Archive 1999 – 2012
Allens acts on Ichthys Project financing - 20 December 2012
Allens has advised the sponsors, led by INPEX Corporation and Total, on the record US$20 billion project financing for the US$34 billion Ichthys Project. Located in Darwin, the Ichthys Project is a world-class LNG project and one of the largest projects being undertaken in Australia.
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.
Allens helps fuel Moroccan oil and gas farm out - 19 December 2012
Allens has advised Perth-based Tangiers Petroleum on a matter that saw the ASX-listed exploration company farm out a 50 per cent interest in eight exploration permits, located in offshore Morocco.
Allens assists Honeywell to lock in prison PPP project - 18 December 2012
Allens has advised global technologies inventor and manufacturer Honeywell Limited on its successful bid, as part of a consortium, for the Eastern Goldfields Regional Prison Redevelopment Project.
Allens acts for lenders on $130m debt funding - 14 December 2012
Allens has advised a syndicate of lenders on a matter that will see BC Iron subsidiary BC Iron Nullagine Pty Limited receive US$130 million in debt funding to enable it to increase to 75 per cent its stake in the Nullagine Iron Ore Project.
Allens advises Hassall Street on building tower to eclipse all others - 14 December 2012
Allens has advised Hassall Street Pty Limited, a Joint Venture between Grosvenor Australia Investments Pty Limited (Grosvenor) and Leighton Properties Pty Limited, on the sale of its newly developed Eclipse Tower to Retail Employees Superannuation Pty Limited (REST) for $167.5 million.
Allens helps land two major airport refinancings - 6 December 2012
Allens has acted on two major domestic airport refinancings – Sydney Airport and Hobart Airport.
Allens acts on golden capital raising - 6 December 2012
Allens has advised leading Asia Pacific gold producer OceanaGold on a C$93.3 million equity capital raising.
Allens and the DUET Group pair-up for internalisation matter
- 4 December 2012
Allens has advised long-standing client, the DUET Group, on a matter that will see the ASX-listed energy utility assets owner internalise its management arrangements.
Allens appoints new Chairman of Partners - 3 December 2012
Allens' Partners have elected Ian Wallace as the firm's new Chairman of Partners.
New report examines international use of renminbi and economic role of Chinese outbound M&A - 23 November 2012
The internationalisation of China's currency and continuing outbound investment will have a significant impact on Australia's banking and financial services, mining and technology sectors, according to leading partners from international law firm Allens.
Allens advises financiers of Australia Pacific LNG Project - 21 November 2012
Allens has acted as Australian counsel to a syndicate of 17 local and international lenders on the provision of US$8.5 billion of project financing for the Australia Pacific LNG Project.
Allens gets green light on Gateway WA Project agreement - 19 November 2012
Allens has advised longstanding client Main Roads Western Australia on its program alliance agreement for the billion-dollar Gateway WA Perth Airport and Freight Access Project.
Allens advises Biota on revitalised biopharmaceuticals deal - 12 November 2012
Allens has advised Melbourne-based anti-infective drug development company Biota Holdings Limited on its ground-breaking reverse-takeover of NASDAQ-listed firm Nabi Biopharmaceuticals.
Allens helps Evolution Mining grow - 8 November 2012
Allens has advised Evolution Mining Limited on a $200 million unsecured corporate facility provided by Macquarie Bank and ANZ.
Allens on-call for Emergency Alerting System PPP project - 8 November 2012
In a first of its kind transaction for Australia, Allens has advised AMP Capital on the hand-back of the Emergency Alerting System PPP Project to the Victorian State Government.
Allens advises Rio Tinto on major Chinese power export deal - 7 November
Allens has advised long-standing client Rio Tinto on its deal with China to provide power to the Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mine in Mongolia.
Australia's future in the Asian century: our perspective
- 2 November 2012
Allens has been working with clients across the Asia region for more than 30 years and, through its alliance with Linklaters, is the only Australian firm with representation in the five countries discussed in the Australian Government's Australia in the Asian Century White Paper: China, Indonesia, India, Japan and South Korea.
Allens appoints new Partner in Beijing
- 29 October 2012
International law firm Allens has appointed Kate Axup to be a Partner in the firm's Beijing office from 1 November 2012.
Allens brews successful capital raisings for ALE, Charter Hall
29 October 2012
Allens has reinforced its strong reputation within the Australian REIT sector via the successful completion of two significant equity capital raisings.
Allens advises Woolworths on property spin-off
- 16 October 2012
Allens has advised long-standing client Woolworths Limited on a matter that will see the supermarket giant establish property fund spin-off Shopping Centres Australasia Property Group.
Allens advises ING DIRECT on one of year's largest securitisations - 11 October 2012
In one of the largest securitisation deals in the Australian market this year, Allens has advised ING DIRECT (wholly owned by Dutch insurance and banking conglomerate, the ING Group) on a new $1 billion issue of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) under its RMBS program.
Allens locks in NZ's first major PPP - 13 September 2012
Allens has advised the financiers to the SecureFuture consortium on the Wiri Men's Prison Project, which is New Zealand's first major PPP.
Allens appoints Energy & Resources partner to alliance leadership role - 7 September 2012
International law firm Allens has appointed Partner Nic Tolé to lead the firm's Energy & Resources practice across Asia.
Allens assists Meridian to switch on wind farm - 4 September 2012
Allens has advised renewable energy company Meridian Energy Australia (Meridian) on the development of the Mt Mercer Wind Farm, which will commence construction in December.
Allens advises Charter Hall on shopping centre purchase - 28 August 2012
Allens has advised a Charter Hall-managed wholesale entity on its acquisition of the Bay Village Shopping Centre in New South Wales for $164 million.
Allens advises DEXUS Property Group on two major transactions - 23 August 2012
Allens has advised DEXUS Property Group, one of Australia's largest diversified property groups with $13 billion of assets under management, on two major transactions.
Allens advises Macquarie on CQMS sale -
9 August 2012
Allens has advised Macquarie Capital on the sale of its majority stake in mining services company, CQMS Holdings Pty Ltd, to Quadrant Private Equity.
Australia leads the world on project finance -
9 August 2012
The Australian project finance boom continues, with the nation topping India to record the highest deal volume in the world in the first half of 2012, with a total of more than US$30 billion worth of project loans.
AGMs need to be reformed: survey -
7 August 2012
Almost three quarters of listed companies believe that annual general meetings are in need of significant reform, according to a survey by law firm Allens.
Allens assists Osaka Gas with new Crux JV arrangements -
7 August 2012
Allens has advised Osaka Gas Crux Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. on documentation for the establishment of the Crux AC/L9 Joint Venture (JV) between Osaka Gas Crux Pty Ltd, Shell Development (Australia) Pty Ltd and Nexus Energy WA Pty Ltd.
Allens assists Caltex with major supply chain restructuring -
2 August 2012
Allens has advised Caltex on aspects of its recently announced restructuring of its petroleum products supply chain in the Asia region.
Allens helps fuel Caltex notes offer -
1 August 2012
Allens has advised Caltex on the banking and corporate aspects of its offer for Caltex subordinated notes.
Allens appoints oil and gas partner to Perth office -
23 July 2012
Allens has appointed Tracey Greenaway as a partner in the firm's oil and gas practice in Perth.
Allens assists St John of God on Midland Health Campus -
23 July 2012
Allens has advised Perth-based non-profit Catholic health care organisation St John of God Health Care on all aspects of the Midland Health Campus.
Allens advises Hillgrove on capital raising - 16 July 2012
Allens has advised Hillgrove Resources on its latest equity raising, comprising an institutional placement to be followed by a share purchase plan.
Allens helps ice creams change hands - 13 July 2012
Allens and Clayton Utz have jointly advised Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) on its successful bid for Nestlé Australia's Peters Ice Cream business.
Allens helps with heavy lifting in machinery deal - 13 July 2012
Allens has advised international trading house and mining company Mitsui & Co., Ltd. on its 49.9 per cent acquisition of National Plant & Equipment Pty Ltd.
Allens helps distributor go global - 6 July 2012
Allens has acted for the ISM and Salkat groups in the $100 million sale of the two groups to leading global chemical distributor and German-listed company Brenntag AG.
Allens advises INPEX on Ichthys Project sell-downs - 5 July 2012
Allens has advised international oil and gas exploration and production company INPEX Corporation on the sale of part of its interest in the up- and downstream arms of the Ichthys Project and associated exploration interests, to Osaka Gas, Toho Gas and Tokyo Gas. The sell-downs were completed on 26 June.
Allens helps drive automotive parts dealer sale - 3 July 2012
Allens has advised the owners of Automotive Brands Group on the sale of 75.1 per cent of its business to Metcash for $53.8 million.
Allens advises Western Desert on capital raising - 29 June 2012
Allens is acting for Western Desert Resources Limited, a diversified resources company that has identified advanced prospects in iron ore, gold and copper in the Northern Territory, on a capital raising announced on 26 June 2012 that seeks to raise funds of up to approximately A$102.5 million.
Allens assists GPT on retail shopping centre sales - 28 June 2012
Allens has advised one of Australia's largest diversified listed property groups, GPT Group (GPT), on the sale of half interests in two retail shopping centres for $551.2 million to the GPT Wholesale Shopping Centre Fund.
Allens and Interlink Roads drive M5 West Widening Project - 26 June 2012
Allens has advised Interlink Roads Pty Ltd, the concessionaire of the M5 South West Motorway, on all aspects of the M5 West Widening Project.
Allens' Abbott appointed to Diversity Council board - 25 June 2012
Allens' Head of Flexibility & Diversity Jacqui Abbott has been appointed to the board of the Diversity Council Australia (the DCA), an independent, not-for-profit workplace diversity adviser to business in Australia.
Allens bolsters banking and finance practice with new partners - 21 June 2012
Allens' banking and finance practice continues to grow with the appointment of three new partners.
Allens and First Solar power Solar Flagships deal - 13 June 2012
Allens has advised Nasdaq-listed solar module manufacturer First Solar in relation to its role as part of AGL Energy Limited's successful tender for the Federal Government's Solar Flagships Program.
Allens promotes six new partners - 12 June 2012
Allens has appointed six senior associates to partnership of the firm.
Allens advises Zijin on golden opportunity - 5 June 2012
Allens has advised Shanghai and Hong Kong listed public company Zijin Mining Group Co., Ltd on its cash takeover offer for ASX listed gold producer Norton Gold Fields Limited (Norton).
Allens appoints third Queensland-based partner in 12 months -
4 June 2012
Allens' market-leading Queensland practice has been further boosted, with highly regarded resources infrastructure and competition lawyer Joanne Daniels joining the partnership.
Allens advises NSW Government on data centre deal -
29 May 2012
Allens has advised the NSW Government Department of Finance and Services on all aspects of the development of two new data centres for Western Sydney and the Illawarra region.
Allens advises FOXTEL on AUSTAR acquisition financing - 25 May 2012
Allens has advised FOXTEL, Australia's largest subscription television provider, on the financing of its acquisition of regional subscription television provider, AUSTAR United Communications Limited, and the refinancing of its existing facilities.
Allens on-call for Healthscope deal - 23 May 2012
Allens has advised the Healthscope Group, owned by TPG and the Carlyle Group, on the sale of its pathology businesses in New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, Western Australia and Queensland to Sonic Healthcare for $100 million.
Allens acts on Sydney Desalination Plant privatisation - 15 May 2012
Allens has advised a consortium including the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board, Hastings Managed Infrastructure Funds Utilities Trust of Australia and The Infrastructure Fund (together, the Consortium) on a binding offer to refinance the Sydney Desalination Plant for $2.3 billion.
Allens and Linklaters form integrated alliance - 23 April 2012
Allens Arthur Robinson and Linklaters are pleased to announce the formation of a new integrated alliance that will result in the two firms working together closely for the benefit of clients around the world.
Allens assists FOXTEL on ACCC clearance for AUSTAR acquisition - 10 April 2012
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised FOXTEL, Australia's largest subscription television provider, on obtaining competition clearance of its proposed acquisition of regional subscription television provider, AUSTAR United Communications Limited.
Allens advises Investa Office Fund on major real estate acquisitions
- 4 April 2012
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised ASX-listed real estate investment trust Investa Office Fund on its acquisition from members of Investa Property Group of a 25 per cent interest in 126 Phillip Street, Sydney (Deutsche Bank Place), one of the premier CBD office properties in Australia and a 50 per cent interest in 242 Exhibition Street, Melbourne an A-Grade CBD office property that serves as the Telstra Global Headquarters.
Allens makes a move in Papua New Guinea
- 2 April 2012
Allens Arthur Robinson has relocated to larger premises in Papua New Guinea.
Allens Arthur Robinson launches online art journal - 19 March 2012
International law firm Allens Arthur Robinson has launched its new online art journal.
Allens Employer of Choice for Women for eighth consecutive year - 14 March 2012
Allens Arthur Robinson has been awarded the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency's Employer of Choice for Women citation for the eighth year in a row.
Vietnamese financial services market to ride wave of foreign investment - 8 March 2012
Consolidation and a wave of foreign investment are likely hallmarks of Vietnam's financial services market in 2012, according to Allens Arthur Robinson Partner Robert Fish.
Allens advises ACCIONA on Gunning Wind Farm project - 29 February 2012
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised ACCIONA, the world's largest independent (non-utility) renewable energy developer and owner, on all aspects of the development of the $147 million Gunning Wind Farm, including the project's financing arrangements, which were completed on 13 February.
Allens advises Westpac on new hybrid deal - 27 February 2012
Allens Arthur Robinson is advising Westpac Banking Corporation on a hybrid security deal that is expected to raise at least $1 billion in funding for the bank.
Allens helps Qantas get Jetstar Pacific deal off the ground - 24 February 2012
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised Qantas Group on its new partnership with Vietnam Airlines to strengthen Vietnam's first value-based carrier, Jetstar Pacific.
Syndicated loans market uncertain despite rise in global lending - 22 February 2012
The market for syndicated loans in the Asia Pacific for 2012 will continue to be impacted by the turbulence in the European markets, according to a leading banking and finance expert.
Allens backs Tabcorp on ASX-listed subordinated notes issue - 17 February 2012
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised Tabcorp Holdings Limited, one of Australia's leading wagering, gaming and entertainment groups, on its $200 million offer of unsecured, subordinated notes, to be listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).
Allens continues expansion of Perth finance practice - 6 February 2012
Responding to the growth in the market, Allens Arthur Robinson is expanding its Perth finance practice via the transfer of Sydney Senior Associate Ben Farnsworth, effective 6 February 2012.
Allens tops tables amid Aussie project finance boom - 13 January 2012
The Australian project finance market is geared for a positive 2012 after recording a 90 per cent increase in deal volume, to more than US$36.8 billion, in 2011.
Sluggish mergers and acquisitions market shows new signs of life - 4 January 2012
There is a prospect that the Australian mergers and acquisitions market will be active in 2012 despite the impact of global economic conditions, according to a leading M&A lawyer.
Allens acts for part of winning consortium for Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre - 19 December 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for global technologies inventor and manufacturer Honeywell in its successful bid as part of a consortium to build the $1 billion Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre.
Allens part of winning team at Human Rights Awards - 13 December 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson, the Refugee and Immigration Legal Centre (RILC), Debbie Mortimer SC and Richard Niall SC (together, the M61/M70 team) have been announced as the winners of the Australian Human Rights Commission Law Award at the Human Rights Awards 2011.
Allens' Sydney and Jakarta offices act on note deal - 9 December 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised Standard Chartered Private Equity on its purchase of convertible unsecured notes from Perth-based gas production and exploration company, Triangle Energy.
Doctor's order cause for celebration at Allens - 6 December 2011
The University of Queensland has awarded Allens Arthur Robinson Brisbane-based consultant Alan Millhouse a Doctor of Laws honoris causa.
Allens and Viscopy design deal to protect artists - 24 November 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted pro bono on a matter that will see two of Australia's prominent rights management agencies enter into an agreement to foster increased payments and better rights management for visual artists.
Positive outlook for private equity in 2012 - 23 November 2011
The outlook for the private equity market in Australia in 2012 is positive despite some significant hurdles to be overcome, according to a report released today.
Allens advises banks on Ramsay Health Care refinancing - 17 November 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised a syndicate of banks, led by ANZ, NAB and Westpac, on the refinancing of global private hospital group Ramsay Health Care Limited.
Allens advises Australia's largest listed investment company on capital raising - 16 November 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised Australia's largest listed investment company, Australian Foundation Investment Company Limited (AFIC), on a capital raising to the value of $200 million (with the ability to raise more or less).
Allens hosts launch of anti-bribery discussion paper - 16 November 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has hosted the launch by the Federal Government of a discussion paper that proposes the removal of the facilitation payments defence from Australia's anti-bribery laws.
Allens advises Solimar on TSXV listing, capital raising
- 16 November 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised growing oil and gas production and exploration company Solimar Energy Limited on its listing on the Canadian TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV). The firm also advised Solimar on its completed capital raising and on the reparation of its debt.
Allens acts on tissue deal that's one out of the box - 11 November 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised the financiers of various Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) funds on a deal that will see those PEP funds form a joint venture with Swedish personal hygiene product producer Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget (SCA) to invest and develop SCA's Australasian operations.
Allens launches Mongolian office - 11 November 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson is to broaden its existing Asian network by opening an office in Mongolia.
Allens acts on Australia's biggest solar power project - 7 November 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised solar module manufacturer First Solar on all aspects of its involvement in Australia's first utility scale solar power project.
Allens onboard for Perth Airport restructure - 3 November 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson is advising nine major local and international banks on the syndicated and working capital debt portion of a $1.23 billion finance package for Perth Airport, which is owned by Perth Airports Development Group.
Allens advises banks on deal that equips Leighton for Indonesian mining operations - 21 October 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ) as mandated lead arranger, bookrunner and agent for a syndicate of nine banks on a landmark $600 million cross-border transaction involving Australian, English and Indonesian law.
Allens acts on Northern Territory prison PPP project - 20 October 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised a consortium of banks on the financing of the $495 million Northern Territory Secure Facilities PPP Project.
Allens advises iSelect on InfoChoice takeover - 14 October 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson is advising leading domestic insurance intermediary iSelect Ltd on its first acquisition in the Australian market.
Allens sponsors landmark Japanese art exhibition - 10 October 2011
Leading law firm Allens Arthur Robinson is the lead sponsor of a major Australian exhibition, to be held in Perth, that will feature new work by six significant Japanese artists.
Allens acts for MAp on asset swap, restructure - 7 October 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised MAp Airports Limited (MAp) on its asset swap with the Ontario Teachers Pension Plan (OTPP), which was completed on 7 October.
Allens advises OneSteel on major mining acquisition - 6 October 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised OneSteel Limited on its acquisition of WPG Resources Limited's iron ore assets for about $350 million.
Allens advises Leighton on sale of Pilbara-based businesses - 5 October 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised the world's largest contract miner, Leighton Holdings Limited, and its wholly owned subsidiary, Leighton Contractors (together, Leighton), on the sale of its HWE Iron Ore entities and assets, which provide iron ore contract mining services to BHP Billiton in Western Australia.
Allens advises on year's largest project financing - 5 October 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson is advising the senior syndicate and mezzanine financiers on the financing of Queensland's first user-funded coal terminal, the Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal (WICET). WICET is owned by a consortium of coal exporters advised by ANZ Corporate Advisory.
Allens and Ganbina win pro bono partnership award - 27 September 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson and Ganbina, the peak Indigenous body for economic, employment and training issues in Victoria's Goulburn Valley region, have been awarded the 2011 Woor-Dungin Pro Bono Service Provider Partnership Award.
Allens advises Foster's on global drinks deal - 23 September 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised iconic brewing company Foster's Group Limited (Foster's) on its proposed takeover by Anglo South African brewer SABMiller for A$12.3 billion, via a scheme of arrangement.
Constructing growth: Allens appoints new partner in Brisbane - 22 September 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has continued the expansion of its Brisbane practice, with the appointment of construction and infrastructure specialist Adrian Baron as a Partner.
Allens acts on Chinese-backed US$190 million loan - 20 September 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised long-standing client Australia and New Zealand Bank (ANZ), United Overseas Bank (UOB) and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) on a US$190 million syndicated term loan to Singapore-based chemical producer and distributer Sinochem International Overseas Pte. Ltd.
Allens grows Energy & Resources practice in Asia - 13 September 2011
Increased demand for energy and resources legal expertise in Asia has prompted Allens Arthur Robinson to further expand its Energy & Resources team in Asia.
Allens acts on financing of Southern Hemisphere's largest wind farm
- 8 September 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised New Zealand's largest renewable electricity generator, Meridian Energy Ltd (Meridian), on the project financing of its share of development and construction costs of the $1 billion wind farm joint venture with Australia's largest renewable electricity generator, AGL.
Statement on High Court decision regarding asylum seekers
31 August 2011
The High Court today handed down its judgment on the Federal Government's arrangement to send asylum seekers to Malaysia.
Allens acts for CBA Equities on the IPO of Bega Cheese - 29 August 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised sole lead manager CBA Equities in relation to the initial public offering (IPO) and listing on the ASX of Bega Cheese.
Allens welcomed as member of Business Council of Mongolia - 23 August 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has been formally welcomed as a member of the Business Council of Mongolia at a ceremony held last night in the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar.
Allens acts on mining merger to create new West African gold producer
- 23 August 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised Toronto Stock Exchange-listed gold miner, Endeavour Mining Corporation, on its Merger Implementation Agreement (MIA) with Australian Securities Exchange-listed Adamus Resources Limited.
Allens advises on successful MYOB sale - 22 August 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised an Archer Capital-led consortium on the agreement to sell Australia's largest independent software vendor, MYOB Limited, to global private investment firm Bain Capital. The sale will be the biggest private equity transaction of 2011 in the Australian market.
Allens partner awarded French presidential honour - 22 August 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson Partner Tracey Harrip will be awarded the Chevalier dans l'Ordre National du Mérite at a ceremony to be held tonight in Brisbane.
Allens Arthur Robinson acts on strategic Vietnamese insurance
partnership - 19 August 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised Germany's third-largest insurance provider, Talanx Group, on its strategic Vietnamese partnership with Hanoi Stock Exchange-listed insurer PVI Holdings.
Allens Perth practice lures international energy partner - 12 August 2011
International oil and gas specialist Anthony Patten will join Allens' growing Perth practice as a partner.
Allens acts on Centro restructure
- 11 August 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted on the latest phase of the reconstruction of property group Centro.
Allens advises ACCIONA on New South Wales wind farm - 10 August 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised ACCIONA, the world's largest independent (non-utility) renewable energy developer and owner, on the development of the $147 million Gunning Wind Farm.
Allens advises BGF Equities on investment by Canaccord Financial - 3 August 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised BGF Equities, a securities advisory firm in Australia, on the sale of a 50 per cent interest in its business to Canaccord Financial, a Canadian financial services firm listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
Allens gets to work with new partner and special counsel appointments - 28 July 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has boosted its Workplace Relations practice with the appointments of a new Partner and Special Counsel to the team.
Allens advises Canadian pension fund on record Australian trade - 27 July 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) on the sale of its stake in toll road operator Transurban Group for A$903 million.
Allens and Zijin strike gold with Norton investment - 27 July 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson is advising China's largest gold producer Zijin Mining Group Co., Ltd (Zijin) on its A$27.7 million investment in ASX listed Norton Gold Fields (Norton).
Positive outlook for PPPs as Allens tops global infrastructure deals table - 26 July 2011
The outlook for Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in Australia is very strong as governments look to get more infrastructure projects to market, according to a leading infrastructure and construction lawyer.
Allens builds project team with new senior associate - 21 July 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson's Perth office continues to grow with the appointment of Jeremy Quan-Sing as Senior Associate.
Allens acts for MAp on A$1.6 billion asset swap - 21 July 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson is acting as Australian legal counsel for MAp Airports (MAp) on the sale of its interests in Brussels and Copenhagen airports in return for acquiring Ontario Teachers Pension Plan's (OTPP) interests in Sydney Airport and a balancing payment of approximately A$790 million.
On Broadway: Allens acts for Frasers Property on significant Central Park
Joint Venture - 19 July 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for Frasers Property Australia (Frasers), the Australasian division of international property development company Frasers Property, on its joint venture with Japanese property developer Sekisui House to develop the $2 billion, 5.8 hectare mixed-use Central Park site at Broadway.
Carbon tax to impact on joint ventures in Australia - 14 July 2011
The Australian Government's proposed carbon tax will change the way Asian companies involved in joint ventures in Australia will be held liable for carbon emissions, according to one of the region's leading climate change lawyers.
New partners guide Franklin Templeton through Australian expansion - 7
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised global investment management organisation Franklin Resources, Inc's Australian subsidiary, Franklin Templeton Investments Australia, on its acquisition of Australian equities manager Balanced Equity Management (BEM).
Allens appoints Energy & Resources special counsel - 6 July 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has appointed former Clifford Chance lawyer Debra Counsell as a special counsel in the firm's Melbourne office.
Allens acts on GIC's first Australian logistics joint venture - 4 July
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised the real estate arm of Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, GIC Real Estate Pte Ltd, on the establishment of an industrial logistics joint venture with Australian residential, commercial and industrial property developer Australand.
Allens and Plenary Group on a mission for biggest ever Defence PPP - 30 June
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised Plenary Group on a public-private partnership (PPP) project to deliver Defence Force accommodation at 14 military bases across Australia.
Allens app an Australian first - 29 June 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has become the first major Australian law firm to launch an iPhone and iPad app. Phrase Buster, which is targeted at the student recruitment market, is now available for free download at Apple's App Store.
Allens advises Archer Capital on Healthe Care acquisition - 27 June
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised Archer Capital on the establishment of Australian Hospital Partners Pty Limited and its acquisition of 100 per cent of Healthe Care Australia Pty Limited from CHAMP Ventures, Healthe Holdings, ING Investment Management and BOS International (Australia) Limited.
Allens advises HBF on sale of general insurance business to CGU
- 22 June 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised Western Australia-based not-for-profit health fund HBF on the sale of its general insurance business to CGU. The deal was announced on 14 June.
Allens advises Newcrest on Qld gold mines deal - 17 June 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson is advising leading international gold company Newcrest Mining Limited on the sale of its interests in the Cracow and Mt Rawdon gold mines in Queensland to a new company to be formed by the merger of ASX-listed gold companies Catalpa Resources Ltd and Conquest Mining Ltd.
China ups the ante with new social insurance law - 16 June 2011
Foreign companies operating in China could face substantial cost increases with the introduction of a new social insurance law in the PRC that will impose greater obligations on employers to help fund the country's welfare system.
Allens acts on one of Australia's first public transport PPPs - 10 June 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson is advising Plenary Group and its GoldlinQ Consortium partners, Bombardier, Downer EDI, McConnell Dowell and Keolis, on the A$1 billion first stage of the Gold Coast Rapid Transit project, which is one of Australia's first public transport public-private partnerships (PPPs).
Allens advises NBN Co on wireless deal with Ericsson - 9 June 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised Australian national broadband provider NBN Co Limited on its 10-year, A$1.1 billion contract with Swedish networking giant Ericsson.
Allens acts on one of Australia's largest ever PPPs - 8 June 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for the financiers to the SA Health Partnership consortium which reached financial close earlier this week on the A$1.85 billion new Royal Adelaide Hospital PPP.
Indonesia attracts strong investor interest - 3 June 2011
Strong international investor interest in Indonesia's mining, gas, oil and infrastructure sectors has been reflected by a recent gathering of more than 250 delegates in Beijing, China, where attendees were interested to learn about investment opportunities and challenges in the neighbouring country.
Allens advises Peet on capital management initiatives - 3 June 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised Australian land estates, property fund management, land syndication and commercial land development company, Peet Limited, on a series of capital management initiatives to help fund its major strategic land acquisition, Flagstone, in South East Queensland's growth corridor.
Allens appoints 12 new partners - 3 June 2011
International law firm Allens Arthur Robinson has appointed 12 new partners across its offices.
Allens acts on disaster relief-focused Queensland divestment - 2 June 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised the State of Queensland on the divestment of the X50 Abbot Point Coal Terminal, Queensland's northern-most coal terminal, which is the final part of the State's Renewing Queensland Plan. Proceeds from the divestment will be directed towards Queensland's natural disaster recovery.
Allens acts for Rio Tinto on Chinese exploration agreement - 2 June 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for Rio Tinto in a joint venture arrangement with Aluminum Corporation of China (Chinalco) to explore mainland China for world-class mineral deposits.
Allens marks International Children's Day with Vietnam donation - 1 June 2011
To coincide with International Children's Day on 1 June, international law firm Allens Arthur Robinson is donating funds to Children's Hospital No 2 in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The donation will be used to provide nutritious meals for young patients within the hospital's kidney and endocrinology ward.
Allens acts on strategic deal for RCR Tomlinson - 31 May 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson is advising ASX-listed integrated engineering company RCR Tomlinson Ltd on the acquisition of AE&E Australia's business by RCR Tomlinson-owned RCR Energy.
Allens wins eighth consecutive web award - 30 May 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has trumped a field of other top-tier law firms to claim the 2010 Hitwise Online Performance Award – Legal Firms. This is the eighth year in a row that Allens has won the award, which is based on market share of Internet traffic.
Allens advises Goodman Group on airport acquisition - 27 May 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for integrated property group Goodman Group on the strategic acquisition of Moorabbin Airport and Business Park, in Victoria, for A$201.5 million. The completion of the acquisition was announced on 25 May 2011.
Allens advises FOXTEL on proposal to acquire AUSTAR - 26 May 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson is advising Australia's leading subscription television provider FOXTEL on its proposal to acquire AUSTAR at a price of A$1.52 per share.
Allens wins major deal awards - 20 May 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has won six awards at the Australian Legal Business Awards announced in Sydney last night.
Companies at risk from .xxx brand-jackers - 19 May 2011
The global introduction of .xxx domain names for adult content on the web could damage brands and companies which have no association with the sex industry.
Allens acts on credit joint venture - 18 May 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised longstanding client Experian® on the establishment of a new credit provider service in Australia. The new $30 million joint venture (JV) introduces a new player into the market, Experian Australia Credit Services Pty Ltd.
Allens advises Solimar on cross-border capital raising, Canadian listing - 18 May 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson is advising oil and gas production and exploration company, Solimar Energy Limited, on its $7 million equity raising and possible future listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange or the TSX Venture Exchange.
Allens acts for Cargill on grain business acquisition - 17 May 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised Cargill, an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services, on its strategic acquisition of grain trading assets and infrastructure from Canadian fertiliser and rural services provider Agrium Inc.
Allens acts on establishment of AusChina Energy Group joint venture - 19
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted on the establishment of AusChina Energy Group, a renewable energy joint venture between two of China's largest State-owned renewable energy businesses – China Datang Renewable Power Co and Tianwei Baobian Electric Co - and CBD Energy Limited.
Allens answers Vodafone Hutchison Australia's call on IT services - 15 April 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for Vodafone Hutchison Australia on one of the largest technology managed services projects in the Australian market this year.
Allens advises Leighton on $757m equity raising - 13 April 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson is advising Leighton Holdings Limited on its equity capital raising by way of entitlement offer, announced on 11 April 2011.
Allens advises Henderson on acquisition of top UK fund manager - 6 April 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised leading independent global asset management firm Henderson Group plc on the acquisition of one of United Kingdom's best-known fund managers, Gartmore Group Limited.
Allens acts on A$1.4 billion acquisition of ING Industrial Fund by
Goodman-led consortium - 5 April 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised a Goodman Group-led consortium on its successful A$1.4 billion acquisition of the ING Industrial Fund Ltd (IIF). The acquisition was completed in Sydney on 29 March 2011.
World-beating Allens paralegal's cup runneth over - 31 March
Allens Arthur Robinson will welcome one of the winners of the Philip C Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition back to the firm next week.
Allens acts on Alinta Finance restructuring - 30 March 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for the security trustee and agent in the Alinta Finance restructuring, one of the most complex restructurings in Australian corporate history.
Allens acts on Bush inheritance - 23 March 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised Bush Heritage Australia, a non-profit organisation dedicated to protecting Australia's unique wildlife, on the acquisition of two parcels of land at Liffey, 47km south-west of Launceston, Tasmania.
Allens achieves Employer of Choice for Women status for seventh year - 8 March 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has been awarded the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency's Employer of Choice for Women citation for the seventh consecutive year.
Allens appoints new Director of People & Development - 4 March 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has appointed Jane Lewis as Director of its award-winning People & Development team.
Allens helps keep South West Rail Link project on track - 25 February 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised the New South Wales Government's primary transport delivery agency, Transport Construction Authority (TCA), on Phase Two of the construction of the $2 billion South West Rail Link project.
Allens and Olympian Trickett dive in to help Queensland - 8 February 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson and triple Olympic gold medallist Libby Trickett have proved a formidable force in the pool, raising almost $8000 at a swimming carnival directed at raising funds for the Queensland Premier's Disaster Relief Appeal.
Allens advises Catalyst on components of airconditioning acquisition
- 25 January 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised leading Australasian private equity firm Catalyst Investment Managers Pty Ltd on its leveraged buyout of Australia's largest air-conditioning wholesaler, AC Components.
Allens advises BAE Systems on offer to acquire Irish counter-fraud firm
- 20 January 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson's Sydney, Singapore and Hong Kong offices have advised UK defence group BAE Systems on its offer to acquire Norkom Group PLC, a Dublin-based provider of innovative counter fraud and anti-money laundering solutions.
Project Finance set to soar in 2011
- 19 January 2011
The continued energy and resources boom in the Asia Pacific region, and government responses to rebuilding flood-damaged infrastructure in Australia, will see a strong demand for project finance throughout 2011, says Allens Arthur Robinson Partner Phillip Cornwell.
Allens' temporary Brisbane office operational amid continued flood clean-up
- 17 January 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has opened two temporary Brisbane offices in the wake of last week's devastating floods that raged across most of Queensland.
They're back – private equity to fuel mergers & acquisitions growth in 2011 - 5 January 2011
The return of private equity investors is set to see a surge in the number of mergers & acquisition (M&A) deals in Australia in 2011 according to Allens Arthur Robinson corporate partner Richard Kriedemann.
Allens advises Cargill on grain business acquisition - 17 December 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised leading grain handler and trader Cargill Australia on its strategic acquisition of grain trading assets and infrastructure from Canadian fertiliser and rural services provider Agrium Inc.
Allens advises Rio Tinto on Mongolian mine agreement - 14 December 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised leading international mining group and long-standing client Rio Tinto on an agreement to assume direct management of the valuable Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold project in Mongolia
Allens acts on A$332 million FreightLink sale - 8 December 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised receivers and managers KordaMentha on the sale of the assets of FreightLink Pty Ltd, Asia Pacific Transport Pty Ltd and related corporate entities (together FreightLink) to Genesee & Wyoming Inc for A$332 million.
Allens advises Rio Tinto on landmark exploration joint venture in China - 7 December 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised leading international mining group and long standing client Rio Tinto on its non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Aluminum Corporation of China (Chinalco) to establish a landmark exploration joint venture in China.
Allens advises Rio Tinto on extension of historic iron ore JV - 7
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised leading international mining group Rio Tinto on the extension of its historic Channar Mining joint venture (Channar JV) with Chinese State-owned metals trading house Sinosteel Corporation.
Allens advises on immunisation bond deal - 25 November
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised the International Finance Facility for Immunisation Company (IFFIm) on its successful inaugural A$400m kangaroo bond issue.
Allens wins national workplace flexibility prize - 24 November 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson has been recognised for creating a flexible workplace for staff at the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) awards.
Allens advises on one of Australia's largest ever IPOs - 24 November 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised the Queensland Government on the A$6.7 billion IPO of rail operator QR National, the second largest IPO ever conducted in Australia.
Allens advises Brambles on global acquisition - 23 November 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised Brambles on Australian law issues in connection with a transaction that will enable the company to expand its reusable plastic container operations worldwide and strengthen its pallet operations in the USA.
Allens acts on NSW's largest ever energy agreement - 22 November 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised Tomago Aluminium, producer of about 25 per cent of Australia's primary aluminium production, on the largest energy agreement ever signed in New South Wales.
Allens advises Nikko AM on first foray into Australian asset management market - 17 November
Allens Arthur Robinson is advising Japanese-based Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (Nikko AM) on its purchase of Tyndall Investments in Australia and New Zealand, from the Suncorp-Metway Group for A$80 million.
Allens advises OneSteel in key strategic acquisition - 16 November 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised Australian steel giant OneSteel on its biggest acquisition since listing on the ASX 10 years ago.
Statement on the High Court decision on offshore refugee processing - 11
The High Court's unanimous judgment today that decisions made in relation to two Tamil asylum seekers processed offshore were unfair and unlawful has important legal implications, according to lawyers involved.
Securities trading policies mandatory under new ASX Listing Rules - 5 November 2010
The time has come for Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) listed entities to review their existing securities trading policies regarding key management personnel and ensure compliance with new ASX Listing Rules that come to effect on 1 January 2011.
Allens advises Hillgrove on Kanmantoo fund raising - 3 November 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised Hillgrove Resources Limited, owner of South Australia's Kanmantoo copper and gold mine, on the critical finalisation of an investment funding package.
Allens' employees put shoes on the other foot - 3 November 2010
With National Recycling Week 2010 beginning on 8 November, Allens Arthur Robinson is highlighting one innovative scheme where shoes and clothes from Perth are being redistributed to children in Third World countries.
Allens advises Tabcorp on proposed demerger and capital raising - 21
Allens Arthur Robinson is acting for Tabcorp Holdings Limited in connection with the proposed demerger of its Casinos business and its A$430 million accelerated renounceable entitlement offer (announced 18 October 2010).
Allens tops tables as project finance market grows - 20 October 2010
The global project finance industry has experienced 21 per cent growth in market activity to September 2010, with India recording the world's largest deal volumes of US$56.8 billion, according to Dealogic's third quarter 2010 League Tables review.
Allens acts for UBS on Tap Oil $82 million capital raising - 14 October 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson is acting as Australian legal counsel for UBS AG, Australia Branch (UBS) on equity raising by Tap Oil Limited (Tap Oil).
Australia's and Japan's leading law firms enter innovative alliance - 1
Two of the region's leading international law firms have entered into an innovative Co-operative Alliance focusing on meeting Japanese client needs in Australia and across Asia.
Positive outlook for Australian debt capital markets following DBP issue - 29
The outlook for Australia's debt capital markets is positive, with indications that the appetite for domestic corporate bonds is growing, according to a leading capital markets lawyer.
Allens advises Newcrest on successful merger of gold majors - 29 September
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised leading international gold company Newcrest Mining Limited on its A$9.5 billion acquisition of gold major, Lihir Gold Limited, which has mining operations in Papua New Guinea, West Africa and Australia.
Allens advises Victorian Government on new trams purchase - 28 September 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised the Victorian Department of Transport on the procurement of 50 new low-floor trams for the state's expanding public transport system.
Allens acts on acquisition of interest in the Gladstone LNG Project - 28
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for Total S.A. (Total), the fifth-largest oil company in the world, on its acquisition of a 20 per cent interest in the Gladstone LNG project.
Allens acts for Equity Trustees in OAMPS deal - 27 September 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised Equity Trustees Limited on its agreement with Wesfarmers Group's OAMPS Limited, to acquire the OAMPS Super Fund.
Fast-tracking of native title claims could impact resources sector -
21 September 2010
Resources companies and other landholders risk being caught out by the Federal Court's decision to fast-track native title claims.
Allens acts for GIC on Salta industrial portfolio acquisition - 20
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for GIC Real Estate (GIC), the real estate arm of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, on the purchase of a portfolio of industrial properties around the country from the Salta Property Group.
Allens advises joint lead managers on Mirabela Nickel's US$165 million global offering - 13 September 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for the joint lead managers – Macquarie Capital Advisers Limited and UBS AG, Australia Branch – of Mirabela Nickel Limited's (Mirabela) recently announced US$165 million capital raising.
Allens advises on financing of Port of Newcastle expansion - 8 September 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised the senior banks and mezzanine lenders in the A$3.2 billion combined refinancing of stage one and financing of stage two of the third coal export terminal at the Port of Newcastle.
Fire services levy abolition long overdue - 27 August 2010
The Victorian Government's announcement today that it will abolish the fire services levy was a long overdue reform, according to the law firm that represented the Insurance Council of Australia at the recent 2009 Bushfires Royal Commission.
Allens acts for CPPIB on A$3.4 billion proposed acquisition of Intoll
- 27 August 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson is acting for Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), one of Canada's largest institutional investors, on its proposed acquisition of Intoll Group (Intoll), valued at approximately A$3.4 billion.
Allens acts on Southern Hemisphere's biggest wind farm transaction -
12 August 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson is acting for Meridian Energy Ltd (Meridian), New Zealand's largest renewable electricity generator, on the development of a $1 billion wind farm, which will be the biggest in the Southern Hemisphere and one of the largest wind farms in the world.
Lawyers Weekly Awards make for an iconic night for Allens - 10 August 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson won two awards at the Lawyers Weekly Icon Awards, held at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney on 5 August.
Perth market is hot property - 4 August 2010
The Perth office of Allens Arthur Robinson has boosted its real estate team as the knock-on effects of the resources boom continue in Western Australia.
Allens acts for Rio Tinto on JV agreement with Chinalco - 3 August
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for Rio Tinto on its recently announced binding agreement with Chalco, a subsidiary of the Chinalco, in relation to the Simandou iron ore project joint venture.
Allens acts for Telecom NZ on AAPT consumer division and iiNet sale - 3
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for Telecom New Zealand on the sale of AAPT Limited's consumer division and the sale of its stake in iiNet Limited.
Resources sector facing legislative shake-up - 22 July 2010
The resources sector is set to face one of its biggest legislative shake-ups since the introduction of the GST.
Allens acts for Riversdale Mining on $337 million capital raising - 16
Allens Arthur Robinson is acting for Riversdale Mining Limited (Riversdale) on a $337 million capital raising.
Media and IT industries need to be prepared for personal securities changes - 15 July 2010
Companies in the communications, media and IT industries will need to be prepared for incoming legislation that may have a dramatic effect on the ownership of assets, according to a leading law firm.
Recent Government policy changes expected to boost Chinese interest
in Australian resources - 14 July 2010
The Federal Government's recent changes to foreign investment policy and the resources taxation reforms are expected to be well received by potential Chinese investors in the Australian resources industry.
Allens acts for CSR in sale of Asian businesses to Rockwool Group - 8
Allens Arthur Robinson advised CSR on its recent agreement to sell 100 per cent of its Asian insulation, panels and trading businesses to Rockwool Group for A$128 million.
M&A market set for upturn - 6 July 2010
While the Thomson Reuters data on activity in Australia's mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market released yesterday shows a decrease in activity in the first half of the year, there are signs of an upturn, according to Allens Arthur Robinson Co-Head of M&A Guy Alexander.
Allens acts for financiers to Providence on A$660m leveraged acquisition of Study Group
- 6 July 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for the financiers on the A$660 million acquisition of Study Group by private equity firm Providence Equity Partners.
Allens acts for CIT Group Inc on sale of Vendor Finance, Australia and New Zealand
- 2 July 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson advised CIT Group Inc (CIT) (NYSE: CIT), a leading provider of financing to small businesses and middle market companies, on the sale of Sydney-based CIT Group (Australia) Limited and CIT Group (New Zealand) Limited (together, CIT ANZ) to Bank of Queensland Limited (BoQ) (ASX: BOQ).
Allens grows Singapore practice through key partner moves - 28 June 2010
International law firm Allens Arthur Robinson is significantly boosting its South-East Asian practice, with former Clifford Chance Partner Rod Howell among those joining the firm's Singapore office.
Allens wins United Nations award for sustainability - 7 June 2010
International law firm Allens Arthur Robinson won the WSP Lincolne Scott Sustainability Leadership Award at the United Nations Association of Australia's World Environment Day Awards, announced on Friday 4 June 2010.
Allens acts for Conquest Mining on its takeover of North Queensland Metals - 4 June 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson is acting for Conquest Mining Limited on its scrip and cash off-market takeover bid for gold producer North Queensland Metals Limited announced yesterday.
Allens wins six Australasian Legal Business Awards - 17 May 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson won six awards at the Australasian Legal Business Awards in Sydney on 13 May 2010, including the Australian Dealmaker of the Year, Australian Deal Team of the Year and several Deal of the Year gongs.
Allens acts on 'cool' private equity acquisition for Catalyst - 12 May 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for Catalyst Investment Managers Pty Ltd (Catalyst), a leading independent firm in the Australasian private equity market, on its acquisition of Actrol Parts, formerly an operating division of GSA Industries (Aust.) Pty. Ltd.
Allens advises Meridian Energy on $191m Sth Australian wind farm purchase - 11 May 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for Meridian Energy Ltd on its acquisition of South Australia's Mt Millar wind farm from ASX-listed entity Transfield Services Infrastructure Fund. Completion of the transaction is expected by 31 May 2010.
Allens continues to rack up equity capital markets roles - 5 May 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson's equity capital markets team continues to be busy during the second quarter of 2010, having worked on two recently announced deals.
Allens acts for Newcrest on proposed merger with Lihir - 4 May 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson is acting for Newcrest Mining Limited, one of the leading gold companies in the world, on its proposed merger with Lihir Gold Limited.
Allens acts for The GPT Group on A$25.2 million sale - 20 April 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised The GPT Group, one of Australia's largest diversified listed property groups, on its sale of Homemaker City Bankstown to Baycrown Pty Limited, a private Gold Coast property investment and development company, for $25.2 million.
Allens acts for financiers of WA wind farm - 14 April 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised the financiers of the development, construction and operation of the Collgar Wind Farm in Western Australia.
Allens acts on $2.6 billion bank debt facilities transaction for Origin Energy Limited - 13 April 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson acted for Origin Energy Limited, one of Australia's leading integrated energy companies focused on gas and oil exploration and production, power generation and energy retailing, on the execution of new bank debt facilities of $2.6 billion.
Allens appoints new Partner to Perth office - 13 April 2010
High-profile Perth resources and native title practitioner Marshall McKenna has been appointed a partner at Allens Arthur Robinson focusing on litigation and dispute resolution matters.
Allens acts for LaSalle on new Sydney premium-grade development - 7 April 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for LaSalle Investment Management, one of the world's leading real estate investment managers, on its investment of a 25 per cent interest in the 42-storey premium-grade office tower development proposed for 163 Castlereagh Street, Sydney.
Allens acts for CBA Institutional Equities on MMC Contrarian's $A135 million capital raising - 29 March 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised CBA Institutional Equities as the sole lead manager and underwriter of MMC Contrarian Limited's capital raising announced on Friday, 26 March 2010.
Allens acts for ALE Property on first retail bond issue for 2010 - 26 March 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson advised ALE Property Group (ALE Property), Australia's largest listed freehold owner of pubs, on its announced offer of unsecured notes, which intends to raise approximately A$100 million.
Allens appoints new Partner to Projects team - 26 March 2010
One of Australia's leading infrastructure and construction lawyers is to join Allens Arthur Robinson.
Allens acts on Rio Tinto/Chinalco iron ore joint venture - 19 March 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for long-standing client Rio Tinto on its non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Chinalco covering the development and operation of the Simandou iron ore project in Guinea.
Allens acts on aged care facility purchase - 18 March 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised Illawarra Retirement Trust (IRT), Australia's largest, not-for-profit, community based, retirement living and aged care provider, on its acquisition of 'The Links Seaside' co-located high rise retirement village and aged care facility in Wollongong from Horizon Living.
Allens Chairman named on Takeovers Panel - 1 March 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson Chairman and Partner Ewen Crouch has been named as a new member of the Takeovers Panel (the Panel).
Changes to Renewable Energy Target scheme to push forward big projects - 26 February 2010
Changes to the Renewable Energy Target (RET) scheme announced today by the Federal Government will help push forward projects to develop wind, solar and geothermal energy that have been in limbo.
Allens property sale transactions mark new signs of life
- 23 February 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for Grosvenor Australia (Grosvenor), part of the international property development and investment group, on two recent office property sales, signifying new signs of life in the market.
Allens advises Charter Hall on Macquarie real estate management acquisition
- 12 February 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson is advising Charter Hall Group (Charter Hall), an Australian property funds management and development company, on its agreed A$108 million acquisition of the majority of Macquarie Group Limited's core real estate management platform.
Allens acts for Pfizer on divestment of animal health assets to Virbac - 8 February 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised Pfizer Inc, the world's largest research-based pharmaceutical company, on the successful divestment of its animal health assets to Virbac.
Internet service providers off the hook – for now - 4 February 2010
A landmark Federal Court decision handed down today has ruled that internet service providers are not liable for copyright infringements that occur when people use their service to download film and television content.
Project finance back from the dead - 14 January 2010
Government stimulus packages directed towards major infrastructure have helped the Asian project finance sector stage a major recovery.
Allens summer clerk takes out world's top university debating gong - 12 January 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson Sydney Summer Clerk Steven Hind has beaten representatives from 240 universities – including finalists from Oxford, Harvard and the London School of Economics – to take out the World Universities Debating Championship in Turkey.
Australia leads world out of mergers and acquisitions slump - 5 January 2010
Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) figures for 2009 released this week have highlighted Australia is leading the world out of a slump in global deal making.
Allens acts for Lend Lease on A$192 million acquisition - 16 December 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson is advising Lend Lease Group (Lend Lease), one of the world's leading fully integrated property solutions providers, on its A$192 million acquisition of Lend Lease Primelife Group (Primelife). The acquisition was approved by Primelife security holders on 14 December.
Allens signs up for Indigenous business program - 10 December 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has today signed an agreement with Indigenous business Message Stick for the provision of audio and web conferencing services as part of a pilot project linking Indigenous businesses with some of Australia's biggest organisations.
Allens acts on proposed acquisition of Challenger Kenedix Japan Trust - 10 December 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson is acting for Challenger Life Company Limited on the proposed acquisition of 100 per cent of the units in Challenger Kenedix Japan Trust – valued at approximately A$157 million – which was announced on 9 December 2009. Under the proposed transaction, CKT unitholders will receive $1.00 cash per unit.
Declassified files reveal hair-raising situation - 1 December 2009
Declassified files have revealed a successful campaign by Allens Arthur Robinson's Operation MOverlord, launched out of its Melbourne Corporate Department.
Allens acts for underwriters on Sims Metal Management's $400 million institutional placement - 26 November 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson advised the underwriters UBS and CommSec in relation to the fully underwritten institutional placement of A$400 million for Sims Metal Management, the global leader in metals and electronics recycling.
Allens acts for Brambles on London listing cancellation and sale facility - 26 November 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson is advising Brambles Limited, a leading global provider of support services, on its plans to cancel its secondary listing on the London Stock Exchange.
Australia not 'out on its own' on climate change legislation - 25 November 2009
New climate change legislation will not leave Australia 'out on its own', a review of similar regulation around Asia has revealed.
Personal property securities legislation close to being passed - 24 November 2009
Personal property securities legislation (PPS) continues its path through Federal Parliament and its final form is taking shape.
Allens wins award for corporate social responsibility program - 12 November 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has been recognised for its corporate social responsibility program at the Australian Human Resources Institute Awards held in Melbourne last night.
Allens acts for the GPT Group on sale of $185 million Four Points by Sheraton Hotel - 2 November 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for the GPT Group, one of Australia's largest diversified listed property groups, on the sale of the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Sydney, valued at A$185 million.
Allens acts for the GPT Group in $200 million shopping centre acquisition - 2 November 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised the GPT Group, one of Australia's largest diversified listed property groups, in its acquisition of additional interests in Highpoint Shopping Centre and Homemaker City in Maribyrnong, Victoria.
New laws make social media interaction dangerous for bosses - 2 November 2009
New workplace legislation has made social media communications between employers and employees more dangerous for employers, according to a leading workplace relations lawyer.
Allens recognised as HR leader - 23 October 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has been recognised for its leading HR initiatives and teams at the annual HR Leadership Awards, held in Melbourne last night.
Allens acts for ALE Property Group on Australia-wide auction - 8 October 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for ALE Property Group, Australia's largest listed freehold owner of pubs, on the sale of six hotels, valued at more than A$36 million, via a live simulcast auction in four states.
Allens acts for Rio Tinto in negotiations over copper and gold project in Mongolia - 7 October 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for Rio Tinto in the negotiation of its investment agreement with the Mongolian Government for its Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold project, which was signed last night.
Allens advises the Commonwealth on first Treasury Indexed Bond since 2003 - 1 October 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for the Australian Office of Financial Management in the launch of its first Treasury Indexed Bond deal since 2003.
Allens acts for Yahoo!7 on acquisition of totaltravel.com - 1 October 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for Yahoo!7, the joint venture between the Seven Media Group and Yahoo!, in its acquisition of totaltravel.com, the online travel information marketplace.
Allens acts for syndicate banks in A$510 million loan - 7 September 2009
International law firm Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for the syndicate banks in a A$510 million syndicated loan to Cheung Kong Infrastructure Finance (Australia) Pty Limited.
Universities urged to examine employment contracts over IP rights - 4 September 2009
Universities should examine their existing contracts with research staff after the Full Federal Court yesterday confirmed a decision that intellectual property rights in inventions made by a university professor were not owned by the university that employed him.
Allens acts for lenders on US$145 million syndicated loan - 3 September 2009
International law firm Allens Arthur Robinson acted for the lenders in the US$145 million syndicated loan to Right Lane Limited, the wholly-owned subsidiary of PRC entity Legend Group Holdings Limited.
Allens acts for Healthscope on A$140 million capital raising - 26 August 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for Healthscope Limited, a leading private healthcare provider within Australia, on a capital raising valued at A$140 million.
Wind the winner in RET deal, but other technologies may struggle - 20 August 2009
The Federal Government's final plan to deliver 20 per cent renewable energy by 2020 was a well-timed boost for the wind industry, but may not benefit as much other promising renewable energy technologies.
Allens staff sign up for reconciliation - 20 August 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has become the first major Australian law firm to implement a Reconciliation Action Plan.
Allens acts for Amcor on A$3.1 billion equity and debt funding package - 18 August 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson is acting for Amcor Limited on its A$3.1 billion equity and debt funding package for its proposed acquisition of Alcan Packaging from the Rio Tinto Group – valued at US$2.025 billion – which was announced today.
Allens acts on proposed acquisition of Felix Resources - 14 August 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson is acting for Felix Resources, the Queensland-based coal producer, in regards to its proposed acquisition by leading Chinese resource company Yanzhou Coal Mining Company Limited.
Allens acts for Bendigo and Adelaide Bank on $300 million equity raising - 10 August 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for Bendigo and Adelaide Bank in an equity raising valued at A$300 million.
Allens acts for Goodman Group on A$1.8 billion capital raising - 7 August 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for Goodman Group, an international integrated property group, on a capital raising valued at A$1.8 billion.
Allens acts for ALE Property Group on A$105 million equity raising - 6 August 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for ALE Property Group, Australia's largest listed freehold owner of pubs, on an equity raising valued at A$105 million via an accelerated entitlement offer and an institutional placement.
Allens acts for Thiess-Degrémont JV in winning bid for Australia's biggest desalination plant - 5 August 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for Thiess, one of Australia's largest construction and services companies, and Degrémont, a world leader in desalination technology, for their role in the winning consortium's bid for the Victorian Desalination Project.
Allens acts for underwriters on NAB's $2.75 billion placement - 22 July 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for the joint lead managers and underwriters - Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs JBWere and Merrill Lynch - of the A$2 billion institutional placement by National Australia Bank announced on 22 July 2009.
Allens acts for lenders on the refinancing of the Hills M2 and M1 Eastern Distributor motorways - 20 July 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for the lenders in two of the Transurban Group's major tollroad refinancing transactions in recent months.
Allens acts for TenCate on sale of A$40 million joint venture interest - 16 July 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for Royal Ten Cate, the multinational textile technology and chemical company, on the sale of a 50 per cent joint venture interest to JV partner Noel P Hunt International Limited.
Innovation driving project finance market - 16 July 2009
Innovation is driving new life into the project finance sector as Governments, companies and funders look at new ways to get deals off the ground post the global credit crunch.
Allens acts for Investa on largest development sale in Sydney for 2009 - 15 July 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised Investa Property Group (Investa), a fully integrated real estate company, on the sale of the largest development site in Sydney for the year to EnergyAustralia, one of the largest energy suppliers in Australia.
Allens announces Partners and Senior Associates for 2009 - 10 July 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has appointed Mun Yeow and Andrew Maher as Partners of the firm.
Allens acts for the Plenary Group in winning Biosciences Research Centre PPP bid - 7 July 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson acted for the Plenary Group as leader of the winning consortium for the A$230 million Biosciences Research Centre project, a joint initiative of the Victorian Government, through the Department of Primary Industries, and La Trobe University.
Mergers and acquisitions market set for long, slow recovery - 3 July 2009
A 40 per cent plunge in global merger & acquisition (M&A) activity for the first six months of 2009 is not unexpected, according to Allens Arthur Robinson chairman and co-head of M&A Ewen Crouch.
Record run of capital raisings set to continue over the next 12 months - 1 July 2009
Continuing uncertainty in the economy should provide opportunities for the recent run of capital raisings to continue during the new financial year, according to a leading capital markets lawyer.
Allens advises Victorian Government on train and tram franchising - 26 June 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson is acting for the Victorian Government's Department of Transport on its worldwide tender for the operation of Melbourne's train and tram networks, known as the Metropolitan Rail (Train and Tram) Franchising Project.
Allens acts for Aviva on sale of wealth management business to NAB - 24 June 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson is acting for Aviva plc, one of the world's largest insurance groups and the largest insurance services provider in the UK, on the sale of Aviva Australia Holdings Ltd to the National Australia Bank.
Allens chief goes homeless for the night - 19 June 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson Chief Executive Partner Michael Rose was one of about 200 business leaders who spent last night on Sydney's streets for the 2009 CEO Sleepout.
Allens acts for CEMEX in $2.02 billion sale agreement of Australian operations - 18 June 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson is acting for CEMEX S.A.B. de C.V., a global building materials company, on its sale of its Australian operations to Holcim Group, the world's second largest cement maker.
Allens acts for Goodman in formation of partnership with China Investment Corporation - 17 June 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for long-standing client Goodman Group, the international integrated property group, in the formation of a partnership with China Investment Corporation.
Allens acts for Hutchison on merger with Vodafone - 11 June 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson acted for Hutchison in the merger of its Australian telecommunications business with Vodafone, which was announced on 9 February 2009 and, following clearance from the ACCC last week, was completed on 10 June 2009.
Allens acts on $US15.2 billion capital raising - 8 June 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson is advising long-term client Rio Tinto in relation to its proposed $US15.2 billion capital raising.
Allens advises NAB on South East Queensland Schools PPP - 4 June 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson is acting for the National Australia Bank Limited in its role as private sector project financier of the South East Queensland Schools Public Private Partnership Project, the initiative that will see seven new state schools built in high-growth areas of South East Queensland, and involves the first use of the 'supported debt model' developed by Queensland Treasury.
Allens acts for CBA on first issuance of bonds into Thai debt markets - 4 June 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for the Commonwealth Bank of Australia on the first issuance of bonds into the Thai debt markets by an Australian organisation.
Allens acts for GPT on A$100 million sale of shopping centre - 4 June 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for GPT RE Limited, one of Australia's largest diversified listed property groups, in relation to the transaction for the sale of the Floreat Forum shopping centre to Australasian Property Investments Pty Limited, a private Perth property investment and development company.
Allens acts for Charter Hall in A$118 million raising - 28 May 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for Charter Hall Group, an Australian property funds management and development company, on a A$118 million raising with strategic investment from Gandel Group, the property investment group.
Moral hazard clauses set to become standard in sports contracts - 28 May 2009
Moral hazard clauses that allow sponsors, sports bodies or clubs to tear up contracts because of a players off-field behaviour are set to become the norm, according to a leading sports lawyer.
Financial institutions bank on Allens' equity capital markets team - 27 May 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson continues to play a key role in the financial services sector's capital raising deals, with the firm acting for the underwriters of ANZ's A$2.5 billion institutional share placement.
ASIC lifts the short selling ban – but for how long? - 25 May 2009
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission's surprise move to lift its temporary ban on covered short selling of financial stocks earlier than expected does not signal that it won't intervene in the equity markets again, according to a leading lawyer.
Allens advises Billabong on capital raising - 18 May 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for Billabong International Limited, the iconic Australian brand and clothing group, on a capital raising of up to A$290 million.
Employers' IP in danger as job losses mount - 11 May 2009
Employees made redundant due to the global economic downturn may be walking out the door with more than ill-feelings, according to a leading intellectual property lawyer.
Winner of Allens-sponsored art prize announced - 8 May 2009
Sydney artist Rodney Pople has won the $20,000 NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize, which is sponsored by Allens Arthur Robinson.
Allens acting for CPPIB in $2 billion acquisition of stapled securities - 8 May 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson is acting for Canada Pension Plan Investment Board on its proposal to acquire stapled securities in Macquarie Communications Infrastructure Group.
Allens acts for GPT on $1.2 billion underwritten capital raising - 7 May 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson is advising The GPT Group, one of Australia's largest diversified listed property groups, on a capital raising to raise a minimum of A$1.2 billion.
Allens advises Iluka on $114 million institutional placement - 7 May 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised Iluka Resources Limited, the producer and processor of mineral sands and the largest producer of zircon in the world, on an institutional placement raising A$114 million.
Allens equity capital markets team keeps raising the bar - 7 May 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has continued to demonstrate its strong equity capital markets capability this month with key advisory roles on three more significant capital raising deals valued at more than a combined total of $A1.6 billion.
Allens acts for Aberdeen in acquisition of fund management assets - 6 May 2009
Leading international law firm Allens Arthur Robinson is advising Aberdeen Asset Management PLC on the acquisition of certain fund management assets and businesses of Credit Suisse Group AG, spanning businesses in Europe, Asia and Australasia.
Government announces changes to emissions trading scheme… but will they be enough? - 4 May 2009
The Federal Government's announcement today that it would make some changes to its Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme is to be welcomed, according to a leading climate change lawyer.
Allens advises Aristocrat on $200 million capital raising deal - 28 April 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson's Equity Capital Markets team continues to keep busy on the most significant capital raisings of 2009, working with Aristocrat Leisure Limited (Aristocrat) on its recent institutional placement, which raised A$200 million.
Allens acts for OneSteel on rights issue - 16 April 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson is acting for global steel manufacturer and distributor OneSteel Ltd in the company's accelerated non-renounceable rights issue with institutional placement.
Allens officially opens new Jakarta premises - 9 April 2009
Leading Asia Pacific law firm Allens Arthur Robinson has officially opened the new premises for its network member firm in Jakarta, Widyawan & Partners.
Foreign Investment Review Board relaxes rules for residential acquisitions - 9 April 2009
Developers should be taking steps to benefit from the Foreign Investment Review Board's relaxed guidelines for the sale of new residential real estate to foreigners, according to Allens Arthur Robinson Partner Tony Davies.
