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Allens has one of the largest and most dynamic groups of banking specialists in the region. We are one of the few firms to feature on every major legal panel in the Australian finance market and we advise some of the world's leading financial institutions, corporates and governments across the Asian region.
We are a leading transactional banking and finance practice with high-end speciality in project finance, acquisition and leveraged finance, securitisation and debt capital markets, asset finance and corporate and property finance. The firm was ranked in the highest tier of Chambers Global Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers for 2013 in all areas of finance covered and in 2012 Allens topped the highly regarded Thomson Reuters Syndicated Loans Legal Adviser table for Asia Pacific & Japan, advising lenders and borrowers on more than $40 billion worth of loans.
Already the leading banking and finance firm in Australia, our push into Asia continues to strengthen on the back of a number of recent transactions in the region. We are able to service the banks, their clients and our own corporate clients, in multi-jurisdictional transactions and with multi-level funding arrangements.
Lenders, credit enhancers, sponsors, borrowers and packagers have come to rely on our expert advice and sound commercial experience. Our partners have a depth of experience to enable them to advise clients on the technical aspects of transactions, while taking into account their commercial needs. Our finance clients include Australia's four major banks as well as Barclays, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, GE Capital, HBOS Australia, HSBC Bank, JP Morgan, Investec, Macquarie Bank, Rabobank, RBS, SG Australia, Suncorp Metway and UBS. We also act for major corporates such as Alumina, Amcor, Aristocrat, Billabong, Brambles, Caltex, CSL, Ford, Fosters, Newcrest, News Corp, Origin Energy, Rio Tinto, TABCORP and Wesfarmers. We also have a strong property finance practice and act for major property funds and investors including ALE, Charter Hall, DEXUS, Frasers, Goodman and Investa.
Personal property securities
The introduction of personal property securities (PPS) reform has had major repercussions for financial services institutions and corporates alike. The law came into effect in 2012, so PPS is now a reality.
Understanding the new regime, its application and how it will affect organisations will be critical to effectively planning and implementing PPS. Allens has been involved in helping shape the legislation and we have developed an online risk management tool to help businesses assess and manage the business risks of PPS reform. Visit our PPS web pages for further details.