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2017

Allens advises Development Victoria on sale of Fibre to the Home network - 22 December 2017
Allens has advised Development Victoria on the sale of its Fibre to the Home network to RedTrain Networks Pty Ltd.

Allens advises on innovative financing for Melbourne roads upgrade - 21 December 2017
Allens has advised the Netflow consortium on an innovative financing arrangement for its A$1.8 billion Western Roads Upgrade public-private partnership.

Allens advises on proposed acquisition of AWE - 21 December 2017
Allens is advising AWE Limited on its proposed acquisition by Mineral Resources Limited via a recommended scheme of arrangement, as well as its response to the takeover bid from China Energy Reserve and Chemical Group.

Allens advises ANZ on $3.83bn sales of life and wealth businesses - 20 December 2017
Allens has advised ANZ on the simplification of its Wealth Australia business, including the sale of its life insurance business for $2.85 billion and its OnePath pensions and investments and aligned dealer groups business for $975 million.

Melbourne Metro and Endeavour Energy win PFI awards - 20 December 2017
Allens' market-leading project finance team has been recognised in two categories in the Project Finance International (PFI) Awards, including Infra Deal of the Year for its role on the Melbourne Metro infrastructure project and M&A Deal of the Year for its role on Endeavour Energy.

Allens advises on $11 billion Metro Tunnel - 19 December 2017
Allens has advised the financiers to the Cross Yarra Partnership on the successful close of the Metro Tunnel Package and related packages of the $11 billion Melbourne Metro Project.

Allens assists Gold Coast Light Rail achieve completion - 18 December 2017
Allens is proud to have been GoldLinQ's legal partner on the procurement and delivery of the $420 Gold Coast Light Rail (stage 2) project - one of the first successful PPP (public-private partnership) augmentations in Australia.

Allens announces new CIO - 14 December 2017
Allens has appointed Bill Tanner to the role of Chief Information Officer (CIO).

Allens advises Unibail-Rodamco on A$32bn acquisition of Westfield - 14 December 2017
Allens is pleased to be advising Unibail-Rodamco on its proposed acquisition of Westfield Corporation for an enterprise value of US$24.7 billion (A$32.7 billion), which will be effected by inter-conditional Australian schemes of arrangement.

Allens advises Kirkland Lake Gold on Stawell gold mine sale - 14 December 2017
Allens has advised Kirkland Lake Gold on the sale of the Stawell gold mine to an affiliate of Arete Capital Partners Ltd.

Allens appoints 18 new senior associates - 13 December 2017
Allens has announced the appointment of 18 new senior associates, effective 1 January 2018.

Allens advises Endeavour Energy on $350M bond issue - 13 December 2017
Allens has capped off a busy year in debt capital markets by advising Endeavour Energy on a $350 million Australian medium term note program (AMTN).

Allens achieves elite ranking in Chambers 2018 - 12 December 2017
Allens has been named an elite band one firm in 18 practice areas and jurisdictions in the 2018 Chambers Asia Pacific rankings.

Allens advises Cue Exploration on North West Shelf exploration permits - 11 December 2017
Allens has advised Cue Energy Resources Ltd, through its 100 per cent owned subsidiary, Cue Exploration Pty Ltd, on agreements for Beach Energy Limited (Beach), subject to conditions and approvals, to acquire equity in North West Shelf exploration permits, which contain the giant Ironbark gas prospect.

Allens boosts patents team with two senior hires - 7 December 2017
Allens has bolstered its experience in medical devices, quantum computing and renewable energy with the appointment of two experienced patent attorneys to its growing patents team.

New partner for PNG - 4 December 2017
Allens has appointed Sarah Kuman as partner of its Papua New Guinea practice.

Allens Hub for Technology, Law & Innovation launches to confront the future of law - 24 November 2017
Allens has joined forces with UNSW to tackle the increasingly complex challenges presented by digital transformation to the legal system with the launch of the Allens Hub for Technology, Law & Innovation.

Allens advises on Quadrant's investment in Timezone Family Entertainment Centres - 15 November 2017
Allens has advised the Steinberg Family and related entities in connection with Quadrant Private Equity's investment in Timezone Family Entertainment Centres.

Allens advises Netflow consortium on $1.8bn Melbourne roads PPP - 14 November 2017
Allens has advised the Netflow consortium on its preferred respondent nomination for the $1.8 billion Western Roads Upgrade project.

Allens advises AGL on sale of metering subsidiary - 7 November 2017
Allens has advised AGL Energy Limited on the sale of its digital metering subsidiary, Active Stream Pty Ltd, to Ausgrid.

Allens advises Bendigo and Adelaide Bank on $300M offer of Converting Preference Shares 4 - 24 October 2017
Allens has advised Bendigo and Adelaide Bank on its $300 million offer of Converting Preference Shares 4 (CPS4), a hybrid security that will qualify as additional Tier 1 Capital for the Bank.

WGEA pay equity ambassador - 24 October 2017
The Workplace Gender Equality Agency has welcomed Allens' Managing Partner Richard Spurio as a pay equity ambassador.

Allens appoints PNG Practice Director - 23 October 2017
David Hill has joined Allens as Practice Director of the firm's Papua New Guinea office, based in Port Moresby.

Allens advises on Kennedy Energy Park Project - 18 October 2017
Allens has advised the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) in connection with the provision of grant funding to Kennedy Energy Park Phase I, an innovative wind, solar and battery hybrid power station in North Queensland.

Allens advises Rio Tinto on US$2.69 billion Coal & Allied sale - 16 October 2017
Allens has advised longstanding client Rio Tinto on its US$2.69 billion sale of Coal & Allied Industries to Yancoal Australia.

Allens advises Power Ledger on A$34 million blockchain ICO - 10 October 2017
Allens has advised Power Ledger on its ground-breaking Token Generation Event, one of Australia's first Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), which raised A$34 million for the company.

Allens Tops Q3 League Table - 6 October 2017
Allens has again topped the Mergermarket M&A league tables for the third quarter being ranked number one for deal value in Australasia.

Allens hosts international guests for IBA Annual Conference in Sydney - 29 September 2017
Allens, Australia's Law Firm of the Year, is delighted to welcome to Sydney more than 4000 international guests for the 2017 International Bar Association (IBA) Annual Conference from 8 to 13 October.

Allens sets goal of at least 35 per cent female partners - 28 September 2017
Allens has announced its goal to have at least 35 per cent female partners by 2022, the year that will mark the 200th anniversary of the firm.

Allens advises Ford on development centre to drive innovation - 27 September 2017
Allens has advised Ford on a series of transactions which will see the company's facilities reconfigured to position Ford as the automaker with the most comprehensive capability to design and engineer vehicles in Australia.

Allens advises Evolution Mining on sale of Edna May gold mine - 22 September 2017
Allens has advised Evolution Mining Limited on the sale of its Edna May gold mine in Western Australia to a subsidiary of Ramelius Resources Limited for up to A$90 million.

Allens helps deliver a healthy hospital outcome - 11 September 2017
Allens has advised the Plenary Health consortium on the expansion of the existing Casey Hospital through a series of transactions that closed late last week.

Allens advises Healthscope on sale of medical centres business - 5 September 2017
Allens has advised Healthscope Limited, one of Australia's leading private healthcare operators, on the sale of its Australian medical centres business to Fullerton Health, a leading provider of healthcare solutions across Asia Pacific.

Allens advises on Coopers Gap wind farm sale to PARF - 17 August 2017
Allens has acted for AGL Energy Limited (AGL) on the sale of the 453MW Coopers Gap wind farm project to the Powering Australian Renewables Fund (PARF), and for the PARF investors in relation to the project financing of the wind farm.

Allens wins ILTA Innovative Project of the Year - 16 August 2017
Allens has won the International Legal Technology Association's (ILTA) Innovative Project of the Year award for its Real Estate Due Diligence App (REDDA).

Allens advises Westpac on zipMoney investment - 15 August 2017
Allens has advised Westpac on its $40 million investment in listed Fintech zipMoney.

Allens advises on successful investment in Melbourne Square development project - 11 August 2017
Allens has advised one of Malaysia's leading property developers, PJ Development Holdings Berhad, a subsidiary of OSK Holdings Berhad, on the investment by a subsidiary of the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) of Malaysia in a 49 per cent interest in a joint venture between the parties.

Allens advises beverage consortium on NSW container deposit scheme - 1 August 2017
Allens has advised Exchange for Change, a consortium of five leading beverage companies, on its successful bid for the role of scheme coordinator in the New South Wales Government's container deposit scheme, Return and Earn.

Indigenous law students make their case in Supreme Court - 28 July 2017
Students from Bond and Griffith universities will moot their way to the Supreme Court of Queensland for the third annual Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students' Moot, held jointly by Allens, Ashurst, North Quarter Lane Chambers and the Indigenous Lawyers Association of Queensland Inc.

Allens advises on Australian-first dementia village - 19 July 2017
Allens has provided pro bono advice to Social Ventures Australia on the financing of the ground-breaking Korongee dementia care village.

Allens advises Frizelle's on automotive merger - 10 July 2017
Allens has advised the shareholders of James Frizelle's Automotive Group on the combination of that business with the Peter Warren Automotive Group in partnership with Quadrant Private Equity.

Allens tops deal value in Australasia - 10 July 2017
Allens has been ranked number one for deal value in Australasia in the Mergermarket M&A league tables for the first half of 2017.

Allens advises Dixon Hospitality on buy-out by KKR - 3 July 2017
Allens has advised Dixon Hospitality on its buy-out by funds or accounts managed or advised by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. or its affiliates (KKR).

Allens welcomes 10 new partners - 3 July 2017
Allens has appointed six new partners, effective 1 July: Valeska Bloch, Liam Chambers, Rosannah Healy, Eve Lynch, Alexandra Peace and Robert Walker.

Allens advises Tilt Renewables on the development of Salt Creek Wind Farm - 30 June 2017
Allens has advised Tilt Renewables on the development of the 55 megawatt Salt Creek Wind Farm near Woorndoo, around 250 kilometres west of Melbourne.

Allens advises Acciona Energy on the development of Mt Gellibrand - 27 June 2017
Allens has advised Acciona Energy on the development of the 132 megawatt Mt Gellibrand Wind Farm, located 25 kilometres east of Colac, Victoria.

Allens appoints new tax partner - 19 June 2017
Allens has appointed Craig Milner as a partner in its market-leading tax advisory team.

Allens advises DuPont on ACCC clearance - 19 June 2017
Allens has secured ACCC clearance on behalf of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company for its proposed merger with The Dow Chemical Company.

Allens announces 30 new managing associates and senior associates - 16 June 2017
Allens has appointed 11 new managing associates and 19 new senior associates, representing all of the firm's practice groups and Australian and Papua New Guinean offices.

Allens advises financiers on Icon Group acquisition - 25 May 2017
Allens has advised Credit Suisse AG and Goldman Sachs Australia as financiers of the acquisition of the Icon Group, Australia's largest private cancer and oncology services group.

Allens advises EBOS Group on acquisition of HPS - 23 May 2017
Allens has advised EBOS Group Limited on the proposed purchase of HPS, Australia's largest provider of outsourced pharmacy services.

Allens advises Pacific Hydro on global funding platform - 22 May 2017
Allens has advised Pacific Hydro on the implementation of a new A$670 million global funding platform to provide financing across a portfolio of renewable energy assets throughout Australia and Chile.

Allens M&A team wins coveted Deal Team of the Year at Australasian Law Awards - 19 May 2017
Allens' market-leading M&A team was last night recognised, winning the coveted Australian deal team of the year award at the Australasian Law Awards held in Sydney. The corporate team was also recognised with four other awards on the night.

Allens advises DUET Group on $7.4 billion stapled securities sale - 17 May 2017
Allens has advised energy utility and infrastructure operator DUET Group (DUET) on the acquisition by a consortium led by Cheung Kong Infrastructure of 100 per cent of DUET's stapled securities for $7.4 billion.

Allens advises on successful bid for Stockyard Hill Wind Farm - 10 May 2017
Allens has advised Goldwind on its successful $110 million bid to purchase the Stockyard Hill Wind Farm Project in Victoria, following a competitive tender process run by Origin Energy.

Allens advises ARENA on large-scale solar program projects - 10 May 2017
Allens' financing team has advised the Australian Renewable Energy Agency in connection with the funding of three solar farms with combined project costs of $274 million.

Allens advises Healthe Care on two major acquisitions - 8 May 2017
Allens has advised leading Australian private hospital operator Healthe Care Australia in relation to the acquisition of ASX-listed Pulse Health Limited and three hospitals in the Illawarra region of New South Wales.

Allens appoints new partner in TMT - 1 May 2017
Allens has appointed leading commercial lawyer Michael Park to its technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) practice.

Allens advises on successful $2.6bn bid for NSW LPI concession - 28 April 2017
Allens has advised Australian Registry Investments (ARI) - a consortium led by Hastings Funds Management and First State Super - on its successful $2.6 billion bid to operate a 35-year concession of the land titling and registry operations of New South Wales Land and Property Information.

Allens advises Villa World on $80m capital management initiatives - 31 March 2017
Allens has advised Villa World Limited on three capital management initiatives to support Villa World's growth objectives, diversify its debt capital structure and provide additional financial capacity to replenish and increase land stocks through strategic purchases in optimal growth corridors.

Allens hosts RegTech Association launch as corporate partner - 31 March 2017
The RegTech Association, a first-of-its-kind industry body designed to promote Australia's growing regulatory technology industry, has launched with Allens as one of its corporate sponsors.

Allens advises financiers on Manildra Solar Farm Project - 29 March 2017
Allens has advised two global financiers with respect to the provision of senior debt facilities to First Solar in connection with the development of the Manildra Solar Farm.

Allens named Australian Law Firm of the Year - 27 March 2017
Allens has been named Australian Law Firm of the Year for 2017 by leading international legal directory Chambers.

Allens advises ACCIONA on Geotech acquisition - 23 March 2017
Allens has advised ACCIONA on its acquisition of Australian engineering and construction group Geotech.

Allens advises on landmark solar farm portfolio financing - 15 March 2017
Allens renewables financing team, led by Partner and Head of Project Finance, Michael Ryan and Senior Associate Lisa Zhou, have advised Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Clean Energy Finance Corporation and Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale on the A$230 million debt facility for a portfolio of large-scale solar farm projects.

Allens advises Bain Capital Private Equity on acquisition of Camp Australia - 9 March 2017
Allens has advised Bain Capital Private Equity on its acquisition of Camp Australia, a leading provider of outside school hours care programs.

Accolades for Allens at FinanceAsia awards - 9 February 2017
Allens has been named Best Financial Law Firm Australia 2016 by FinanceAsia at its annual awards.

Allens advises PEP on acquisition of Allied Mills - 3 February 2017
Allens has advised Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) on their agreement to acquire Allied Mills, Australia's leading manufacturer of flour, bakery premixes and speciality frozen par-baked bread products.

Allens assists AGL with sale of Silverton wind farm - 20 January 2017
Allens has acted on the sale and project financing of AGL Energy Limited's (AGL) 200-megawatt wind farm venture in western NSW – Silverton – into the Powering Australian Renewables Fund (PARF).

Allens advises DUET Group on $7.3 billion takeover proposal - 16 January 2017
Allens has advised energy utility and infrastructure operator DUET Group (DUET) in relation to a consortium proposal led by Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited to acquire 100 per cent of DUET's outstanding stapled securities for $7.3 billion.

Allens achieves elite rankings in Chambers 2017 - 13 January 2017
Allens has been named an elite band one firm in 18 practice areas in the Chambers Asia-Pacific rankings for 2017.

Allens tops Thomson Reuters M&A league tables for 2016 - 10 January 2017
Allens has been ranked number one by value for both announced and completed deals for 2016 (January to December) in the Thomson Reuters Australia and New Zealand rankings.

2016

Allens advises Bendigo and Adelaide Bank on strategic partnership with Equity Trustees - 20 December 2016
Allens has advised Bendigo and Adelaide Bank on a strategic partnership with Equity Trustees involving the sale of its Estates business.

Allens appoints 13 new senior associates - 19 December 2016
Allens has announced the appointment of 13 new senior associates, who will be promoted from 1 January 2017.

Allens appoints new Chairman - 18 November 2016
Fiona Crosbie has today been named the new Chairman of leading law firm Allens.

Allens advises Hunan Valin on US$355 million issuance - 15 November 2016
Allens has advised Hunan Valin Iron and Steel Group Co. Ltd (Hunan Valin) on the issuance of US$355 million zero coupon bonds due 2021, exchangeable for approximately 65 million shares in Fortescue Metals Group Ltd.

Allens advises on second stage of renewables fund - 14 November 2016
Allens has assisted AGL Energy Limited with the second stage of its Powering Australian Renewables Fund, an innovative financing initiative designed to unlock investment in the development of large scale renewable energy infrastructure.

Allens' leadership recognised in Legal 500 rankings - 10 November 2016
Allens has been named a tier one firm in nine practice areas in the Legal 500 Australia rankings for 2017.

Allens reinforces support for female barristers - 4 November 2016
Allens has highlighted its support for women in law as a signatory and advocate for the Law Council of Australia's National Equitable Briefing Policy, which aims to boost the number of briefs to women practising at the bar.

Allens advises Dixon Hospitality on proposed purchase of iconic Sydney venues - 4 November 2016
Allens has advised Dixon Hospitality on the proposed purchase of six leading Sydney bars and restaurants from the Keystone Group: Cargo Bar, Bungalow 8, Kingsley's Woolloomooloo, The Rook, The Winery and Manly Wine.

Allens advises SpeedCast on $295m entitlement offer - 4 November 2016
Allens has advised SpeedCast International Limited on its $295 million renounceable entitlement offer launched on 2 November 2016.

Allens joins forces with KPMG to support energy and resources startups - 3 November 2016
Allens will give a legal leg-up to energy and natural resources startups in Perth and Brisbane as legal partners for KPMG's Energise 2.0 accelerator program.

Allens advises on NZ cornerstone road infrastructure - 3 November 2016
Allens has advised Acciona Concesiones S.L and Higgins Contractors Limited on their successful bid to provide Asset Management and Maintenance for the Pūhoi to Warkworth Roading PPP as part of the Northern Express Group (NX2).

Allens recognised for IT innovation in LawTech awards - 31 October 2016
Allens has been recognised for its IT leadership and innovative approach to green IT in the Chilli IQ Lawtech Awards, taking out Legal IT Leader of the Year (Large Firm) and Green IT Initiative of the Year.

Allens advises Newcrest on Hidden Valley sale - 27 October 2016
Allens has advised Newcrest Mining on the sale of its 50 per cent stake in the Hidden Valley joint venture to a wholly owned subsidiary of Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited.

Allens advises NSW Treasury on $16.2bn Ausgrid transaction - 26 October 2016
Allens has advised the NSW Government on the partial lease of distribution network Ausgrid to an all-Australian consortium.

Allens advises Plenary on market-leading infrastructure bond deal - 25 October 2016
Allens has advised a Plenary-led consortium on the successful $1 billion refinancing of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC).

Allens partner wins prestigious CEW scholarship to study in Asia - 17 October 2016
Partner Kate Axup has won a prestigious scholarship from Chief Executive Women (CEW) to undertake the International Management in Asia Program (IMAP) at INSEAD, Singapore.

Allens advises Cue Energy on Ironbark prospect farm-out and option - 17 October 2016
Allens has advised Cue Energy Resources Ltd, through its 100 per cent subsidiary, Cue Exploration Pty Ltd, on farm-out and option arrangements relating to two exploration permits with BP Developments Australia Pty Ltd.

ECM activity buoys the M&A market - 14 October 2016
Strong support from equity market investors has buoyed the Australian M&A market in the third quarter of 2016 , with Allens' market leading M&A team prominent again in this activity.

Allens advises Australia Post on global e-commerce joint venture - 7 October 2016
Allens has advised Australia Post on a global e-commerce joint venture between Australia Post and Dubai-headquartered logistics company Aramex.

Allens advises Iron Mountain on groundbreaking $250 million syndicated Term Loan B facility - 6 October 2016
Allens has advised Iron Mountain Incorporated on an Australian dollar syndicated Term Loan B facility to be used for the refinancing of its existing facilities.

Allens unlocks the power of data with new practice for clients - 4 October 2016
Allens is helping clients unlock the immense unrealised power of data with the launch of an end-to-end data governance, data services and privacy practice.

Allens advises PEP on acquisition of Patties Foods - 27 September 2016
Allens has advised private equity fund manager Pacific Equity Partners in relation to the acquisition of ASX-listed Patties Foods Limited by Australasian Foods BidCo Pty Limited, an entity owned by funds managed or advised by PEP.

Allens advises H.R.L Morrison & Co on acquisition of Canberra Data Centres - 20 September 2016
Allens has advised investment management firm H.R.L Morrison & Co in relation to the acquisition of Canberra Data Centres (CDC) on behalf of its clients Infratil and Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation (CSC).

Allens cultivates agtech with SproutX - 16 September 2016
Allens is supporting Australia's agtech boom as a launch partner of SproutX, Australia's first agtech pre-accelerator and $10 million agtech accelerator fund.

Rachel Nicolson recognised as LGBTI champion - 15 September 2016
Allens partner, Rachel Nicolson, has been recognised for being a champion of LGBTI people in the workplace by the Australian Centre for Leadership for Women (ACLW).

