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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.

Insights from Dr Alan Finkel AO, Australia's Chief Scientist

Watch Dr Finkel share his thoughts on the way technology is driving our ability to transform the energy sector, the ideal mix of technology in renewables and the role science has to play in our low carbon future.

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Private Equity: the Year Ahead

Partner Mark Malinas discusses the year ahead in Private Equity and opportunities for future investment in Australia.

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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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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 Vocus on acquisition of Nextgen Networks and submarine cables
  • advised on Northern Star Resources $100m refinancing
  • advised EDL on acquisition of Cullerin Range wind farm
  • advised Charter Hall and Morgan Stanley on strategic real estate investment deal
  • advised Canberra Metro Consortium on the Gungahlin to Civic light rail project
  • advised BlackRock and Centuria on joint purchase of the Zenith
  • advised Redbubble on IPO and ASX listing
  • advised on $1.176b Forrestfield-Airport Link Project
  • advised on first-of-kind Gold Coast Light Rail expansion
  • 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

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.