Sectors & Practices

Every sector – be it infrastructure, mining and power, or even banking, real estate, technology and healthcare – has its own unique issues or regulation to navigate, and opportunities to explore.

Emma Warren

Emma Warren

Our sector teams, led by Head of Sectors Emma Warren (view CV), work closely with a range of clients, helping them to spot opportunities, anticipate risks to their business, and bring together a range of experts – for instance, M&A, financing, disputes, tax or workplace – to ensure your transaction or matter is run efficiently and according to your timetable.

From navigating regulations, predicting trends, or understanding the political landscape, our people enjoy being part of the debate and discussion.

Here are some recent videos.

Allens Accelerate: Top tips from David Rohrsheim

Watch as Gavin Smith, TMT Sector Leader and Practice Leader, Startups and Emerging Companies, asks David Rohrsheim, General Manager for Australia and New Zealand, Uber to share some key learnings from his startup journey.

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Allens Accelerate: Top tips from Paul McCarney

Watch as Gavin Smith, TMT Sector Leader and Practice Leader, Startups and Emerging Companies, asks Paul McCarney, Co-Founder and CEO, Data Republic to share some key learnings from his startup journey.

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Thames Tideway Tunnel and the Regulated Asset Base model

Watch Infrastructure & Transport Sector Leader Leighton O'Brien speak to London Partner Charlotte Morgan about this landmark project and the innovative funding model.

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Arbitration Week – a recap

Partner Andrea Martignoni and Consultant Jim Morrison discuss some of the key insights and highlights from Sydney Arbitration Week 2015, including a look at the concept of investment treaty arbitration and protection, and Australia as a seat for international arbitration.

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Opening the farm gate on agribusiness investment

Partner, Jeremy Low interviews Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB), Chairman Brian Wilson on whether Australia is ready to attract agribusiness investment.

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Doing business in the US: what it takes to break into a big market

Partner Gavin Smith and Viki Forrest, the CEO of ANZA Technology Network, a specialist in helping Australian technology businesses expand into the US, discuss the significantly different ways investors and customers approach US and Australian markets.

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Understanding the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Watch Partner Nicholas Adkins talk to Tan Sri Dato Dr Michael Yeoh (Chairman of the World Chinese Economic Forum) about the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, of which Australia is a founding member. Dr Yeoh talks about the AIIB's key objectives and priority projects and what opportunities it presents for Australian businesses.

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State of Growth: Insights from Infrastructure NSW

Head of Sectors Emma Warren speaks to Jim Betts, CEO of Infrastructure New South Wales, about this important organisation, and its independent role to ensure the public and private sectors are investing in the right infrastructure projects for the State.

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Operating in today's complex global business environment, clients need advisers with an international presence.

Allens offers clients access to the best legal minds and resources in the Asia region.

The Firm

  • advised Rio Tinto on historic Channar Joint Venture
  • advised on AirportlinkM7 in Queensland
  • advised DUET on its $205m acquisition of an additional interest in DBP
  • advised Goldman Sachs on student housing JV with Blue Sky Private Real Estate
  • advised consortium purchaser on the proposed $9.05bn acquisition of Asciano
  • advised Equifax on its acquisition of Veda
  • fashioned ZIMMERMANN private equity deal setting the brand up for its next growth phase
  • advises Computer Sciences Corporation on the acquisition of UXC Ltd
  • assisted YT International's acquisition of The Forrest Centre office towers
  • advised Lascaux Resource Capital Fund on secured metal prepay arrangements
  • advised China Construction Bank on Pacific Hydro acquisition financing
  • advises G4S on Port Phillip Prison extension
  • advised NSW Treasury on the $10.258bn 99-year lease of TransGrid
  • helped Westpac manage a market tender process and lease negotiation for its HQ
  • advised Archer Capital on sale of Healthe Care
  • advised Royal Dutch Shell on its FIRB application
  • advised Federal Government on $2bn concessional loan for the WestConnex road project
  • acted in ACCC merger clearance for Shell's A$98bn takeover of BG
  • advised Programmed Maintenance Services on $600m syndicated facility
  • acted on sale of the Investa Land to Proprium Capital Partners

To read more on our individual service areas, either move your mouse over 'Services' in the top menu and choose a sector or practice area or select any of the sectors or practice areas in the grey box at the bottom of this page.