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FIRB Approval for Royal Dutch Shell

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Royal Dutch Shell Plc's A$98 billion takeover of BG Group Plc passed its final Australian regulatory hurdle and received approval from the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB).

The merger received unconditional ACCC clearance in November.

The deal was one of the largest takeovers in corporate history and is the largest global energy deal in over a decade since the merger of Shell's Dutch and British arms in 2004.

Allens' role advising Royal Dutch Shell on the FIRB application caps off a strong year for the firm's competition and corporate teams.

Allens legal team

Jon Webster (Partner), David Brewster (Partner), Rosannah Healy (Managing Associate), Robert Walker (Senior Associate ), Harini Amarasinghe (Associate), Kelly Roberts (Lawyer) and Nathan Ramanlal (Lawyer)

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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.