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Allens advises Sumitomo Australia on Infinite Energy acquisition - 25 January 2019
Allens has advised Sumitomo Australia Pty Ltd (Sumitomo) on its acquisition of Infinite Energy, a Western Australian rooftop solar business.

Allens advises Octopus Investments on first Australian transaction - 15 January 2019
Allens has advised British fund manager Octopus Investments (Octopus) on its first Australian, and largest global, renewable energy investment.

Allens excels in project finance awards - 9 January 2019
Two deals on which Allens advised have been recognised in the 2018 PFI Awards, taking out Clean Energy Deal of the Year and Infra Deal of the Year in the Asia-Pacific.

Allens advises Sydney Airport on corporate PPA - 7 January 2019
Allens has advised Sydney Airport on its eight-year power purchase agreement with CWP Renewables and Origin Energy.

Allens advises Westbourne Capital on wind and battery power financing - 14 December 2018
Allens has advised Westbourne Capital to achieve financial close in relation to the construction and development of the Lincoln Gap Wind Farm near Port Augusta, South Australia.

Allens-chaired energy efficiency review releases draft report - 14 November 2018
An Australian Government review led by Allens Partner and Head of Innovation Anna Collyer has released its draft report on Australia's appliance energy efficiency legislation.

Allens advises on Australia's first waste-to-energy facility - 18 October 2018
Allens has advised on the financing of Australia's first commercial-scale waste-to-energy facility in Kwinana, Western Australia, which has reached financial close.

Allens advises X-Elio on solar farm planning approval - 17 October 2018
Allens has advised leading global solar farm developer X-Elio Australia on its successful application to develop the utility-scale Congupna solar farm near Shepparton, Victoria.

Allens advises on PPA for multiple Sydney councils - 9 October 2018
Allens has advised the Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils on its long term power purchase agreement with Origin Energy.

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 advises Zenith Energy on Note issue - 4 September 2018
Allens has acted for the Zenith Energy group on its $40 million Subordinated Amortising Fixed Rate Note issue with lead arranger, FIIG Securities Limited.

Allens advises on sale of Beryl Solar Farm - 31 July 2018
Allens has advised First Solar on the sale of its 87-megawatt Beryl solar project in western NSW to New Energy Solar (NEW). Allens also acted for First Solar earlier this year on the project financing of the Beryl development.

Allens advises Joint Lead Managers on one of Australia's largest IPOs - 31 July 2018
Allens has advised Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank as Joint Global Coordinators and Joint Lead Managers and UBS as a Joint Lead Manager on the IPO of Viva Energy Group Limited, Australia's largest IPO over the last four years.

Allens advises First Solar on Manildra Solar Farm sale - 28 June 2018
Allens has advised First Solar on its agreement to sell the Manildra Solar Farm to New Energy Solar.

Allens advises Goldwind on Australia's largest wind farm - 27 June 2018
Allens has advised Goldwind on the development and financing of the Stockyard Hill Wind Farm project, which commenced construction this month.

Allens advises Orora on another corporate PPA - 22 June 2018
Allens has acted for Orora Limited on an innovative long term power purchase agreement (PPA) in relation to the 228MW Lal Lal wind farm project in Victoria.

Allens advises Queensland Government on major solar project - 17 May 2018
Allens has advised the Queensland Government on the lease of up to 1250 hectares of underutilised state-owned land for one of Australia's largest solar developments.

Allens advises Powerchina Resources Ltd on Cattle Hill Wind Farm investment - 13 April 2018
Allens has advised Powerchina Resources Ltd (PCR) on its purchase of an 80 per cent stake in Goldwind's Cattle Hill Wind Farm development project.

Allens advises Orora on corporate PPA - 19 February 2018
Allens has acted for Orora Limited on its long term power purchase agreement (PPA) with global renewable energy provider, Pacific Hydro.

Allens advises AGL on sale of metering subsidiary - 7 November 2017
Allens has advised AGL Energy Limited on the sale of its digital metering subsidiary, Active Stream Pty Ltd, to Ausgrid.

Allens advises on Kennedy Energy Park Project - 18 October 2017
Allens has advised the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) in connection with the provision of grant funding to Kennedy Energy Park Phase I, an innovative wind, solar and battery hybrid power station in North Queensland.

Allens advises on Coopers Gap wind farm sale to PARF - 17 August 2017
Allens has acted for AGL Energy Limited (AGL) on the sale of the 453MW Coopers Gap wind farm project to the Powering Australian Renewables Fund (PARF), and for the PARF investors in relation to the project financing of the wind farm.

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 Pacific Hydro on global funding platform - 22 May 2017
Allens has advised Pacific Hydro on the implementation of a new A$670 million global funding platform to provide financing across a portfolio of renewable energy assets throughout Australia and Chile.