Allens advises on sale of The Good Guys to JB Hi-Fi for $870 million - 13 September 2016
Allens has advised the Muir family on the sale of The Good Guys to JB Hi-Fi for $870 million, announced on 13 September 2016.

Call for social impact startups to accelerate at inaugural bootcamp - 8 September 2016
Allens is calling on startups engaged in social innovation or Indigenous entrepreneurship to nominate for its inaugural Social Innovation Startup Bootcamp.

Allens advises Yum! on Pizza Hut sale in Australia - 8 September 2016
Allens has advised Yum! Brands Inc. and Yum! Restaurants Australia on the sale of Pizza Hut in Australia.

Allens advises consortium on $9.05bn acquisition of Asciano - 31 August 2016
Allens is pleased to have advised a consortium consisting of Global Infrastructure Management, LLC (GIP), Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), CIC Capital Corporation (CIC Capital), GIC Private Limited (GIC) and British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (bcIMC) on the acquisition of Asciano Limited for cash consideration of $9.05 billion by way of scheme of arrangement.

Allens helps Evolution Mining acquire economic interest in Ernest Henry Mine - 26 August 2016
Allens has acted for Evolution Mining on its acquisition of an economic interest in the Ernest Henry Mine in Queensland, and on the equity raising and debt package to fund the acquisition.

Dixon Hospitality says cheers to Beer DeLuxe - 22 August 2016
Allens has advised Dixon Hospitality on its acquisition of the Beer DeLuxe venues in NSW and Victoria.

Allens bolsters banking and finance team with Nicholas Creed appointment in Perth - 17 August 2016
Allens has appointed Nicholas Creed as a partner to its Banking and Finance (BAF) practice in Perth, further strengthening the firm's team.

Allens advises SpeedCast on capital raising to fund WINS acquisition - 15 August 2016
Allens has advised SpeedCast International Limited on its $61.2 million institutional placement launched on 8 August 2016.

Allens, UTS Law, and Neota Logic create 'Tech Challenge for Social Justice' - 10 August 2016
Allens is teaming up with the Faculty of Law at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and software firm Neota Logic to create a program which will see law students create artificial intelligence (AI) applications that help people address legal problems online.

Linklaters and Allens advise on Victoria International Container Terminal Limited - 27 July 2016
On 20 July 2016, Victoria International Container Terminal Limited (VICT), the Australian subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI), successfully closed an export credit agency-covered syndicated loan facility in an amount of A$398 million (approximately US$300 million) with seven leading global financial institutions, comprising Citibank N.A., KFW IPEX-Bank GmbH and Standard Chartered Bank as Mandated Lead Arrangers and Bookrunners, Bank of China Limited, DBS Bank Ltd. and Investec Bank PLC as Mandated Lead Arrangers, and Cathay United Bank as Lead Arranger.

Allens assists AGL establish first renewable future fund - 27 July 2016
Allens has worked with leading integrated energy company, AGL Energy Limited (AGL), to help establish Australia's first unlisted A$1 billion renewable energy fund - called the Powering Australian Renewables Fund (PARF).

Allens advises Public Transport Victoria on myki re-tendering - 14 July 2016
In one of the largest and most complex government tender processes in Australia, Allens has advised Public Transport Victoria on the competitive tender for the operation of the myki ticketing system.

Allens acts on Westralia Plaza acquisition - 6 July 2016
Allens has advised an investor associated with Zone Q Investments Pty Limited (Zone Q), in relation to the purchase of Westralia Plaza from the Insurance Commission of Western Australia (ICWA) for $87 million.

Allens advises Ferrovial on Broadspectrum takeover - 4 July 2016
Allens has advised Ferrovial Servicios S.A. on its successful takeover bid for Broadspectrum Limited (through its subsidiary Ferrovial Services Australia Pty Limited).

Allens appoints five new partners - 4 July 2016
Allens is pleased to announce the appointment of five new partners: Chris Blane, Benjamin Downie, Linda Govenlock, Chung Le and Scott McCoy.

Allens advises Vocus on acquisition of Nextgen Networks and submarine cables - 1 July 2016
Allens has advised Vocus Communications Limited on its $807 million acquisition of Nextgen Networks and two development projects, North West Cable System (NWCS) and Australia Singapore Cable (ASC).

Allens advises on Northern Star Resources $100M refinancing - 28 June 2016
Allens has advised the lenders on the establishment of a $100 million syndicated revolving debt facility for Northern Star Resources Limited, replacing Northern Star's previous undrawn senior facility.

Allens appoints new Managing Associates and Senior Associates - 21 June 2016
Allens has today announced the appointment of 12 new Managing Associates and 16 new Senior Associates across the firm, effective 1 July 2016.

Allens releases landmark report on blockchain - 20 June 2016
A landmark report from Allens will guide potential users through the opportunities and challenges of distributed ledger technology, which is set to transform sectors as varied as the banking and financial services sector, real estate, power and utilities, industrials, government and education, agribusiness and beyond.

Allens advises EDL on acquisition of Cullerin Range wind farm - 20 June 2016
Allens has advised Energy Developments Pty Limited on its purchase of the 30MW Cullerin Range wind farm for $72 million from Origin Energy Limited.

Allens adopts a Rare approach to grad recruitment - 15 June 2016
Allens has announced it will be the first Australian business to introduce the Rare Contextual Recruitment System (CRS) to its graduate recruitment process to further increase diversity in its workforce.

Allens advises JV on iconic Macquarie Bank office tower - 27 May 2016
Allens advised Charter Hall and Morgan Stanley on its joint venture acquisition of the Macquarie Bank office tower at One Shelley Street, Darling Harbour, Sydney for $525 million.

Allens advises Canberra Metro Consortium - 24 May 2016
Allens has advised the financiers to the Canberra Metro Consortium on the funding of the Canberra Metro's Gungahlin to Civic light rail project.

The Zenith: Allens advises BlackRock and Centuria on joint purchase - 23 May 2016
Allens has advised a BlackRock investment client and Centuria Property Funds Limited on their joint acquisition of The Zenith.

Allens wins at Australasian Law Awards - 20 May 2016
Allens enjoyed success at last night's Australian Law Awards, sweeping up awards for the firm's work on major Energy, Infrastructure and M&A deals - our work with the NSW Treasury on the 99-year lease of TransGrid and Westconnex Stage 2.

Allens advises Redbubble on IPO and ASX listing - 11 May 2016
Allens has advised Redbubble Limited on its $39.8 million Initial Public Offer, launched with the lodgement of a prospectus on 19 April.

Indigenous law students moot their way to the Supreme Court - 9 May 2016
On 13 May, 10 Indigenous students will take to the Supreme Court of Queensland to present their arguments in the second annual Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students' Moot Competition, run by Allens, Ashurst, North Quarter Lane Chambers and the Indigenous Lawyers Association of Queensland Inc.

Allens advises on $1.176b Forrestfield-Airport Link Project - 6 May 2016
Allens, in partnership with the State Solicitor's Office, has advised the Public Transport Authority (PTA) of Western Australia on the $1.176 billion Forrestfield-Airport Link Project.

Allens advises on first-of-kind Gold Coast Light Rail expansion - 3 May 2016
In a first for the Australian market, Allens has advised GoldLinQ Pty Ltd on a series of transactions connected with the delivery of Stage 2 of the Gold Coast Light Rail.

Allens advises Rio Tinto on historic Channar Joint Venture - 29 April 2016
Allens has acted for Rio Tinto on its arrangement with Sinosteel Corporation to extend the historic Channar Joint Venture, one of the longest running and most successful examples of Chinese foreign investment in Australia.

Michelle Levy wins Partner of the Year - 29 April 2016
Partner Michelle Levy was announced as 'Partner of the Year' in the Financial Services category at last night's Lawyers Weekly inaugural awards ceremony held in Sydney

Allens appoints new CIO - 22 April 2016
Allens has appointed Philip Scorgie to the role of Chief Information Officer (CIO).

Allens acts on AirportlinkM7 - 8 April 2016
Allens has advised the lender-appointed Receivers and Managers of BrisConnections on the sale of the AirportlinkM7 tollroad for A$1.87 billion to the Transurban Queensland consortium.

Student housing: Goldman Sachs in JV with Blue Sky PE - 7 April 2016
Goldman Sachs Asia Special Situations Group has formed a joint venture with Blue Sky Private Real Estate to establish a new student accommodation platform.

Allens advises DUET Investment Holdings Limited on acquisition of additional interest in Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline - 7 April 2016
Allens has advised DUET Investment holdings Limited on its $205 million acquisition of an additional interest in the Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline (DBP), one of Western Australia's most important pieces of energy infrastructure.

Allens advises consortium on $9.05bn acquisition of Asciano - 22 March 2016
Allens today announced that it is advising the consortium purchaser on the proposed acquisition of Asciano Limited for cash consideration of $9.05 billion by way of a scheme of arrangement.

Allens advises Equifax on its acquisition of Veda - 11 March 2016
Allens has advised Equifax Inc, a leading global information solutions provider, on its acquisition of Veda Group Limited, the leading provider of credit information and analysis in Australia and New Zealand.

Allens fashions ZIMMERMANN deal - 10 March 2016
Allens has advised leading luxury fashion brand ZIMMERMANN on its next phase of growth with a minority investment in the brand from General Atlantic, a global growth equity firm.

Allens advises Computer Sciences Corporation on the acquisition of UXC Ltd - 8 March 2016
Allens has advised global IT services provider, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), on the $427.6 million acquisition of UXC Ltd (UXC), Australia's largest publicly-owned IT services company.

Forrest Centre in WA sells - 26 February 2016
YT International, an investor associated with Perth Upper China Hotel, has purchased the Forrest Centre office tower in Perth's CBD.

Allens acts on metal prepay arrangements for Lascaux - 8 February 2016
Allens has acted for Lascaux Resource Capital Fund (LRC) on secured metal prepay arrangements

Allens advises China Construction Bank on Pacific Hydro acquisition financing - 2 February 2016
Allens has advised China Construction Bank Corporation, Sydney Branch on two syndicated facilities of approximately A$1 billion and US$1.7 billion to fund the acquisition of Pacific Hydro and other things.

Allens appoints new Brisbane partner - 27 January 2016
Allens has appointed Franki Ganter to partnership of the firm.

Allens advises G4S on Port Phillip Prison extension - 18 January 2016
Allens has advised G4S Correctional Services (Australia) Pty Ltd on the renegotiation and extension of its operating contract at the Port Phillip Prison.

2015

TransGrid lease completes - 21 December 2015
firm Allens has worked with NSW Treasury and its other advisers to bring to completion the $10.258 billion 99-year lease of TransGrid to consortium, NSW Electricity Networks.

New corporate HQ lease for Westpac - 9 December 2015
Allens has helped Westpac manage a market tender process and lease negotiation to secure a premium corporate headquarters for the leading Australian bank and financial services provider to 2030.

Allens advises Archer Capital on sale of Healthe Care - 8 December 2015
Allens has advised Archer Capital on its proposed divestment of private hospital business Healthe Care to China's Luye Medical Group.

FIRB Approval for Royal Dutch Shell - 4 December 2015
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).

Allens helps pave way on Australia's largest urban road project - 25 November 2015
Allens has advised the Federal Government on a $2 billion concessional loan for the second stage of Australia's largest urban road project, WestConnex.

Allens acts in ACCC merger clearance for Shell's A$98 billion (GBP 47 billion) takeover of BG - 19 November 2015
After a detailed merger review, on 19 November 2015, the ACCC unconditionally cleared Royal Dutch Shell Plc's A$98 billion takeover of BG Group Plc. This is 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 advises on Programmed Maintenance Services' $600 million syndicated facility - 18 November 2015
Allens has advised Programmed Maintenance Services Limited (PMSL) and its subsidiaries on the refinancing of debt funding in connection with the acquisition of the SKILLED Group by PMSL under a scheme of arrangement.

Investa Land business attracts foreign investor - 17 November 2015
Allens has acted for Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing and Investa Property Group on the sale of the Investa Land business to Proprium Capital Partners.

Allens advises IDP Education on A$331.6 million IPO - 12 November 2015
Allens has advised IDP Education Limited on its A$331.6 million Initial Public Offer, launched with lodgement of a prospectus on 12 November 2015.

Clearer picture: Allens advises Foxtel on Channel 10 acquisitions - 26 October 2015
Allens has advised Australian pay TV operator Foxtel on the competition aspects of its proposed tie-up with free-to-air television station Channel 10.

Power to the people: Allens sponsors People's Choice Award at Sculpture by the Sea - 22 October 2015
No opinion polls or backroom deals. Just pure democracy in action.

Allens acts on major capital raisings - 19 October 2015
Allens has acted on two initial public offerings, including the biggest IPO in Australia this year.

Towering deals: Allens acts on sale of nine Australian office buildings - 8 October 2015
Allens is acting for Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing and Investa Property Group on the sale of nine premium office towers in what is reported to be the biggest-ever direct real estate transaction in Australia's history.

Big data: Allens advises M2 Group on proposed $3 billion merger - 28 September 2015
Allens has advised M2 Group Ltd on its proposed $3 billion merger with Vocus Communications.

Take off: Allens advises Sydney Airport on $535m T3 transaction - 25 September 2015
Allens has advised Sydney Airport on its new agreement with Qantas covering the airport's Terminal 3.

Allens acts on $1 billion industrial portfolio sale - 25 September 2015
Allens has acted for Singapore's GIC Real Estate and Frasers Property Australia on their $1 billion plus sale of a portfolio of 26 industrial distribution centres to Ascendas.

Allens appoints new Chief Executive Partner - 8 September 2015
Richard Spurio has today been announced as the new Chief Executive Partner (CEP) of Allens.

Allens advises on Macarthur Wind Farm sale - 7 September 2015
Allens has advised Australian integrated energy company AGL Energy Limited on the sale of its 50 per cent participating interest in the Macarthur Wind Farm in south-west Victoria.

Sealing the deal: Allens advises client on strategic acquisition - 4 September 2015
Allens has advised German headquartered global technology company the Freudenberg Group on its acquisition of Australian company Ludowici Sealing Solutions.

Allens advises bank syndicate on $300 million banking facility - 2 September 2015
Allens has acted for a syndicate of banks in the establishment of a $300 million syndicated banking facility for business equipment financier Silver Chef Limited.

Allens ALT chief wins prestigious international technology award - 2 September 2015
Allens Chief Legal & Technology Services Officer Beth Patterson has received an award at the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) awards in Las Vegas this week.

Allens helps launch Sydney's new fintech startup hub - 25 August 2015
Allens has joined leading corporate and financial organisations in launching Sydney's independent, not-for-profit fintech hub, Stone & Chalk, tonight.

Allens appoints Banking & Finance Managing Associate - 18 August 2015
Allens has further bolstered its market-leading Banking & Finance practice with the appointment of Benjamin Downie as a Managing Associate.

Allens advises SpeedCast on satellite services business - 22 July 2015
Allens has advised leading global satellite telecommunications service provider SpeedCast International Limited on its acquisition of the assets of NewSat from receivers McGrathNicol.

Allens advises DUET Group on proposed $1.4 billion energy acquisition and $1.67 billion capital raising - 20 July 2015
International law firm Allens has advised energy utility assets operator DUET Group on its proposed $1.4 billion acquisition of Energy Developments Limited and $1.67 billion equity raising to fund the proposed acquisition.

Allens appoints 14 new Managing Associates - 1 July 2015
Allens has appointed its latest group of new Managing Associates.

Allens startup documents get industry support - 30 June 2015
The leading independent voice for Australia's startup community, StartupAUS, has made the Allens Accelerate A-Suite, a collection of 14 essential legal documents created by top-tier Australian law firm Allens, available through its website.

Allens advises Healthscope on sale of Australian pathology business - 23 June 2015
Allens has acted for one of Australia's leading private healthcare operators, Healthscope Limited, on the sale of its Australian pathology operations to Crescent Capital Partners for $105 million.

Allens helps steer Burson Group in auto parts acquisition - 19 June 2015
Allens has advised leading automotive aftermarket parts specialist Burson Group Limited in its $275 million acquisition of Metcash Automotive Holdings.

Allens acts on $12 billion real estate investment trust merger - 17 June 2015
Allens has acted for Federation Centres in its recent merger with fellow real estate investment trust Novion Property Group.

Allens advises WestConnex Delivery Authority on $2.7 billion contract - 15 June 2015
Allens has advised the WestConnex Delivery Authority on the awarding of the $2.7 billion design and construction contract for the M4 East Motorway to Leighton Contractors, Samsung and John Holland.

Allens advises Hillgrove on multi-source refinancing - 3 June 2015
Allens has advised Hillgrove Resources Limited on the refinancing of its debt, bonding and hedging facilities for the Kanmantoo copper mine operation, comprising a US$14 million Pre-Export Facility loan (plus a further US$6 million tranche subject to conditions), a deferral and extension of the existing price participation obligations under the offtake agreement, a A$20 million Performance Bond Facility and associated commodity hedging facilities.

Allens appoints new Partners - 2 June 2015
Allens has announced the appointment of five new Partners from 1 July 2015.

Allens launches startups practice - 25 May 2015
Allens has today officially launched its Allens Accelerate practice, devoted to assisting startups and emerging companies.

Allens advises tech company Redbubble on capital raising - 25 May 2015
Allens has acted for online creative community and marketplace Redbubble on its $15.5 million capital raising.

Allens supports marriage equality - 15 May 2015
Allens is proud to support marriage equality.

Allens acts for Magellan Flagship Fund on A$128 million raising - 14 May 2015
Allens has acted for Magellan Flagship Fund Limited (MFF) on its A$128 million capital raising.

Allens advises on NAB's record-breaking A$5.5 billion entitlement offer - 13 May 2015
Allens has advised Macquarie Capital (Australia) Limited, Merrill Lynch Equities (Australia) Limited and Morgan Stanley Australia Securities Limited as the joint lead managers and underwriters of National Australia Bank's A$5.5 billion entitlement offer announced on 7 May 2015, the largest-ever entitlement offer by an ASX-listed company.

Allens named Vietnam Law Firm of the Year - 5 May 2015
Allens has been awarded the title of Vietnam Law Firm of the Year for 2015 by leading international legal directory Chambers Global.

Allens advises Bendigo and Adelaide Bank on offer of Convertible Preference Shares 3 - 5 May 2015
Allens has advised Bendigo and Adelaide Bank on its A$225 million of Convertible Preference Shares 3 (CPS3), following the issue of similar convertible preference shares (CPS2) in late 2014.

Allens advises The GEO Group on Fulham Prison extension - 29 April 2015
Allens has advised The GEO Group on the renegotiation and extension of its operating contract at the Fulham Correctional Centre.

Allens advises M2 Group on major trans-Tasman acquisition - 23 April 2015
Allens has advised Australian ASX-listed company M2 Group Ltd on its full acquisition of New Zealand's third largest internet service provider for A$245 million.

Allens advises REST on its first direct debt investment - 13 April 2015
Allens has acted for Australian superannuation fund REST Industry Super (REST) to achieve completion of its first direct debt investment.

IPA awards - Allens wins for role in landmark prison project - 26 March 2015
A landmark prison project - with a unique Public Private Partnership model and a world leading investment into prisoner rehabilitation - was recognised last night at the Infrastructure Partnerships Australia National Awards, with law firm Allens winning a key award for its role in the project.

Allens advises on groundbreaking renewable energy funding deal - 20 March 2015
Law firm Allens has advised Infrastructure Capital Group on the successful A$205 million issue in the US Private Placement market by Hallett Hill No.2 Wind Farm.

Allens acts on transformative agribusiness deal - 18 March 2015
Allens has advised agribusiness company Australian Food & Fibre Limited on the sale of its entire interest in Australian cotton operation Bengerang to ASX-listed Webster Limited.

Allens lends a hand to Global Health - 16 March 2015
Allens has advised the Global Health Investment Fund (GHIF), a private investment fund whose mission is to finance late-stage drugs, vaccines and diagnostics for diseases that disproportionately burden low-income populations, on a US$10 million program with Medicines Development, a not-for-profit biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Melbourne.

Allens signs on as foundation partner of Australia's first fintech start-up hub - 4 March 2015
Allens has signed on as one of the corporate foundation members of Stone and Chalk, an independent entity created to foster and accelerate the development of world-class Australian fintech start-ups.

Allens acts on Newcrest Mining block trade - 2 March 2015
Allens has acted for Newcrest Mining Limited on the company's selldown of its stake in Evolution Mining Limited.

Allens joins innovative sustainability program, becomes carbon neutral - 23 February 2015
Allens has signed on as a major corporate partner of the Qantas Future Planet Partnership, a carbon offset program supporting innovative projects that reduce emissions, protect wildlife and aid local communities.

Allens advises GPT Group on $325 million capital raising - 6 February 2015
Allens has advised the GPT Group on its $325 million capital raising and the redemption of its Exchangeable Securities from GIC.

Allens acts on $2.9 billion NorthConnex road project - 5 February 2015
Allens has acted for Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) on its role in the consortium to fund the construction of, and then own, the NorthConnex project in Sydney.

Allens advises Tabcorp on A$236 million entitlement offer - 5 February 2015
Allens has advised Tabcorp Holdings Limited on its A$236 million capital raising.

Allens acts for Federation Centres on $11 billion merger - 4 February 2015
Allens is acting for Federation Centres in its proposed merger with fellow real estate investment trust Novion Property Group. Minter Ellison is also acting for Federation Centres.

