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Key developments for APRA-regulated entities in managing climate risks
Insight 11 May 2021

Recently released guidance from the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) and two new barrister opinions re-emphasise the need for banks, superannuation trustees, insurers, and other organisations, to respond to, and appropriately manage, financial risks associated with climate change. ...

Allens advises on Australia's largest sustainability-linked loan
News 10 May 2021

The facility is the largest SLL announced in Australia to date, and sees the Fund become the first Australian REIT to apply a SLL framework to all its bank facilities. Under the SLL, sustainability ...

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 ...

Allens advises ACCIONA on 923MW MacIntyre Wind Farm partnership
News 19 Mar 2021

Allens has advised the energy division of ACCIONA on its agreement with Ark Energy Corporation, a new subsidiary of Korea Zinc Company, in relation to the 923MW MacIntyre Wind Farm development project in Queensland. ...

The end is more nigh: FCA announces official LIBOR cessation dates
Insight 12 Mar 2021

On 5 March the UK LIBOR regulator, the FCA, announced cessation dates for the vast majority of LIBOR settings. As expected, the key date will be end of this year (ie 31 December 2021) for most ...

PE Horizons 2021
Insight 02 Mar 2021

With strategic bidders and foreign government acquirers on the side lines, 2021 may be the busiest ever for PE dealmakers ...

The role of banking in the infrastructure-led recovery
Insight 09 Mar 2021

Banks have played, and will continue to play, a key role in not only supporting Australian individuals and businesses managing the effects of the pandemic, but also as a key capital provider in the investment of new infrastructure for a post-pandemic world. ...

Allens advises on $4.2bn WestConnex refinancing
News 23 Dec 2020

The $4.2 billion of new non-recourse debt comprises $3 billion of bank term debt facilities with tenors of three, five and seven years, and a $1.2 billion two-year bridge facility. The interest rat ...

Australian foreign investment national security reforms – moneylending exemption survives, substantially intact
Insight 14 Dec 2020

As part of the national security reforms the Government had proposed to revoke the moneylending exemption in the case of security over a 'national security business'. This would have required foreign lenders to apply to the Foreign Investment Review Board for approval or exemption before undertaking routine loan participations. ...

Design and Distribution Obligations
Insight 14 Dec 2020

Design and Distribution Obligations (DDO) regime is one of the biggest things for the financial services industry in 2020, affecting almost every part of the industry. ...

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