Allens advises DUET Group on $7.4 billion stapled securities sale - 17 May 2017
Allens has advised energy utility and infrastructure operator DUET Group (DUET) on the acquisition by a consortium led by Cheung Kong Infrastructure of 100 per cent of DUET's stapled securities for $7.4 billion.

Allens advises on successful bid for Stockyard Hill Wind Farm - 10 May 2017
Allens has advised Goldwind on its successful $110 million bid to purchase the Stockyard Hill Wind Farm Project in Victoria, following a competitive tender process run by Origin Energy.

Allens advises ARENA on large-scale solar program projects - 10 May 2017
Allens' financing team has advised the Australian Renewable Energy Agency in connection with the funding of three solar farms with combined project costs of $274 million.

Allens advises financiers on Manildra Solar Farm Project - 29 March 2017
Allens has advised two global financiers with respect to the provision of senior debt facilities to First Solar in connection with the development of the Manildra Solar Farm.

Allens advises on landmark solar farm portfolio financing - 15 March 2017
Allens renewables financing team, led by Partner and Head of Project Finance, Michael Ryan and Senior Associate Lisa Zhou, have advised Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Clean Energy Finance Corporation and Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale on the A$230 million debt facility for a portfolio of large-scale solar farm projects.

Allens assists AGL with sale of Silverton wind farm - 20 January 2017
Allens has acted on the sale and project financing of AGL Energy Limited's (AGL) 200-megawatt wind farm venture in western NSW - Silverton - into the Powering Australian Renewables Fund (PARF).

Allens advises DUET Group on $7.3 billion takeover proposal - 16 January 2017
Allens has advised energy utility and infrastructure operator DUET Group (DUET) in relation to a consortium proposal led by Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited to acquire 100 per cent of DUET's outstanding stapled securities for $7.3 billion.

Allens advises on second stage of renewables fund - 14 November 2016
Allens has assisted AGL Energy Limited with the second stage of its Powering Australian Renewables Fund, an innovative financing initiative designed to unlock investment in the development of large scale renewable energy infrastructure.

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 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 assists AGL establish first renewable future fund - 27 July 2016
Allens has worked with leading integrated energy company, AGL Energy Limited (AGL), to help establish Australia's first unlisted A$1 billion renewable energy fund - called the Powering Australian Renewables Fund (PARF).

TransGrid lease completes - 21 December 2015
firm Allens has worked with NSW Treasury and its other advisers to bring to completion the $10.258 billion 99-year lease of TransGrid to consortium, NSW Electricity Networks.

Allens advises on Macarthur Wind Farm sale - 7 September 2015
Allens has advised Australian integrated energy company AGL Energy Limited on the sale of its 50 per cent participating interest in the Macarthur Wind Farm in south-west Victoria.

Allens advises DUET Group on proposed $1.4 billion energy acquisition and $1.67 billion capital raising - 20 July 2015
International law firm Allens has advised energy utility assets operator DUET Group on its proposed $1.4 billion acquisition of Energy Developments Limited and $1.67 billion equity raising to fund the proposed acquisition.

Allens advises on groundbreaking renewable energy funding deal - 20 March 2015
Law firm Allens has advised Infrastructure Capital Group on the successful A$205 million issue in the US Private Placement market by Hallett Hill No.2 Wind Farm.

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 rides new wave of investment for energy developer - 28 March 2014
Allens, in conjunction with Bellanhouse Legal, has acted for Australian wave energy technology developer Carnegie Wave Energy Limited in the company's signing of a $20 million loan facility with the Clean Energy Finance Corporation.

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 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 acts on $7.4 billion corporate refinancing - 22 August 2013
Allens advised Origin Energy on one of Australia's largest ever corporate refinancings.

Allens acts on flagship deal - 2 August 2013
Allens has advised technology provider and contractor First Solar and an AGL/First Solar consortium on their roles in the development of two utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) projects.

Macarthur wind farm sold, overseas investment flows - 1 July 2013
International investment into the Australian renewable energy sector continues to power ahead, following the entry of a new player into the sector.

Allens advises Transpower on sale of d-cyphaTrade (ASX Energy) - 6 June 2013
Allens has advised New Zealand's national electricity grid owner and maintenance provider, Transpower New Zealand Limited, on its sale of d-cyphaTrade Limited to ASX Limited for A$55 million. d-cyphaTrade, which is to be renamed ASX Energy, will be an ASX subsidiary.

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.

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 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 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.

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.

Allens assists Meridian to switch on wind farm - 4 September 2012
Allens has advised renewable energy company Meridian Energy Australia (Meridian) on the development of the Mt Mercer Wind Farm, which will commence construction in December.

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 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 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 advises ACCIONA on Gunning Wind Farm project - 29 February 2012
Allens Arthur Robinson (Allens) has advised ACCIONA, the world's largest independent (non-utility) renewable energy developer and owner, on all aspects of the development of the $147 million Gunning Wind Farm, including the project's financing arrangements, which were completed on 13 February.

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.