Allens

Our global alliance

The Allens and Linklaters international alliance provides our clients with access to market leading lawyers through a global network of 39 offices across 28 countries, including to emerging markets in Africa, Asia and South America.

The alignment of our complementary practices enables us to offer an integrated service to clients, with one point of contact, a unified team drawn from the best resources of each firm, and consistent quality advice and support.

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Alliance media releases

Linklaters and Allens advise on Victoria International Container Terminal Limited - 27 July 2016
On 20 July 2016, Victoria International Container Terminal Limited (VICT), the Australian subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI), successfully closed an export credit agency-covered syndicated loan facility in an amount of A$398 million (approximately US$300 million) with seven leading global financial institutions, comprising Citibank N.A., KFW IPEX-Bank GmbH and Standard Chartered Bank as Mandated Lead Arrangers and Bookrunners, Bank of China Limited, DBS Bank Ltd. and Investec Bank PLC as Mandated Lead Arrangers, and Cathay United Bank as Lead Arranger.

Allens advises Ferrovial on Broadspectrum takeover - 4 July 2016
Allens has advised Ferrovial Servicios S.A. on its successful takeover bid for Broadspectrum Limited (through its subsidiary Ferrovial Services Australia Pty Limited).

Allens releases landmark report on blockchain - 20 June 2016
A landmark report from Allens will guide potential users through the opportunities and challenges of distributed ledger technology, which is set to transform sectors as varied as the banking and financial services sector, real estate, power and utilities, industrials, government and education, agribusiness and beyond.

Allens adopts a Rare approach to grad recruitment - 15 June 2016
Allens has announced it will be the first Australian business to introduce the Rare Contextual Recruitment System (CRS) to its graduate recruitment process to further increase diversity in its workforce.

The Zenith: Allens advises BlackRock and Centuria on joint purchase - 23 May 2016
Allens has advised a BlackRock investment client and Centuria Property Funds Limited on their joint acquisition of The Zenith.

Allens and Linklaters lead way on Euro issuances for Australian corporates - 7 October 2014
Global integrated alliance partners Allens and Linklaters have advised the arrangers on a 500 million Euro Medium Term Note issuance for Australia's largest rail freight operator, Aurizon Network.

Linklaters and Allens advises consortium on Myanmar telco deal - 30 July 2014
Alliance partners Linklaters and Allens have advised the KDDI Corporation-Sumitomo Corporation consortium on its agreement with Myanmar government agency Myanma Posts & Telecommunications to jointly develop and operate a fixed and mobile phone network in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.

Linklaters and Allens advise Bank of China Sydney on landmark Renminbi deal - 19 May 2014
Alliance partners Linklaters and Allens have acted for Bank of China Limited, Sydney Branch on its CNY 2 billion note offering which was completed on 16 April 2014. This transaction marks the first ever Renminbi offering targeting Australian institutional investors.

Allens and Linklaters advise on groundbreaking power asset transactions - 17 May 2013
Allens and Linklaters have jointly advised State Grid International Development Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Chinese State-owned enterprise State Grid Corporation of China, on two of Australia's largest power asset transactions.

Allens and Linklaters act together to secure Securency for Innovia - 6 March 2013
Allens, in alliance with Linklaters, has advised Arle Capital Partners and its portfolio company, Innovia Films, on the acquisition of the remaining 50 per cent (approximately) interest in Securency International Pty Ltd from the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA).

Allens and Linklaters advise Brambles on Pallecon acquisition - 17 January 2013
Allens and Linklaters have advised Brambles Limited on the acquisition of CEVA Logistics' intermediate bulk container business, Pallecon, in a deal worth €135 million (US$177 million).

Allens and Linklaters advise State Grid on ElectraNet acquisition - 19 December 2012
Allens and Linklaters have advised a wholly-owned subsidiary of major electricity grid operator, State Grid Corporation of China, on its acquisition of a 41.11 per cent interest in South Australian electricity transmission business, ElectraNet Pty Limited, from the Queensland Government-owned Powerlink.

 

Case studies

Case study: State Grid acquisition of ElectraNet

Case study: State Grid acquisition of ElectraNet

The deal: State Grid acquisition of a 41 per cent stake in Electra Net.
Phases of project: Energy, regulatory issues, M&A, foreign investment, tax, competition.
The twist: Foreign Investment Review Board approval was needed before State Grid was able to put in an unconditional bid to buy the stake, being sold by the Queensland Government. If approval was not given, or was delayed, State Grid’s conditional bid would have put them at a considerable disadvantage to other potential buyers.
Benefits: State Grid was able to put in an unconditional sale bid.
Consider this structure when: An unconditional bid is the preferred option, or will give you an advantage during a sale bid.

Case study: Brambles acquisition of Pallecon

Case study: Brambles acquisition of Pallecon

The deal: Brambles Limited's €135 million acquisition of CEVA Logistic's intermediate bulk container business, Pallecon.
Phases of project: M&A, competition
The highlight: The geographical aspects and multi-jurisdictional element of the deal created particular challenges.
Benefits: The Allens and Linklaters alliance allowed seamless coordination of legal teams operating in multiple jurisdictions.