Allens

Fact sheet

Staff

As one of the largest law firms in the Australia and Asia region, we have over 130 partners and over 500 legal professionals. Our lawyers are based in Australia, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Port Moresby and Singapore and have language skills including English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Malaysia, Thai, Japanese, Korean, French and German.

Alliance with Linklaters

On 1 May 2012, Allens entered into an integrated alliance with leading global law firm Linklaters.

The alignment of our complementary practices enables us to offer an integrated service to clients, with one point of contact, a unified team drawn from the best resources of each firm, and consistent quality advice and support.

Both firms remain independent.

Global recognition

Our strength in the region and the commitment of our lawyers has been recognised by independent international surveys as among the world's best:

  • Winner, Australian Law Firm of the Year
    Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017 (press release)
  • Named an elite band one firm in 18 practice areas and jurisdictions
    Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018 (press release)
  • Ranked number one by value for both announced and completed M&A deals
    Thomson Reuters Australia and New Zealand M&A League tables 2016 (press release)
  • Vietnam Law Firm of the Year
    Chambers Asia-Pacific 2015 (press release)
  • A certified carbon neutral firm – the first major Australian law firm to achieve this
    Carbon Neutral Program (press release)
  • Signatory to the Diversity and Equality Charter, a Law Council of Australia initiative
  • The Employer of Choice for Gender Equality
    Workplace Gender Equality Agency, 2016
  • Top 10 Employer – LGBTI Inclusion
    AWEI, 2016
  • Winner, Innovative firms
    Australian Lawyer – 2016

Our offices

Allens is an international law firm with offices throughout Australia and Asia. Through an integrated alliance with Linklaters, we offer clients access to an extensive network comprising 39 offices in 28 countries.

Allens offers one of the most comprehensive legal networks in Australia and Asia.

Recent work

The firm:

  • advised Fox Sports Australia on Cricket Australia broadcast deal
  • advised Rest on $900M Quay Quarter Tower investment
  • advised Powerchina Resources Ltd on Cattle Hill Wind Farm investment
  • advised Sydney Desalination Plant to achieve refinancing and greater funding diversification
  • advised Rio Tinto on US$4.15bn Queensland coal sales
  • advised News Corp on Foxtel and Fox Sports merger
  • advised Orora on corporate PPA
  • advised on transformational $1.585bn oil & gas acquisition
  • advised Freudenberg on $80m acquisition of cleaning giant
  • advised Billabong on proposed acquisition by Boardriders
  • advised Development Victoria on sale of Fibre to the Home network
  • advised on proposed acquisition of AWE
  • advised on innovative financing for Melbourne roads upgrade
  • advised ANZ on $3.83bn sales of life and wealth businesses
  • advised on $11bn Metro Tunnel
  • assisted Gold Coast Light Rail achieve completion
  • advised Kirkland Lake Gold on Stawell gold mine sale
  • advised Unibail-Rodamco on Westfield acquisition
  • advised Endeavour Energy on $350m bond issue
  • advised Cue Exploration on North West Shelf exploration permits

Allens in the community

Our involvement in the community is co-ordinated by our Charity Committee and Pro Bono Committee, and while their activities are intertwined, each has a unique purpose and goal. For more, see our Allens in the community section.