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Allens excels in Chambers ranking - 3 December 2018
Allens has been named an elite band one firm in 20 practice areas and jurisdictions in the 2019 Chambers Asia Pacific results.

Allens expands patent team with bold team hire - 3 December 2018
Allens is pleased to announce the expansion of its intellectual property (IP) team through the addition of the in-house team from global banknote technology company, CCL Secure. This adds further depth to Allens' market-leading IP and integrated patent and trade marks attorney (PTA) practice with specialist expertise in innovative technologies.

Allens advises Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners on $1.6 billion consortium acquisition of PEXA - 27 November 2018
Allens has advised Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners (MSIP) on its proposed acquisition, alongside consortium members Link Administration Holdings Limited and Commonwealth Bank of Australia, of Property Exchange Australia Limited (PEXA), the national real estate transaction settlements exchange.

Allens advises Woodside on long term gas sale and purchase agreement - 23 November 2018
Allens has advised Woodside Energy Ltd on its gas sale and purchase agreement with Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers Pty Ltd for the supply of domestic pipeline gas for a term of 20 years.

Allens advises The GEO Group on Fulham Prison expansion - 16 November 2018
Allens has advised The GEO Group Australia on the expansion of the Fulham Correctional Centre in Sale, Victoria.

Allens advises CBA on $1.25bn Hybrid Issue - 15 November 2018
Allens is advising Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) on its offer of CommBank PERLS XI Capital Notes, originally announced on 1 November 2018 to raise approximately A$750 million (or more or less) (Offer), and subsequently increased to A$1.25 billion following strong demand from syndicate brokers and institutional investors in the bookbuild. The Offer includes a Reinvestment Offer for existing PERLS VI holders and a CBA securityholder offer, and is expected to close by 7 December 2018.

Allens serves up sale of premium pastry manufacturer - 14 November 2018
Allens has acted for the shareholders of Bakery Du Jour on the sale of their business to international agri-food group, Lantmännen Unibake .

Allens-chaired energy efficiency review releases draft report - 14 November 2018
An Australian Government review led by Allens Partner and Head of Innovation Anna Collyer has released its draft report on Australia's appliance energy efficiency legislation.