Allens

Experience

Projects Queensland
Advised the Queensland Government's Projects Queensland on the procurement of the State's $457 million Government Wireless Network (GWN) project.

FOXTEL

  • Advised FOXTEL on the financing, competition, tax and M&A aspects of the A$2 billion acquisition of Austar. This deal won the 'M&A Deal of the Year' at the 2013 Australasian Legal Business Law Awards.
  • Acted for FOXTEL in its negotiations with Channel 7, Telstra and the Australian Football League (AFL) for Foxtel's acquisition of media rights for the 2012-2016 AFL seasons in a deal worth a total of A$1.2 billion.

Hutchison
Advised on the merger with Vodafone, one of the largest mergers in the Australian telecommunications sector.

News Limited
Advised News Limited on its A$1.9 billion acquisition of Consolidate Media.

FOX Sports Australia
Advised on the National Rugby League broadcast rights deal for 2013 to 2017.

NBN Co Limited
Advised on a A$1 billion end-to-end fixed wireless procurement and managed services project.

Western Australian Newspaper Holdings
Acted on the acquisition of Seven Media Group for A$4.1 billion and associated capital raising of A$1.1 billion.

Tabcorp
Advised on the Victorian licence and wagering process, its $200 million offer of unsecured, subordinated notes, on the demerger of its casino business and A$450 million capital raising.

Vodafone Hutchison Australia
Advised on the appointment of Tech Mahindra as VHA's whole-of-business IT managed services provider.

The Walt Disney Corporation
Advised on its joint venture with SK Telecom for the purpose of establishing a Korean-language Disney channel.

iSelect
Acted for iSelect on its takeover of Infochoice Ltd.

Telecom New Zealand
Acted on the sale of AAPT Limited's consumer division and the sale of its stake in iiNet Limited.

FOXTEL, News Limited and Fox Sports Australia
Acted for these clients in Federal Court proceedings concerning claims that the acquisition of the AFL rights by News (including the on-sale of those rights to FOXTEL, Nine and Ten), the acquisition of the NRL pay rights by Fox Sports Australia and the content supply agreement between FOXTEL and Optus breached Part IV of the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth).