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.
Located in Silverwater and Unanderra, the centres will create 250 jobs during the construction phase, and will support network and information communications and technology (ICT) jobs in NSW on an ongoing basis.
Under the deal, which was announced on 25 May, leading data centre specialist Metronode will build and operate the two Tier III data centres by the end of 2013.
Allens Senior Associate Greg Begaud, who led the negotiations on the transaction, said that the data centres will provide up to 9MW each of IT load and a much needed boost to the local economy.
'This was a great opportunity for our team to work with the NSW Government to
support the implementation of its ICT strategy,' Mr Begaud said.
|Allens legal team||Ian McGill (Partner - Sydney), Gavin Smith (Partner - Sydney), John Cooper (Partner - Sydney), Victoria Holthouse (Partner - Sydney), Nicholas Adkins (Partner - Sydney), Greg Begaud (Senior Associate - Sydney), Alicia Moody (Lawyer - Sydney), Valeska Bloch (Senior Associate - Sydney), Nathan Shepherd (Senior Associate - Sydney), Erica Stander (Lawyer - Sydney), Maryann Muggleston (Lawyer - Sydney)|
- Susan CowenCorporate Affairs Adviser,
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Allens is a commercial law firm working throughout Australia and Asia. Through its integrated alliance with Linklaters it provides clients access to 36 offices in 27 countries around the world.