Allens Arthur Robinson IP practice ranked number one once again - 2 April 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has been named Australian Intellectual Property Firm of the Year 2009 by Managing Intellectual Property at an awards ceremony in London.
Australia and China provide M&A beacon in economic gloom - 2 April 2009
Mergers and acquisitions activity in Australia and out of Greater China are the bright spots in an otherwise lacklustre first quarter of regional deal activity, according to leading Asia Pacific law firm Allens Arthur Robinson.
Allens acts for Tabcorp in first ASX-listed corporate bond issue in almost 20 years - 26 March 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised Tabcorp Holdings Limited on the first major retail offering of corporate bonds in almost 20 years.
Flexibility a must during tough economic times - 25 March 2009
Organisations cannot afford to cut back on investment in flexible work programs during tough economic times, according to a leading flexibility expert.
Increase in insurance litigation heads to Australia and Asia - 13 March 2009
The collapse of the subprime market in the United States and the subsequent credit crisis has triggered a wave of litigation and regulatory action against investment and finance companies that will soon hit Australia and Asia, according to a leading insurance lawyer.
Allens acts for van Laack in Herringbone buy-out - 12 March 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for van Laack GmbH, the German-owned, international shirting company, in its acquisition of Australian-owned Herringbone.
Storm clouds gather for listed companies over shareholder class actions - 10 March 2009
A perfect storm of factors is making the threat of shareholder class actions greater than ever, according to a leading commercial litigation lawyer.
Allens to move Melbourne office to 101 Collins Street - 9 March 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has signed an agreement to relocate its Melbourne office to 101 Collins Street from the start of 2012.
Allens acts for Wesfarmers on significant refinancing - 6 March 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted on a first for the Asia Pacific in helping Wesfarmers Limited obtain a forward debt extension totalling $4.1 billion in its syndicated facility and a large number of bilaterals.
Fact Sheet: Carbon capture and storage legislation in Australia - 5 March 2009
In the past five months, significant legislation and amendments to existing legislation to facilitate carbon capture and storage (CCS) have been passed at both a federal and state level in Australia
Allens acts for ANZIS in part-acquisition of Neerabup Power Station - 3 March 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised ANZ Infrastructure Services Limited (ANZIS) in the recent acquisition by the Energy Infrastructure Trust (EIT) of Babcock & Brown Power Ltd's interest in the Neerabup Power Station
Free trade agreement provides complexity amid the opportunities - 2 March 2009
The ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand free trade agreement signed last week will increase opportunities for businesses across the region but will create an extremely complex strata of tariff measures and other free trade commitments, according to a leading South East Asian lawyer.
Allens principal adviser for Rio Tinto on strategic deal with Chinalco - 2 March 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted as the lead legal adviser to Rio Tinto in the high profile negotiation and agreement of Rio Tinto's major strategic alliance transaction with Aluminum Corporation of China (Chinalco), as announced on 12 February 2009.
Allens acts for Shell in extensive deal with Arrow Energy - 26 February 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for Shell in acquisitions from, and a joint venture deal with, Arrow Energy Ltd, the global coal seam gas company.
Allens acts for ACCIONA Agua in its joint bid win for A$1.4 billion desalination plant - 23 February 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for ACCIONA Agua, an international leader in water treatment, in assisting the company's successful bid for Adelaide's A$1.4 billion desalination plant contract.
Allens acts for Hutchison in merger with Vodafone - 20 February 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson is acting for Hutchison in the merger of its Australian telecommunications business with Vodafone creating a 50:50 joint venture, VHA Pty Limited.
Allens advises Thai Government on infrastructure funding framework - 20 February 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised the Thailand Government on its new Public Private Partnership framework aimed at providing funding for major infrastructure projects across the country.
Changing conditions cloud continuous disclosure requirements - 18 February 2009
A combination of vigilant regulators and a volatile stock market has produced a heightened awareness among listed companies of the requirements for continuous disclosure, according to a leading commercial disputes lawyer.
Businesses now face the second 'R' word - 16 February 2009
Companies already dealing with the global economic downturn can expect to face a raft of new government regulations in the coming months.
Allens advises Qantas on capital raising deal worth $500 million - 12 February 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised Qantas Airways Limited on its recent capital raising. The transaction raised $500 million for Qantas via an institutional placement, and will be followed by a share purchase plan for Qantas retail shareholders.
Allens acts for DEXUS in part-sale of 6-star, Green Star development - 12 February 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson acted for DEXUS Property Group, one of Australia's largest diversified property groups, in a comprehensive deal that saw the sale of a one-third interest in its new premier office tower development in Sydney.
Energy and resources senior associate joins Allens - 11 February 2009
Alison Baxter has recently returned to Allens Arthur Robinson's Perth practice as a senior associate in its energy and resources group.
Economic downturn provides opportunity for better supply chain agreements - 11 February 2009
Businesses should use the economic downturn to take stock of their supply chain practices to make sure they are in a more advantageous position when the economy bounces back, according to a leading construction and infrastructure lawyer.
Allens acts for Henderson Group in capital raising of $106 million to part finance acquisition - 9 February 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for Henderson Group plc, the international financial services group, on a capital raising valued at approximately A$106 million.
Allens continues to show strong equity capital markets capability - 9 February 2009
In the first few weeks of 2009, Allens Arthur Robinson has continued to demonstrate its strong equity capital markets capability.
Allens acts for Wesfarmers Limited in capital raising of $4.6 billion - 5 February 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for Wesfarmers Limited, Australia's largest retailer, on its equity capital raising which secures a minimum of $4.6 billion.
Allens acts for AngloGold Ashanti in sale of US$1.1bn stake in gold mine - 5 February 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for AngloGold Ashanti Ltd, one of the world's leading gold producers, on the sale of its interest in the world class Boddington Gold Mine Project.
Allens involved in United Nations human rights project - 2 February 2009
Leading law firm Allens Arthur Robinson will work with the United Nations on a world-wide project designed to better understand the link between corporate law practices and human rights.
Financing for projects across Asia hard to come by in 2009 - 19 January 2009
Governments could be left holding the bag on major infrastructure projects in 2009 as private sector funding becomes difficult to obtain, according to one of the Asia's leading project finance lawyers.
Mergers & acquisitions activity set for sluggish start in 2009 - 6 January 2009
The long-buoyant Asia-Pacific mergers & acquisitions market is set for a sluggish start in 2009, according to the law firm ranked as one of the leaders in the region.
Allens on the move in Asia - 5 January 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has relocated its offices in Hong Kong and Jakarta and has completed its refurbished premises in Cambodia as the firm continues its long-standing investment in the region.
Fact Sheet: Federal Government's 2020 emissions target and Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme - 16 December 2008
The Government has announced its intention to commence the Scheme on 1 July 2010. People need to be prepared for this now. Government, too, has its work cut out to address all flow-on effects from the introduction of the Scheme.
Businesses need to be ready now for
emissions reduction scheme - 15 December 2008
Businesses will need to get prepared immediately if they are to be ready for the Federal Government's Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme when it begins on 1 July 2010, according to a leading climate change lawyer.
Allens employs new system for closer
contact with clients - 8 December 2008
Allens Arthur Robinson will implement a new practice management system, ADERANT Expert, with a focus on further strengthening client relationships.
Secretaries provide pro bono support
for Redress WA applications - 1 December 2008
Four legal secretaries from the Perth office of law firm Allens Arthur Robinson are working pro bono with the Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia to process claims for compensation made by victims of abuse suffered while children in State care.
Lawyers grow the 'stache to
raise the cash - 20 November 2008
For eleven months of the year they are the clean-shaven Allens Arthur Robinson Banking & Finance team in Melbourne.
Allens Arthur Robinson appoints new Chairman - 19 November 2008
Allens Arthur Robinson Partner Ewen Crouch has been elected Chairman of the firm.
New legislation adds certainty to
carbon capture and storage projects - 14 November 2008
Last-minute amendments to the Federal Government's legislation for carbon capture and storage (CCS) in offshore waters will provide crucial encouragement for CCS projects, according to a leading climate change lawyer.
Fact sheet: Carbon capture and
storage - 14 November 2008
Carbon capture and storage information.
Firm ranks high in Chambers Asia
rankings - 14 November 2008
The latest firm rankings by Chambers Asia demonstrate that the firm has continued to expand its already strong presence in Asia.
Allens' pro bono work recognised
with prestigious award - 12 November 2008
The firm's pro bono work has been recognised by the Victoria Law Foundation with the awarding of a Distinguished Pro Bono Award 2008.
Allens' People & Development team
recognised at HR awards - 7 November 2008
The People & Development department of Allens Arthur Robinson has been recognised for their outstanding work over the past 12 months by being named finalists in two recent HR awards - the 2008 Australian HR Awards and the Australian HR Institute Awards.
Rhodes Scholar calls for action to halt acid attacks - 6 November 2008
Australia's latest Rhodes Scholar has called for action to halt acid attacks that are leaving hundreds of Pakistani women, children and men horrifically disfigured.
Allens assists Goodman Group in A$955
million equity raising - 5 November 2008
Allens Arthur Robinson (Allens) has advised global property group Goodman on its successful A$955 million equity raising.
Project finance squeeze will drive M&A activity - 31 October 2008
A significant tightening in the availability of finance for major projects will see many smaller energy and resources companies snapped up around the Asia Pacific.
Company chiefs may be held liable over
IT requirements for emissions reporting - 23 October 2008
CEOs could be held personally liable and face fines of up to $220,000 if they fail to ensure that their company's information technology systems are capable of complying with new emissions reporting requirements.
Allens Arthur Robinson lead the
Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg M&A adviser tables - 3 October 2008
Allens Arthur Robinson has again come out on top in both the Q3 2008 Thomson Reuters M&A Legal Advisor Review and the Bloomberg Asia Pacific M&A Legal Advisory League tables.
Allens' appoints new M&A partner -
24 September 2008
Allens Arthur Robinson has appointed Vijay Cugati as a partner in its M&A team.
Carbon capture and storage is the
key to Australia's emissions trading scheme - 5 September 2008
Australia will need to invest substantially in carbon capture and storage technology if it is to meet the emissions reductions targets outlined in Professor Ross Garnaut's supplementary report, released today.
Panda pirates 'kung-fued' -
17 August 2008
An attempt to pirate one of the world's most recognisable trade marks has been shut down after legal action taken by Allens Arthur Robinson lawyers in Sydney and Beijing.
M&A work holds up despite economic slowdown -
7 August 2008
The international economic slowdown has not seen a shut-down of merger and acquisition activity, according to Allens Arthur Robinson M&A co-practice leader Ewen Crouch.
Strong flow of project financings
to continue in Asia Pacific - 5 August 2008
One of the world's leading project finance legal advisers has predicted continued strong growth in resources and infrastructure project financings in the Asia Pacific over the next 12 months.
Lack of detail for coal-fired
electricity generators a concern: climate change legal expert - 16 July 2008
The Federal Government's assistance plan for coal-fired electricity generators may cause considerable concern for that industry, according to Allens Arthur Robinson Partner Grant Anderson.
Allens Arthur Robinson leads the
Thomson M&A adviser tables - 3 July 2008
Allens Arthur Robinson has dominated the announced Australasian mergers and acquisitions market for the first half of 2008, according to the Thomson Reuter's M&A Legal Advisor Review released today.
Allens Arthur Robinson announces
nine new partners - 25 June 2008
Allens Arthur Robinson is pleased to announce that nine lawyers have been elected to the partnership, effective 1 July, 2008.
Allens Arthur Robinson involved
in ground-breaking United Nations report - 30 May 2008
Leading international law firm Allens Arthur Robinson has played an important role in a United Nations report on the role of corporations in human rights, which is to be considered by the UN Human Rights Council next week.
Allens' new China trade mark
agency - 17 April 2008
Leading international law firm Allens Arthur Robinson has continued its expansion in Greater China with the launch of a new locally licensed intellectual property business in China - Allens Arthur Robinson Intellectual Property (Beijing) Limited.
Allens Arthur Robinson leads the
Thomson M&A adviser tables - 04 April 2008
Allens Arthur Robinson has dominated the announced Australasian mergers and acquisitions market for the first quarter of 2008, according to the Thomson Financial M&A Legal Advisor Review released today.
Allens Arthur Robinson acts as legal
adviser in Fresenius Kabi's acquisition of Cosco Pharm - 04 April 2008
Leading international law firm Allens Arthur Robinson has acted as the legal adviser for Fresenius Kabi (China) in the company's acquisition of 100 per cent of the equity in Cosco Pharm, the third-largest manufacturer of blood bags in China.
Allens Arthur Robinson continues its
commitment to growth in Western Australia - 02 April 2008
Allens Arthur Robinson has once again illustrated its commitment to continue growing its Western Australian practice with the appointment of Tim Lester as a partner specialising in corporate and finance matters.