Allens appoints new workplace relations partner - 2 February 2015
Allens has promoted Veronica Siow to Partner in the firm's Workplace Relations practice.

Allens tops global infrastructure project finance tables - 23 January 2015
Allens has topped the global table as the leading legal adviser for infrastructure project finance deals in 2014.

Allens tops syndicated loans tables - 22 January 2015
Allens has been ranked the number one legal adviser in the Asia-Pacific for syndicated loans in 2014, according to the latest Bloomberg league tables.

2014

Allens advises CCCI on John Holland acquisition - 18 December 2014
Allens is advising CCCC International Holdings on its proposed acquisition of one of Australia's leading engineering and contracting services providers, John Holland, from Leighton Holdings.

Allens advises Transpacific on strategic landfill acquisition - 18 December 2014
Allens has advised Transpacific Industries Group Limited on its $165 million acquisition of the Melbourne Western Landfill from Boral Limited.

Allens acts for DUET Group on equity raising - 17 December 2014
Allens has advised DUET Group on its $397 million fully underwritten, non-renounceable pro rata entitlement offer.

Allens advises Nido Petroleum on acquisition of Galoc Production Company WLL - 15 December 2014
Allens is advising Nido Petroleum Limited on its acquisition of Galoc Production Company WLL (GPC) from Otto Energy Limited.

Allens advises on US$5 billion gas pipeline purchase - 12 December 2014
Allens has advised APA Group, Australia's largest natural gas infrastructure business, on its US$5 billion (approximately A$6.05 billion) purchase of the Queensland Curtis LNG (QCLNG) pipeline from the BG Group.

Survey finds financial investors respect family farming, want government to prioritise R&D - 11 December 2014
Potential investors in Australian agriculture respect family farming, are deterred from investing by the country's climate variability and believe Government should prioritise research and development over infrastructure initiatives, according to a report on the results of a survey of investment professionals released today.

Allens advises on first construction contract for WestConnex project - 9 December 2014
Allens has advised WestConnex Delivery Authority on the first construction contract for the WestConnex road project, being the widening of Sydney's M4 motorway.

Allens acts for Allianz on Territory Insurance Office acquisition - 1 December 2014
Allens has advised insurance company Allianz Australia on its purchase of the Northern Territory Government's general insurance business.

Allens acts on big deal for smallgoods - 27 November 2014
Allens has advised food processing company JBS Australia Pty Limited on its $1.45 billion purchase of leading Australian smallgoods manufacturer Primo Foods.

Allens acts on major agribusiness deal - 20 November 2014
Allens has advised property fund manager CorVal Partners Limited and family office RF Capital in their purchase of six poultry processing facilities across Australia from Inghams Property Management Pty Ltd.

Allens acts on landmark municipal note program - 13 November 2014
Allens has acted for the Municipal Association of Victoria in connection with the establishment of Australia's first municipal note program, the Local Government Funding Vehicle.

Allens cited as gender equality leader - 12 November 2014
Allens has been recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as one of Australia's employers of choice for gender equality.

Greenfields and new horizons: Allens acts on year's largest land deal - 12 November 2014
Allens has advised Places Victoria, the Victorian Government's property development agency, on its sale of two residential growth corridor development sites for a combined $180 million.

Allens sponsors People's Choice Award at Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi - 9 November 2014
International law firm Allens is sponsoring the People's Choice Award at Sculpture by the Sea at Bondi.

Allens appoints infrastructure partner in Queensland - 16 October 2014
Allens has appointed infrastructure specialist Nicholas Ng as a partner in the firm's Brisbane office.

Allens and Linklaters lead way on Euro issuances for Australian corporates - 7 October 2014
Global integrated alliance partners Allens and Linklaters have advised the arrangers on a 500 million Euro Medium Term Note issuance for Australia's largest rail freight operator, Aurizon Network.

Allens advises the lenders on $925 million refinancing of Growthpoint Properties - 1 October 2014
Allens has acted for the syndicate lenders in connection with the refinance and restructure of ASX-listed Growthpoint Properties' A$925 million syndicated bank debt facilities.

Allens provides direction on Skybridge buyout - 29 September 2014
Allens has continued to advise on major private equity deals in 2014 by acting for Lazard Australia Private Equity on its buyout of Australian infrastructure solutions business Skybridge.

Allens advises financiers for North West Rail Link operations contract - 23 September 2014
Allens has advised a consortium of financiers to the successful consortium which will operate Sydney's North West Rail Link - Australia's biggest public transport project.

Allens advises consortium on successful bid to build Victorian prison - 16 September 2014
International law firm Allens has advised the successful consortium chosen to build Victoria's new men's prison.

Allens advises Brambles on specialist containers acquisition - 15 September 2014
International law firm Allens has advised global supply chain logistics company Brambles Limited on its acquisition of the Ferguson Group for an enterprise value of £320 million (US$545 million).

Allens acts on offer of Convertible Preference Shares 2 by Bendigo and Adelaide Bank - 11 September 2014
Allens has advised Bendigo and Adelaide Bank on its A$250 million offer of Convertible Preference Shares 2 (CPS2) which will qualify as additional Tier 1 Capital. The offer is being undertaken in connection with the redemption of the Bank's step-up preference shares.

Allens advises QBE Insurance Limited on equity raising - 20 August 2014
Allens has advised QBE Insurance Group Limited in connection with their A$810 million equity raising.

Allens advises lenders on Westlink M7 refinancing - 18 August 2014
Allens has advised the lender group in the $1.27 billion refinancing of Westlink M7 motorway in Sydney, New South Wales.

Allens helps Vodafone grow its Tasmania customer service operations - 13 August 2014
Allens has advised Vodafone Hutchison Australia Pty Ltd (VHA) on its pre-leasing commitments for its new national customer care centre based in Hobart, Tasmania.

Linklaters and Allens advises consortium on Myanmar telco deal - 30 July 2014
Alliance partners Linklaters and Allens have advised the KDDI Corporation-Sumitomo Corporation consortium on its agreement with Myanmar government agency Myanma Posts & Telecommunications to jointly develop and operate a fixed and mobile phone network in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.

Allens appointed to advise NSW Government on Electricity Network Transactions - 30 July 2014
Allens has been appointed as the lead legal adviser to the New South Wales Government on the proposed divestment of its electricity network assets by way of 49 per cent long-term leases.

Shareholder activism on the rise as Allens defends Antares against US hedge fund - 23 July 2014
Australian companies need to be prepared for the possibility of an approach by shareholder activists, according to the lead partner acting for Antares Energy Limited in a bid by a US hedge fund to force a spill of the company's board.

Allens advises Aristocrat on A$1.37bn US acquisition - 8 July 2014
Allens has advised Aristocrat Leisure Limited (Aristocrat) on its A$1.37bn acquisition of Tennessee based Video Gaming Technologies, Inc. (VGT).Allens has advised Aristocrat Leisure Limited (Aristocrat) on its A$1.37bn acquisition of Tennessee based Video Gaming Technologies, Inc. (VGT).

Allens appoints first group of Managing Associates - 1 July 2014
International law firm Allens has appointed its first group of Managing Associates as part of the firm's new career deal.

Allens advises on $1 billion sale of Wesfarmers insurance broking business - 26 June 2014
Allens has advised on one of the largest trade sales of the 2013/14 financial year.

Allens advises on major shipping finance deal - 19 June 2014
Allens has advised ANZ and NAB as lenders on a matter that will see Mermaid Marine Australia Limited (MMA) receive new debt facilities, including a US$227 million facility, to part-fund its S$625 million acquisition of the subsidiaries of Jaya Holdings Limited.

River of red tape continues to rise - 3 June 2014
The financial services industry is wading in more red tape despite attempts by the Federal Government to cut regulation for business, according to a leading financial services regulation lawyer.

Allens advises China's Tianqi Group on lithium joint venture - 29 May 2014
Allens has advised the Tianqi Group, China's largest producer of lithium-based chemicals, on its US$1 billion lithium joint venture with Rockwood which closed today.

Allens appoints three new partners - 29 May 2014
International law firm Allens has promoted three of its rising stars to partnership of the firm.

Allens advises on sale of Peters Ice Cream - 28 May 2014
Allens is advising Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) on the sale of Peters Ice Cream to leading European ice cream manufacturer, R&R Ice Cream.

Linklaters and Allens advise Bank of China Sydney on landmark Renminbi deal - 19 May 2014
Alliance partners Linklaters and Allens have acted for Bank of China Limited, Sydney Branch on its CNY 2 billion note offering which was completed on 16 April 2014. This transaction marks the first ever Renminbi offering targeting Australian institutional investors.

Allens celebrates International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia - 16 May 2014
Allens is very proud to celebrate IDAHOT Day, the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.

Allens acts on string of bond deals for infrastructure companies - 15 April 2014
Allens has acted on the latest example of a single asset infrastructure company entering the domestic debt capital markets.

Allens advises GPT on acquisition of Northland Shopping Centre - 8 April 2014
Allens has advised the GPT Wholesale Shopping Centre Fund (GWSCF) on its $496 million dollar acquisition of a 50 per cent interest in the Northland Shopping Centre from the Canadian pension fund, CPPIB.

Allens advises lenders on $22 billion debt financing - 3 April 2014
Allens has acted for a syndicate of 20 lenders that is providing the $22 billion needed for shopping centre group Westfield Group to complete its restructure and merge its Australian and New Zealand business with Westfield Retail Trust.

Allens rides new wave of investment for energy developer - 28 March 2014
Allens, in conjunction with Bellanhouse Legal, has acted for Australian wave energy technology developer Carnegie Wave Energy Limited in the company's signing of a $20 million loan facility with the Clean Energy Finance Corporation.

Allens advises Beijing Capital Group on acquisition of Transpacific New Zealand for NZ$950million - 6 March 2014
Allens is advising Beijing Capital Group (BCG) on its NZ$950 million acquisition from Transpacific Industries Group Ltd (ASX: TPI) of its integrated waste management business in New Zealand.

Allens acts for GIC on student accommodation purchase - 3 March 2014
Allens has acted for Singapore-based sovereign wealth fund GIC on the establishment of its joint venture with Macquarie for the purchase of an interest in specialist student accommodation developer and operator, Iglu, and in their projects at Chatswood and Central, Sydney.

Allens acts on significant capital raising to fund PNG gas acquisition - 28 February 2014
Allens has acted for Papua New Guinea's largest oil and gas exploration and development company Oil Search in the funding of its acquisition of a share of the largest undeveloped gas resource in PNG.

Allens named Australian Law Firm of the Year - 20 February 2014
Allens has been named the Australian Law Firm of the Year by international legal directory Chambers.

Cool PE deal: Allens acts on sale of air conditioning business - 5 February 2014
Allens has acted for private equity firm Catalyst Investment Managers Pty Ltd in the sale of the Actrol Group to Reece Australia Limited for $280 million.

Allens advises winning bidder on rollingstock PPP project - 30 January 2014
Allens has advised the Bombardier-led consortium, comprising Bombardier Transportation Australia, John Laing, ITOCHU Corporation and Uberior, on its winning tender for the Queensland New Generation Rollingstock PPP Project.

Allens acts on first wholesale Tier 2 issue under new Basel III rules - 22 January 2014
Allens has advised Bendigo and Adelaide Bank on the first wholesale Tier 2 subordinated note issuance by an Australian domestic bank since the Basel III rules in relation to regulatory capital came into effect.

Allens advises DUET on major pipeline partnership, underwritten placement and SPP - 20 January 2014
Allens has advised DUET Group and its 100 per cent owned subsidiary, DBP Development Group, on its joint venture with TEC Pilbara Pty Ltd, a 100 per cent owned subsidiary of Canada's TransAlta Corp.

School's out, but Plenary Schools is in for education PPP - 17 January 2014
Allens has advised the Plenary Schools consortium on its winning tender for the Queensland Schools Project.

Allens advises Wilson Parking on Sydney Opera House car park deal - 16 January 2014
Allens has advised Wilson Parking Australia 1992 Pty Limited on its acquisition of the headlease interest in the Sydney Opera House Car Park for approximately $80 million.

Allens advises GPT on major office and retail assets acquisition - 15 January 2014
Allens has advised the GPT Wholesale Office Fund and the GPT Wholesale Shopping Centre Fund, on agreements that relate to the acquisition of $1.2 billion worth of office and retail assets.

Allens acts on Indonesia's first LNG import deal - 13 January 2014
In a deal that will see Indonesia import LNG from the international market for the first time, Allens and Widyawan & Partners have advised State-owned oil and gas company PT Pertamina (Persero) (Pertamina) on an LNG Sale and Purchase Agreement with Corpus Christi Liquefaction, LLC.

Allens on board for Sydney Trains outdoor advertising deals - 9 January 2014
Allens has advised Sydney Trains on a series of deals, worth $100 million over five years, to grant the rights to sell and install advertisements throughout train stations and on train carriages throughout Sydney.

2013

Allens advises Telecom NZ on AAPT sale - 16 December 2013
Allens has advised Telecom Corporation of New Zealand Limited (Telecom NZ) on the sale of AAPT Limited to TPG Telecom Limited for A$450 million.

Allens advises Banksia on loan portfolio sale to Deutsche Bank - 16 December 2013
Allens has advised Banksia Mortgages Limited, the responsible entity of the Banksia Mortgage Fund, on the sale of its $113 million loan portfolio to Deutsche Bank.

Allens advises Goodman Australia Industrial Fund on major Sydney acquisitions - 10 December 2013
Law firm Allens has advised the Goodman Australia Industrial Fund (GAIF) on two significant real estate acquisitions in Sydney.

Allens advises Tianqi on JV over Talison Lithium - 5 December 2013
Allens has advised China's Chengdu Tianqi Group Co. on the creation of a 51/49 joint venture with New York Stock Exchange-listed Rockwood Holdings Inc. (Rockwood), in respect of Tianqi Group's open-pit lithium mining unit, Talison Lithium.

Allens acts on a string of capital markets transactions - 2 December 2013
Allens has advised the New Zealand Government on the sale of a 20 per cent stake in Air New Zealand for NZ$365 million (A$324 million), in one of a flurry of capital markets deals involving the Allens team.

New anti-bullying jurisdiction welcomed, but refinement needed - 25 November 2013
Allens Partner Simon Dewberry has welcomed the arrival of the Federal Government's new anti-bullying jurisdiction, but warns that the new regime will need to be complemented with appropriate checks and balances.

Allens acts on top-shelf farm in agreements - 1 November 2013
Allens has advised JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration (Australia) Pty Ltd (JX Australia) on two farm in agreements entered into with Tap (Shelfal) Pty Ltd (Tap) in respect of petroleum exploration permits located offshore of Western Australia.

Allens advises Rio Tinto on hat-trick of mine sales - 31 October 2013
Allens has advised longstanding client Rio Tinto on the sale of its controlling interest in the Clermont Joint Venture to GS Coal Pty Ltd, which is jointly owned by Glencore Xstrata and Sumitomo Corporation.

Allens advises ASX and PNG listed mining company on capital raising - 10 October 2013
Allens has advised dual-listed mining company Indochine Mining Limited on its recent capital raising, which is expected to raise A$26.3 million.

Allens advises Rio Tinto on Blair Athol mine sale - 7 October 2013
Allens has advised Rio Tinto on its agreement to sell its interest in the Blair Athol mine, which is owned by the Blair Athol Coal Joint Venture (BACJV) and managed by Rio Tinto Coal Australia.

Allens advises receivers KordaMentha on CLEM7 Tunnel sale - 27 September 2013
Allens has advised receiver KordaMentha on an agreement that will see Queensland Motorways acquire Brisbane's CLEM7 Tunnel for $618 million.

Allens advises Western Desert Resources on equity raising - 26 September 2013
Allens has advised iron ore producer Western Desert Resources Limited on an equity raising of up to $45 million.

Allens acts for Nintex Group on sale of OBS - 23 September 2013
Allens has advised Melbourne-based software developer Nintex Group Pty Ltd on the sale of its information technology consulting services business, OBS Pty Ltd, to Empired Limited for $15 million.

Allens advises Billabong on recapitalisation transaction - 20 September 2013
International law firm Allens has advised iconic Australian company Billabong International Limited on a recapitalisation proposal with a consortium led by US private investment firms, Oaktree and Centerbridge.

Allens rolls out advice for Government Wireless Network - 18 September 2013
Allens has advised the Queensland Government's Projects Queensland on the procurement of the State's $457 million Government Wireless Network (GWN) project.

Allens and Jacobs engineer market-leading merger - 10 September 2013
Allens has advised New York Stock Exchange-listed company Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. on its A$1.3 billion acquisition of Australia's Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM).

Allens acts on refinancing of Sydney's desalination plant - 10 September 2013
Allens has advised Sydney Desalination Plant Pty Ltd (SDP), and its related entities, on the refinancing of its syndicated debt facilities.

Allens and DUET partner for pipeline agreement, capital raising - 4 September 2013
Allens has advised long-standing client DUET Group, and its wholly-owned subsidiary DBP Development Group, on an agreement with Chevron Australia to build, own and operate the domestic gas pipeline for the Chevron-operated Wheatstone Project, and an associated $100 million capital raising.

Allens acts on $7.4 billion corporate refinancing - 22 August 2013
Allens advised Origin Energy on one of Australia's largest ever corporate refinancings.

Allens acts for BWP Trust on significant refinancing - 19 August 2013
Allens has advised BWP Management Ltd, the responsible entity of the BWP Trust, on the refinancing of its A$430 million bilateral bank facilities.

Allens advises Sydney Airport on full ownership move - 14 August 2013
Allens has advised ASX-listed Sydney Airport on a series of acquisitions, and a related capital raising, to enable it to move to full ownership of Sydney Airport.

Allens acts on flagship deal - 2 August 2013
Allens has advised technology provider and contractor First Solar and an AGL/First Solar consortium on their roles in the development of two utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) projects.

Allens advises Rio Tinto on Northparkes sale - 31 July 2013
Allens has advised longstanding client Rio Tinto on its agreement to sell its 80 per cent interest in Northparkes to China Molybdenum Co., Ltd for US$820 million.

Allens acts for NZ company Summerset on A$565 million ASX listing - 18 July 2013
International law firm Allens has advised New Zealand retirement village owner and operator Summerset Group Holdings Limited on its ASX listing.

Allens advises Grosvenor on high-profile property sale - 2 July 2013
Allens has advised Grosvenor Fund Management on the sale of its 100 per cent interest in the office tower at 259 Queen Street, Brisbane to Investa Nominees for $173 million.

Allens helps grow Aussie agriculture business - 2 July 2013
Allens is advising Australian Food & Fibre Limited on a proposed deal that will see the agricultural conglomerate acquire 100 per cent of the shares in the ASX-listed company PrimeAg Australia Limited.

Macarthur wind farm sold, overseas investment flows - 1 July 2013
International investment into the Australian renewable energy sector continues to power ahead, following the entry of a new player into the sector.

Allens acts on Australia's largest private equity buyout - 1 July 2013
Allens has advised the mandated lead arrangers, underwriters and bookrunners on the financing of the acquisition by US private equity firm TPG of Australian and New Zealand poultry firm Ingham Enterprises.

Allens acts on Lane Cove Tunnel refinancing - 20 June 2013
Allens has advised a consortium of three local and international banks on the refinancing of the Lane Cove Tunnel (LCT) motorway in New South Wales.

Allens promotes seven new partners - 17 June 2013
Allens has appointed seven senior associates to the partnership of the firm, from 1 July 2013.

Allens advises Transpower on sale of d-cyphaTrade (ASX Energy) - 6 June 2013
Allens has advised New Zealand's national electricity grid owner and maintenance provider, Transpower New Zealand Limited, on its sale of d-cyphaTrade Limited to ASX Limited for A$55 million. d-cyphaTrade, which is to be renamed ASX Energy, will be an ASX subsidiary.

Allens helps Vietnam refinery project take giant step forward - 6 June 2013
Vietnam's largest-ever project financing took a significant step forward yesterday, with the signing of loan facilities and related documents for a US$5 billion financing of the US$9 billion Nghi Son oil refinery in northern Vietnam.

Michael Rose re-elected as Allens Chief Executive Partner - 31 May 2013
Michael Rose has been re-elected unopposed as Allens' Chief Executive Partner. His appointment for a further term will see him lead Allens until June 2016.

Allens advises GPT on strategic shopping centre sale - 22 May 2013
Allens has advised one of Australia's largest diversified property groups, GPT Group, on the sale of its half interest in Erina Fair shopping centre for more than $397 million.

Allens and Linklaters advise on groundbreaking power asset transactions - 17 May 2013
Allens and Linklaters have jointly advised State Grid International Development Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Chinese State-owned enterprise State Grid Corporation of China, on two of Australia's largest power asset transactions.

Leading international firms in Australia band together to provide best practice advice and solutions for clients - 16 May 2013
Several leading law firms, competitors in the fiercely competitive legal sector, have worked together in the interest of their clients to develop a best practice industry approach to drafting security documents following the commencement of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) (PPSA). This is a welcome example of how leading firms can drive the direction and development of the industry to the benefit of clients and market efficiency.

Allens advises Investa on Canberra's largest leasing transaction - 16 May 2013
Timing and strong working relationships sealed the deal for ASX-listed real estate investment trust Investa Office Fund (IOF) and Telstra Corporation Limited in Canberra this month, as the two organisations signed a leasing agreement for the 13,250 sq m commercial office space at 16-18 Mort Street.

