Allens

Agribusiness

Allens' agribusiness offering

View our agribusiness offering, where we take a look at the legal steps involved in the agribusiness supply chain and explore some of the current industry issues.

Foreign investment in the Agricultural sector

Wendy Rae, Partner at Allens, in conversation with David Irvine AO, Chair FIRB

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Contacts

Sector leader

Richard Kriedemann

Richard Kriedemann
+61 2 9230 4326
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Business development manager

Nick Galea
+61 2 9230 4516
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Agribusiness in Australia has changed drastically in the past 50 years and continues to do so. As the sector has become more sophisticated, its legal requirements have become more complex.

Allens continues to stay ahead of the market, understanding the complexity and changing trends of agribusiness law. Since our beginnings in 1822, we have provided expert advice across many sub-sectors, including beef and other protein, grain, cotton, wool sugar, dairy, fruit, fishing, wine, aquaculture and forestry.

The increased demand from Asian markets, in particular, opens up enormous opportunity for Australia to position itself as a global food power. The Allens team has the experience, knowledge and insight to assist Australian and international businesses, investors and financiers in this burgeoning market. 

Our experience allows us to advise clients on a wide range of legal matters affecting the agricultural industry, including: sector-specific mergers and acquisitions, IPO and takeover defence advice; agri-infrastructure development, construction and financing; securitisation of receivables in agriculture; financial and capital markets; commodity trading instruments; native title; rural land acquisition and leasing; deregulation and regulatory advice; water rights; environmental laws and licensing; marketing and sales; information technology; debt and equity facilities; food processing; cooperative agreements; biotechnology; supply chain advice; and organisational structuring.