Bright lawyers embrace dark times
- 28 March 2008
Leading international law firm Allens Arthur Robinson will once again take part in the annual Earth Hour on Saturday, 29 March at 8pm.
Allens' Brisbane practice gains
corporate specialist - 27 March 2008
Allens Arthur Robinson has appointed Chelsey Evans as a corporate partner to the firm's Brisbane office.
Allens wins Client Awards
- 13 March 2008
Leading international law firm, Allens Arthur Robinson has won the 'Best Professional Services Firm' (revenue over $200 million) and 'Best Law Firm' (revenue over $100 million) awards in the annual BRW Client Choice Awards.
Allens moves to 567 Collins Street,
Melbourne - 12 March 2008
Leading international law firm, Allens Arthur Robinson, has entered an initial 12-year lease for new Melbourne premises at 567 Collins St.
Businesses put on notice over
'green' claims in advertising - 7 February 2008
Businesses have been put on notice after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's recent decision to closely examine advertising containing references to carbon offsets and 'green' products to ensure accuracy.
Allens Arthur Robinson dominates
Dealogic project finance legal adviser tables - 25 January 2008
Allens Arthur Robinson has again dominated the Australian project finance legal adviser tables for 2007, according to the Dealogic Project Finance Legal Advisor Review released today.
Bloomberg ranks AAR as number one
Australian/New Zealand IPO issuer adviser - 10 January 2008
Allens Arthur Robinson has been ranked the leading Australian/New Zealand IPO issuer's adviser, by volume, in Bloomberg's 2007 league tables.
Allens Arthur Robinson leads the
Thomson M&A adviser tables - 3 January 2008
Allens Arthur Robinson dominated the announced Australasian mergers and acquisitions market in 2007, according to the Thomson Financial M&A Legal Advisor Review released today.
Allens Arthur Robinson's Asia leader
relocates to Hong Kong 20 November 2007
Allens Arthur Robinson has announced the firm's Asian Executive Partner, Jim Dunstan, will relocate from Australia to Hong Kong.
AAR acts for Rio Tinto in relation
to BHP Billiton approach 12 November 2007
Allens Arthur Robinson confirms it is acting as Australian legal counsel to Rio Tinto in relation to an approach made by BHP Billiton.
Allens Arthur Robinson appoints new
Queensland Practice Director 25 October 2007
Allens Arthur Robinson has announced the appointment of Erin Feros as the firm's new Queensland Practice Director, effective 1 November.
Reforms to taxation of Public
Private Partnerships: Contact for media comment 16 August 2007
The Minister for Revenue and Assistant Treasurer, Peter Dutton, is expected to today introduce into Federal Parliament changes to the Income Tax Assessment Act relating to the taxation of Public Private Partnerships.
AAR acts for Bendigo Bank on its
proposed merger with Adelaide Bank 9 August 2007
Allens Arthur Robinson confirms it is acting as legal counsel to Bendigo Bank on its proposed merger with Adelaide Bank.
AAR acts for Westpac on the proposed
listing of BT's investment management business 9 August 2007
Allens Arthur Robinson confirms it is acting as legal counsel to Westpac Banking Corporation in relation to the proposed float of the investment management arm of its subsidiary, BT Financial Group.
Allens Arthur Robinson wishes partner
success in new role 5 July 2007
Allens Arthur Robinson has congratulated partner Bob Santamaria on his appointment as Group General Counsel of ANZ Bank.
Allens Arthur Robinson features
strongly in firsthalf M&A tables 3 July 2007
Allens Arthur Robinson featured strongly in large Australasian mergers and acquisitions occurring in firsthalf 2007, according to the Thomson Financial M&A Legal Advisor Review released today.
Allens Arthur Robinson prepares for further
growth in West Australia with lateral partner appointment 12 June 2007
The chairman of Allens Arthur Robinson, Jim Thynne, today announced the firm is preparing for more growth in its West Australian practice with the appointment of Tim Lester to the Perth office as partner, specialising in corporate and finance matters.
Allens Arthur Robinson's M&A team:
'Australian Deal Team of the Year' 16 May 2007
Allens Arthur Robinson Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) practice group has been named 'Australian Deal Team of the Year' at the 2007 ALB Australasian Law Awards.
Allens Arthur Robinson and TSMP
form Singapore Joint Law Venture 24 April 2007
International law firm Allens Arthur Robinson and Singaporebased law firm TSMP Law Corporation announced today they will enter into a joint law venture in Singapore, to be known as Allens Arthur Robinson TSMP, from 1 June 2007.
Allens Arthur Robinson announces 12 new
partners 12 April 2007
Allens Arthur Robinson is pleased to announce the following 12 lawyers have been elected to the partnership, effective July 1, 2007: Igor Bogdanich, Marcus Clark, Jacqueline Downes, Stuart Mengler, Jason Morris, Darren Murphy, Ren Niemann, Nick Rudge, Malcolm Stephens, Miriam Stiel, Tom Story and David Yates.
Allens Arthur Robinson acts for
Wesfarmers in proposal to acquire Coles Group 4 April 2007
Allens Arthur Robinson confirms it is acting as legal counsel to Wesfarmers Limited in relation to its proposal to acquire the whole of Coles Group Limited.
Allens Arthur Robinson 'threepeats'
as Employer of Choice for Women 13 March 2007
Allens Arthur Robinson has been awarded an EOWA Employer of Choice for Women citation by the Federal Government's Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency for the third consecutive time.
Allens Arthur Robinson again ranked
number one Australian legal adviser in global project finance deals 8
Allens Arthur Robinson was again entrusted with a greater dollar amount of project finance deals in 2006 than any other Australian firm, according to the Dealogic Global Project Finance Review.
Allens Arthur Robinson records
strong results in M&A in 2006 3 January 2007
Allens Arthur Robinson's Mergers & Acquisitions team has come home with a rush in the second half of 2006, according to the Thomson Financial 2006 M&A Legal Advisor Review released today.
Allens Arthur Robinson acts for
Qantas in response to proposal from Airline Partners Australia 14
Allens Arthur Robinson confirms it has acted as legal counsel to Qantas in its investigation of the approach it received from a private equity consortium and is now advising on its response to the A$11.1 billion takeover proposal which was subsequently made by Airline Partners Australia.
Arthur Robinson appoints Michael Rose as Managing Partner Elect on the
retirement of Tom Poulton in July 2007 6 December 2006
The chairman of Allens Arthur Robinson, Mr Jim Thynne, today announced that Mr Michael Rose has been appointed to take over the role of Managing Partner at the end of Mr Tom Poulton's term on July 1 2007. Mr Rose is currently Executive Partner of AAR's Litigation and Dispute Resolution department.
Allens Arthur Robinson farewells
partner 9 November 2006
Allens Arthur Robinson today announced that Partner Jon North will retire from the firm on 31 December 2006, taking up a position as an executive director of Gresham Advisory Partners.
Allens Arthur Robinson adds Vietnam
to Asian network 3 November 2006
Allens Arthur Robinson announced today that it plans to expand its on the ground presence in the Asian region through the establishment of offices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, and the transfer of the current Vietnamese operations of Phillips Fox.
Allens Arthur Robinson acts for
CEMEX in bid for Rinker Group 30 October 2006
Allens Arthur Robinson confirms it is acting as legal counsel to CEMEX in its A$16.8 million takeover proposal for Rinker Group.
Allens Arthur Robinson takes silver
in New York corporate race 12 October 2006
Allens Arthur Robinson showed winged heels in running into second place in the mixed teams section of the JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge Championship earlier this week.
Allens Arthur Robinson picks up
another Client Choice award 21 September 2006
The International Law Office (ILO) has announced that Allens Arthur Robinson is the recipient of the 2006 Australian Client Choice Award.
Allens Arthur Robinson wishes
departing partner all success 20 September 2006
Allens Arthur Robinson today announced that Andrew Clarke, Partner in the Sydney Corporate and Commercial department, will retire from the firm on 31 December 2006. Andrew will be taking up a position as a Managing Director and Head of Mergers & Acquisitions for Citigroup in Australia and New Zealand early next year.
Allens Arthur Robinson confirms
advisory role for electronic communications network 13 September 2006
Allens Arthur Robinson confirms it is acting for a joint venture between New Zealand Stock Exchange, Citigroup, Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs JBWere, Macquarie Bank and CommSec regarding an electronic communications network to provide certain trade reporting and crossing services for securities.
AAR contributes to Queensland's
legal heritage 31 August 2006
Allens Arthur Robinson has appointed the Supreme Court of Queensland Library to preserve over 120 years of priceless Queensland legal history.
Allens Arthur Robinson named
insurance law firm of the year 26 July 2006
Allens Arthur Robinson has been named Law Firm of the Year at the 2006 Australia and New Zealand Insurance Industry Awards.
Allens Arthur Robinson expands
charitable commitments 24 July 2006
After an extensive review process, Allens Arthur Robinson has confirmed it is financially supporting 23 charitable organisations and projects in their 2006/07 activities.
Revised anti-money laundering Bill a
step forward 13 July 2006
The revised Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Bill released today by the Federal Government is more business-friendly than previous versions of the Bill, although the vital question of a transition period was still unclear.
Allens Arthur Robinson tops IPO
league tables 6 July 2006
Allens Arthur Robinson advised on the highest value of initial public offerings (IPOs) of any law firm in Australia and New Zealand in the past six months with 39% of market share, according to research by Bloomberg.
Allens Arthur Robinson appoints new
Special Counsel and Senior Associates 30 June 2006
Allens Arthur Robinson is preparing for further growth, appointing seven new Special Counsel and 27 new Senior Associates.
New Partners announced 4
Allens Arthur Robinson is pleased to announce six lawyers have been elected to the Partnership, effective July 1, 2006.
Allens Arthur Robinson
Partner 'Dealmaker of the Year' 10 April 2006
Allens Arthur Robinson Partner Ewen Crouch has been named 'Australian Dealmaker of the Year' at the 2006 ALB Australasian Law Awards.
Clients rank Allens Arthur Robinson
best large Australian professional services firm for second consecutive year
9 March 2006
Allens Arthur Robinson was last night again selected as the Best Large Professional Services Firm of the Year and the Best Large Law Firm in the 2006 BRW-St.George Client Choice awards. Adding to its accolades, AAR also won the Best Queensland Professional Services Firm award.
Allens Arthur Robinson a smart
choice for women Federal Government 21 February 2006
Leading law firm Allens Arthur Robinson was today awarded an EOWA Employer of Choice for Women citation by the Federal Government's Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA).
AAR increases lead in Asia Pacific
project finance 8 February 2006
Allens Arthur Robinson has increased its share of the Asia Pacific project finance advisory market, again ranking first in Dealogics' 'Asia Pacific Legal Advisers on Project Finance Deals 2005' table and the 'Australasia Legal Advisers on Project Finance Deals 2005'.
Allens Arthur Robinson goes global in
M&A 4 January 2006
Leading law firm Allens Arthur Robinson has shown its international experience in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the Thomson Financial 2005 M&A Legal Advisor Review, being the only Australian-based firm to feature in the European, UK, Asia-Pacific and Australasian league tables.
AAR acts for ANZ in Tianjin City
Commercial Bank acquisition 12 December 2005
Allens Arthur Robinson acted for ANZ in its proposed subscription for a 19.9 per cent stake in China's Tianjin City Commercial Bank for approximately US$120 million (A$161 million).
Allens Arthur Robinson boosts
Shanghai team 28 November 2005
Allens Arthur Robinson has announced that two partners will be relocating to its Shanghai office, replacing departing partner Michael Cripps.
The RAARmones to blitz in charity
rock event 6 October 2005
The spirit of iconic '70s punk band the Ramones will be rocking at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on 15 October when Allens Arthur Robinson band the RAARmones takes to the stage in the name of charity.
Allens Arthur Robinson wins Hong
Kong Client Choice award 28 September 2005
Allens Arthur Robinson has been ranked above all US, English and Asian firms in being awarded the International Law Office (ILO) Client Choice award 2005 for Hong Kong. AAR was praised by clients for its clear, decisive recommendations and its commercial awareness. (Download pdf version 63KB)
Allens Arthur Robinson adds to
anti-money laundering team 29 July 2005
Allens Arthur Robinson has appointed Judy Maguire to its anti-money laundering (AML) team, preparing for further growth in its AML practice led by Partners Anna Lenahan and Peter Jones. (Download pdf version 71KB)
Allens Arthur Robinson's charitable
commitments 27 July 2005
Allens Arthur Robinson has confirmed it is financially supporting 25 charitable organisations and projects in their 2005/06 activities.
Allens Arthur Robinson appoints
two new Banking & Finance partners 17 June 2005
Allens Arthur Robinson has announced that Tom Highnam and Rob Watt, both Senior Associates in the firm's Banking & Finance Department based in Sydney, will become Partners on 1 July.
