Banks & Financial Institutions

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Unravelled is a series of publications which aim to navigate some of the complexity and promote discussion and debate around financial services regulation.

Read the latest edition.

Since 2008, the global banking and financial services industry has faced significant turmoil and while Asia’s recovery has been faster than expected, regulatory reforms, and the trend towards greater global harmonisation, have presented new challenges.

Allens has one of the largest and most dynamic groups of banking and financial services experts. We are one of the few firms to feature on every major legal panel in the Australian finance market and we advise some of the world’s leading financial institutions and investment banks. The group specialises in high-value, sophisticated transactions, as well as complex legislative and industry issues.

We advise world-leading institutional and investment banks including Australia’s four major banks as well as Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Macquarie Group, Rabobank and SMBC. We also have strong relationships with global, international and Asian regional banks.

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Case studies

Case study: Origin Energy corporate refinancing

The deal: The $7.4 billion corporate refinancing of Origin Energy.
Phases of project: Banking and finance.
The significance: The deal, completed in less than three weeks, is one of the largest individual corporate refinancings to have occurred in the Australian market.
Benefits: The refinancing and revised terms provide Origin Energy with financing flexibility for the future.