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Allens advises on transformational $1.585bn oil & gas acquisition - 31 January 2018
Allens has advised a syndicate of domestic and offshore lenders on the financing of Beach Energy Limited's $1.585 billion acquisition of Origin Energy's ASX-listed conventional upstream oil and gas business, Lattice Energy Limited.

Allens advises on proposed acquisition of AWE - 21 December 2017
Allens is advising AWE Limited on its proposed acquisition by Mineral Resources Limited via a recommended scheme of arrangement, as well as its response to the takeover bid from China Energy Reserve and Chemical Group.

Allens advises Cue Exploration on North West Shelf exploration permits - 11 December 2017
Allens has advised Cue Energy Resources Ltd, through its 100 per cent owned subsidiary, Cue Exploration Pty Ltd, on agreements for Beach Energy Limited (Beach), subject to conditions and approvals, to acquire equity in North West Shelf exploration permits, which contain the giant Ironbark gas prospect.

Allens joins forces with KPMG to support energy and resources startups - 3 November 2016
Allens will give a legal leg-up to energy and natural resources startups in Perth and Brisbane as legal partners for KPMG's Energise 2.0 accelerator program.

Allens advises Cue Energy on Ironbark prospect farm-out and option - 17 October 2016
Allens has advised Cue Energy Resources Ltd, through its 100 per cent subsidiary, Cue Exploration Pty Ltd, on farm-out and option arrangements relating to two exploration permits with BP Developments Australia Pty Ltd.

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.

FIRB Approval for Royal Dutch Shell - 4 December 2015
Royal Dutch Shell Plc's A$98 billion takeover of BG Group Plc passed its final Australian regulatory hurdle and received approval from the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB).

Allens acts in ACCC merger clearance for Shell's A$98 billion (GBP 47 billion) takeover of BG - 19 November 2015
After a detailed merger review, on 19 November 2015, the ACCC unconditionally cleared Royal Dutch Shell Plc's A$98 billion takeover of BG Group Plc. This is one of the largest takeovers in corporate history and is the largest global energy deal in over a decade since the merger of Shell's Dutch and British arms in 2004.

Allens advises Nido Petroleum on acquisition of Galoc Production Company WLL - 15 December 2014
Allens is advising Nido Petroleum Limited on its acquisition of Galoc Production Company WLL (GPC) from Otto Energy Limited.

Allens advises on US$5 billion gas pipeline purchase - 12 December 2014
Allens has advised APA Group, Australia's largest natural gas infrastructure business, on its US$5 billion (approximately A$6.05 billion) purchase of the Queensland Curtis LNG (QCLNG) pipeline from the BG Group.

Allens acts on significant capital raising to fund PNG gas acquisition - 28 February 2014
Allens has acted for Papua New Guinea's largest oil and gas exploration and development company Oil Search in the funding of its acquisition of a share of the largest undeveloped gas resource in PNG.

Allens advises DUET on major pipeline partnership, underwritten placement and SPP - 20 January 2014
Allens has advised DUET Group and its 100 per cent owned subsidiary, DBP Development Group, on its joint venture with TEC Pilbara Pty Ltd, a 100 per cent owned subsidiary of Canada's TransAlta Corp.

Allens acts on Indonesia's first LNG import deal - 13 January 2014
In a deal that will see Indonesia import LNG from the international market for the first time, Allens and Widyawan & Partners have advised State-owned oil and gas company PT Pertamina (Persero) (Pertamina) on an LNG Sale and Purchase Agreement with Corpus Christi Liquefaction, LLC.

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 acts on top-shelf farm in agreements - 1 November 2013
Allens has advised JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration (Australia) Pty Ltd (JX Australia) on two farm in agreements entered into with Tap (Shelfal) Pty Ltd (Tap) in respect of petroleum exploration permits located offshore of Western Australia.

Allens and DUET partner for pipeline agreement, capital raising - 4 September 2013
Allens has advised long-standing client DUET Group, and its wholly-owned subsidiary DBP Development Group, on an agreement with Chevron Australia to build, own and operate the domestic gas pipeline for the Chevron-operated Wheatstone Project, and an associated $100 million capital raising.

Allens helps Vietnam refinery project take giant step forward - 6 June 2013
Vietnam's largest-ever project financing took a significant step forward yesterday, with the signing of loan facilities and related documents for a US$5 billion financing of the US$9 billion Nghi Son oil refinery in northern Vietnam.

Major refinery project to fuel Vietnam's growth - 13 February 2013
International law firm Allens has played a crucial role in the advancement of one of Asia's most important energy projects.

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 on Ichthys Project financing - 20 December 2012
Allens has advised the sponsors, led by INPEX Corporation and Total, on the record US$20 billion project financing for the US$34 billion Ichthys Project. Located in Darwin, the Ichthys Project is a world-class LNG project and one of the largest projects being undertaken in Australia.

Allens helps fuel Moroccan oil and gas farm out - 19 December 2012
Allens has advised Perth-based Tangiers Petroleum on a matter that saw the ASX-listed exploration company farm out a 50 per cent interest in eight exploration permits, located in offshore Morocco.

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.

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 assists Osaka Gas with new Crux JV arrangements - 7 August 2012
Allens has advised Osaka Gas Crux Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. on documentation for the establishment of the Crux AC/L9 Joint Venture between Osaka Gas Crux Pty Ltd, Shell Development (Australia) Pty Ltd and Nexus Energy WA Pty Ltd.

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 Caltex with major supply chain restructuring - 2 August 2012
Allens has advised Caltex on aspects of its recently announced restructuring of its petroleum products supply chain in the Asia region.

Allens helps fuel Caltex notes offer - 1 August 2012
Allens has advised Caltex on the banking and corporate aspects of its offer for Caltex subordinated notes.

Allens appoints oil and gas partner to Perth office - 23 July 2012
Allens has appointed Tracey Greenaway as a partner in the firm's oil and gas practice in Perth.

Allens advises INPEX on Ichthys Project sell-downs - 5 July 2012
Allens has advised international oil and gas exploration and production company INPEX Corporation on the sale of part of its interest in the up- and downstream arms of the Ichthys Project and associated exploration interests, to Osaka Gas, Toho Gas and Tokyo Gas. The sell-downs were completed on 26 June.

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.