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Allens advises on innovative financing for Melbourne roads upgrade - 21 December 2017
Allens has advised the Netflow consortium on an innovative financing arrangement for its A$1.8 billion Western Roads Upgrade public-private partnership.

Melbourne Metro and Endeavour Energy win PFI awards - 20 December 2017
Allens' market-leading project finance team has been recognised in two categories in the Project Finance International (PFI) Awards, including Infra Deal of the Year for its role on the Melbourne Metro infrastructure project and M&A Deal of the Year for its role on Endeavour Energy.

Allens advises on $11 billion Metro Tunnel - 19 December 2017
Allens has advised the financiers to the Cross Yarra Partnership on the successful close of the Metro Tunnel Package and related packages of the $11 billion Melbourne Metro Project.

Allens advises Endeavour Energy on $350M bond issue - 13 December 2017
Allens has capped off a busy year in debt capital markets by advising Endeavour Energy on a $350 million Australian medium term note program (AMTN).

Allens advises Netflow consortium on $1.8bn Melbourne roads PPP - 14 November 2017
Allens has advised the Netflow consortium on its preferred respondent nomination for the $1.8 billion Western Roads Upgrade project.

Allens advises Ford on development centre to drive innovation - 27 September 2017
Allens has advised Ford on a series of transactions which will see the company's facilities reconfigured to position Ford as the automaker with the most comprehensive capability to design and engineer vehicles in Australia.

Allens helps deliver a healthy hospital outcome - 11 September 2017
Allens has advised the Plenary Health consortium on the expansion of the existing Casey Hospital through a series of transactions that closed late last week.

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 Tilt Renewables on the development of Salt Creek Wind Farm - 30 June 2017
Allens has advised Tilt Renewables on the development of the 55 megawatt Salt Creek Wind Farm near Woorndoo, around 250 kilometres west of Melbourne.

Allens advises Acciona Energy on the development of Mt Gellibrand - 27 June 2017
Allens has advised Acciona Energy on the development of the 132 megawatt Mt Gellibrand Wind Farm, located 25 kilometres east of Colac, Victoria.

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 ACCIONA on Geotech acquisition - 23 March 2017
Allens has advised ACCIONA on its acquisition of Australian engineering and construction group Geotech.

Allens advises on NZ cornerstone road infrastructure - 3 November 2016
Allens has advised Acciona Concesiones S.L and Higgins Contractors Limited on their successful bid to provide Asset Management and Maintenance for the PÅ«hoi to Warkworth Roading PPP as part of the Northern Express Group (NX2).

Allens advises Plenary on market-leading infrastructure bond deal - 25 October 2016
Allens has advised a Plenary-led consortium on the successful $1 billion refinancing of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC).

Allens advises consortium on $9.05bn acquisition of Asciano - 31 August 2016
Allens is pleased to have advised a consortium consisting of Global Infrastructure Management, LLC (GIP), Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), CIC Capital Corporation (CIC Capital), GIC Private Limited (GIC) and British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (bcIMC) on the acquisition of Asciano Limited for cash consideration of $9.05 billion by way of scheme of arrangement.

Allens advises Public Transport Victoria on myki re-tendering - 14 July 2016
In one of the largest and most complex government tender processes in Australia, Allens has advised Public Transport Victoria on the competitive tender for the operation of the myki ticketing system.

Allens advises Ferrovial on Broadspectrum takeover - 4 July 2016
Allens has advised Ferrovial Servicios S.A. on its successful takeover bid for Broadspectrum Limited (through its subsidiary Ferrovial Services Australia Pty Limited).

Allens appoints five new partners - 4 July 2016
Allens is pleased to announce the appointment of five new partners: Chris Blane, Benjamin Downie, Linda Govenlock, Chung Le and Scott McCoy.

Allens advises Canberra Metro Consortium - 24 May 2016
Allens has advised the financiers to the Canberra Metro Consortium on the funding of the Canberra Metro's Gungahlin to Civic light rail project.

Allens wins at Australasian Law Awards - 20 May 2016
Allens enjoyed success at last night's Australian Law Awards, sweeping up awards for the firm's work on major Energy, Infrastructure and M&A deals - our work with the NSW Treasury on the 99-year lease of TransGrid and Westconnex Stage 2.

Allens advises on $1.176b Forrestfield-Airport Link Project - 6 May 2016
Allens, in partnership with the State Solicitor's Office, has advised the Public Transport Authority (PTA) of Western Australia on the $1.176 billion Forrestfield-Airport Link Project.

Allens advises on first-of-kind Gold Coast Light Rail expansion - 3 May 2016
In a first for the Australian market, Allens has advised GoldLinQ Pty Ltd on a series of transactions connected with the delivery of Stage 2 of the Gold Coast Light Rail.

