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Allens advises NAIF on landmark pumped hydro project
News 16 Apr 2021

Allens has advised Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) on the financing of Genex Power Ltd's Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro project, Australia's first pumped hydro plant in 37 years and the first in the world to use abandoned gold mine pits. ...

Another decision on adverse costs orders in employment class actions: should you expect a 'chilling effect' on employment class action risk?
Insight 15 Apr 2021

Duck v Airservices Australia (No 3) is the latest in a series of cases that have grappled with the intersection of employment class actions, litigation funders and the traditionally 'no costs' jurisdiction of the Fair Work Act. We examine the decision and its potential impacts on employment class action risk. ...

National Electricity and Gas rules update: March 2021
Insight 15 Apr 2021

In our latest update, we examine the progress of new and existing rule change requests to the AEMC across the month of March, as well as take a closer look at the AER's first steps in developing the Wholesale Demand Response Participation Guidelines. ...

Less than one year before the new foreign financial services providers regime begins
Insight 14 Apr 2021

The key changes to the existing foreign financial services regime are the repeal of 'Sufficient Equivalence Relief' and 'Limited Connection Relief'. It's time for FFSPs to think about what your options are and what actions need to be taken to be ready for the new regime. ...

What does the new Decommissioning Bill mean for you?
Insight 12 Apr 2021

The Australian Government has released an exposure draft of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Titles Administration and Other Measures) Bill 2021. In particular, the Bill proposes that the Titles Administrator will have approval rights in relation to changes of control of titleholders (defined by reference to a 20% rather than 50% ownership benchmark), introduces trailing liability for prior titleholders in respect of decommissioning, and enhances the assessment criteria for entities applying to operate, or increase their activities, in offshore oil and gas. ...

Allens advises on US$2.5 billion LNG infrastructure investment
News 07 Apr 2021

The deal sees GIP acquire an effective 26.25 per cent interest in the common facilities, which include LNG storage tanks, jetties and operations infrastructure servicing Queensland Curtis LNG's ...

Proposed Design and Place SEPP – creating further complexity in our planning system?
Insight 06 Apr 2021

The Explanation of Intended Effect for the proposed Design and Place SEPP, presently on public exhibition, signals major change to the assessment requirements for all development in NSW. Improving design outcomes in the built environment is important, but will the proposed SEPP be the right vehicle to achieve this objective, or will it add another layer to an already complex planning system? ...

Vietnam merger control guide
Insight 01 Apr 2021

Vietnam's new merger control regime took effect from 15 May 202. The new regime substantially expands the scope of transactions subject to the merger filing requirement and thereby captures more M&A transactions in Vietnam offshore.  ...

Class action risk in 2021
Insight 30 Mar 2021

Australia’s class action landscape remains dynamic and complex. 2020 was characterised by an increase in filings, continuing uncertainty around the impact of COVID-19, and a consistently high level of consumer claims. ...

Allens advises Investec on sale of $1.1bn loan portfolio
News 30 Mar 2021

The portfolio comprises leveraged finance, corporate and fund finance loans to corporates and funds across business services, entertainment, retail, childcare, healthcare, mining services and ...

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