AAR acts for GPT in breaking away
from Lend Lease 10 June 2005
Allens Arthur Robinson played a significant role in corporate history when it acted for General Property Trust in the deal that saw GPT internalise its management on 2 June, creating a A$7.2 billion stapled entity and ending its 34-year relationship with Lend Lease.
Allens Arthur Robinson wins
Australasian Law Firm of the Year 23 May
Leading law firm Allens Arthur Robinson has been named 2005 Australasian Law Firm of the Year by international legal publishers Chambers and Partners. AAR Chairman Jim Thynne accepted the prestigious award on behalf of the firm at a ceremony in London over the weekend.
Allens Arthur Robinson elects new
Partners 10 May 2005
'On behalf of the Partners and staff of Allens Arthur Robinson, congratulations to our newest Partners. I am sure they will make a significant contribution to the firm's future success. We are always delighted to bring new talent into the partnership and to see it continue to grow, diversify and flourish,' said Allens Arthur Robinson Chairman, Jim Thynne.
Allens Arthur Robinson wins
International Deal of the Year Award 1 May 2005
Leading legal firm Allens Arthur Robinson collected the International Deal of the Year Award at the Australasian Legal Business (ALB) Deals of the Year 2005 Awards ceremony over the weekend. The award was presented to AAR for its work with client News Corp in its successful reincorporation from Australia to the USA.
Master Class to highlight water
market's future 17 March 2005
An increase in funding for water saving projects and substantial progress towards reforms that recognise the true value of water is possible now that four states have agreed to rejoin the National Water Initiative (NWI), according to Allens Arthur Robinson partner Grant Anderson.
Allens Arthur Robinson wins
prestigious intellectual property award 8 March 2005
Allens Arthur Robinson's strong intellectual property and trade mark practice has been recognised by an international poll as one of the top firms in trade mark and copyright work.
Allens Arthur Robinson wins 'Client
Choice' awards 3 March 2005
Leading legal firm Allens Arthur Robinson has been acknowledged as a pacesetter in client service in the BRW-St.George Client Choice Awards, receiving the 'Large Professional Services Firm of the Year' and 'Best Large Law Firm' awards in Sydney last night.
Allens Arthur Robinson is top legal
adviser on project finance deals in Asia-Pacific for 2004 12 January 2005
Allens Arthur Robinson has won the coveted top spot on both the 'Asia-Pacific Legal Advisers on Project Finance Deals 2004' table and the 'Australasia Legal Advisers on Project Finance Deals 2004' table in the Dealogic Project Finance Review for 2004.
AAR acts for ANZ in Cambodian joint
venture bank 9 December 2004
Allens Arthur Robinson acted for the ANZ Banking Group in a joint venture with the Royal Group of Companies (Cambodia) to establish a bank in Cambodia.
AAR to open Beijing office
7 December 2004
Allens Arthur Robinson is set to open a new office in Beijing next month and will move three more partners into Asia as part of an aggressive expansion plan to capitalise on market opportunities, particularly from Greater China.
AAR acts for BHP Billiton on its
$2.272 billion share buy-back 25 November 2004
Allens Arthur Robinson acted for BHP Billiton Limited on its successful off-market share buy-back of 180.72 million shares at a total cost of approximately $2.272 billion.
Unique legal sponsorship wins
national marketing award 27 October 2004
AAR's campaign won the marketing sponsorship category of the Australian Marketing Institute Awards, which attracts entries from the very best of Australia's corporate sector.
AAR builds Perth
construction practice with Hollingdales 20 October 2004
Top boutique Perth construction law firm Hollingdales is to become part of Asia Pacific law firm Allens Arthur Robinson.
AAR acts for Lion Nathan in sale of
Chinese assets 28 September 2004
Allens Arthur Robinson acted for Australian brewer Lion Nathan in the sale of its Chinese beer business to China Resources Breweries (CRB) for US$154 million.
The John Lehane Memorial Lecture
20 August 2004
Lord Robert Walker discusses dishonesty and unconscionable conduct in commercial life some reflections on accessory liability and knowing receipt.
AAR acts for Associated British
Foods in $1.9 billion deal 26 July 2004
Allens Arthur Robinson acted for Associated British Foods PLC (ABF) in its A$1.9 billion purchase of Burns Philp & Co's global yeast and herbs and spices business.
AAR works on resort deal
12 July 2004
Allens Arthur Robinson acted for General Property Trust and Voyages Hotels & Resorts Pty Limited in their recent acquisition of the P&O Australian Resorts portfolio.
Allens Arthur Robinson named
Supplier of Excellence 21 May 2004
Hamersley Iron has awarded Allens Arthur Robinson its "Supplier of Excellence" award for intellectual services in 2003/04, as part of their Supplier Recognition Program.
Computer programmers' FTA concerns a furphy
14 May 2004
Australian companies using open source software have nothing to fear from the US Free Trade Agreement, according to technology lawyer Peter James.
Employers face a rise in disability
discrimination claims 2 April 2004
Employers face an increase in disability discrimination claims as workers hit by falling workplace and personal injury pay outs seek a new form of legal compensation, according to a leading employment lawyer.
Allens Arthur Robinson partners with
M2006 10 February 2004
Allens Arthur Robinson, the 'Australian Law Firm of the Year', has been appointed as the official law firm for the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games (M2006).
Top Project Finance firm predicts
mixed outlook for 2004 market 19 January 2004
The outlook for the Australian Project Finance market in Australia is mixed despite a 34 per cent growth in deals globally in the last year.
Back to the future for former
ASIC Chairman 15 January 2004
Former Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) Chairman David Knott is joining leading law firm Allens Arthur Robinson as a Special Adviser.
Allens Arthur Robinson dominates
Australian and Asia Pacific M&A tables 7 January 2004
Allens Arthur Robinson has topped the 2003 Asia Pacific merger and acquisition table and has continued its dominance in Australia for the fourth year running, according to Thomson Financial.
It's not just the English who
drop-kick their way into the Rugby World Cup 2003 final 21 November 2003
A Melbourne physiotherapist will go from working on local rugby players to watching 30 of the world's best at the Rugby World Cup 2003 final after winning the second round of Allens Arthur Robinson's online drop-kicking competition.
Corporate legal challenge
to be played out in Melbourne 14 November 2003
One of the Asia Pacific's leading law firms and one of the world's top sports management companies have combined to mount a unique legal challenge against the Melbourne business community, including Channel 7 and Australia Post.
AAR powers up $1 billion
Schneider/Clipsal deal - 6 November 2003
Allens Arthur Robinson has helped put together a complex multi-jurisdictional deal between two of the world's largest electronic companies.
AAR partner wins Telstra Business
Woman Award 25 September 2003
Allens Arthur Robinson partner Louise Benjamin (formerly Louise Castle) has been named as one of Telstra's Business Women of the Year.
Sixty thousand drop in and try out
for rugby tickets 24 September 2003
A young Queensland student has proved himself to be Australia's 'super boot' by beating 60,000 other contestants in Allens Arthur Robinson's online rugby drop-kicking competition.
Low interest rates, high dollar
produce mixed outlook for M&A market 3 July 2003
Low interest rates will produce slow growth in the Australian mergers and acquisitions market, according to Allens Arthur Robinson M&A practice leader Tim Bednall.
AAR appointed Rugby World Cup 2003 Lawyers
15 May 2003
Allens Arthur Robinson has been appointed the 'Official Law Firm' for the Rugby World Cup 2003, which is being held in cities across Australia later this year.
AAR announces new partners 5 May 2003
Leading Asia-Pacific law firm Allens Arthur Robinson has appointed seven new partners. The new partners are Greg Bosmans, David Brewster, Richard Gordon, Richard Spurio, Belinda Thompson and Stuart Weir. Michael Cripps, who has helped Allens Arthur Robinson successfully build up its Shanghai practice, has also become a partner.
Striking the right balance: business will
welcome the Dawson Report 16 April 2003
The Federal Government's release of the much awaited report from the Dawson Committee's review of Part IV of the Trade Practices Act will be warmly welcomed by most sections of the business community as a balanced response to the competing interests of the ACCC, large and small business and consumer groups.
AAR works on investment bank link-up
2 April 2003
Allens Arthur Robinson has worked on one of the most high-profile mergers of 2003 the link up between investment bank and securities firms JBWere and Goldman Sachs.
Securities issuers and underwriters need
to prepare now for war 18 March 2003
War in Iraq is not only going to affect stock markets, it will raise immediate practical problems for companies proposing to issue capital and underwriters of capital raising.
Boral High Court Decision 7 February 2003
In a landmark judgment handed down on 7 February 2003, the High Court of Australia held that building and construction materials supplier Boral had not contravened the Trade Practices Act in relation to the Act's misuse of market power provisions.
AAR acts in successful super surcharge
tax case 5 February 2003
The High Court on Wednesday 5 February handed down its decision in the constitutional challenge by State judicial officers.
Allens Arthur Robinson completes
M&A hat-trick 16 January 2003
Allens Arthur Robinson has topped Thomson Financial's M&A rankings for the third consecutive year.
Gutnick Internet libel case
10 December 2002
The High Court of Australia's ruling in the defamation case between Victorian businessman Joseph Gutnick and international news service Dow Jones is an important, but not surprising, decision.
AMP appoints General Counsel 4 December 2002
AMP today announced the appointment of David Cohen to the position of General Counsel. Mr Cohen joins AMP from Allens Arthur Robinson, where he has been a partner since 1991 and the national head of the firm's Funds Management, Real Estate and Superannuation Group for more than three years.
CFOs OK AAR 22 November 2002
Australia's investment and banking leaders have named Allens Arthur Robinson corporate legal services firm of the year.
campaign wins marketing accolade 14 November 2002
The campaign that launched Allens Arthur Robinson has won one of Australia's highest marketing accolades.
Allens Arthur Robinson's Intellectual
Property Group recognised as industry leaders 22 August 2002
Allens Arthur Robinson's Intellectual Property Group has capped off an impressive few months by becoming the only Australian IP firm to be nominated as a finalist for the International Intellectual Property Law Firm award at the recent Chambers Global Awards 2002.
Allens Arthur Robinson makes it three out of
three in Project Finance 11 July 2002
International research by Dealogic Capital Data has confirmed Allens Arthur Robinson as the number one project finance team in Asia for the third time in 18 months.
Slump in Australian mergers and
acquisitions market set to reverse 4 July 2002
A six month slump in the Australian merger and acquisitions market is set to reverse, albeit slowly, according to leading Mergers and Acquisitions lawyer, Tim Bednall.
Allens Arthur Robinson is Australia's leading law firm - 19 June 2002
London, United Kingdom a new survey conducted by Who's Who Legal has found that Allens Arthur Robinson has more of the world's leading lawyers than any other firm in Australia. According to Who's Who, we are the leading law firm in both Sydney and Melbourne, and we have the top practices in the country for competition, e-commerce, litigation, patents and trademarks. The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers features thirty-six lawyers from Allens.
Australian law firm makes global top
ten 15 May 2002
Australia's Allens Arthur Robinson is now one of the world's top ten law firms according to a newly-released survey of over 5,000 international business leaders and lawyers.
Allens Business Solutions appoints
Managing Director 8 May 2002
Former senior Deacons partner, Andrew Martin has been appointed as Managing Director of Allens Business Solutions. Martin will join Solutions, which offers high-level commercial and strategic advice and transaction management services to corporations, government and institutions, this month.
Leading Hong Kong telecommunications
lawyer joins Allens Arthur Robinson 25 March 2002
One of Hong Kong's most experienced corporate counsel is to join Asia Pacific law firm Allens Arthur Robinson. Don Hess will join AAR this month from regional telecommunications giant Pacific Century CyberWorks where he was General Counsel and Company Secretary.
The Art of Laurence Hope 9 March 14 April 2002
Painting Forever: Tony Tuckson 2 March 5 May 2002
Allens Arthur Robinson is sponsoring these two exhibitions Laurence Hope at the Queensland University Art Museum and Tony Tuckson's Australia National Gallery of Australia Travelling Exhibition.
AAR No.1 in Asia Pacific for M&A
21 January 2002
Data released by Thomson Financial on January 21 shows Allens Arthur Robinson leading the field for M&A deals in Asia-Pacific during 2001 with a top ranking in the broadest category "highest value of M&A deals with Asia Pacific involvement".
Australia defies Asia Pacific Merger &
Acquisition slowdown 21 January 2002
Australian-owned companies will remain attractive merger targets for foreign companies throughout 2002, despite figures released today showing a slight decline in overall M&A activity.
Australian business must prepare
for a new wave of foreign mergers 21 January 2002
Australian-owned companies will remain attractive merger targets for foreign companies throughout 2002, despite figures released today showing a slight decline in overall M&A activity.