Allens and ANZ to host Chinese banking delegation - 13 May 2013
Leading international law firm Allens and regional Australian bank ANZ will host a delegation in Sydney representing 12 of China's mainland banks tomorrow.

Allens advises QIC on winning Moomba to Adelaide pipeline bid - 22 April 2013
Allens has advised Australia's third-largest institutional investment manager, QIC Private Capital Pty Ltd, on its successful bid to acquire one of Australia's oldest and longest pipelines.

Allens advises EIG on major coal project financing - 19 April 2013
Allens has advised leading institutional investor EIG Global Energy Partners on the provision of a US$350 million senior secured debt facility to Coalspur (ASX: CPL, TSX: CPT). It will fund the majority of Stage 1 of the Vista Coal Project in Calgary, Canada.

Allens engineers Norfolk Group Scheme Implementation Deed - 18 April 2013
Allens has advised engineering services provider Norfolk Group Limited in relation to its entry into a Scheme Implementation Deed (SID) with ASX-listed integrated engineering company RCR Tomlinson Limited.

Allens acts on sale of Nintex Group - 9 April 2013
Allens has advised Melbourne-based software developer Nintex Group Pty Ltd on its US$222 million takeover by a consortium of US private equity firms comprising Boston-based TA Associates and Washington-based Updata Partners.

Allens advises Lend Lease on aged care sale - 3 April 2013
Allens has advised construction and development firm Lend Lease Group on the sale of its aged care business for A$270 million to Australian Aged Care Partners, which is controlled by funds managed or advised by Archer Capital.

Allens acts on sale of prime Brisbane CBD building - 2 April 2013
Allens has advised Grosvenor Australia on its sale of a 50 per cent interest in 400 George Street, Brisbane, to the Motor Accident Commission of South Australia (MAC) for more than $195 million.

Allens acts on Australia's biggest environmental upgrade agreement - 26 March 2013
Allens has advised ANZ on its commitment to provide a $16.5 million senior secured loan to Eureka Funds Management Limited, as trustee of The Australian Environmental Upgrade Fund No. 2.

Mining practice on top of the world - 21 March 2013
Allens' mining and minerals expertise has been recognised as world leading in the latest Chambers Global results.

Allens nails hardware sale - 21 March 2013
Allens has advised the owners of Hardings Hardware on the sale of a majority stake in the company to Woolworths subsidiary, the Danks Group, for an undisclosed sum.

Allens helps Holcim cement deals - 15 March 2013
Allens has advised leading cement and aggregates supplier Holcim Indonesia on its decision to almost double the capacity of the cement production facilities it has under construction at Tuban, Indonesia.

Allens advises Sinochem on Monsanto herbicide agreement - 12 March 2013
Allens has advised one of China's largest chemical suppliers, Sinochem International Corporation (Sinochem), on its exclusive distribution agreement with the world leading herbicide manufacturer, US-based Monsanto, for agricultural-use glyphosate (known commercially as Roundup weedkiller) in Australia and New Zealand.

Allens acts in major infrastructure refinancing - 8 March 2013
International law firm Allens has acted as corporate counsel for Frequency Infrastructure Communications Assets Limited (Frequency Infrastructure) and its related companies in the £3.6 billion investment grade and high yield refinancing conducted by Arqiva.

Allens and Linklaters act together to secure Securency for Innovia - 6 March 2013
Allens, in alliance with Linklaters, has advised Arle Capital Partners and its portfolio company, Innovia Films, on the acquisition of the remaining 50 per cent (approximately) interest in Securency International Pty Ltd from the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA).

Allens advises Alumina on strategic share placement - 15 February 2013
Allens has advised longstanding client Alumina Limited on a A$452 million placement of shares to Chinese state-owned CITIC Group at an issue price of A$1.235 a share.

Major refinery project to fuel Vietnam's growth - 13 February 2013
International law firm Allens has played a crucial role in the advancement of one of Asia's most important energy projects.

Privacy reforms leading issue for Australian corporate counsel in 2013 - 12 February 2013
About one third of in-house counsel have named privacy reform as the major issue facing companies in 2013, according to a poll by law firm Allens.

Allens advises Westpac on $1.25 billion hybrid deal - 7 February 2013
Allens is advising Westpac Banking Corporation on its offer of Westpac Capital Notes, a Tier 1 hybrid security that qualifies as Additional Tier 1 Capital under the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority's new Basel III capital adequacy framework.

Allens and Linklaters advise Brambles on Pallecon acquisition - 17 January 2013
Allens and Linklaters have advised Brambles Limited on the acquisition of CEVA Logistics' intermediate bulk container business, Pallecon, in a deal worth €135 million (US$177 million).

Allens tops project finance tables - 16 January 2013
International law firm Allens has topped the Dealogic project finance tables for the Asia-Pacific region in 2012 and ranked third globally.

2012

Allens acts on Ichthys Project financing - 20 December 2012
Allens has advised the sponsors, led by INPEX Corporation and Total, on the record US$20 billion project financing for the US$34 billion Ichthys Project. Located in Darwin, the Ichthys Project is a world-class LNG project and one of the largest projects being undertaken in Australia.

Allens helps fuel Moroccan oil and gas farm out - 19 December 2012
Allens has advised Perth-based Tangiers Petroleum on a matter that saw the ASX-listed exploration company farm out a 50 per cent interest in eight exploration permits, located in offshore Morocco.

Allens and Linklaters advise State Grid on ElectraNet acquisition - 19 December 2012
Allens and Linklaters have advised a wholly-owned subsidiary of major electricity grid operator, State Grid Corporation of China, on its acquisition of a 41.11 per cent interest in South Australian electricity transmission business, ElectraNet Pty Limited, from the Queensland Government-owned Powerlink.

Allens assists Honeywell to lock in prison PPP project - 18 December 2012
Allens has advised global technologies inventor and manufacturer Honeywell Limited on its successful bid, as part of a consortium, for the Eastern Goldfields Regional Prison Redevelopment Project.

Allens advises Hassall Street on building tower to eclipse all others - 14 December 2012
Allens has advised Hassall Street Pty Limited, a Joint Venture between Grosvenor Australia Investments Pty Limited (Grosvenor) and Leighton Properties Pty Limited, on the sale of its newly developed Eclipse Tower to Retail Employees Superannuation Pty Limited (REST) for $167.5 million.

Allens acts for lenders on $130m debt funding - 14 December 2012
Allens has advised a syndicate of lenders on a matter that will see BC Iron subsidiary BC Iron Nullagine Pty Limited receive US$130 million in debt funding to enable it to increase to 75 per cent its stake in the Nullagine Iron Ore Project.

Allens acts on golden capital raising - 6 December 2012
Allens has advised leading Asia Pacific gold producer OceanaGold on a C$93.3 million equity capital raising.

Allens helps land two major airport refinancings - 6 December 2012
Allens has acted on two major domestic airport refinancings - Sydney Airport and Hobart Airport.

Allens and the DUET Group pair-up for internalisation matter - 4 December 2012
Allens has advised long-standing client, the DUET Group, on a matter that will see the ASX-listed energy utility assets owner internalise its management arrangements.

Allens appoints new Chairman of Partners - 3 December 2012
Allens' Partners have elected Ian Wallace as the firm's new Chairman of Partners.

New report examines international use of renminbi and economic role of Chinese outbound M&A - 23 November 2012
The internationalisation of China's currency and continuing outbound investment will have a significant impact on Australia's banking and financial services, mining and technology sectors, according to leading partners from international law firm Allens.

Allens advises financiers of Australia Pacific LNG Project - 21 November 2012
Allens has acted as Australian counsel to a syndicate of 17 local and international lenders on the provision of US$8.5 billion of project financing for the Australia Pacific LNG Project.

Allens gets green light on Gateway WA Project agreement - 19 November 2012
Allens has advised longstanding client Main Roads Western Australia on its program alliance agreement for the billion-dollar Gateway WA Perth Airport and Freight Access Project.

Allens advises Biota on revitalised biopharmaceuticals deal - 12 November 2012
Allens has advised Melbourne-based anti-infective drug development company Biota Holdings Limited on its ground-breaking reverse-takeover of NASDAQ-listed firm Nabi Biopharmaceuticals.

Allens on call for Emergency Alerting System PPP project - 8 November 2012
In a first of its kind transaction for Australia, Allens has advised AMP Capital on the hand-back of the Emergency Alerting System PPP Project to the Victorian State Government.

Allens helps Evolution Mining grow - 8 November 2012
Allens has advised Evolution Mining Limited on a $200 million unsecured corporate facility provided by Macquarie Bank and ANZ.

Allens advises Rio Tinto on major Chinese power export deal - 7 November 2012
Allens has advised long-standing client Rio Tinto on its deal with China to provide power to the Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mine in Mongolia.

Australia's future in the Asian century: our perspective - 2 November 2012
Allens has been working with clients across the Asia region for more than 30 years and, through its alliance with Linklaters, is the only Australian firm with representation in the five countries discussed in the Australian Government's Australia in the Asian Century White Paper: China, Indonesia, India, Japan and South Korea.

Allens brews successful capital raisings for ALE, Charter Hall - 29 October 2012
Allens has reinforced its strong reputation within the Australian REIT sector via the successful completion of two significant equity capital raisings.

Allens appoints new Partner in Beijing - 29 October 2012
International law firm Allens has appointed Kate Axup to be a Partner in the firm's Beijing office from 1 November 2012.

Allens advises Woolworths on property spin-off - 16 October 2012
Allens has advised long-standing client Woolworths Limited on a matter that will see the supermarket giant establish property fund spin-off Shopping Centres Australasia Property Group.

Allens advises ING DIRECT on one of year's largest securitisations - 11 October 2012
In one of the largest securitisation deals in the Australian market this year, Allens has advised ING DIRECT (wholly owned by Dutch insurance and banking conglomerate, the ING Group) on a new $1 billion issue of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) under its RMBS program.

Allens locks in NZ's first major PPP - 13 September 2012
Allens has advised the financiers to the SecureFuture consortium on the Wiri Men's Prison Project, which is New Zealand's first major PPP.

Allens appoints Energy & Resources partner to alliance leadership role - 7 September 2012
International law firm Allens has appointed Partner Nic Tolé to lead the firm's Energy & Resources practice across Asia.

Allens assists Meridian to switch on wind farm - 4 September 2012
Allens has advised renewable energy company Meridian Energy Australia (Meridian) on the development of the Mt Mercer Wind Farm, which will commence construction in December.

Allens advises Charter Hall on shopping centre purchase - 28 August 2012
Allens has advised a Charter Hall-managed wholesale entity on its acquisition of the Bay Village Shopping Centre in New South Wales for $164 million.

Allens advises DEXUS Property Group on two major transactions - 23 August 2012
Allens has advised DEXUS Property Group, one of Australia's largest diversified property groups with $13 billion of assets under management, on two major transactions.

Australia leads the world on project finance - 9 August 2012
The Australian project finance boom continues, with the nation topping India to record the highest deal volume in the world in the first half of 2012, with a total of more than US$30 billion worth of project loans.

Allens advises Macquarie on CQMS sale - 9 August 2012
Allens has advised Macquarie Capital on the sale of its majority stake in mining services company, CQMS Holdings Pty Ltd, to Quadrant Private Equity.

Allens assists Osaka Gas with new Crux JV arrangements - 7 August 2012
Allens has advised Osaka Gas Crux Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. on documentation for the establishment of the Crux AC/L9 Joint Venture between Osaka Gas Crux Pty Ltd, Shell Development (Australia) Pty Ltd and Nexus Energy WA Pty Ltd.

AGMs need to be reformed: survey - 7 August 2012
Almost three quarters of listed companies believe that annual general meetings are in need of significant reform, according to a survey by law firm Allens.

Allens assists Caltex with major supply chain restructuring - 2 August 2012
Allens has advised Caltex on aspects of its recently announced restructuring of its petroleum products supply chain in the Asia region.

Allens helps fuel Caltex notes offer - 1 August 2012
Allens has advised Caltex on the banking and corporate aspects of its offer for Caltex subordinated notes.

Allens appoints oil and gas partner to Perth office - 23 July 2012
Allens has appointed Tracey Greenaway as a partner in the firm's oil and gas practice in Perth.

Allens assists St John of God on Midland Health Campus - 23 July 2012
Allens has advised Perth-based non-profit Catholic health care organisation St John of God Health Care on all aspects of the Midland Health Campus.

Allens advises Hillgrove on capital raising - 16 July 2012
Allens has advised Hillgrove Resources on its latest equity raising, comprising an institutional placement to be followed by a share purchase plan.

Allens helps with heavy lifting in machinery deal - 13 July 2012
Allens has advised international trading house and mining company Mitsui & Co., Ltd. on its 49.9 per cent acquisition of National Plant & Equipment Pty Ltd.

Allens helps ice creams change hands - 13 July 2012
Allens and Clayton Utz have jointly advised Pacific Equity Partners on its successful bid for Nestlé Australia's Peters Ice Cream business.

Allens helps distributor go global - 6 July 2012
Allens has acted for the ISM and Salkat groups in the $100 million sale of the two groups to leading global chemical distributor and German-listed company Brenntag AG.

Allens advises INPEX on Ichthys Project sell-downs - 5 July 2012
Allens has advised international oil and gas exploration and production company INPEX Corporation on the sale of part of its interest in the up- and downstream arms of the Ichthys Project and associated exploration interests, to Osaka Gas, Toho Gas and Tokyo Gas. The sell-downs were completed on 26 June.

Allens helps drive automotive parts dealer sale - 3 July 2012
Allens has advised the owners of Automotive Brands Group (ABG) on the sale of 75.1 per cent of its business to Metcash for $53.8 million.

Allens advises Western Desert on capital raising - 29 June 2012
Allens is acting for Western Desert Resources Limited, a diversified resources company that has identified advanced prospects in iron ore, gold and copper in the Northern Territory, on a capital raising announced on 26 June 2012 that seeks to raise funds of up to approximately A$102.5 million.

Allens assists GPT on retail shopping centre sales - 28 June 2012
Allens has advised one of Australia's largest diversified listed property groups, GPT Group (GPT), on the sale of half interests in two retail shopping centres for $551.2 million to the GPT Wholesale Shopping Centre Fund.

Allens and Interlink Roads drive M5 West Widening Project - 26 June 2012
Allens has advised Interlink Roads Pty Ltd, the concessionaire of the M5 South West Motorway, on all aspects of the M5 West Widening Project.

Allens' Abbott appointed to Diversity Council board - 25 June 2012
Allens' Head of Flexibility & Diversity Jacqui Abbott has been appointed to the board of the Diversity Council Australia (the DCA), an independent, not-for-profit workplace diversity adviser to business in Australia.

Allens bolsters banking and finance practice with new partners - 21 June 2012
Allens' banking and finance practice continues to grow with the appointment of three new partners.

Allens and First Solar power Solar Flagships deal - 13 June 2012
Allens has advised Nasdaq-listed solar module manufacturer First Solar in relation to its role as part of AGL Energy Limited's successful tender for the Federal Government's Solar Flagships Program.

Allens promotes six new partners - 12 June 2012
Allens has appointed six senior associates to partnership of the firm.

Allens advises Zijin on golden opportunity - 5 June 2012
Allens has advised Shanghai and Hong Kong listed public company Zijin Mining Group Co., Ltd on its cash takeover offer for ASX listed gold producer Norton Gold Fields Limited (Norton).

Allens appoints third Queensland-based partner in 12 months - 4 June 2012
Allens' market-leading Queensland practice has been further boosted, with highly regarded resources infrastructure and competition lawyer Joanne Daniels joining the partnership.

Allens advises FOXTEL on AUSTAR acquisition financing - 25 May 2012
Allens has advised FOXTEL, Australia's largest subscription television provider, on the financing of its acquisition of regional subscription television provider, AUSTAR United Communications Limited, and the refinancing of its existing facilities.

Allens on-call for Healthscope deal - 23 May 2012
Allens has advised the Healthscope Group, owned by TPG and the Carlyle Group, on the sale of its pathology businesses in New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, Western Australia and Queensland to Sonic Healthcare for $100 million

Allens acts on Sydney Desalination Plant privatisation - 15 May 2012
Allens has advised a consortium including the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board, Hastings Managed Infrastructure Funds Utilities Trust of Australia and The Infrastructure Fund (together, the Consortium) on a binding offer to refinance the Sydney Desalination Plant for $2.3 billion

Allens advises NSW Government on data centre deal - 9 May 2012
Allens has advised the NSW Government Department of Finance and Services on all aspects of the development of two new data centres for Western Sydney and the Illawarra region.

Allens and Linklaters form integrated alliance - 23 April 2012
Allens Arthur Robinson and Linklaters are pleased to announce the formation of a new integrated alliance that will result in the two firms working together closely for the benefit of clients around the world.

Allens assists FOXTEL on ACCC clearance for AUSTAR acquisition - 10 April 2012
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised FOXTEL, Australia's largest subscription television provider, on obtaining competition clearance of its proposed acquisition of regional subscription television provider, AUSTAR United Communications Limited.

Allens advises Investa Office Fund on major real estate acquisitions - 4 April 2012
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised ASX-listed real estate investment trust Investa Office Fund on its acquisition from members of Investa Property Group of a 25 per cent interest in 126 Phillip Street, Sydney (Deutsche Bank Place), one of the premier CBD office properties in Australia and a 50 per cent interest in 242 Exhibition Street, Melbourne an A-Grade CBD office property that serves as the Telstra Global Headquarters.

Allens makes a move in Papua New Guinea - 2 April 2012
Allens Arthur Robinson has relocated to larger premises in Papua New Guinea.

Allens Arthur Robinson launches online art journal - 19 March 2012
International law firm Allens Arthur Robinson has launched its new online art journal.

Allens Employer of Choice for Women for eighth consecutive year - 14 March 2012
Allens Arthur Robinson has been awarded the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency's Employer of Choice for Women citation for the eighth year in a row.

Vietnamese financial services market to ride wave of foreign investment - 8 March 2012
Consolidation and a wave of foreign investment are likely hallmarks of Vietnam's financial services market in 2012, according to Allens Arthur Robinson Partner Robert Fish.

Allens advises ACCIONA on Gunning Wind Farm project - 29 February 2012
Allens Arthur Robinson (Allens) has advised ACCIONA, the world's largest independent (non-utility) renewable energy developer and owner, on all aspects of the development of the $147 million Gunning Wind Farm, including the project's financing arrangements, which were completed on 13 February.

Allens advises Westpac on new hybrid deal - 27 February 2012
Allens Arthur Robinson is advising Westpac Banking Corporation on a hybrid security deal that is expected to raise at least $1 billion in funding for the bank.

Allens helps Qantas get Jetstar Pacific deal off the ground - 24 February 2012
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised Qantas Group on its new partnership with Vietnam Airlines to strengthen Vietnam's first value-based carrier, Jetstar Pacific.

Syndicated loans market uncertain despite rise in global lending - 22 February 2012
The market for syndicated loans in the Asia Pacific for 2012 will continue to be impacted by the turbulence in the European markets, according to a leading banking and finance expert.

Allens backs Tabcorp on ASX-listed subordinated notes issue - 17 February 2012
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised Tabcorp Holdings Limited, one of Australia's leading wagering, gaming and entertainment groups, on its $200 million offer of unsecured, subordinated notes, to be listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).

Allens continues expansion of Perth finance practice - 6 February 2012
Responding to the growth in the market, Allens Arthur Robinson is expanding its Perth finance practice via the transfer of Sydney Senior Associate Ben Farnsworth, effective 6 February 2012.

Allens tops tables amid Aussie project finance boom - 13 January 2012
The Australian project finance market is geared for a positive 2012 after recording a 90 per cent increase in deal volume, to more than US$36.8 billion, in 2011.

Sluggish mergers and acquisitions market shows new signs of life - 4 January 2012
There is a prospect that the Australian mergers and acquisitions market will be active in 2012 despite the impact of global economic conditions, according to a leading M&A lawyer.

2011

Allens acts for part of winning consortium for Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre - 20 December 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for global technologies inventor and manufacturer Honeywell in its successful bid as part of a consortium to build the $1 billion Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre.

Allens part of winning team at Human Rights Awards - 13 December 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson, the Refugee and Immigration Legal Centre (RILC), Debbie Mortimer SC and Richard Niall SC (together, the M61/M70 team) have been announced as the winners of the Australian Human Rights Commission Law Award at the Human Rights Awards 2011.

Allens' Sydney and Jakarta offices act on note deal - 9 December 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised Standard Chartered Private Equity on its purchase of convertible unsecured notes from Perth-based gas production and exploration company, Triangle Energy.

Doctor's order cause for celebration at Allens - 6 December 2011
The University of Queensland has awarded Allens Arthur Robinson Brisbane-based consultant Alan Millhouse a Doctor of Laws honoris causa

Allens and Viscopy design deal to protect artists - 24 November 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted pro bono on a matter that will see two of Australia's prominent rights management agencies enter into an agreement to foster increased payments and better rights management for visual artists.

Positive outlook for private equity in 2012 - 23 November 2011
The outlook for the private equity market in Australia in 2012 is positive despite some significant hurdles to be overcome, according to a report released today.

