Allens advises consortium on successful bid to build Victorian prison

By David Donnelly
Infrastructure & Transport

International law firm Allens has advised the successful consortium chosen to build Victoria's new men's prison.

The GEO Consortium comprises the GEO Group Australia Pty Limited, John Holland Pty Ltd, Honeywell Limited and Capella Capital. The consortium has won the right to build and operate the Ravenhall Prison, which will be a medium security, men's prison designed to accommodate 1000 prisoners.

The prison will be located adjacent to the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre and Metropolitan Remand Centre.

The deal reached financial close today.

The Allens team was led by Partner David Donnelly and included partners and lawyers from the firm's Projects, Finance, Tax and Construction teams.

Mr Donnelly said the firm was proud to have advised the GEO Consortium in its successful bid to secure such a significant infrastructure project.

'Victoria is currently engaged in a wave of new infrastructure projects and the Ravenhall Prison Project is one of the largest in the state,' he said.

'Allens has had a long and distinguished track record of working on the most significant major projects in Victoria and we are proud once again to play a part in helping the state build its next generation infrastructure.'

Allens legal team

David Donnelly (Partner), Michael Ryan (Partner), Chris Patten (Managing Associate), Fiona Borrelli (Senior Associate), Paul Telford (Senior Associate), Jennee Chan (Senior Associate), Amanda Sie (Associate), David Yang (Lawyer), Chris Gordon (Lawyer) and Georgia Hill (Lawyer)


Notes for editors.

Allens is a commercial law firm working throughout Australia and Asia. Through its integrated alliance with Linklaters it provides clients access to 40 offices in 28 countries around the world.