Allens advises Rio Tinto on historic Channar Joint Venture - 29 April 2016
Allens has acted for Rio Tinto on its arrangement with Sinosteel Corporation to extend the historic Channar Joint Venture, one of the longest running and most successful examples of Chinese foreign investment in Australia.

Allens acts on AirportlinkM7 - 8 April 2016
Allens has advised the lender-appointed Receivers and Managers of BrisConnections on the sale of the AirportlinkM7 tollroad for A$1.87 billion to the Transurban Queensland consortium.

Allens advises DUET Investment Holdings Limited on acquisition of additional interest in Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline - 7 April 2016
Allens has advised DUET Investment holdings Limited on its $205 million acquisition of an additional interest in the Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline (DBP), one of Western Australia's most important pieces of energy infrastructure.

Allens advises G4S on Port Phillip Prison extension - 18 January 2016
Allens has advised G4S Correctional Services (Australia) Pty Ltd on the renegotiation and extension of its operating contract at the Port Phillip Prison.

Allens helps pave way on Australia's largest urban road project - 25 November 2015
Allens has advised the Federal Government on a $2 billion concessional loan for the second stage of Australia's largest urban road project, WestConnex.

Take off: Allens advises Sydney Airport on $535m T3 transaction - 25 September 2015
Allens has advised Sydney Airport on its new agreement with Qantas covering the airport's Terminal 3.

Allens advises WestConnex Delivery Authority on $2.7 billion contract - 15 June 2015
Allens has advised the WestConnex Delivery Authority on the awarding of the $2.7 billion design and construction contract for the M4 East Motorway to Leighton Contractors, Samsung and John Holland.

Allens advises The GEO Group on Fulham Prison extension - 29 April 2015
Allens has advised The GEO Group on the renegotiation and extension of its operating contract at the Fulham Correctional Centre.

IPA awards - Allens wins for role in landmark prison project - 26 March 2015
A landmark prison project - with a unique Public Private Partnership model and a world leading investment into prisoner rehabilitation - was recognised last night at the Infrastructure Partnerships Australia National Awards, with law firm Allens winning a key award for its role in the project.

Allens acts on $2.9 billion NorthConnex road project - 5 February 2015
Allens has acted for Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) on its role in the consortium to fund the construction of, and then own, the NorthConnex project in Sydney.

Allens tops global infrastructure project finance tables - 23 January 2015
Allens has topped the global table as the leading legal adviser for infrastructure project finance deals in 2014.

Allens advises CCCI on John Holland acquisition - 18 December 2014
Allens is advising CCCC International Holdings on its proposed acquisition of one of Australia's leading engineering and contracting services providers, John Holland, from Leighton Holdings.

Allens advises on first construction contract for WestConnex project - 9 December 2014
Allens has advised WestConnex Delivery Authority on the first construction contract for the WestConnex road project, being the widening of Sydney's M4 motorway.

Allens appoints infrastructure partner in Queensland - 16 October 2014
Allens has appointed infrastructure specialist Nicholas Ng as a partner in the firm's Brisbane office.

Allens advises financiers for North West Rail Link operations contract - 23 September 2014
Allens has advised a consortium of financiers to the successful consortium which will operate Sydney's North West Rail Link - Australia's biggest public transport project.

Allens advises consortium on successful bid to build Victorian prison - 16 September 2014
International law firm Allens has advised the successful consortium chosen to build Victoria's new men's prison.

Allens acts on string of bond deals for infrastructure companies - 15 April 2014
Allens has acted on the latest example of a single asset infrastructure company entering the domestic debt capital markets.

Allens advises winning bidder on rollingstock PPP project - 30 January 2014
Allens has advised the Bombardier-led consortium, comprising Bombardier Transportation Australia, John Laing, ITOCHU Corporation and Uberior, on its winning tender for the Queensland New Generation Rollingstock PPP Project.

School's out, but Plenary Schools is in for education PPP - 17 January 2014
Allens has advised the Plenary Schools consortium on its winning tender for the Queensland Schools Project.

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.

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 advises receivers KordaMentha on CLEM7 Tunnel sale - 27 September 2013
Allens has advised receiver KordaMentha on an agreement that will see Queensland Motorways acquire Brisbane's CLEM7 Tunnel for $618 million.

Allens acts on refinancing of Sydney's desalination plant - 10 September 2013
Allens has advised Sydney Desalination Plant Pty Ltd (SDP), and its related entities, on the refinancing of its syndicated debt facilities.

