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Allens advises on record-breaking commercial property sale in Sydney's north - 12 June 2019
Allens has advised a private fund managed by global investment manager BlackRock and Centuria Property Funds Limited (Centuria) on the sale of two office buildings in the Sydney suburb of Chatswood for around $440 million. The Zenith was purchased by Starwood Capital Group LLC in a joint venture with Arrow Capital Partners.

Allens advises Mirvac on first Melbourne build-to-rent development - 6 June 2019
Allens has advised ASX-listed Mirvac Group (ASX: MGR) (Mirvac) on the acquisition of a A$333.5 million purpose-built, build-to-rent project in Melbourne's CBD. Melbourne property developer PDG will develop the 490-unit residential tower for Mirvac, under the terms of the agreement.

Allens advises Mirvac on $750m equity raising - 5 June 2019
Allens has advised ASX-listed Mirvac Group (ASX: MGR) (Mirvac) on its fully underwritten institutional placement to raise A$750 million and a non-underwritten security purchase plan to raise up to A$75 million. This is one of the largest equity raisings in Australia so far this year.

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 $314m sale of Melbourne office tower - 20 February 2019
Allens has advised Hong Kong investor Foo Hang Jewellery (FHJ) on its purchase of a Melbourne office complex for A$314 million.

Allens acts on sale of the Optima Centre to Charter Hall - 29 October 2018
Allens has advised a fund managed by BlackRock in relation to the sale for more than $125 million of Perth's Optima Centre to two separate funds managed by the Charter Hall Group.

Allens acts for Charter Hall on Folkestone acquisition - 24 August 2018
Allens has advised Charter Hall Group (Charter Hall) on its proposed acquisition of Folkestone Limited (Folkestone).

Allens acts for Healthscope on Asian pathology sale - 3 August 2018
Allens has advised Healthscope Limited, one of Australia's leading private healthcare operators, on the sale of its Asian pathology operations in Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam to funds managed by TPG Capital Asia for A$279 million.

Allens advises Charter Hall on Elizabeth Street acquisition - 15 May 2018
Allens has advised Charter Hall Group on the acquisition of a commercial office building at 231 Elizabeth Street, Sydney.

REDDA recognised at PCA awards - 14 May 2018
Allens' Real Estate Due Diligence App (REDDA) won an award in the Project Innovation category at the prestigious Property Council Australia (PCA) industry awards on Friday night.

Allens advises Rest on $900m Quay Quarter Tower investment - 16 April 2018
Allens has advised Rest on its acquisition of a one-third stake in Sydney's Quay Quarter Tower redevelopment for approximately $900 million.

Allens advises on successful investment in Melbourne Square development project - 11 August 2017
Allens has advised one of Malaysia's leading property developers, PJ Development Holdings Berhad, a subsidiary of OSK Holdings Berhad, on the investment by a subsidiary of the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) of Malaysia in a 49 per cent interest in a joint venture between the parties.

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 Villa World on $80m capital management initiatives - 31 March 2017
Allens has advised Villa World Limited on three capital management initiatives to support Villa World's growth objectives, diversify its debt capital structure and provide additional financial capacity to replenish and increase land stocks through strategic purchases in optimal growth corridors.

Allens advises Dixon Hospitality on proposed purchase of iconic Sydney venues - 4 November 2016
Allens has advised Dixon Hospitality on the proposed purchase of six leading Sydney bars and restaurants from the Keystone Group: Cargo Bar, Bungalow 8, Kingsley's Woolloomooloo, The Rook, The Winery and Manly Wine.

Dixon Hospitality says cheers to Beer DeLuxe - 22 August 2016
Allens has advised Dixon Hospitality on its acquisition of the Beer DeLuxe venues in NSW and Victoria.

Allens acts on Westralia Plaza acquisition - 6 July 2016
Allens has advised an investor associated with Zone Q Investments Pty Limited (Zone Q), in relation to the purchase of Westralia Plaza from the Insurance Commission of Western Australia (ICWA) for $87 million.

Allens advises EDL on acquisition of Cullerin Range wind farm - 20 June 2016
Allens has advised Energy Developments Pty Limited on its purchase of the 30MW Cullerin Range wind farm for $72 million from Origin Energy Limited.

Allens advises JV on iconic Macquarie Bank office tower - 27 May 2016
Allens advised Charter Hall and Morgan Stanley on its joint venture acquisition of the Macquarie Bank office tower at One Shelley Street, Darling Harbour, Sydney for $525 million.

Student housing: Goldman Sachs in JV with Blue Sky PE - 7 April 2016
Goldman Sachs Asia Special Situations Group has formed a joint venture with Blue Sky Private Real Estate to establish a new student accommodation platform.

Forrest Centre in WA sells - 26 February 2016
YT International, an investor associated with Perth Upper China Hotel, has purchased the Forrest Centre office tower in Perth's CBD.

New corporate HQ lease for Westpac - 9 December 2015
Allens has helped Westpac manage a market tender process and lease negotiation to secure a premium corporate headquarters for the leading Australian bank and financial services provider to 2030.

Allens advises Archer Capital on sale of Healthe Care - 8 December 2015
Allens has advised Archer Capital on its proposed divestment of private hospital business Healthe Care to China's Luye Medical Group.

Investa Land business attracts foreign investor - 17 November 2015
Allens has acted for Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing and Investa Property Group on the sale of the Investa Land business to Proprium Capital Partners.

