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Corporate culture an increasing legal and reputational risk - 7 May 2019
In a report released from Allens, corporate culture is identified as an increasing legal and reputational risk for companies.

Allens advises on refinancing of US$3.5bn Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal - 2 October 2018
Allens has advised a syndicate of 22 financiers on the refinancing of the US$2.5 billion senior project financing facilities for the US$3.5 billion Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal (WICET) project in Gladstone, Queensland.

Allens advises on Rio Tinto's US$3.2bn share buy-back - 24 September 2018
Allens has advised Rio Tinto on its disbursement of US$2.08 billion (AU$2.87 billion) of post-tax coal disposal proceeds to shareholders through a share buy-back program.

Allens advises on A$50m financing of WA mineral sands project - 14 May 2018
Allens has advised Image Resources on the A$50 million financing of its Boonanarring mineral sands project.

Allens advises Sydney Desalination Plant to achieve refinancing and greater funding diversification - 10 April 2018
Allens project financing team, led by Partner and Head of Project Finance Michael Ryan and Managing Associate Lisa Zhou, has advised Sydney Desalination Plant Pty Ltd and its related entities on the refinancing of its syndicated bank debt facilities.

Allens advises Rio Tinto on US$4.15bn Queensland coal sales - 6 April 2018
Allens has advised Rio Tinto on the recently announced series of divestments of its coal assets in Queensland for US$4.15 billion.

Allens advises Rio Tinto on US$2.69 billion Coal & Allied sale - 16 October 2017
Allens has advised longstanding client Rio Tinto on its US$2.69 billion sale of Coal & Allied Industries to Yancoal Australia.

Allens advises Evolution Mining on sale of Edna May gold mine - 22 September 2017
Allens has advised Evolution Mining Limited on the sale of its Edna May gold mine in Western Australia to a subsidiary of Ramelius Resources Limited for up to A$90 million.

Allens advises Newcrest on Hidden Valley sale - 27 October 2016
Allens has advised Newcrest Mining on the sale of its 50 per cent stake in the Hidden Valley joint venture to a wholly owned subsidiary of Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited.

Allens advises on Northern Star Resources $100M refinancing - 28 June 2016
Allens has advised the lenders on the establishment of a $100 million syndicated revolving debt facility for Northern Star Resources Limited, replacing Northern Star's previous undrawn senior facility.

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 advises Hillgrove on multi-source refinancing - 3 June 2015
Allens has advised Hillgrove Resources Limited on the refinancing of its debt, bonding and hedging facilities for the Kanmantoo copper mine operation, comprising a US$14 million Pre-Export Facility loan (plus a further US$6 million tranche subject to conditions), a deferral and extension of the existing price participation obligations under the offtake agreement, a A$20 million Performance Bond Facility and associated commodity hedging facilities.

Allens acts on Newcrest Mining block trade - 2 March 2015
Allens has acted for Newcrest Mining Limited on the company's selldown of its stake in Evolution Mining Limited.

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 Rio Tinto on hat-trick of mine sales - 31 October 2013
Allens has advised longstanding client Rio Tinto on the sale of its controlling interest in the Clermont Joint Venture to GS Coal Pty Ltd, which is jointly owned by Glencore Xstrata and Sumitomo Corporation.

Allens advises ASX and PNG listed mining company on capital raising - 10 October 2013
Allens has advised dual-listed mining company Indochine Mining Limited on its recent capital raising, which is expected to raise A$26.3 million.

Allens advises Rio Tinto on Blair Athol mine sale - 7 October 2013
Allens has advised Rio Tinto on its agreement to sell its interest in the Blair Athol mine, which is owned by the Blair Athol Coal Joint Venture (BACJV) and managed by Rio Tinto Coal Australia.

Allens advises Western Desert Resources on equity raising - 26 September 2013
Allens has advised iron ore producer Western Desert Resources Limited on an equity raising of up to $45 million.

Allens advises Rio Tinto on Northparkes sale - 31 July 2013
Allens has advised longstanding client Rio Tinto on its agreement to sell its 80 per cent interest in Northparkes to China Molybdenum Co., Ltd for US$820 million.

Leading international firms in Australia band together to provide best practice advice and solutions for clients - 16 May 2013
Several leading law firms, competitors in the fiercely competitive legal sector, have worked together in the interest of their clients to develop a best practice industry approach to drafting security documents following the commencement of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) (PPSA). This is a welcome example of how leading firms can drive the direction and development of the industry to the benefit of clients and market efficiency.

Allens advises EIG on major coal project financing - 19 April 2013
Allens has advised leading institutional investor EIG Global Energy Partners on the provision of a US$350 million senior secured debt facility to Coalspur (ASX: CPL, TSX: CPT). It will fund the majority of Stage 1 of the Vista Coal Project in Calgary, Canada.

Mining practice on top of the world - 21 March 2013
Allens' mining and minerals expertise has been recognised as world leading in the latest Chambers Global results.

Allens advises Alumina on strategic share placement - 15 February 2013
Allens has advised longstanding client Alumina Limited on a A$452 million placement of shares to Chinese state-owned CITIC Group at an issue price of A$1.235 a share.

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 acts for lenders on $130m debt funding - 14 December 2012
Allens has advised a syndicate of lenders on a matter that will see BC Iron subsidiary BC Iron Nullagine Pty Limited receive US$130 million in debt funding to enable it to increase to 75 per cent its stake in the Nullagine Iron Ore Project.

Allens acts on golden capital raising - 6 December 2012
Allens has advised leading Asia Pacific gold producer OceanaGold on a C$93.3 million equity capital raising.

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 helps Evolution Mining grow - 8 November 2012
Allens has advised Evolution Mining Limited on a $200 million unsecured corporate facility provided by Macquarie Bank and ANZ.

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 appoints Energy & Resources partner to alliance leadership role - 7 September 2012
International law firm Allens has appointed Partner Nic Tolé to lead the firm's Energy & Resources practice across Asia.

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.

Allens advises Macquarie on CQMS sale - 9 August 2012
Allens has advised Macquarie Capital on the sale of its majority stake in mining services company, CQMS Holdings Pty Ltd, to Quadrant Private Equity.

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 advises Hillgrove on capital raising - 16 July 2012
Allens has advised Hillgrove Resources on its latest equity raising, comprising an institutional placement to be followed by a share purchase plan.

Allens helps with heavy lifting in machinery deal - 13 July 2012
Allens has advised international trading house and mining company Mitsui & Co., Ltd. on its 49.9 per cent acquisition of National Plant & Equipment Pty Ltd.

Allens advises Western Desert on capital raising - 29 June 2012
Allens is acting for Western Desert Resources Limited, a diversified resources company that has identified advanced prospects in iron ore, gold and copper in the Northern Territory, on a capital raising announced on 26 June 2012 that seeks to raise funds of up to approximately A$102.5 million.

Allens assists GPT on retail shopping centre sales - 28 June 2012
Allens has advised one of Australia's largest diversified listed property groups, GPT Group (GPT), on the sale of half interests in two retail shopping centres for $551.2 million to the GPT Wholesale Shopping Centre Fund.

Allens advises Zijin on golden opportunity - 5 June 2012
Allens has advised Shanghai and Hong Kong listed public company Zijin Mining Group Co., Ltd on its cash takeover offer for ASX listed gold producer Norton Gold Fields Limited (Norton).

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 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 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.