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Allens advises on Victoria's first renewable energy auction - 13 September 2018
Allens has advised the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning on the state's first renewable energy auction, which will deliver more than 900 megawatts of new clean energy.

Allens acts on first NAIF financing - 12 June 2018
Allens has acted for Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility on its first financing, the $16.8 million financing of the Onslow Marine Support Base in Western Australia.

Allens advises Development Victoria on sale of Fibre to the Home network - 22 December 2017
Allens has advised Development Victoria on the sale of its Fibre to the Home network to RedTrain Networks Pty Ltd.

Allens advises beverage consortium on NSW container deposit scheme - 1 August 2017
Allens has advised Exchange for Change, a consortium of five leading beverage companies, on its successful bid for the role of scheme coordinator in the New South Wales Government's container deposit scheme, Return and Earn.

Allens advises on successful $2.6bn bid for NSW LPI concession - 28 April 2017
Allens has advised Australian Registry Investments (ARI) - a consortium led by Hastings Funds Management and First State Super - on its successful $2.6 billion bid to operate a 35-year concession of the land titling and registry operations of New South Wales Land and Property Information.

Allens advises NSW Treasury on $16.2bn Ausgrid transaction - 26 October 2016
Allens has advised the NSW Government on the partial lease of distribution network Ausgrid to an all-Australian consortium.

Allens acts on landmark municipal note program - 13 November 2014
Allens has acted for the Municipal Association of Victoria in connection with the establishment of Australia's first municipal note program, the Local Government Funding Vehicle.

Allens appointed to advise NSW Government on Electricity Network Transactions - 30 July 2014
Allens has been appointed as the lead legal adviser to the New South Wales Government on the proposed divestment of its electricity network assets by way of 49 per cent long-term leases.

Allens on board for Sydney Trains outdoor advertising deals - 9 January 2014
Allens has advised Sydney Trains on a series of deals, worth $100 million over five years, to grant the rights to sell and install advertisements throughout train stations and on train carriages throughout Sydney.

Allens acts on a string of capital markets transactions - 2 December 2013
Allens has advised the New Zealand Government on the sale of a 20 per cent stake in Air New Zealand for NZ$365 million (A$324 million), in one of a flurry of capital markets deals involving the Allens team.

New anti-bullying jurisdiction welcomed, but refinement needed - 25 November 2013
Allens Partner Simon Dewberry has welcomed the arrival of the Federal Government's new anti-bullying jurisdiction, but warns that the new regime will need to be complemented with appropriate checks and balances.

Allens rolls out advice for Government Wireless Network - 18 September 2013
Allens has advised the Queensland Government's Projects Queensland on the procurement of the State's $457 million Government Wireless Network (GWN) project.

Allens acts on sale of prime Brisbane CBD building - 2 April 2013
Allens has advised Grosvenor Australia on its sale of a 50 per cent interest in 400 George Street, Brisbane, to the Motor Accident Commission of South Australia (MAC) for more than $195 million.

Privacy reforms leading issue for Australian corporate counsel in 2013 - 12 February 2013
About one third of in-house counsel have named privacy reform as the major issue facing companies in 2013, according to a poll by law firm Allens.

New report examines international use of renminbi and economic role of Chinese outbound M&A - 23 November 2012
The internationalisation of China's currency and continuing outbound investment will have a significant impact on Australia's banking and financial services, mining and technology sectors, according to leading partners from international law firm Allens.

Allens gets green light on Gateway WA Project agreement - 19 November 2012
Allens has advised longstanding client Main Roads Western Australia on its program alliance agreement for the billion-dollar Gateway WA Perth Airport and Freight Access Project.

Allens on call for Emergency Alerting System PPP project - 8 November 2012
In a first of its kind transaction for Australia, Allens has advised AMP Capital on the hand-back of the Emergency Alerting System PPP Project to the Victorian State Government.

Australia's future in the Asian century: our perspective - 2 November 2012
Allens has been working with clients across the Asia region for more than 30 years and, through its alliance with Linklaters, is the only Australian firm with representation in the five countries discussed in the Australian Government's Australia in the Asian Century White Paper: China, Indonesia, India, Japan and South Korea.

Allens locks in NZ's first major PPP - 13 September 2012
Allens has advised the financiers to the SecureFuture consortium on the Wiri Men's Prison Project, which is New Zealand's first major PPP.

AGMs need to be reformed: survey - 7 August 2012
Almost three quarters of listed companies believe that annual general meetings are in need of significant reform, according to a survey by law firm Allens.

Allens and Interlink Roads drive M5 West Widening Project - 26 June 2012
Allens has advised Interlink Roads Pty Ltd, the concessionaire of the M5 South West Motorway, on all aspects of the M5 West Widening Project.

Allens and First Solar power Solar Flagships deal - 13 June 2012
Allens has advised Nasdaq-listed solar module manufacturer First Solar in relation to its role as part of AGL Energy Limited's successful tender for the Federal Government's Solar Flagships Program.

Allens acts on Sydney Desalination Plant privatisation - 15 May 2012
Allens has advised a consortium including the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board, Hastings Managed Infrastructure Funds Utilities Trust of Australia and The Infrastructure Fund (together, the Consortium) on a binding offer to refinance the Sydney Desalination Plant for $2.3 billion

Allens advises NSW Government on data centre deal - 9 May 2012
Allens has advised the NSW Government Department of Finance and Services on all aspects of the development of two new data centres for Western Sydney and the Illawarra region.

Allens and Linklaters form integrated alliance - 23 April 2012
Allens Arthur Robinson and Linklaters are pleased to announce the formation of a new integrated alliance that will result in the two firms working together closely for the benefit of clients around the world.