Allens advises banks on Ramsay Health Care refinancing - 17 November 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised a syndicate of banks, led by ANZ, NAB and Westpac, on the refinancing of global private hospital group Ramsay Health Care Limited.

Allens advises Solimar on TSXV listing, capital raising - 16 November 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised growing oil and gas production and exploration company Solimar Energy Limited on its listing on the Canadian TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV). The firm also advised Solimar on its completed capital raising and on the reparation of its debt.

Allens hosts launch of anti-bribery discussion paper - 16 November 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has hosted the launch by the Federal Government of a discussion paper that proposes the removal of the facilitation payments defence from Australia's anti-bribery laws.

Allens advises Australia's largest listed investment company on capital raising - 16 November 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised Australia's largest listed investment company, Australian Foundation Investment Company Limited (AFIC), on a capital raising to the value of $200 million (with the ability to raise more or less).

Allens launches Mongolian office - 11 November 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson is to broaden its existing Asian network by opening an office in Mongolia.

Allens acts on tissue deal that's one out of the box - 11 November 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised the financiers of various Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) funds, on a deal that will see those PEP funds form a joint venture with Swedish personal hygiene product producer Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget (SCA) to invest and develop SCA's Australasian operations.

Allens acts on Australia's biggest solar power project - 7 November 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised solar module manufacturer First Solar on all aspects of its involvement in Australia's first utility scale solar power project.

Allens onboard for Perth Airport restructure - 3 November 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson is advising nine major local and international banks on the syndicated and working capital debt portion of a $1.23 billion finance package for Perth Airport, which is owned by Perth Airports Development Group.

Allens advises banks on deal that equips Leighton for Indonesian mining operations - 21 October 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ) as mandated lead arranger, bookrunner and agent for a syndicate of nine banks on a landmark $600 million cross-border transaction involving Australian, English and Indonesian law.

Allens acts on Northern Territory prison PPP project - 20 October 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised a consortium of banks on the financing of the $495 million Northern Territory Secure Facilities PPP Project.

Allens advises iSelect on 'Choice' takeover - 13 October 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson is advising leading domestic insurance intermediary iSelect Ltd on its first acquisition in the Australian market.

Allens sponsors landmark Japanese art exhibition - 10 October 2011
Leading law firm Allens Arthur Robinson is the lead sponsor of a major Australian exhibition, to be held in Perth, that will feature new work by six significant Japanese artists.

Allens acts for MAp on asset swap, restructure - 7 October 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson (Allens) has advised MAp Airports Limited (MAp) on its asset swap with the Ontario Teachers Pension Plan (OTPP), which was completed on 7 October.

Allens advises OneSteel on major mining acquisition - 6 October 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised OneSteel Limited on its acquisition of WPG Resources Limited's iron ore assets for about $350 million.

Allens advises on year's largest project financing - 5 October 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson is advising the senior syndicate and mezzanine financiers on the financing of Queensland's first user-funded coal terminal, the Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal (WICET). WICET is owned by a consortium of coal exporters advised by ANZ Corporate Advisory.

Allens advises Leighton on sale of Pilbara-based businesses - 5 October 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson (Allens) has advised the world's largest contract miner, Leighton Holdings Limited, and its wholly owned subsidiary, Leighton Contractors (together, Leighton), on the sale of its HWE Iron Ore entities and assets, which provide iron ore contract mining services to BHP Billiton in Western Australia.

Allens and Ganbina win pro bono partnership award - 27 September 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson and Ganbina, the peak Indigenous body for economic, employment and training issues in Victoria's Goulburn Valley region, have been awarded the 2011 Woor-Dungin Pro Bono Service Provider Partnership Award.

Allens advises Foster's on global drinks deal - 23 September 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised iconic brewing company Foster's Group Limited (Foster's) on its proposed takeover by Anglo South African brewer SABMiller for A$12.3 billion, via a scheme of arrangement.

Constructing growth: Allens appoints new partner in Brisbane - 22 September 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has continued the expansion of its Brisbane practice, with the appointment of construction and infrastructure specialist Adrian Baron as a Partner.

Allens acts on Chinese-backed US$190 million loan - 20 September 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised long-standing client Australia and New Zealand Bank, United Overseas Bank (UOB) and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) on a US$190 million syndicated term loan to Singapore-based chemical producer and distributer Sinochem International Overseas Pte. Ltd.

Allens grows Energy & Resources practice in Asia - 13 September 2011
Increased demand for energy and resources legal expertise in Asia has prompted Allens Arthur Robinson to further expand its Energy & Resources team in Asia.

Allens acts on financing of Southern Hemisphere's largest wind farm - 8 September 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised New Zealand's largest renewable electricity generator, Meridian Energy Ltd (Meridian), on the project financing of its share of development and construction costs of the $1 billion wind farm joint venture with Australia's largest renewable electricity generator, AGL

Statement on High Court decision regarding asylum seekers - 31 August 2011
The High Court today handed down its judgment on the Federal Government's arrangement to send asylum seekers to Malaysia.

Allens acts for CBA Equities on the IPO of Bega Cheese - 29 August 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised sole lead manager CBA Equities in relation to the initial public offering (IPO) and listing on the ASX of Bega Cheese.

Allens acts on mining merger to create new West African gold producer - 23 August 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised Toronto Stock Exchange-listed gold miner, Endeavour Mining Corporation, on its Merger Implementation Agreement (MIA) with Australian Securities Exchange-listed Adamus Resources Limited.

Allens welcomed as member of Business Council of Mongolia - 23 August 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has been formally welcomed as a member of the Business Council of Mongolia at a ceremony held last night in the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar.

Allens partner awarded French presidential honour - 22 August 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson Partner Tracey Harrip will be awarded the Chevalier dans l'Ordre National du Merite at a ceremony to be held tonight in Brisbane.

Allens advises on successful MYOB sale - 22 August 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised an Archer Capital-led consortium on the agreement to sell Australia's largest independent software vendor, MYOB Limited, to global private investment firm Bain Capital. The sale will be the biggest private equity transaction of 2011 in the Australian market.

Allens Arthur Robinson acts on strategic Vietnamese insurance partnership - 19 August 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised Germany's third-largest insurance provider, Talanx Group, on its strategic Vietnamese partnership with Hanoi Stock Exchange-listed insurer PVI Holdings.

Allens Perth practice lures international energy partner - 12 August 2011
International oil and gas specialist Anthony Patten will join Allens' growing Perth practice as a partner.

Allens acts on Centro restructure - 11 August 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted on the latest phase of the reconstruction of property group Centro.

Allens advises ACCIONA on New South Wales wind farm - 10 August 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised ACCIONA, the world's largest independent (non-utility) renewable energy developer and owner, on the development of the $147 million Gunning Wind Farm.

Allens advises BGF Equities on investment by Canaccord Financial - 3 August 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised BGF Equities, a securities advisory firm in Australia, on the sale of a 50 per cent interest in its business to Canaccord Financial, a Canadian financial services firm listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Allens gets to work with new partner and special counsel appointments - 28 July 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has boosted its Workplace Relations practice with the appointments of a new Partner and Special Counsel to the team.

Allens and Zijin strike gold with Norton investment - 27 July 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson is advising China's largest gold producer Zijin Mining Group Co., Ltd (Zijin) on its A$27.7 million investment in ASX listed Norton Gold Fields (Norton).

Allens advises Canadian pension fund on record Australian trade - 27 July 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) on the sale of its stake in toll road operator Transurban Group for A$903 million.

Positive outlook for PPPs as Allens tops global infrastructure deals table - 26 July 2011
The outlook for Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in Australia is very strong as governments look to get more infrastructure projects to market, according to a leading infrastructure and construction lawyer.

Allens acts for MAp on A$1.6 billion asset swap - 21 July 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson is acting as Australian legal counsel for MAp Airports (MAp) on the sale of its interests in Brussels and Copenhagen airports in return for acquiring Ontario Teachers Pension Plan's (OTPP) interests in Sydney Airport and a balancing payment of approximately A$790 million.

Allens builds project team with new senior associate - 21 July 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson's Perth office continues to grow with the appointment of Jeremy Quan-Sing as Senior Associate.

On Broadway: Allens acts for Frasers Property on significant Central Park Joint Venture - 19 July 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for Frasers Property Australia (Frasers), the Australasian division of international property development company Frasers Property, on its joint venture with Japanese property developer Sekisui House to develop the $2 billion, 5.8 hectare mixed-use Central Park site at Broadway.

Carbon tax to impact on joint ventures in Australia - 14 July 2011
The Australian Government's proposed carbon tax will change the way Asian companies involved in joint ventures in Australia will be held liable for carbon emissions, according to one of the region's leading climate change lawyers.

New partners guide Franklin Templeton through Australian expansion - 7 July 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised global investment management organisation Franklin Resources, Inc's Australian subsidiary, Franklin Templeton Investments Australia, on its acquisition of Australian equities manager Balanced Equity Management (BEM).

Allens appoints Energy & Resources special counsel - 6 July 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has appointed former Clifford Chance lawyer Debra Counsell as a special counsel in the firm's Melbourne office.

Allens acts on GIC's first Australian logistics joint venture - 4 July 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised the real estate arm of Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, GIC Real Estate Pte Ltd, on the establishment of an industrial logistics joint venture with Australian residential, commercial and industrial property developer Australand.

Allens and Plenary Group on a mission for biggest ever Defence PPP - 30 June 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has become the first major Australian law firm to launch an iPhone and iPad app. Phrase Buster, which is targeted at the student recruitment market, is now available for free download at Apple's App Store.

Allens app an Australian first - 29 June 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has become the first major Australian law firm to launch an iPhone and iPad app. Phrase Buster, which is targeted at the student recruitment market, is now available for free download at Apple's App Store.

Allens advises Archer Capital on Healthe Care acquisition - 27 June 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised Archer Capital on the establishment of Australian Hospital Partners Pty Limited and its acquisition of 100 per cent of Healthe Care Australia Pty Limited from CHAMP Ventures, Healthe Holdings, ING Investment Management and BOS International (Australia) Limited.

Allens advises HBF on sale of general insurance business to CGU - 22 June 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised Western Australia-based not-for-profit health fund HBF on the sale of its general insurance business to CGU. The deal was announced on 14 June.

Allens advises Newcrest on Qld gold mines deal - 17 June 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson is advising leading international gold company Newcrest Mining Limited on the sale of its interests in the Cracow and Mt Rawdon gold mines in Queensland to a new company to be formed by the merger of ASX-listed gold companies Catalpa Resources Ltd and Conquest Mining Ltd.

China ups the ante with new social insurance law - 16 June 2011
Foreign companies operating in China could face substantial cost increases with the introduction of a new social insurance law in the PRC that will impose greater obligations on employers to help fund the country's welfare system.

Allens acts on one of Australia's first public transport PPPs - 10 June 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson is advising Plenary Group and its GoldlinQ Consortium partners, Bombardier, Downer EDI, McConnell Dowell and Keolis, on the A$1 billion first stage of the Gold Coast Rapid Transit project, which is one of Australia's first public transport public-private partnerships (PPPs).

Allens advises NBN Co on wireless deal with Ericsson - 9 June 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised Australian national broadband provider NBN Co Limited on its 10-year, A$1.1 billion contract with Swedish networking giant Ericsson.

Allens acts on one of Australia's largest ever PPPs - 8 June 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for the financiers to the SA Health Partnership consortium which reached financial close earlier this week on the A$1.85 billion new Royal Adelaide Hospital PPP.

Allens appoints 12 new partners - 3 June 2011
International law firm Allens Arthur Robinson has appointed 12 new partners across its offices.

Allens advises Peet on capital management initiatives - 3 June 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised Australian land estates, property fund management, land syndication and commercial land development company, Peet Limited, on a series of capital management initiatives to help fund its major strategic land acquisition, Flagstone, in South East Queensland's growth corridor.

Indonesia attracts strong investor interest - 3 June 2011
Strong international investor interest in Indonesia's mining, gas, oil and infrastructure sectors has been reflected by a recent gathering of more than 250 delegates in Beijing, China, where attendees were interested to learn about investment opportunities and challenges in the neighbouring country

Allens acts for Rio Tinto on Chinese exploration agreement - 2 June 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for Rio Tinto in a joint venture arrangement with Aluminum Corporation of China (Chinalco) to explore mainland China for world-class mineral deposits.

Allens acts on disaster relief-focused Queensland divestment - 2 June 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised the State of Queensland on the divestment of the X50 Abbot Point Coal Terminal, Queensland's northern-most coal terminal, which is the final part of the State's Renewing Queensland Plan. Proceeds from the divestment will be directed towards Queensland's natural disaster recovery.

Allens marks International Children's Day with Vietnam donation - 1 June 2011
To coincide with International Children's Day on 1 June, international law firm Allens Arthur Robinson is donating funds to Children's Hospital No 2 in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The donation will be used to provide nutritious meals for young patients within the hospital's kidney and endocrinology ward

Allens acts on strategic deal for RCR Tomlinson - 31 May 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson is advising ASX-listed integrated engineering company RCR Tomlinson Ltd on the acquisition of AE&E Australia's business by RCR Tomlinson-owned RCR Energy

Allens wins eighth consecutive web award - 30 May 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has trumped a field of other top-tier law firms to claim the 2010 Hitwise Online Performance Award - Legal Firms. This is the eighth year in a row that Allens has won the award, which is based on market share of Internet traffic

Allens advises Goodman Group on airport acquisition - 27 May 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for integrated property group Goodman Group on the strategic acquisition of Moorabbin Airport and Business Park, in Victoria, for A$201.5 million. The completion of the acquisition was announced on 25 May 2011

Allens advises FOXTEL on proposal to acquire AUSTAR - 26 May 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson is advising Australia's leading subscription television provider FOXTEL on its proposal to acquire AUSTAR at a price of A$1.52 per share

Allens wins major deal awards - 20 May 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has won six awards at the Australian Legal Business Awards announced in Sydney last night.

Companies at risk from .xxx brand-jackers - 19 May 2011
The global introduction of .xxx domain names for adult content on the web could damage brands and companies which have no association with the sex industry.

Allens advises Solimar on cross-border capital raising, Canadian listing - 18 May 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson is advising oil and gas production and exploration company, Solimar Energy Limited, on its $7 million equity raising and possible future listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange or the TSX Venture Exchange

Allens acts on credit joint venture - 18 May 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised longstanding client Experian® on the establishment of a new credit provider service in Australia. The new $30 million joint venture (JV) introduces a new player into the market, Experian Australia Credit Services Pty Ltd

Allens acts for Cargill on grain business acquisition - 17 May 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised Cargill, an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services, on its strategic acquisition of grain trading assets and infrastructure from Canadian fertiliser and rural services provider Agrium Inc.

Allens acts on establishment of AusChina Energy Group joint venture - 19 April 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted on the establishment of AusChina Energy Group, a renewable energy joint venture between two of China's largest State-owned renewable energy businesses - China Datang Renewable Power Co and Tianwei Baobian Electric Co - and CBD Energy Limited

Allens answers Vodafone Hutchison Australia's call on IT services - 15 April 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for Vodafone Hutchison Australia on one of the largest technology managed services projects in the Australian market this year.

Allens advises Leighton on $757m equity raising - 13 April 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson is advising Leighton Holdings Limited on its equity capital raising by way of entitlement offer, announced on 11 April 2011.

Allens advises Henderson on acquisition of top UK fund manager - 6 April 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised leading independent global asset management firm Henderson Group plc on the acquisition of one of United Kingdom's best-known fund managers, Gartmore Group Limited.

Allens acts on A$1.4 billion acquisition of ING Industrial Fund by Goodman-led consortium - 5 April 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised a Goodman Group-led consortium on its successful A$1.4 billion acquisition of the ING Industrial Fund Ltd (IIF). The acquisition was completed in Sydney on 29 March 2011

World-beating Allens paralegal's cup runneth over - 31 March 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson will welcome one of the winners of the Philip C Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition back to the firm next week

Allens acts on Alinta Finance restructuring - 30 March 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for the security trustee and agent in the Alinta Finance restructuring, one of the most complex restructurings in Australian corporate history

Allens acts on Bush inheritance - 23 March 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised Bush Heritage Australia, a non-profit organisation dedicated to protecting Australia's unique wildlife, on the acquisition of two parcels of land at Liffey, 47km south-west of Launceston, Tasmania

Allens achieves Employer of Choice for Women status for seventh year - 8 March 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has been awarded the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency's Employer of Choice for Women citation for the seventh consecutive year.

Allens appoints new Director of People & Development - 4 March 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has appointed Jane Lewis as Director of its award-winning People & Development team.

Allens helps keep South West Rail Link project on track - 25 February 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised the New South Wales Government's primary transport delivery agency, Transport Construction Authority (TCA), on Phase Two of the construction of the $2 billion South West Rail Link project

Allens and Olympian Trickett dive in to help Queensland - 8 February 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson and triple Olympic gold medallist Libby Trickett have proved a formidable force in the pool, raising almost $8000 at a swimming carnival directed at raising funds for the Queensland Premier's Disaster Relief Appeal

Allens advises Catalyst on components of airconditioning acquisition - 25 January 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised leading Australasian private equity firm Catalyst Investment Managers Pty Ltd on its leveraged buyout of Australia's largest air-conditioning wholesaler, AC Components

Allens advises BAE Systems on offer to acquire Irish counter-fraud firm - 20 January 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson's Sydney, Singapore and Hong Kong offices have advised UK defence group BAE Systems on its offer to acquire Norkom Group PLC, a Dublin-based provider of innovative counter fraud and anti-money laundering solutions

Project Finance set to soar in 2011 - 19 January 2011
The continued energy and resources boom in the Asia Pacific region, and government responses to rebuilding flood-damaged infrastructure in Australia, will see a strong demand for project finance throughout 2011, says Allens Arthur Robinson Partner Phillip Cornwell

Allens' temporary Brisbane office operational amid continued flood clean-up - 17 January 2011
Allens Arthur Robinson has opened two temporary Brisbane offices in the wake of last week's devastating floods that raged across most of Queensland

They're back - private equity to fuel mergers & acquisitions growth in 2011 - 5 January 2011
The return of private equity investors is set to see a surge in the number of mergers & acquisition (M&A) deals in Australia in 2011 according to Allens Arthur Robinson corporate partner Richard Kriedemann.

2010

Allens advises Cargill on grain business acquisition - 17 December 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised leading grain handler and trader Cargill Australia on its strategic acquisition of grain trading assets and infrastructure from Canadian fertiliser and rural services provider Agrium Inc.

Allens advises Rio Tinto on Mongolian mine agreement - 14 December 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised leading international mining group and long-standing client Rio Tinto on an agreement to assume direct management of the valuable Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold project in Mongolia

Allens acts on A$332 million FreightLink sale - 8 December 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson (Allens) has advised receivers and managers KordaMentha on the sale of the assets of FreightLink Pty Ltd, Asia Pacific Transport Pty Ltd and related corporate entities (together FreightLink) to Genesee & Wyoming Inc for A$332 million.

Allens advises Rio Tinto on extension of historic iron ore JV - 7 December 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised leading international mining group Rio Tinto on the extension of its historic Channar Mining joint venture (Channar JV) with Chinese State-owned metals trading house Sinosteel Corporation

Allens advises Rio Tinto on landmark exploration joint venture in China - 7 December 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised leading international mining group and long standing client Rio Tinto on its non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Aluminum Corporation of China (Chinalco) to establish a landmark exploration joint venture in China.

Allens advises on immunisation bond deal - 25 November 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised the International Finance Facility for Immunisation Company (IFFIm) on its successful inaugural A$400m kangaroo bond issue

Allens advises on one of Australia's largest ever IPOs - 24 November 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised the Queensland Government on the A$6.7 billion IPO of rail operator QR National, the second largest IPO ever conducted in Australia

Allens wins national workplace flexibility prize - 24 November 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson has been recognised for creating a flexible workplace for staff at the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) awards

Allens advises Brambles on global acquisition - 23 November 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised Brambles on Australian law issues in connection with a transaction that will enable the company to expand its reusable plastic container operations worldwide and strengthen its pallet operations in the USA

Allens acts on NSW's largest ever energy agreement - 22 November 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised Tomago Aluminium, producer of about 25 per cent of Australia's primary aluminium production, on the largest energy agreement ever signed in New South Wales

Allens advises Nikko AM on first foray into Australian asset management market - 17 November 2010
>Allens Arthur Robinson is advising Japanese-based Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (Nikko AM) on its purchase of Tyndall Investments in Australia and New Zealand, from the Suncorp-Metway Group for A$80 million.

Allens advises OneSteel in key strategic acquisition - 16 November 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised Australian steel giant OneSteel on its biggest acquisition since listing on the ASX 10 years ago.

