NEWS

Allens' clean sweep of banking and finance league tables

By Alan Maxton
Banking Financing

Allens has topped the Bloomberg, Debtwire and Inframation league tables for the first half of the 2019 calendar year.

Securing the number one ranking (1H2019) for syndicated loans across: Bloomberg's APAC (ex-Japan) Loans: Legal Adviser - Borrower, by volume and deal count league table; Debtwire's Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) Lead Bank's Legal Counsel by volume and deal count league table; and Inframation Deals' Australia and New Zealand Legal Advisers project finance league table by volume and deal count.

Banking & Finance Practice leader, Alan Maxton, said such strong first half results demonstrated the major part the firm plays in significant transactions across the sector.

'It is really pleasing to be ranked number one again for borrower's and lender's legal counsel on syndicated loans in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan).

'Contributing to these results were deals such as the A$4 billion Bilateral Bank Facilities in connection with the demerger of the Coles Group from Wesfarmers; and the $1.4 billion syndicated term loan for FMG,' Alan said.

Commenting on also being ranked number one in Inframation Deals' FY19 Australia and New Zealand Legal Advisers project finance league table by volume and deal count, Head of Project Finance, Michael Ryan said: 'We work with great clients on high value projects such as NSW Treasury's disposal of its 51% interest in the WestConnex Toll Roads for A$9.26 billion and the project financing of the A$6 billion Cross River Rail PPP'.

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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.