Allens

Property & Construction Finance

Allens has one of the largest and most dynamic groups of banking and finance specialists in the Asia region.

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 by the publication. Our team is billed as a 'class act' across the banking and finance sector with 'top-quality people' who provide 'exceptional client service' (Chambers Global).

The right people with the right approach

Our finance experts regularly advise financiers and sponsors on complex and highly-structured construction and property finance transactions across all sectors of the industry. As well as legal and technical excellence, we offer genuine knowledge of the industry and its key players. We are familiar with the full range of financing techniques and documentation relevant to this area, including design and construct contracts, development agreements and associated agreements with builders, key tenants and government authorities.

Our team has particular experience in matters involving debt raising by funds, in particular, REITs and other managed investment schemes. This means we understand the complex matrix of legal, tax and regulatory issues that market participants typically encounter and can effectively advise owners and lenders on the structuring of property transactions undertaken by those funds.

Our clients include CBA, Westpac, ANZ Bank, National Australia Bank, RBS, Suncorp-Metway, BOS International, Record Realty Trust, Goodman Group, Charter Hall, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley.

In addition to our finance capabilities, our finance team can call on the extensive resources of other members of our firm in the related areas of taxation, real estate funds management, construction, and environment and planning.