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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.

The centrepiece of Ford's commitment is the new Asia Pacific Product Development Centre, which will feature state-of-the-art virtual design and engineering capability.

These transactions will also see an increase to milling capacity and the capacity of the clay modelling workshop at Ford's Asia Pacific Design Studio

'It's been a pleasure supporting Ford's significant investment in the backbone infrastructure to support Australian research and development,' said David Donnelly, lead partner on each of the transactions.

'As part of this program, we've run three competitive processes for Ford over the past 12 months. Those processes have all concluded over the past few weeks and, together, will re-shape Ford's capital assets.

'These assets will facilitate Ford's investment in the next generation of Australian engineers and the future of the Australian automotive industry,' he said.

Allens legal team David Donnelly (lead Partner), Larissa Chu (Senior Associate); Emily Johnstone (Associate); Magda Kucharska (Associate); Anthony Tridgell (Lawyer); Claire Macdonald (Lawyer); Andrew Clark (Lawyer) and Sarah Dobbie (Law Graduate)

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Allens is a commercial law firm working throughout Australia and Asia. Through its integrated alliance with Linklaters it provides clients access to 39 offices in 28 countries around the world.