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Class action risk: interim update 2024
Insight 18 Jul 2024

In this interim report we provide a high-level overview of class action filings over the first half of the year and highlight several factors that are poised to shape the class action landscape moving forward. ...

Full Federal Court allows solicitors' common fund orders
Insight 16 Jul 2024

In a significant and potentially controversial decision, the Full Federal Court has found it has the power to make a 'Solicitors' Common Fund Order', with the effect that solicitors will be able to receive a share of a settlement or damages award in a Federal Court class action as payment for costs. ...

National Electricity and Gas rules update: June 2024
Insight 18 Jul 2024

In our latest update, we examine the progress of new and existing rule change requests to the AEMC across the month of June, as well as take a closer look at the AEMC's review into the arrangements for failed retailers' electricity and gas contracts. ...

Green shoots: digging into the ACCC's draft guidelines on sustainability collaborations
Insight 15 Jul 2024

Climate change has been described as a 'defining challenge' for humanity. In these circumstances, it is timely that the ACCC has released its draft guide on the interaction between sustainability collaborations and Australian competition law (the Draft Guide). ...

Allens advises Akaysha Energy on world's largest BESS financing
News 18 Jul 2024

The financing – the largest globally for a BESS – sees Akaysha Energy secure debt from a group of 11 domestic and foreign banks including ANZ, Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, BNP Paribas, Canadian ...

Allens advises on proposed Accolade Wines business combination
News 18 Jul 2024

The consortium - Australian Wine Holdco Limited (AWL) - comprises funds backed by Bain Capital Special Situations, ICG, Capital Four, Sona Asset Management and Samuel Terry Asset Management. 'We ...

Allens advises HMC Capital on first Energy Transition platform investment
News 11 Jul 2024

This transaction marks the first seed investment for HMC Capital's Energy Transition platform, which has ambitions to build a portfolio of up to 15GW in development assets across the energy value ...

Guide to addressing ESG impacts in generative AI deployment
Insight 11 Jul 2024

This guide outlines key ESG risks and impacts companies deploying AI should consider, the questions they should be asking, and what to do in response. ...

Allens advises Elanor Investors Group on joint venture and acquisition for world-class logistics complex
News 08 Jul 2024

The acquisition represents one of the largest industrial property transactions in Australia this year. The 19-hectare site, located in Mulgrave, Victoria, boasts strong potential for last mile ...

Allens advises Liontown on strategic partnership with LG Energy Solution
News 03 Jul 2024

The deal also includes the parties entering into a new downstream collaboration agreement to investigate the establishment of an IRA-compliant lithium refinery to process spodumene from Liontown's ...

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