Statement on the High Court decision on offshore refugee processing - 11 November 2010
The High Court's unanimous judgment today that decisions made in relation to two Tamil asylum seekers processed offshore were unfair and unlawful has important legal implications, according to lawyers involved

Securities trading policies mandatory under new ASX Listing Rules - 5 November 2010
The time has come for Australian Securities Exchange listed entities to review their existing securities trading policies regarding key management personnel and ensure compliance with new ASX Listing Rules that come to effect on 1 January 2011

Allens advises Hillgrove on Kanmantoo fund raising - 3 November 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised Hillgrove Resources Limited, owner of South Australia's Kanmantoo copper and gold mine, on the critical finalisation of an investment funding package

Allens' employees put shoes on the other foot - 3 November 2010
With National Recycling Week 2010 beginning on 8 November, Allens Arthur Robinson (Allens) is highlighting one innovative scheme where shoes and clothes from Perth are being redistributed to children in Third World countries

Allens advises Tabcorp on proposed demerger and capital raising - 21 October 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson is acting for Tabcorp Holdings Limited in connection with the proposed demerger of its Casinos business and its A$430 million accelerated renounceable entitlement offer (announced 18 October 2010)

Allens tops tables as project finance market grows - 20 October 2010
The global project finance industry has experienced 21 per cent growth in market activity to September 2010, with India recording the world's largest deal volumes of US$56.8 billion, according to Dealogic's third quarter 2010 League Tables review

Allens acts for UBS on Tap Oil $82 million capital raising - 14 October 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson is acting as Australian legal counsel for UBS AG, Australia Branch (UBS) on equity raising by Tap Oil Limited (Tap Oil)

Australia's and Japan's leading law firms enter innovative alliance - 1 October 2010
Two of the region's leading international law firms have entered into an innovative Co-operative Alliance focusing on meeting Japanese client needs in Australia and across Asia.

Allens advises Newcrest on successful merger of gold majors - 29 September 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson (Allens) has advised leading international gold company Newcrest Mining Limited on its A$9.5 billion acquisition of gold major, Lihir Gold Limited, which has mining operations in Papua New Guinea, West Africa and Australia.

Positive outlook for Australian debt capital markets following DBP issue - 29 September 2010
The outlook for Australia's debt capital markets is positive, with indications that the appetite for domestic corporate bonds is growing, according to a leading capital markets lawyer.

Allens acts on acquisition of interest in the Gladstone LNG Project - 28 September 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for Total S.A. (Total), the fifth-largest oil company in the world, on its acquisition of a 20 per cent interest in the Gladstone LNG project

Allens advises Victorian Government on new trams purchase - 28 September 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised the Victorian Department of Transport on the procurement of 50 new low-floor trams for the state's expanding public transport system.

Allens acts for Equity Trustees in OAMPS deal - 27 September 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised Equity Trustees Limited on its agreement with Wesfarmers Group's OAMPS Limited, to acquire the OAMPS Super Fund

Fast-tracking of native title claims could impact resources sector - 21 September 2010
Resources companies and other landholders risk being caught out by the Federal Court's decision to fast-track native title claims.

Allens acts for GIC on Salta industrial portfolio acquisition - 20 September 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson (Allens) has acted for GIC Real Estate (GIC), the real estate arm of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, on the purchase of a portfolio of industrial properties around the country from the Salta Property Group

Allens advises joint lead managers on Mirabela Nickel's US$165 million global offering - 13 September 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for the joint lead managers - Macquarie Capital Advisers Limited and UBS AG, Australia Branch - of Mirabela Nickel Limited's (Mirabela) recently announced US$165 million capital raising

Allens advises on financing of Port of Newcastle expansion - 8 September 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised the senior banks and mezzanine lenders in the A$3.2 billion combined refinancing of stage one and financing of stage two of the third coal export terminal at the Port of Newcastle.

Allens acts for CPPIB on A$3.4 billion proposed acquisition of Intoll - 27 August 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson (Allens) is acting for Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), one of Canada's largest institutional investors, on its proposed acquisition of Intoll Group (Intoll), valued at approximately A$3.4 billion

Fire services levy abolition long overdue - 27 August 2010
The Victorian Government's announcement today that it will abolish the fire services levy was a long overdue reform, according to the law firm that represented the Insurance Council of Australia at the recent 2009 Bushfires Royal Commission.

Allens acts on Southern Hemisphere's biggest wind farm transaction - 12 August 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson is acting for Meridian Energy Ltd (Meridian), New Zealand's largest renewable electricity generator, on the development of a $1 billion wind farm, which will be the biggest in the Southern Hemisphere and one of the largest wind farms in the world

Lawyers Weekly Awards make for an iconic night for Allens - 10 August 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson won two awards at the Lawyers Weekly Icon Awards, held at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney on 5 August

Perth market is hot property - 4 August 2010
The Perth office of Allens Arthur Robinson has boosted its real estate team as the knock-on effects of the resources boom continue in Western Australia

Allens acts for Telecom NZ on AAPT consumer division and iiNet sale - 3 August 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for Telecom New Zealand on the sale of AAPT Limited's consumer division and the sale of its stake in iiNet Limited.

Allens acts for Rio Tinto on JV agreement with Chinalco - 3 August 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for Rio Tinto on its recently announced binding agreement with Chalco, a subsidiary of the Chinalco, in relation to the Simandou iron ore project joint venture

Resources sector facing legislative shake-up - 22 July 2010
The resources sector is set to face one of its biggest legislative shake-ups since the introduction of the GST.

Allens acts for Riversdale Mining on $337 million capital raising - 16 July 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson is acting for Riversdale Mining Limited (Riversdale) on a $337 million capital raising

Media and IT industries need to be prepared for personal securities changes - 15 July 2010
Companies in the communications, media and IT industries will need to be prepared for incoming legislation that may have a dramatic effect on the ownership of assets, according to a leading law firm

Recent Government policy changes expected to boost Chinese interest in Australian resources - 14 July 2010
The Federal Government's recent changes to foreign investment policy and the resources taxation reforms are expected to be well received by potential Chinese investors in the Australian resources industry.

Allens acts for CSR in sale of Asian businesses to Rockwool Group - 8 July 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson advised CSR on its recent agreement to sell 100 per cent of its Asian insulation, panels and trading businesses to Rockwool Group for A$128 million

Allens acts for financiers to Providence on A$660m leveraged acquisition of Study Group - 6 July 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for the financiers on the A$660 million acquisition of Study Group by private equity firm Providence Equity Partners

M&A market set for upturn - 6 July 2010
While the Thomson Reuters data on activity in Australia's mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market released yesterday shows a decrease in activity in the first half of the year, there are signs of an upturn, according to Allens Arthur Robinson (Allens) Co-Head of M&A Guy Alexander

Allens acts for CIT Group Inc on sale of Vendor Finance, Australia and New Zealand - 2 July 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson (Allens) advised CIT Group Inc (CIT) (NYSE: CIT), a leading provider of financing to small businesses and middle market companies, on the sale of Sydney-based CIT Group (Australia) Limited and CIT Group (New Zealand) Limited (together, CIT ANZ) to Bank of Queensland Limited (BoQ) (ASX: BOQ)

Allens grows Singapore practice through key partner moves - 28 June 2010
International law firm Allens Arthur Robinson is significantly boosting its South-East Asian practice, with former Clifford Chance Partner Rod Howell among those joining the firm's Singapore office.

Allens wins United Nations award for sustainability - 7 June 2010
International law firm Allens Arthur Robinson won the WSP Lincolne Scott Sustainability Leadership Award at the United Nations Association of Australia's World Environment Day Awards, announced on Friday 4 June 2010

Allens acts for Conquest Mining on its takeover of North Queensland Metals - 4 June 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson is acting for Conquest Mining Limited on its scrip and cash off-market takeover bid for gold producer North Queensland Metals Limited announced today

Allens acts on 'cool' private equity acquisition for Catalyst - 12 May 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for Catalyst Investment Managers Pty Ltd (Catalyst), a leading independent firm in the Australasian private equity market, on its acquisition of Actrol Parts, formerly an operating division of GSA Industries (Aust.) Pty. Ltd.

Allens advises Meridian Energy on $191m Sth Australian wind farm purchase - 11 May 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for Meridian Energy Ltd (Meridian) on its acquisition of South Australia's Mt Millar wind farm from ASX-listed entity Transfield Services Infrastructure Fund (TSI Fund). Completion of the transaction is expected by 31 May 2010.

Allens continues to rack up equity capital markets roles - 5 May 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson's equity capital markets team continues to be busy during the second quarter of 2010, having worked on two recently announced deals.

Allens acts for Newcrest on proposed merger with Lihir - 4 May 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson is acting for Newcrest Mining Limited (Newcrest), one of the leading gold companies in the world, on its proposed merger with Lihir Gold Limited (Lihir).

Allens acts for The GPT Group on A$25.2 million sale - 20 April 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised The GPT Group (GPT), one of Australia's largest diversified listed property groups, on its sale of Homemaker City Bankstown to Baycrown Pty Limited, a private Gold Coast property investment and development company, for $25.2 million.

Allens acts for financiers of WA wind farm - 14 April 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised the financiers of the development, construction and operation of the Collgar Wind Farm in Western Australia.

Allens appoints new Partner to Perth office - 13 April 2010
High-profile Perth resources and native title practitioner Marshall McKenna has been appointed a partner at Allens Arthur Robinson focusing on litigation and dispute resolution matters.

Allens acts on $2.6 billion bank debt facilities transaction for Origin Energy Limited - 13 April 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson acted for Origin Energy Limited (Origin), one of Australia's leading integrated energy companies focused on gas and oil exploration and production, power generation and energy retailing, on the execution of new bank debt facilities of $2.6 billion.

Allens acts for LaSalle on new Sydney premium-grade development - 7 April 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for LaSalle Investment Management (LaSalle), one of the world's leading real estate investment managers, on its investment of a 25 per cent interest in the 42-storey premium-grade office tower development proposed for 163 Castlereagh Street, Sydney.

Allens acts for CBA Institutional Equities on MMC Contrarian's $A135 million capital raising - 29 March 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised CBA Institutional Equities as the sole lead manager and underwriter of MMC Contrarian Limited's capital raising announced on Friday, 26 March 2010.

Allens appoints new Partner to Projects team - 26 March 2010
One of Australia's leading infrastructure and construction lawyers is to join Allens Arthur Robinson.

Allens acts for ALE Property on first retail bond issue for 2010 - 26 March 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson advised ALE Property Group (ALE Property), Australia's largest listed freehold owner of pubs, on its announced offer of unsecured notes, which intends to raise approximately A$100 million

Allens acts on Rio Tinto/Chinalco iron ore joint venture - 19 March 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for long-standing client Rio Tinto on its non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Chinalco covering the development and operation of the Simandou iron ore project in Guinea

Allens acts on aged care facility purchase - 18 March 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson (Allens) has advised Illawarra Retirement Trust (IRT), Australia's largest, not-for-profit, community based, retirement living and aged care provider, on its acquisition of 'The Links Seaside' co-located high rise retirement village and aged care facility in Wollongong from Horizon Living

Allens Chairman named on Takeovers Panel - 1 March 2010
Changes to the Renewable Energy Target (RET) scheme announced today by the Federal Government will help push forward projects to develop wind, solar and geothermal energy that have been in limbo.

Changes to Renewable Energy Target scheme to push forward big projects - 26 February 2010
Changes to the Renewable Energy Target (RET) scheme announced today by the Federal Government will help push forward projects to develop wind, solar and geothermal energy that have been in limbo.

Allens property sale transactions mark new signs of life - 24 February 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson (Allens) has acted for Grosvenor Australia (Grosvenor), part of the international property development and investment group, on two recent office property sales, signifying new signs of life in the market.

Allens advises Charter Hall on Macquarie real estate management acquisition - 12 February 2010
Government stimulus packages directed towards major infrastructure have helped the Asian project finance sector stage a major recovery.

Allens acts for Pfizer on divestment of animal health assets to Virbac - 8 February 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised Pfizer Inc., the world's largest research-based pharmaceutical company, on the successful divestment of its animal health assets to Virbac.

Internet service providers off the hook - for now - 4 February 2010
A landmark Federal Court decision handed down today has ruled that internet service providers (ISP) are not liable for copyright infringements that occur when people use their service to download film and television content

Project finance back from the dead - 14 January 2010
Government stimulus packages directed towards major infrastructure have helped the Asian project finance sector stage a major recovery.

Allens summer clerk takes out world's top university debating gong - 12 January 2010
Allens Arthur Robinson Sydney Summer Clerk Steven Hind has beaten representatives from 240 universities - including finalists from Oxford, Harvard and the London School of Economics - to take out the World Universities Debating Championship in Turkey

Australia leads world out of mergers and acquisitions slump - 5 January 2010
Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) figures for 2009 released this week have highlighted Australia is leading the world out of a slump in global deal making.

Australia leads world out of mergers and acquisitions slump - 5 January 2010
Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) figures for 2009 released this week have highlighted Australia is leading the world out of a slump in global deal making.

2009

Allens acts for Lend Lease on A$192 million acquisition - 16 December 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson is advising Lend Lease Group (Lend Lease), one of the world's leading fully integrated property solutions providers, on its A$192 million acquisition of Lend Lease Primelife Group (Primelife). The acquisition was approved by Primelife security holders on 14 December

Allens acts on proposed acquisition of Challenger Kenedix Japan Trust - 10 December 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson is acting for Challenger Life Company Limited (CLC) on the proposed acquisition of 100 per cent of the units in Challenger Kenedix Japan Trust (CKT) - valued at approximately A$157 million - which was announced on 9 December 2009. Under the proposed transaction, CKT unitholders will receive $1.00 cash per unit

Allens signs up for Indigenous business program - 10 December 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has today signed an agreement with Indigenous business Message Stick for the provision of audio and web conferencing services as part of a pilot project linking Indigenous businesses with some of Australia's biggest organisations

Declassified files reveal hair-raising situation - 1 December 2009
Declassified files have revealed a successful campaign by Allens Arthur Robinson's Operation MOverlord, launched out of its Melbourne Corporate Department

Allens acts for Brambles on London listing cancellation and sale facility - 26 November 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson is advising Brambles Limited, a leading global provider of support services, on its plans to cancel its secondary listing on the London Stock Exchange (LSE)

Allens acts for underwriters on Sims Metal Management's $400 million institutional placement - 26 November 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson advised the underwriters UBS and CommSec in relation to the fully underwritten institutional placement of A$400 million for Sims Metal Management, the global leader in metals and electronics recycling

Australia not 'out on its own' on climate change legislation - 25 November 2009
New climate change legislation will not leave Australia 'out on its own', a review of similar regulation around Asia has revealed.

Personal property securities legislation close to being passed - 24 November 2009
Personal property securities legislation continues its path through Federal Parliament and its final form is taking shape

Allens wins award for corporate social responsibility program - 12 November 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised the GPT Group, one of Australia's largest diversified listed property groups, in its acquisition of additional interests in Highpoint Shopping Centre and Homemaker City in Maribyrnong, Victoria.

New laws make social media interaction dangerous for bosses - 2 November 2009
New workplace legislation has made social media communications between employers and employees more dangerous for employers, according to a leading workplace relations lawyer

Allens acts for the GPT Group in $200 million shopping centre acquisition - 2 November 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised the GPT Group, one of Australia's largest diversified listed property groups, in its acquisition of additional interests in Highpoint Shopping Centre and Homemaker City in Maribyrnong, Victoria.

Allens acts for the GPT Group on sale of $185 million Four Points by Sheraton Hotel - 2 November 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised the GPT Group, one of Australia's largest diversified listed property groups, in its acquisition of additional interests in Highpoint Shopping Centre and Homemaker City in Maribyrnong, Victoria.

Allens recognised as HR leader - 23 October 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for ALE Property Group (ALE), Australia's largest listed freehold owner of pubs, on the sale of six hotels, valued at more than A$36 million, via a live simulcast auction in four states

Allens acts for ALE Property Group on Australia-wide auction - 8 October 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for ALE Property Group (ALE), Australia's largest listed freehold owner of pubs, on the sale of six hotels, valued at more than A$36 million, via a live simulcast auction in four states

Allens acts for Rio Tinto in negotiations over copper and gold project in Mongolia - 7 October 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for Rio Tinto in the negotiation of its investment agreement with the Mongolian Government for its Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold project, which was signed last night

Allens acts for Yahoo!7 on acquisition of totaltravel.com - 1 October 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for Yahoo!7, the joint venture between the Seven Media Group and Yahoo!, in its acquisition of totaltravel.com, the online travel information marketplace

Allens advises the Commonwealth on first Treasury Indexed Bond since 2003 - 1 October 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for the Australian Office of Financial Management (AOFM) in the launch of its first Treasury Indexed Bond deal since 2003

Allens acts for syndicate banks in A$510 million loan - 7 September 2009
International law firm Allens Arthur Robinson (Allens) has acted for the syndicate banks in a A$510 million syndicated loan to Cheung Kong Infrastructure Finance (Australia) Pty Limited (CKI Australia)

Universities urged to examine employment contracts over IP rights - 4 September 2009
Universities should examine their existing contracts with research staff after the Full Federal Court yesterday confirmed a decision that intellectual property (IP) rights in inventions made by a university professor were not owned by the university that employed him

Allens acts for lenders on US$145 million syndicated loan - 3 September 2009
International law firm Allens Arthur Robinson acted for the lenders in the US$145 million syndicated loan to Right Lane Limited (Right Lane), the wholly-owned subsidiary of PRC entity Legend Group Holdings Limited (Legend Group)

Allens acts for Healthscope on A$140 million capital raising - 26 August 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for Healthscope Limited (Healthscope), a leading private healthcare provider within Australia, on a capital raising valued at A$140 million

Allens staff sign up for reconciliation - 20 August 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has become the first major Australian law firm to implement a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)

Wind the winner in RET deal, but other technologies may struggle - 20 August 2009
The Federal Government's final plan to deliver 20 per cent renewable energy by 2020 was a well-timed boost for the wind industry, but may not benefit as much other promising renewable energy technologies.

Allens acts for Amcor on A$3.1 billion equity and debt funding package - 18 August 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson is acting for Amcor Limited (Amcor) on its A$3.1 billion equity and debt funding package for its proposed acquisition of Alcan Packaging (Alcan) from the Rio Tinto Group - valued at US$2.025 billion - which was announced today.

Allens acts on proposed acquisition of Felix Resources - 14 August 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson is acting for Felix Resources (Felix), the Queensland-based coal producer, in regards to its proposed acquisition by leading Chinese resource company Yanzhou Coal Mining Company Limited (Yanzhou).

Allens acts for Bendigo and Adelaide Bank on $300 million equity raising - 10 August 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for Bendigo and Adelaide Bank in an equity raising valued at A$300 million

Allens acts for Goodman Group on A$1.8 billion capital raising - 7 August 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for Goodman Group (Goodman), an international integrated property group, on a capital raising valued at A$1.8 billion

Allens acts for ALE Property Group on A$105 million equity raising - 6 August 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for ALE Property Group, Australia's largest listed freehold owner of pubs, on an equity raising valued at A$105 million via an accelerated entitlement offer and an institutional placement

Allens acts for Thiess-Degrémont JV in winning bid for Australia's biggest desalination plant - 5 August 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for Thiess, one of Australia's largest construction and services companies, and Degremont, a world leader in desalination technology, for their role in the winning consortium's bid for the Victorian Desalination Project.

Allens acts for underwriters on NAB's $2.75 billion placement - 22 July 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for the joint lead managers and underwriters - Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs JBWere and Merrill Lynch - of the A$2 billion institutional placement by National Australia Bank (NAB) announced on 22 July 2009.

Allens acts for lenders on the refinancing of the Hills M2 and M1 Eastern Distributor motorways - 20 July 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for the lenders in two of the Transurban Group's major tollroad refinancing transactions in recent months

Innovation driving project finance market - 16 July 2009
Innovation is driving new life into the project finance sector as Governments, companies and funders look at new ways to get deals off the ground post the global credit crunch

Allens acts for TenCate on sale of A$40 million joint venture interest - 16 July 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for Royal Ten Cate (TenCate), the multinational textile technology and chemical company, on the sale of a 50 per cent joint venture interest to JV partner Noel P Hunt International Limited

Allens acts for Investa on largest development sale in Sydney for 2009 - 15 July 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised Investa Property Group (Investa), a fully integrated real estate company, on the sale of the largest development site in Sydney for the year to EnergyAustralia, one of the largest energy suppliers in Australia

Allens announces Partners and Senior Associates for 2009 - 10 July 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has appointed Mun Yeow and Andrew Maher as Partners of the firm

Allens acts for the Plenary Group in winning Biosciences Research Centre PPP bid - 7 July 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson (Allens) acted for the Plenary Group as leader of the winning consortium for the A$230 million Biosciences Research Centre (BRC) project, a joint initiative of the Victorian Government, through the Department of Primary Industries (DPI), and La Trobe University.

Mergers and acquisitions market set for long, slow recovery - 3 July 2009
A 40 per cent plunge in global merger & acquisition (M&A) activity for the first six months of 2009 is not unexpected, according to Allens Arthur Robinson chairman and co-head of M&A Ewen Crouch.

Record run of capital raisings set to continue over the next 12 months - 1 July 2009
Continuing uncertainty in the economy should provide opportunities for the recent run of capital raisings to continue during the new financial year, according to a leading capital markets lawyer.

Allens advises Victorian Government on train and tram franchising - 26 June 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson is acting for the Victorian Government's Department of Transport on its worldwide tender for the operation of Melbourne's train and tram networks, known as the Metropolitan Rail (Train and Tram) Franchising Project.

Allens acts for Aviva on sale of wealth management business to NAB - 24 June 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson is acting for Aviva plc, one of the world's largest insurance groups and the largest insurance services provider in the UK, on the sale of Aviva Australia Holdings Ltd to the National Australia Bank (NAB).

