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Protection of cultural heritage and FPIC
Insight 11 Nov 2021

As part of the increasing focus on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) in Australia and overseas, there is a spotlight on the principle of 'free, prior and informed consent' (FPIC) in the context of Indigenous engagement and protection of cultural heritage. ...

Allens advises Penfold Motor Group on $104 million acquisition by Peter Warren Automotive
News 09 Nov 2021

The $104 million deal is expected to be completed in early December. It will mark Peter Warren's entry into the Victorian market, increasing its number of locations to 82 across New South Wales, ...

National Electricity and Gas rules update: October 2021
Insight 09 Nov 2021

In our latest update, we examine the progress of new and existing rule change requests to the AEMC across the month of October, as well as take a closer look at the AEMC's consultation paper on including distribution connected facilities in the Victorian Declared Wholesale Gas Market. ...

CDPP discontinues criminal proceedings against ANZ and Rick Moscati; and other developments
Insight 09 Nov 2021

No criminal proceedings against ANZ and Rick Moscati; ACCC authorises Commercial Radio Australia to collectively negotiate with Google and Facebook; Agrison ordered to pay penalty; Federal Court restrains Virtus Health in acquisition of Adora Fertility; ...

IP strategies to capitalise on hydrogen projects
Insight 09 Nov 2021

Hydrogen is swiftly gaining traction as an attractive proposition in the renewable energy sector due to advancements in technology. That said, investment in hydrogen technology and projects requires strategic management of intellectual property (IP) risks and opportunities. Putting in place good IP governance at the outset will help avoid project setbacks and build a strong platform for future investment and innovation. ...

Privacy Act reforms: a new Online Privacy Code
Insight 08 Nov 2021

In late October, the Attorney-General's Department released a long-awaited Exposure Draft of the Privacy Legislation Amendment (Enhancing Online Privacy and Other Measures) Bill (Online Privacy Bill) to amend the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act). ...

Allens advises AusNet on proposed $10.2 billion acquisition by Brookfield
News 08 Nov 2021

AusNet owns and operates the primary Victorian electricity transmission network, an electricity distribution network and a gas distribution network. The proposed transaction was announced on 1 ...

Carbon Capture and Storage: a new opportunity to earn carbon credits
Insight 08 Nov 2021

The Federal Government recently announced a scheme under which Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) projects can generate tradeable Australian carbon credit units (ACCUs). ...

Allens advises rhipe on acquisition by Crayon
News 04 Nov 2021

Corporate Partners Tom Story and Charles Ashton led the Allens team on the acquisition. 'We have enjoyed working closely with rhipe's board, senior management team and its financial adviser Jefferi ...

ACCC seeks major reforms in digital advertising industry with release of Ad Tech Inquiry Final Report
Insight 04 Nov 2021

The ACCC recently published the Final Report of its 18-month Digital Advertising Services Inquiry (Ad Tech Inquiry). The Final Report examines the status of competition and innovation in the ad tech supply chain and its impact on publishers, advertisers and consumers. ...

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