Towering deals: Allens acts on sale of nine Australian office buildings - 8 October 2015
Allens is acting for Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing and Investa Property Group on the sale of nine premium office towers in what is reported to be the biggest-ever direct real estate transaction in Australia's history.

Allens acts on $1 billion industrial portfolio sale - 25 September 2015
Allens has acted for Singapore's GIC Real Estate and Frasers Property Australia on their $1 billion plus sale of a portfolio of 26 industrial distribution centres to Ascendas.

Allens acts on $12 billion real estate investment trust merger - 17 June 2015
Allens has acted for Federation Centres in its recent merger with fellow real estate investment trust Novion Property Group.

Allens advises GPT Group on $325 million capital raising - 6 February 2015
Allens has advised the GPT Group on its $325 million capital raising and the redemption of its Exchangeable Securities from GIC.

Greenfields and new horizons: Allens acts on year's largest land deal - 12 November 2014
Allens has advised Places Victoria, the Victorian Government's property development agency, on its sale of two residential growth corridor development sites for a combined $180 million.

Allens helps Vodafone grow its Tasmania customer service operations - 13 August 2014
Allens has advised Vodafone Hutchison Australia Pty Ltd (VHA) on its pre-leasing commitments for its new national customer care centre based in Hobart, Tasmania.

Allens advises GPT on acquisition of Northland Shopping Centre - 8 April 2014
Allens has advised the GPT Wholesale Shopping Centre Fund (GWSCF) on its $496 million dollar acquisition of a 50 per cent interest in the Northland Shopping Centre from the Canadian pension fund, CPPIB.

Allens acts for GIC on student accommodation purchase - 3 March 2014
Allens has acted for Singapore-based sovereign wealth fund GIC on the establishment of its joint venture with Macquarie for the purchase of an interest in specialist student accommodation developer and operator, Iglu, and in their projects at Chatswood and Central, Sydney.

Allens advises Wilson Parking on Sydney Opera House car park deal - 16 January 2014
Allens has advised Wilson Parking Australia 1992 Pty Limited on its acquisition of the headlease interest in the Sydney Opera House Car Park for approximately $80 million.

Allens advises GPT on major office and retail assets acquisition - 15 January 2014
Allens has advised the GPT Wholesale Office Fund and the GPT Wholesale Shopping Centre Fund, on agreements that relate to the acquisition of $1.2 billion worth of office and retail assets.

Allens advises Goodman Australia Industrial Fund on major Sydney acquisitions - 10 December 2013
Law firm Allens has advised the Goodman Australia Industrial Fund (GAIF) on two significant real estate acquisitions in 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 Grosvenor on high-profile property sale - 2 July 2013
Allens has advised Grosvenor Fund Management on the sale of its 100 per cent interest in the office tower at 259 Queen Street, Brisbane to Investa Nominees for $173 million.

Allens advises GPT on strategic shopping centre sale - 22 May 2013
Allens has advised one of Australia's largest diversified property groups, GPT Group, on the sale of its half interest in Erina Fair shopping centre for more than $397 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 Investa on Canberra's largest leasing transaction - 16 May 2013
Timing and strong working relationships sealed the deal for ASX-listed real estate investment trust Investa Office Fund (IOF) and Telstra Corporation Limited in Canberra this month, as the two organisations signed a leasing agreement for the 13,250 sq m commercial office space at 16-18 Mort Street.

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 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.

Allens acts on Australia's biggest environmental upgrade agreement - 26 March 2013
Allens has advised ANZ on its commitment to provide a $16.5 million senior secured loan to Eureka Funds Management Limited, as trustee of The Australian Environmental Upgrade Fund No. 2.

Allens nails hardware sale - 21 March 2013
Allens has advised the owners of Hardings Hardware on the sale of a majority stake in the company to Woolworths subsidiary, the Danks Group, for an undisclosed sum.

Allens advises Hassall Street on building tower to eclipse all others - 14 December 2012
Allens has advised Hassall Street Pty Limited, a Joint Venture between Grosvenor Australia Investments Pty Limited (Grosvenor) and Leighton Properties Pty Limited, on the sale of its newly developed Eclipse Tower to Retail Employees Superannuation Pty Limited (REST) for $167.5 million.

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.

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 brews successful capital raisings for ALE, Charter Hall - 29 October 2012
Allens has reinforced its strong reputation within the Australian REIT sector via the successful completion of two significant equity capital raisings.

Allens advises Woolworths on property spin-off - 16 October 2012
Allens has advised long-standing client Woolworths Limited on a matter that will see the supermarket giant establish property fund spin-off Shopping Centres Australasia Property Group.

Allens advises ING DIRECT on one of year's largest securitisations - 11 October 2012
In one of the largest securitisation deals in the Australian market this year, Allens has advised ING DIRECT (wholly owned by Dutch insurance and banking conglomerate, the ING Group) on a new $1 billion issue of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) under its RMBS program.

Allens advises Charter Hall on shopping centre purchase - 28 August 2012
Allens has advised a Charter Hall-managed wholesale entity on its acquisition of the Bay Village Shopping Centre in New South Wales for $164 million.

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.

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 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 Investa Office Fund on major real estate acquisitions - 4 April 2012
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised ASX-listed real estate investment trust Investa Office Fund on its acquisition from members of Investa Property Group of a 25 per cent interest in 126 Phillip Street, Sydney (Deutsche Bank Place), one of the premier CBD office properties in Australia and a 50 per cent interest in 242 Exhibition Street, Melbourne an A-Grade CBD office property that serves as the Telstra Global Headquarters.