practice for three more years. Freeland tells Australasian Lawyer about what it takes to succeed in the Australian legal market and developments headed the firm’s way

Firms reveal ugly truth about lateral hires from top-tiers

It’s common for mid-tier and smaller firms to proudly boast about lateral partner hires from major firms, but some managing partners say such moves don't always produce the results intended