Allens chief goes homeless for the night - 19 June 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson Chief Executive Partner Michael Rose was one of about 200 business leaders who spent last night on Sydney's streets for the 2009 CEO Sleepout.

Allens acts for CEMEX in $2.02 billion sale agreement of Australian operations - 18 June 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson (Allens) is acting for CEMEX S.A.B. de C.V. (CEMEX), a global building materials company, on its sale of its Australian operations to Holcim Group (Holcim), the world's second largest cement maker.

Allens acts for Goodman in formation of partnership with China Investment Corporation - 17 June 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for long-standing client Goodman Group (Goodman), the international integrated property group, in the formation of a partnership with China Investment Corporation (CIC).

Allens acts for Hutchison on merger with Vodafone - 11 June 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson acted for Hutchison in the merger of its Australian telecommunications business with Vodafone, which was announced on 9 February 2009 and, following clearance from the ACCC last week, was completed on 10 June 2009

Allens acts on $US15.2 billion capital raising - 8 June 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson is advising long-term client Rio Tinto in relation to its proposed $US15.2 billion capital raising

Allens acts for GPT on A$100 million sale of shopping centre - 4 June 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for GPT RE Limited (GPT), one of Australia's largest diversified listed property groups, in relation to the transaction for the sale of the Floreat Forum shopping centre to Australasian Property Investments Pty Limited, a private Perth property investment and development company.

Allens acts for CBA on first issuance of bonds into Thai debt markets - 4 June 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) on the first issuance of bonds into the Thai debt markets by an Australian organisation.

Allens advises NAB on South East Queensland Schools PPP - 4 June 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson is acting for the National Australia Bank Limited (NAB) in its role as private sector project financier of the South East Queensland Schools Public Private Partnership Project, the initiative that will see seven new state schools built in high-growth areas of South East Queensland, and involves the first use of the 'supported debt model' developed by Queensland Treasury.

Moral hazard clauses set to become standard in sports contracts - 28 May 2009
Moral hazard clauses that allow sponsors, sports bodies or clubs to tear up contracts because of a players off-field behaviour are set to become the norm, according to a leading sports lawyer.

Allens acts for Charter Hall in A$118 million raising - 28 May 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for Charter Hall Group (Charter Hall), an Australian property funds management and development company, on a A$118 million raising with strategic investment from Gandel Group, the property investment group.

Financial institutions bank on Allens' equity capital markets team - 27 May 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson continues to play a key role in the financial services sector's capital raising deals, with the firm acting for the underwriters of ANZ's A$2.5 billion institutional share placement.

ASIC lifts the short selling ban - but for how long? - 25 May 2009
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission's (ASIC) surprise move to lift its temporary ban on covered short selling of financial stocks earlier than expected does not signal that it won't intervene in the equity markets again, according to a leading lawyer.

Allens advises Billabong on capital raising - 18 May 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson (Allens) has acted for Billabong International Limited (Billabong), the iconic Australian brand and clothing group, on a capital raising of up to A$290 million.

Employers' IP in danger as job losses mount - 11 May 2009
Employees made redundant due to the global economic downturn may be walking out the door with more than ill-feelings, according to a leading intellectual property lawyer

Allens acting for CPPIB in $2 billion acquisition of stapled securities - 8 May 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson is acting for Canada Pension Plan Investment Board on its proposal to acquire stapled securities in Macquarie Communications Infrastructure Group

Winner of Allens-sponsored art prize announced - 8 May 2009
Sydney artist Rodney Pople has won the $20,000 NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize, which is sponsored by Allens Arthur Robinson

Allens equity capital markets team keeps raising the bar - 7 May 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has continued to demonstrate its strong equity capital markets capability this month with key advisory roles on three more significant capital raising deals valued at more than a combined total of $A1.6 billion.

Allens advises Iluka on $114 million institutional placement - 7 May 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised Iluka Resources Limited, the producer and processor of mineral sands and the largest producer of zircon in the world, on an institutional placement raising A$114 million

Allens acts for GPT on $1.2 billion underwritten capital raising - 7 May 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson is advising The GPT Group, one of Australia's largest diversified listed property groups, on a capital raising to raise a minimum of A$1.2 billion

Allens acts for Aberdeen in acquisition of fund management assets - 6 May 2009
Leading international law firm Allens Arthur Robinson is advising Aberdeen Asset Management PLC (Aberdeen) on the acquisition of certain fund management assets and businesses of Credit Suisse Group AG (Credit Suisse), spanning businesses in Europe, Asia and Australasia.

Government announces changes to emissions trading scheme… but will they be enough? - 4 May 2009
The Federal Government's announcement today that it would make some changes to its Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme is to be welcomed, according to a leading climate change lawyer.

Allens advises Aristocrat on $200 million capital raising deal - 28 April 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson's (Allens) Equity Capital Markets team continues to keep busy on the most significant capital raisings of 2009, working with Aristocrat Leisure Limited (Aristocrat) on its recent institutional placement, which raised A$200 million

Allens acts for OneSteel on rights issue - 16 April 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson is acting for global steel manufacturer and distributor OneSteel Ltd in the company's accelerated non-renounceable rights issue with institutional placement.

Foreign Investment Review Board relaxes rules for residential acquisitions - 9 April 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has been named Australian Intellectual Property Firm of the Year 2009 by Managing Intellectual Property at an awards ceremony in London.

Allens officially opens new Jakarta premises - 9 April 2009
Leading Asia Pacific law firm Allens Arthur Robinson has officially opened the new premises for its network member firm in Jakarta, Widyawan & Partners.

Australia and China provide M&A beacon in economic gloom - 2 April 2009
Mergers and acquisitions activity in Australia and out of Greater China are the bright spots in an otherwise lacklustre first quarter of regional deal activity, according to leading Asia Pacific law firm Allens Arthur Robinson.

Allens Arthur Robinson IP practice ranked number one once again - 2 April 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has been named Australian Intellectual Property Firm of the Year 2009 by Managing Intellectual Property at an awards ceremony in London.

Allens acts for Tabcorp in first ASX-listed corporate bond issue in almost 20 years - 26 March 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised Tabcorp Holdings Limited (Tabcorp) on the first major retail offering of corporate bonds in almost 20 years.

Flexibility a must during tough economic times - 25 March 2009
Organisations cannot afford to cut back on investment in flexible work programs during tough economic times, according to a leading flexibility expert.

Increase in insurance litigation heads to Australia and Asia - 13 March 2009
The collapse of the subprime market in the United States and the subsequent credit crisis has triggered a wave of litigation and regulatory action against investment and finance companies that will soon hit Australia and Asia, according to a leading insurance lawyer.

Allens acts for van Laack in Herringbone buy-out - 12 March 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson (Allens) has acted for van Laack GmbH (van Laack), the German-owned, international shirting company, in its acquisition of Australian-owned Herringbone.

Storm clouds gather for listed companies over shareholder class actions - 10 March 2009
A perfect storm of factors is making the threat of shareholder class actions greater than ever, according to a leading commercial litigation lawyer

Allens to move Melbourne office to 101 Collins Street - 9 March 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has signed an agreement to relocate its Melbourne office to 101 Collins Street from the start of 2012.

Fact Sheet: Carbon capture and storage legislation in Australia - 6 March 2009
In the past five months, significant legislation and amendments to existing legislation to facilitate carbon capture and storage have been passed at both a federal and state level in Australia.

Allens acts for Wesfarmers on significant refinancing - 6 March 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted on a first for the Asia Pacific in helping Wesfarmers Limited obtain a forward debt extension totalling $4.1 billion in its syndicated facility and a large number of bilaterals.

Free trade agreement provides complexity amid the opportunities - 3 March 2009
The ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand free trade agreement signed last week will increase opportunities for businesses across the region but will create an extremely complex strata of tariff measures and other free trade commitments, according to a leading South East Asian lawyer

Allens acts for ANZIS in part-acquisition of Neerabup Power Station - 3 March 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised ANZ Infrastructure Services Limited (ANZIS) in the recent acquisition by the Energy Infrastructure Trust (EIT) of Babcock & Brown Power Ltd's interest in the Neerabup Power Station

Allens principal adviser for Rio Tinto on strategic deal with Chinalco - 2 March 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted as the lead legal adviser to Rio Tinto in the high profile negotiation and agreement of Rio Tinto's major strategic alliance transaction with Aluminum Corporation of China (Chinalco), as announced on 12 February 2009.

Allens acts for Shell in extensive deal with Arrow Energy - 26 February 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for Shell in acquisitions from, and a joint venture deal with, Arrow Energy Ltd, the global coal seam gas company.

Allens acts for ACCIONA Agua in its joint bid win for A$1.4 billion desalination plant - 23 February 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for ACCIONA Agua, an international leader in water treatment, in assisting the company's successful bid for Adelaide's A$1.4 billion desalination plant contract.

Allens advises Thai Government on infrastructure funding framework - 20 February 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised the Thailand Government on its new Public Private Partnership framework aimed at providing funding for major infrastructure projects across the country.

Allens acts for Hutchison in merger with Vodafone - 20 February 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson s acting for Hutchison in the merger of its Australian telecommunications business with Vodafone creating a 50:50 joint venture, VHA Pty Limited.

Changing conditions cloud continuous disclosure requirements - 18 February 2009
A combination of vigilant regulators and a volatile stock market has produced a heightened awareness among listed companies of the requirements for continuous disclosure, according to a leading commercial disputes lawyer.

Businesses now face the second 'R' word - 16 February 2009
Companies already dealing with the global economic downturn can expect to face a raft of new government regulations in the coming months.

Allens acts for DEXUS in part-sale of 6-star, Green Star development - 12 February 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson acted for DEXUS Property Group, one of Australia's largest diversified property groups, in a comprehensive deal that saw the sale of a one-third interest in its new premier office tower development in Sydney.

Allens advises Qantas on capital raising deal worth $500 million - 12 February 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised Qantas Airways Limited on its recent capital raising. The transaction raised $500 million for Qantas via an institutional placement, and will be followed by a share purchase plan for Qantas retail shareholders.

Economic downturn provides opportunity for better supply chain agreements - 11 February 2009
Businesses should use the economic downturn to take stock of their supply chain practices to make sure they are in a more advantageous position when the economy bounces back, according to a leading construction and infrastructure lawyer.

Energy and resources senior associate joins Allens - 11 February 2009
Alison Baxter has recently returned to Allens Arthur Robinson's Perth practice as a senior associate in its energy and resources group.

Allens continues to show strong equity capital markets capability - 9 February 2009
In the first few weeks of 2009, Allens Arthur Robinson has continued to demonstrate its strong equity capital markets capability.

Allens acts for Henderson Group in capital raising of $106 million to part finance acquisition - 9 February 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for Henderson Group plc, the international financial services group, on a capital raising valued at approximately A$106 million.

Allens acts for Wesfarmers Limited in capital raising of $2.9 billion - 6 February 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for Wesfarmers Limited, Australia's largest retailer, on its equity capital raising which secures a minimum of $2.9 billion.

Allens acts for AngloGold Ashanti in sale of US$1.1bn stake in gold mine - 5 February 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for AngloGold Ashanti Ltd, one of the world's leading gold producers, on the sale of its interest in the world class Boddington Gold Mine Project.

Allens involved in United Nations human rights project - 2 February 2009
Leading law firm Allens Arthur Robinson will work with the United Nations on a world-wide project designed to better understand the link between corporate law practices and human rights

Financing for projects across Asia hard to come by in 2009 - 19 January 2009
Governments could be left holding the bag on major infrastructure projects in 2009 as private sector funding becomes difficult to obtain, according to one of the Asia's leading project finance lawyers

Mergers & acquisitions activity set for sluggish start in 2009 - 6 January 2009
The long-buoyant Asia-Pacific mergers & acquisitions market is set for a sluggish start in 2009, according to the law firm ranked as one of the leaders in the region

Allens on the move in Asia - 5 January 2009
Allens Arthur Robinson (Allens) has relocated its offices in Hong Kong and Jakarta and has completed its refurbished premises in Cambodia as the firm continues its long-standing investment in the region

2008

Fact Sheet: Federal Government's 2020 emissions target and Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme - 16 December 2008
The Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme will commence on 1 July 2010. The speed of this is highlighted by the establishment of an all-seeing regulator within six months.

Businesses need to be ready now for emissions reduction scheme - 15 December 2008
Businesses will need to get prepared immediately if they are to be ready for the Federal Government's Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme when it begins on 1 July 2010, according to a leading climate change lawyer

Allens employs new system for closer contact with clients - 8 December 2008
Allens Arthur Robinson will implement a new practice management system, ADERANT Expert, with a focus on further strengthening client relationships

Secretaries provide pro bono support for Redress WA applications - 1 December 2008
Four legal secretaries from the Perth office of law firm Allens Arthur Robinson (Allens) are working pro bono with the Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia to process claims for compensation made by victims of abuse suffered while children in State care

Lawyers grow the 'stache to raise the cash - 20 November 2008
For eleven months of the year they are the clean-shaven Allens Arthur Robinson Banking & Finance team in Melbourne

Allens Arthur Robinson appoints new Chairman - 19 November 2008
Allens Arthur Robinson Partner Ewen Crouch has been elected Chairman of the firm

Firm ranks high in Chambers Asia rankings - 14 November 2008
The latest firm rankings by Chambers Asia demonstrates that the firm has continued to expand its already strong presence in Asia.

New legislation adds certainty to carbon capture and storage projects - 14 November 2008
Last-minute amendments to the Federal Government's legislation for carbon capture and storage (CCS) in offshore waters will provide crucial encouragement for CCS projects, according to a leading climate change lawyer.

Fact Sheet: Carbon capture and storage - 14 November 2008
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a type of 'clean coal technology', involving the capture, transport, injection and storage of greenhouse gases (including carbon dioxide). The best sites for storage are deep geological formations, such as depleted petroleum fields or deep natural aquifers filled with saline water.

Allens' pro bono work recognised with prestigious award - 12 November 2008
Allens Arthur Robinson's (Allens) pro bono work has been recognised by the Victoria Law Foundation with the awarding of a Distinguished Pro Bono Award 2008.

Allens' People & Development team recognised at HR awards - 7 November 2008
The People & Development department of Allens Arthur Robinson has been recognised for their outstanding work over the past 12 months by being named finalists in two recent HR awards - the 2008 Australian HR Awards and the Australian HR Institute Awards

Rhodes Scholar calls for action to halt acid attacks - 6 November 2008
Australia's latest Rhodes Scholar has called for action to halt acid attacks that are leaving hundreds of Pakistani women, children and men horrifically disfigured

Allens assists Goodman Group in A$955 million equity raising - 5 November 2008
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised global property group Goodman on its successful A$955 million equity raising

Project finance squeeze will drive M&A activity - 31 October 2008
A significant tightening in the availability of finance for major projects will see many smaller energy and resources companies snapped up around the Asia Pacific

Company chiefs may be held liable over IT requirements for emissions reporting - 23 October 2008
CEOs could be held personally liable and face fines of up to $220,000 if they fail to ensure that their company's information technology systems are capable of complying with new emissions reporting requirements

Allens Arthur Robinson lead the Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg M&A adviser tables - 3 October 2008
Allens Arthur Robinson has again come out on top in both the Q3 2008 Thomson Reuters M&A Legal Advisor Review and the Bloomberg Asia Pacific M&A Legal Advisory League tables

Allens' appoints new M&A partner - 24 September 2008
Allens Arthur Robinson has appointed Vijay Cugati as a partner in its M&A team.

Carbon capture and storage is the key to Australia's emissions trading scheme - 5 September 2008
Australia will need to invest substantially in carbon capture and storage technology if it is to meet the emissions reductions targets outlined in Professor Ross Garnaut's supplementary report, released today.

Panda pirates 'kung-fued' - 17 August 2008
An attempt to pirate one of the world's most recognisable trade marks has been shut down after legal action taken by Allens Arthur Robinson (Allens) lawyers in Sydney and Beijing.

M&A work holds up despite economic slowdown - 7 August 2008
The international economic slowdown has not seen a shut-down of merger and acquisition activity, according to Allens Arthur Robinson M&A co-practice leader Ewen Crouch

Strong flow of project financings to continue in Asia Pacific - 5 August 2008
One of the world's leading project finance legal advisers has predicted continued strong growth in resources and infrastructure project financings in the Asia Pacific over the next 12 months

Lack of detail for coal-fired electricity generators a concern: climate change legal expert - 16 July 2008
The Federal Government's assistance plan for coal-fired electricity generators may cause considerable concern for that industry, according to Allens Arthur Robinson Partner Grant Anderson

Allens Arthur Robinson leads the Thomson M&A adviser tables - 3 July 2008
Allens Arthur Robinson has dominated the announced Australasian mergers and acquisitions market for the first half of 2008, according to the Thomson Reuter's M&A Legal Advisor Review released today

Allens Arthur Robinson announces nine new partners - 25 June 2008
Allens Arthur Robinson (Allens) is pleased to announce nine lawyers have been elected to the partnership, effective 1 July, 2008

Allen Arthur Robinson involved in ground-breaking United Nations report - 30 May 2008
Leading international law firm Allens Arthur Robinson has played an important role in a United Nations report on the role of corporations in human rights, which is to be considered by the UN Human Rights Council next week

Allens leads the Thomson M&A adviser tables - 4 April 2008
Allens Arthur Robinson (Allens) has dominated the announced Australasian mergers and acquisitions market for the first quarter of 2008, according to the Thomson Financial M&A Legal Advisor Review released today.

Allens acts as legal adviser in Fresenius Kabi's acquisition of Cosco Pharm - 4 April 2008
Leading international law firm Allens Arthur Robinson (Allens) has acted as the legal adviser for Fresenius Kabi (China) in the company's acquisition of 100 per cent of the equity in Cosco Pharm, the third-largest manufacturer of blood bags in China.

Allens continues its commitment to growth in Western Australia - 2 April 2008
Allens Arthur Robinson (Allens) has once again illustrated its commitment to continue growing its Western Australian practice with the appointment of Tim Lester as a partner specialising in corporate and finance matters.

Allens' new China trade mark agency - 28 March 2008
Leading international law firm Allens Arthur Robinson has continued its expansion in Greater China with the launch of a new locally licensed intellectual property business in China - Allens Arthur Robinson Intellectual Property (Beijing) Limited

Bright lawyers embrace dark times - 28 March 2008
Leading international law firm Allens Arthur Robinson will once again take part in the annual Earth Hour on Saturday, 29 March at 8pm.

Allens' Brisbane practice gains corporate specialist - 27 March 2008
Allens Arthur Robinson has appointed Chelsey Evans as a corporate partner to the firm's Brisbane office

Allens Wins Client Awards - 13 March 2008
Leading international law firm, Allens Arthur Robinson (Allens) has won the 'Best Professional Services Firm' (revenue over $200 million) and 'Best Law Firm' (revenue over $100 million) awards in the annual BRW Client Choice Awards

Allens Moves to 567 Collins street, Melbourne - 12 March 2008
Leading international law firm, Allens Arthur Robinson, has entered an initial 12-year lease for new Melbourne premises at 567 Collins St.

Businesses put on notice over 'green' claims in advertising - 7 February 2008
Businesses have been put on notice after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's recent decision to closely examine advertising containing references to carbon offsets and 'green' products to ensure accuracy

Allens Arthur Robinson dominates Dealogic project finance legal adviser tables - 25 January 2008
Leading legal firm Allens Arthur Robinson collected the International Deal of the Year Award at the Australasian Legal Business (ALB) Deals of the Year 2005 Awards ceremony over the weekend. The award was presented to AAR for its work with client News Corp in its successful reincorporation from Australia to the USA

Bloomberg ranks Allens as number one Australian/New Zealand IPO issuer adviser - 10 January 2008
Allens Arthur Robinson has been ranked the leading Australian/New Zealand IPO issuer's adviser, by volume, in Bloomberg's 2007 league tables

Allens Arthur Robinson leads the Thomson M&A adviser tables - 8 January 2008
Allens Arthur Robinson dominated the announced Australasian mergers and acquisitions market in 2007, according to the Thomson Financial M&A Legal Advisor Review released today.

2007

Allens Arthur Robinson's Asia leader relocates to Hong Kong - 20 November 2007
Allens Arthur Robinson has announced the firm's Asian Executive Partner, Jim Dunstan, will relocate from Australia to Hong Kong. aar

Allens acts for Rio Tinto in relation to BHP Billiton approach - 12 November 2007
Allens Arthur Robinson (AAR) confirms it is acting as Australian legal counsel to Rio Tinto in relation to an approach made by BHP Billiton

Allens Arthur Robinson appoints new Queensland Practice Director - 25 October 2007
Allens Arthur Robinson has announced the appointment of Erin Feros as the firm's new Queensland Practice Director, effective 1 November

Reforms to taxation of Public Private Partnerships: Contact for media comment - 16 August 2007
The Minister for Revenue and Assistant Treasurer, Peter Dutton, is expected to today introduce into Federal Parliament changes to the Income Tax Assessment Act relating to the taxation of Public Private Partnerships (PPPs)

Allens acts for Westpac on the proposed listing of BT's investment management business - 9 August 2007
Allens Arthur Robinson confirms it is acting as legal counsel to Westpac Banking Corporation in relation to the proposed float of the investment management arm of its subsidiary, BT Financial Group

Allens acts for Bendigo Bank on its proposed merger with Adelaide Bank - 9 August 2007
Allens Arthur Robinson confirms it is acting as legal counsel to Bendigo Bank on its proposed merger with Adelaide Bank.