Allens advises Sydney Airport on full ownership move - 14 August 2013
Allens has advised ASX-listed Sydney Airport on a series of acquisitions, and a related capital raising, to enable it to move to full ownership of Sydney Airport.

Allens acts on Lane Cove Tunnel refinancing - 20 June 2013
Allens has advised a consortium of three local and international banks on the refinancing of the Lane Cove Tunnel (LCT) motorway in New South Wales.

Allens and Linklaters advise on groundbreaking power asset transactions - 17 May 2013
Allens and Linklaters have jointly advised State Grid International Development Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Chinese State-owned enterprise State Grid Corporation of China, on two of Australia's largest power asset transactions.

Allens advises QIC on winning Moomba to Adelaide pipeline bid - 22 April 2013
Allens has advised Australia's third-largest institutional investment manager, QIC Private Capital Pty Ltd, on its successful bid to acquire one of Australia's oldest and longest pipelines.

Allens engineers Norfolk Group Scheme Implementation Deed - 18 April 2013
Allens has advised engineering services provider Norfolk Group Limited in relation to its entry into a Scheme Implementation Deed (SID) with ASX-listed integrated engineering company RCR Tomlinson Limited.

Allens advises Lend Lease on aged care sale - 3 April 2013
Allens has advised construction and development firm Lend Lease Group on the sale of its aged care business for A$270 million to Australian Aged Care Partners, which is controlled by funds managed or advised by Archer Capital.

Allens helps Holcim cement deals - 15 March 2013
Allens has advised leading cement and aggregates supplier Holcim Indonesia on its decision to almost double the capacity of the cement production facilities it has under construction at Tuban, Indonesia.

Allens acts in major infrastructure refinancing - 8 March 2013
International law firm Allens has acted as corporate counsel for Frequency Infrastructure Communications Assets Limited (Frequency Infrastructure) and its related companies in the £3.6 billion investment grade and high yield refinancing conducted by Arqiva.

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.

Allens tops project finance tables - 16 January 2013
International law firm Allens has topped the Dealogic project finance tables for the Asia-Pacific region in 2012 and ranked third globally.

Allens and Linklaters advise State Grid on ElectraNet acquisition - 19 December 2012
Allens and Linklaters have advised a wholly-owned subsidiary of major electricity grid operator, State Grid Corporation of China, on its acquisition of a 41.11 per cent interest in South Australian electricity transmission business, ElectraNet Pty Limited, from the Queensland Government-owned Powerlink.

Allens assists Honeywell to lock in prison PPP project - 18 December 2012
Allens has advised global technologies inventor and manufacturer Honeywell Limited on its successful bid, as part of a consortium, for the Eastern Goldfields Regional Prison Redevelopment Project.

Allens helps land two major airport refinancings - 6 December 2012
Allens has acted on two major domestic airport refinancings - Sydney Airport and Hobart Airport.

Allens and the DUET Group pair-up for internalisation matter - 4 December 2012
Allens has advised long-standing client, the DUET Group, on a matter that will see the ASX-listed energy utility assets owner internalise its management arrangements.

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 advises financiers of Australia Pacific LNG Project - 21 November 2012
Allens has acted as Australian counsel to a syndicate of 17 local and international lenders on the provision of US$8.5 billion of project financing for the Australia Pacific LNG Project.

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.

Allens advises Rio Tinto on major Chinese power export deal - 7 November 2012
Allens has advised long-standing client Rio Tinto on its deal with China to provide power to the Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mine in Mongolia.

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.

Allens advises DEXUS Property Group on two major transactions - 23 August 2012
Allens has advised DEXUS Property Group, one of Australia's largest diversified property groups with $13 billion of assets under management, on two major transactions.

Australia leads the world on project finance - 9 August 2012
The Australian project finance boom continues, with the nation topping India to record the highest deal volume in the world in the first half of 2012, with a total of more than US$30 billion worth of project loans.

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 assists St John of God on Midland Health Campus - 23 July 2012
Allens has advised Perth-based non-profit Catholic health care organisation St John of God Health Care on all aspects of the Midland Health Campus.

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 appoints third Queensland-based partner in 12 months - 4 June 2012
Allens' market-leading Queensland practice has been further boosted, with highly regarded resources infrastructure and competition lawyer Joanne Daniels joining the partnership.

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 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.

Allens helps Qantas get Jetstar Pacific deal off the ground - 24 February 2012
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised Qantas Group on its new partnership with Vietnam Airlines to strengthen Vietnam's first value-based carrier, Jetstar Pacific.

Allens tops tables amid Aussie project finance boom - 13 January 2012
The Australian project finance market is geared for a positive 2012 after recording a 90 per cent increase in deal volume, to more than US$36.8 billion, in 2011.