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Gold Coast Rapid Transit project reaches financial close

9 June 2011
Finance for the $1 billion Gold Coast Rapid Transit (GCRT) project was confirmed on 7 June 2011, signalling the start of the first Australian public private partnership to be completely financed by foreign funds.

Corrs advises Government on definitive agreements between Telstra and NBN Co and on USO agreement

23 June 2011
Corrs Chambers Westgarth has advised the Government on the $9 billion definitive agreements between Telstra and NBN Co. The Telstra / NBN Co agreements form part of the suite of agreements between NBN Co, Telstra and the Commonwealth relating to structural separation, the implementation of the NBN and associated reforms.

Corrs advises Melco Crown Entertainment on Macau Studio City acquisition

23 June 2011
Corrs Chambers Westgarth has advised NASDAQ-listed Melco Crown Entertainment Limited on the acquisition of a 60 per cent interest in the Macau City Studio Project.

Corrs completes complex demerger of Foster’s Beer and Wine businesses

28 June 2011
The 2011 Foster’s Group demerger involved structural separation of a fully integrated business. Corrs successfully navigated complex demerger arrangements which resulted in the creation of the world’s biggest listed stand-alone wine company and the only Australian owned and listed beer company.

Independent Review delivers its verdict on Australia’s aid program

6 July 2011
The Independent Review of Aid Effectiveness has found Australia has a good aid program and is an effective performer by global donor standards.

Corrs announces Teresa Handicott as Chair of the Board

14 July 2011
Corrs Chambers Westgarth has announced Teresa Handicott as the new Chair of the Corrs Board.

Corrs raises the bar on gender diversity

29 July 2011
Corrs Chambers Westgarth has become the first large Australian law firm to publicly commit to publishing an annual ASX Guideline compliant Diversity Policy.

Corrs boosts banking and finance capability

1 August 2011
Corrs has boosted its national banking and finance capability with the appointment of Clare Corke as a partner in its Melbourne office.

Outgoing Ambassador to China, Dr Geoff Raby appointed as Co-Chair of Corrs’ China practice

4 August 2011
Corrs Chambers Westgarth is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Geoff Raby as an adviser and Co-Chair of the firm’s China practice.