Allens Arthur Robinson wishes partner success in new role - 5 July 2007
Allens Arthur Robinson Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) practice group has been named 'Australian Deal Team of the Year' at the 2007 ALB Australasian Law Awards

Allens Arthur Robinson's M&A team: 'Australian Deal Team of the Year' - 3 July 2007
Allens Arthur Robinson featured strongly in large Australasian mergers and acquisitions occurring in first-half 2007, according to the Thomson Financial M&A Legal Advisor Review released today

Allens Arthur Robinson prepares for further growth in West Australia with lateral partner appointment - 12 June 2007
The chairman of Allens Arthur Robinson (AAR), Jim Thynne, today announced the firm is preparing for more growth in its West Australian practice with the appointment of Tim Lester to the Perth office as partner, specialising in corporate and finance matters.

Allens Arthur Robinson's M&A team: 'Australian Deal Team of the Year' - 16 May 2007
Allens Arthur Robinson Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) practice group has been named 'Australian Deal Team of the Year' at the 2007 ALB Australasian Law Awards

Allens Arthur Robinson and TSMP form Singapore Joint Law Venture - 24 April 2007
International law firm Allens Arthur Robinson and Singapore-based law firm TSMP Law Corporation announced today they will enter into a joint law venture in Singapore, to be known as Allens Arthur Robinson TSMP, from 1 June 2007

Allens Arthur Robinson Announces 12 new partners - 12 April 2007
Allens Arthur Robinson is pleased to announce the following 12 lawyers have been elected to the partnership, effective July 1, 2007: Igor Bogdanich, Marcus Clark, Jacqueline Downes, Stuart Mengler, Jason Morris, Darren Murphy, Ren Niemann, Nick Rudge, Malcolm Stephens, Miriam Stiel, Tom Story and David Yates.

Allens Arthur Robinson acts for Wesfarmers in proposal to acquire Coles Group - 4 April 2007
Allens Arthur Robinson (AAR) confirms it is acting as legal counsel to Wesfarmers Limited in relation to its proposal to acquire the whole of Coles Group Limited

Allens Arthur Robinson 'threepeats' as Employer of Choice for Women - 13 March 2007
Allens Arthur Robinson was again entrusted with a greater dollar amount of project finance deals in 2006 than any other Australian firm, according to the Dealogic Global Project Finance Review

Allens Arthur Robinson again ranked number one Australian legal adviser in global project finance deals - 8 February 2007
Allens Arthur Robinson was again entrusted with a greater dollar amount of project finance deals in 2006 than any other Australian firm, according to the Dealogic Global Project Finance Review

Allens Arthur Robinson records strong results in M&A in 2006 - 3 January 2007
Allens Arthur Robinson's Mergers & Acquisitions team has come home with a rush in the second half of 2006, according to the Thomson Financial 2006 M&A Legal Advisor Review released today.

2006

Allens Arthur Robinson acts for Qantas in response to proposal from Airline Partners Australia - 14 December 2006
Allens Arthur Robinson confirms it has acted as legal counsel to Qantas in its investigation of the approach it received from a private equity consortium and is now advising on its response to the A$11.1 billion takeover proposal which was subsequently made by Airline Partners Australia.

Allens Arthur Robinson appoints Michael Rose as Managing Partner Elect on the retirement of Tom Poulton in July 2007 - 6 December 2006
The chairman of Allens Arthur Robinson, Mr Jim Thynne, today announced that Mr Michael Rose has been appointed to take over the role of Managing Partner at the end of Mr Tom Poulton's term on July 1 2007. Mr Rose is currently Executive Partner of AAR's Litigation and Dispute Resolution department.

Allens Arthur Robinson farewells partner - 9 November 2006
Allens Arthur Robinson (AAR) today announced that Partner Jon North will retire from the firm on 31 December 2006, taking up a position as an executive director of Gresham Advisory Partners.

Allens Arthur Robinson adds Vietnam to Asian network - 3 November 2006
Allens Arthur Robinson (AAR) announced today that it plans to expand its on the ground presence in the Asian region through the establishment of offices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, and the transfer of the current Vietnamese operations of Phillips Fox.

Allens Arthur Robinson acts for CEMEX in bid for Rinker Group - 30 October 2006
Allens Arthur Robinson confirms it is acting as legal counsel to CEMEX in its A$16.8 million takeover proposal for Rinker Group.

Allens Arthur Robinson takes silver in New York corporate race - 12 October 2006
Allens Arthur Robinson showed winged heels in running into second place in the mixed teams section of the JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge Championship earlier this week

Allens Arthur Robinson picks up another Client Choice award - 21 September 2006
The International Law Office (ILO) has announced that Allens Arthur Robinson is the recipient of the 2006 Australian Client Choice Award

Allens Arthur Robinson wishes departing partner all success - 20 September 2006
Allens Arthur Robinson (AAR) today announced that Andrew Clarke, Partner in the Sydney Corporate and Commercial department, will retire from the firm on 31 December 2006. Andrew will be taking up a position as a Managing Director and Head of Mergers & Acquisitions for Citigroup in Australia and New Zealand early next year

Allens Arthur Robinson confirms advisory role for electronic communications network - 13 September 2006
Allens Arthur Robinson (AAR) confirms it is acting for a joint venture between New Zealand Stock Exchange, Citigroup, Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs JBWere, Macquarie Bank and CommSec regarding an electronic communications network to provide certain trade reporting and crossing services for securities

Allens Arthur Robinson named insurance law firm of the year - 26 July 2006
Allens Arthur Robinson (AAR) has been named Law Firm of the Year at the 2006 Australia and New Zealand Insurance Industry Awards.

Allens Arthur Robinson expands charitable commitments - 24 July 2006
After an extensive review process, Allens Arthur Robinson has confirmed it is financially supporting 23 charitable organisations and projects in their 2006/07 activities.

Revised anti-money laundering Bill a step forward - 13 July 2006
The revised Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Bill released today by the Federal Government is more business-friendly than previous versions of the Bill, although the vital question of a transition period was still unclear

Allens Arthur Robinson tops IPO league tables - 6 July 2006
Allens Arthur Robinson (AAR) advised on the highest value of initial public offerings (IPOs) of any law firm in Australia and New Zealand in the past six months with 39% of market share, according to research by Bloomberg.

Allens Arthur Robinson appoints new Special Counsel and Senior Associates - 30 June 2006
Allens Arthur Robinson (AAR) is preparing for further growth, appointing seven new Special Counsel and 27 new Senior Associates.

New Partners announced - 4 May 2006
Allens Arthur Robinson (AAR) is pleased to announced the following lawyers have been elected to the Partnership, effective July 1, 2006

Allens Arthur Robinson Partner 'Dealmaker of the Year' - 10 April 2006
Allens Arthur Robinson (AAR) Partner Ewen Crouch has been named 'Australian Dealmaker of the Year' at the 2006 ALB Australasian Law Awards

Clients rank Allens Arthur Robinson best large Australian professional services firm for second consecutive year - 9 March 2006
Allens Arthur Robinson (AAR) was last night again selected as the Best Large Professional Services Firm of the Year and the Best Large Law Firm in the 2006 BRW-St.George Client Choice awards. Adding to its accolades, AAR also won the Best Queensland Professional Services Firm award.

Allens Arthur Robinson a smart choice for women - 21 February 2006
Leading law firm Allens Arthur Robinson (AAR) was today awarded an EOWA Employer of Choice for Women citation by the Federal Government's Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA)

Allens Arthur Robinson goes global in M&A - 8 February 2006
Leading law firm Allens Arthur Robinson (AAR) has shown its international experience in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the Thomson Financial 2005 M&A Legal Advisor Review, being the only Australian-based firm to feature in the European, UK, Asia-Pacific and Australasian league tables

Allens Arthur Robinson goes global in M&A - 4 January 2006
ALeading law firm Allens Arthur Robinson (AAR) has shown its international experience in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the Thomson Financial 2005 M&A Legal Advisor Review, being the only Australian-based firm to feature in the European, UK, Asia-Pacific and Australasian league tables

2005

Allens acts for ANZ in Tianjin City Commercial Bank acquisition - 12 December 2005
Allens Arthur Robinson acted for ANZ in its proposed subscription for a 19.9 per cent stake in China's Tianjin City Commercial Bank for approximately US$120 million (A$161 million)

Allens Arthur Robinson boosts Shanghai team - 28 November 2005
Allens Arthur Robinson (AAR) has announced that two partners will be relocating to its Shanghai office, replacing departing partner Michael Cripps. Leveraging off the recent growth in the Chinese legal market, AAR has also announced that five more lawyers will also be joining the Shanghai office

Allens Arthur Robinson's charitable commitments - 6 October 2005
The spirit of iconic '70s punk band the Ramones will be rocking at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on 15 October when Allens Arthur Robinson band the RAARmones takes to the stage in the name of charity.

Allens Arthur Robinson wins Australasian Law Firm of the Year - 28 September 2005
Leading law firm Allens Arthur Robinson has been named 2005 Australasian Law Firm of the Year by international legal publishers Chambers and Partners

Allens Arthur Robinson adds to anti-money laundering team - 29 July 2005
Allens Arthur Robinson has appointed Judy Maguire to its anti-money laundering (AML) team, preparing for further growth in its AML practice led by Partners Anna Lenahan and Peter Jones.

Allens Arthur Robinson's charitable commitments - 27 July 2005
After an extensive review process, Allens Arthur Robinson has confirmed it is financially supporting 25 charitable organisations and projects in their 2005/06 activities.

Allens Arthur Robinson appoints two new Banking & Finance partners - 16 June 2005
Allens Arthur Robinson has announced that Tom Highnam and Rob Watt, both Senior Associates in the firm's Banking & Finance Department based in Sydney, will become Partners on 1 July.

Allens acts for GPT in breaking away from Lend Lease - 10 June 2005
Allens Arthur Robinson played a significant role in corporate history when it acted for General Property Trust in the deal that saw GPT internalise its management

Allens Arthur Robinson wins Australasian Law Firm of the Year - 23 May 2005
Leading law firm Allens Arthur Robinson has been named 2005 Australasian Law Firm of the Year by international legal publishers Chambers and Partners

Allens wins International Deal of the Year Award - 11 May 2005
Leading legal firm Allens Arthur Robinson collected the International Deal of the Year Award at the Australasian Legal Business (ALB) Deals of the Year 2005 Awards ceremony over the weekend. The award was presented to AAR for its work with client News Corp in its successful reincorporation from Australia to the USA

Allens Arthur Robinson elects new Partners - 10 May 2005
The following Senior Associates have been elected to the Partnership

Master Class to highlight water market's future - 17 March 2005
An increase in funding for water saving projects and substantial progress towards reforms that recognise the true value of water is possible now that four states have agreed to rejoin the National Water Initiative (NWI), according to Allens Arthur Robinson partner Grant Anderson

Allens Arthur Robinson wins prestigious intellectual property award - 8 March 2005
Allens Arthur Robinson's strong intellectual property and trade mark practice has been recognised by an international poll as one of the top firms in trade mark and copyright work

Allens Arthur Robinson wins 'Client Choice' awards - 3 March 2005
Leading legal firm Allens Arthur Robinson (AAR) has been acknowledged as a pacesetter in client service in the BRW-St.George Client Choice Awards, receiving the 'Large Professional Services Firm of the Year' and 'Best Large Law Firm' awards in Sydney last night

Allens is top legal adviser on project finance deals in Asia-Pacific for 2004 - 12 January 2005
Allens Arthur Robinson has won the coveted top spot on both the 'Asia-Pacific Legal Advisers on Project Finance Deals 2004' table and the 'Australasia Legal Advisers on Project Finance Deals 2004' table in the Dealogic Project Finance Review for 2004

2004

Allens acts for ANZ in Cambodian joint venture bank - 9 December 2004
Allens Arthur Robinson acted for the ANZ Banking Group in a joint venture with the Royal Group of Companies (Cambodia) to establish a bank in Cambodia

Allens acts for BHP Billiton on its $2.272 billion share buy-back - 25 November 2004
Allens Arthur Robinson acted for BHP Billiton Limited on its successful off-market share buy-back of 180.72 million shares at a total cost of approximately $2.272 billion

Unique legal sponsorship wins national marketing award - 27 October 2004
Allens Arthur Robinson's unique Rugby World Cup 2003 sponsorship campaign has won a prestigious national marketing award

Allens builds Perth construction practice with Hollingdales - 20 October 2004
Top boutique Perth construction law firm Hollingdales is to become part of Asia Pacific law firm Allens Arthur Robinson

Allens acts for Lion Nathan in sale of Chinese assets - 28 September 2004
Allens Arthur Robinson acted for Australian brewer Lion Nathan in the sale of its Chinese beer business to China Resources Breweries (CRB) for US$154 million

Allens acts for Australia Post in Chinese joint venture - 21 September 2004
Allens Arthur Robinson acted for Australia Post in its recent logistics service joint venture with China Post

The John Lehane Memorial Lecture - 20 August 2004
Lord Robert Walker discusses dishonesty and unconscionable conduct in commercial life - some reflections on accessory liability and knowing receipt

Allens acts for Associated British Foods in $1.9 billion deal - 26 July 2004
Allens Arthur Robinson acted for Associated British Foods PLC (ABF) in its A$1.9 billion purchase of Burns Philp & Co's global yeast and herbs and spices business

Allens works on resort deal - 12 July 2004
Allens Arthur Robinson acted for General Property Trust and Voyages Hotels & Resorts Pty Limited in their recent acquisition of the P&O Australian Resorts portfolio

Allens Arthur Robinson named Supplier of Excellence - 21 May 2004
Hamersley Iron has awarded Allens Arthur Robinson its "Supplier of Excellence" award for intellectual services in 2003/04, as part of their Supplier Recognition Program

Computer programmers' FTA concerns a furphy - 14 May 2004
Australian companies using open source software have nothing to fear from the US Free Trade Agreement, according to technology lawyer Peter James

Employers face a rise in disability discrimination claims - 2 April 2004
Employers face an increase in disability discrimination claims as workers hit by falling workplace and personal injury pay outs seek a new form of legal compensation, according to a leading employment lawyer

Top Project Finance firm predicts mixed outlook for 2004 market - 19 January 2004
The outlook for the Australian Project Finance market in Australia is mixed despite a 34 per cent growth in deals globally in the last year

Back to the future for former ASIC Chairman - 15 January 2004
Former Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) Chairman David Knott is joining leading law firm Allens Arthur Robinson (AAR) as a Special Adviser

Allens Arthur Robinson dominates Australian and Asia Pacific M&A tables - 7 January 2004
Allens Arthur Robinson (AAR) has topped the 2003 Asia Pacific merger and acquisition table and has continued its dominance in Australia for the fourth year running, according to Thomson Financial

2003

It's not just the English who drop-kick their way into the Rugby World Cup 2003 final - 21 November 2003
A Melbourne physiotherapist will go from working on local rugby players to watching 30 of the world's best at the Rugby World Cup 2003 final after winning the second round of Allens Arthur Robinson's (AAR) online drop-kicking competition

Corporate legal challenge to be played out in Melbourne - 14 November 2003
One of the Asia Pacific's leading law firms and one of the world's top sports management companies have combined to mount a unique legal challenge against the Melbourne business community, including Channel 7 and Australia Post

Allens powers up $1 billion Schneider/Clipsal deal - 6 November 2003
Allens Arthur Robinson has helped put together a complex multi-jurisdictional deal between two of the world's largest electronic companies

Allens to open Beijing office - 6 November 2003
Three more partners move to Asia

Allens Arthur Robinson's Intellectual Property Group recognised as industry leaders - 6 November 2003
Allens Arthur Robinson's Intellectual Property Group has capped off an impressive few months by becoming the only Australian IP firm to be nominated as a finalist for the International Intellectual Property Law Firm award at the recent Chambers Global Awards 2002

Allens partner wins Telstra Business Woman Award - 25 September 2003
Allens Arthur Robinson partner Louise Benjamin (formerly Louise Castle) has been named as one of Telstra's Business Women of the Year

Sixty thousand drop in and try out for rugby tickets - 24 September 2003
A young Queensland student has proved himself to be Australia's 'super boot' by beating 60,000 other contestants in Allens Arthur Robinson's (AAR) online rugby drop-kicking competition.

Allens contributes to Queensland's legal heritage - 31 August 2003
Allens Arthur Robinson has appointed the Supreme Court of Queensland Library to preserve over 120 years of priceless Queensland legal history.

Low interest rates, high dollar produce mixed outlook for M&A market - 3 July 2003
Low interest rates will produce slow growth in the Australian mergers and acquisitions market, according to Allens Arthur Robinson M&A practice leader Tim Bednall

Allens appointed Rugby World Cup 2003 Lawyers - 15 May 2003
Allens Arthur Robinson has been appointed the Official Law Firm for the Rugby World Cup 2003, which is being held in cities across Australia later this year

Allens announces new partners - 5 May 2003
Leading Asia-Pacific law firm Allens Arthur Robinson has appointed seven new partners

Striking the right balance: business will welcome the Dawson Report - 16 April 2003
The Federal Government's release of the much awaited report from the Dawson Committee's review of Part IV of the Trade Practices Act will be warmly welcomed by most sections of the business community as a balanced response to the competing interests of the ACCC, large and small business and consumer groups.

Allens works on investment bank link-up - 2 April 2003
Allens Arthur Robinson has worked on one of the most high-profile mergers of 2003 - the link up between investment bank and securities firms JBWere and Goldman Sachs.

Securities issuers and underwriters need to prepare now for war - 18 March 2003
War in Iraq is not only going to affect stock markets, it will raise immediate practical problems for companies proposing to issue capital and underwriters of capital raising, according to Allens Arthur Robinson partner Warwick Painter.

Boral High Court Decision - 7 February 2003
In a landmark judgment handed down on 7 February 2003, the High Court of Australia held that building and construction materials supplier Boral had not contravened the Trade Practices Act in relation to the Act's misuse of market power provisions. Partner Carolyn Oddie and Senior Associate Sabiene Heindl report

Allens acts in successful super surcharge tax case - 5 February 2003
The High Court on Wednesday 5 February 2003 handed down its decision in the constitutional challenge by State judicial officers to the Federal Government's 1997 legislation implementing a 15% superannuation surcharge tax in connection with the statutory pension rights. Allens Arthur Robinson partner Mark Cerché acted for the judicial officers

Allens Arthur Robinson completes M&A hat-trick - 16 January 2003
AAR tops completed deals table for third year running - Thomson Financial

2002

Gutnick Internet libel case - 10 December 2002
The High Court of Australia's ruling in the defamation case between Victorian businessman Joseph Gutnick and international news service Dow Jones is an important, but not surprising, decision

AMP appoints General Counsel - 4 December 2002
AMP today announced the appointment of David Cohen to the position of General Counsel

CFOs OK Allens - 22 November 2002
Australia's investment and banking leaders have named Allens Arthur Robinson (AAR) corporate legal services firm of the year

'Clearly controversial' campaign wins marketing accolade - 14 November 2002
The campaign that launched Allens Arthur Robinson has won one of Australia's highest marketing accolades

Allens Arthur Robinson makes it three out of three in Project Finance - 11 July 2002
International research by Dealogic Capital Data has confirmed Allens Arthur Robinson (AAR) as the number one project finance team in Asia for the third time in 18 months

Slump in Australian mergers and acquisitions market set to reverse - 4 July 2002
A six month slump in the Australian merger and acquisitions market is set to reverse, albeit slowly, according to leading Mergers and Acquisitions lawyer, Tim Bednall

Australian law firm makes global top ten - 15 May 2002
Australia's Allens Arthur Robinson is now one of the world's top ten law firms according to a newly-released survey of over 5,000 international business leaders and lawyers

Allens Business Solutions appoints Managing Director - 8 May 2002
Former senior Deacons partner, Andrew Martin has been appointed as Managing Director of Allens Business Solutions

Leading Hong Kong telecommunications lawyer joins Allens Arthur Robinson - 25 March 2002
Don Hess will join AAR this month from regional telecommunications giant Pacific Century CyberWorks where he was General Counsel and Company Secretary

Painting Forever: Tony Tuckson - 2 March 2002
Painting Forever: Tony Tuckson displays in depth the most beautiful and representative paintings and drawings by Australia's greatest abstract expressionist, Tony Tuckson

The Art of Laurence Hope - 1 March 2002
Expatriate Australian painter, Laurence Hope, will receive long overdue recognition during his 75th year, through a major touring exhibition and publication

Allens - No.1 in Asia Pacific for M&A - 21 January 2002
Data released by Thomson Financial on January 21 shows Allens Arthur Robinson leading the field for M&A deals in Asia-Pacific during 2001 with a top ranking in the broadest category 'highest value of M&A deals with Asia Pacific involvement'

Australian business must prepare for a new wave of foreign mergers - 21 January 2002
Australian-owned companies will remain attractive merger targets for foreign companies throughout 2002, despite figures released today showing a slight decline in overall M&A activity

Australia defies Asia Pacific Merger & Acquisition slowdown - 21 January 2002
Australian-owned companies will remain attractive merger targets for foreign companies throughout 2002, despite figures released today showing a decline in M&A activity throughout the Asia Pacific