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Allens advises Development Victoria on sale of Fibre to the Home network - 22 December 2017
Allens has advised Development Victoria on the sale of its Fibre to the Home network to RedTrain Networks Pty Ltd.

Allens advises Power Ledger on A$34 million blockchain ICO - 10 October 2017
Allens has advised Power Ledger on its ground-breaking Token Generation Event, one of Australia's first Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), which raised A$34 million for the company.

Allens advises Westpac on zipMoney investment - 15 August 2017
Allens has advised Westpac on its $40 million investment in listed Fintech zipMoney.

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 unlocks the power of data with new practice for clients - 4 October 2016
Allens is helping clients unlock the immense unrealised power of data with the launch of an end-to-end data governance, data services and privacy practice.

Allens advises H.R.L Morrison & Co on acquisition of Canberra Data Centres - 20 September 2016
Allens has advised investment management firm H.R.L Morrison & Co in relation to the acquisition of Canberra Data Centres (CDC) on behalf of its clients Infratil and Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation (CSC).

Allens advises SpeedCast on capital raising to fund WINS acquisition - 15 August 2016
Allens has advised SpeedCast International Limited on its $61.2 million institutional placement launched on 8 August 2016.

Allens advises Public Transport Victoria on myki re-tendering - 14 July 2016
In one of the largest and most complex government tender processes in Australia, Allens has advised Public Transport Victoria on the competitive tender for the operation of the myki ticketing system.

Allens advises Vocus on acquisition of Nextgen Networks and submarine cables - 1 July 2016
Allens has advised Vocus Communications Limited on its $807 million acquisition of Nextgen Networks and two development projects, North West Cable System (NWCS) and Australia Singapore Cable (ASC).

The Zenith: Allens advises BlackRock and Centuria on joint purchase - 23 May 2016
Allens has advised a BlackRock investment client and Centuria Property Funds Limited on their joint acquisition of The Zenith.

Allens advises Redbubble on IPO and ASX listing - 11 May 2016
Allens has advised Redbubble Limited on its $39.8 million Initial Public Offer, launched with the lodgement of a prospectus on 19 April.

Allens advises Computer Sciences Corporation on the acquisition of UXC Ltd - 8 March 2016
Allens has advised global IT services provider, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), on the $427.6 million acquisition of UXC Ltd (UXC), Australia's largest publicly-owned IT services company.

Clearer picture: Allens advises Foxtel on Channel 10 acquisitions - 26 October 2015
Allens has advised Australian pay TV operator Foxtel on the competition aspects of its proposed tie-up with free-to-air television station Channel 10.

Big data: Allens advises M2 Group on proposed $3 billion merger - 28 September 2015
Allens has advised M2 Group Ltd on its proposed $3 billion merger with Vocus Communications.

Allens launches startups practice - 25 May 2015
Allens has today officially launched its Allens Accelerate practice, devoted to assisting startups and emerging companies.

Allens advises tech company Redbubble on capital raising - 25 May 2015
Allens has acted for online creative community and marketplace Redbubble on its $15.5 million capital raising.

Allens advises M2 Group on major trans-Tasman acquisition - 23 April 2015
Allens has advised Australian ASX-listed company M2 Group Ltd on its full acquisition of New Zealand's third largest internet service provider for A$245 million.

Allens signs on as foundation partner of Australia's first fintech start-up hub - 4 March 2015
Allens has signed on as one of the corporate foundation members of Stone and Chalk, an independent entity created to foster and accelerate the development of world-class Australian fintech start-ups.

Allens advises Tabcorp on A$236 million entitlement offer - 5 February 2015
Allens has advised Tabcorp Holdings Limited on its A$236 million capital raising.

Linklaters and Allens advises consortium on Myanmar telco deal - 30 July 2014
Alliance partners Linklaters and Allens have advised the KDDI Corporation-Sumitomo Corporation consortium on its agreement with Myanmar government agency Myanma Posts & Telecommunications to jointly develop and operate a fixed and mobile phone network in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.

Allens advises Aristocrat on A$1.37bn US acquisition - 8 July 2014
Allens has advised Aristocrat Leisure Limited (Aristocrat) on its A$1.37bn acquisition of Tennessee based Video Gaming Technologies, Inc. (VGT).Allens has advised Aristocrat Leisure Limited (Aristocrat) on its A$1.37bn acquisition of Tennessee based Video Gaming Technologies, Inc. (VGT).

Allens on board for Sydney Trains outdoor advertising deals - 9 January 2014
Allens has advised Sydney Trains on a series of deals, worth $100 million over five years, to grant the rights to sell and install advertisements throughout train stations and on train carriages throughout Sydney.

Allens advises Telecom NZ on AAPT sale - 16 December 2013
Allens has advised Telecom Corporation of New Zealand Limited (Telecom NZ) on the sale of AAPT Limited to TPG Telecom Limited for A$450 million.

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 for Nintex Group on sale of OBS - 23 September 2013
Allens has advised Melbourne-based software developer Nintex Group Pty Ltd on the sale of its information technology consulting services business, OBS Pty Ltd, to Empired Limited for $15 million.

Allens rolls out advice for Government Wireless Network - 18 September 2013
Allens has advised the Queensland Government's Projects Queensland on the procurement of the State's $457 million Government Wireless Network (GWN) project.

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 acts on sale of Nintex Group - 9 April 2013
Allens has advised Melbourne-based software developer Nintex Group Pty Ltd on its US$222 million takeover by a consortium of US private equity firms comprising Boston-based TA Associates and Washington-based Updata Partners.

Allens advises Sinochem on Monsanto herbicide agreement - 12 March 2013
Allens has advised one of China's largest chemical suppliers, Sinochem International Corporation (Sinochem), on its exclusive distribution agreement with the world leading herbicide manufacturer, US-based Monsanto, for agricultural-use glyphosate (known commercially as Roundup weedkiller) in Australia and New Zealand.

Allens acts in major infrastructure refinancing - 8 March 2013
International law firm Allens has acted as corporate counsel for Frequency Infrastructure Communications Assets Limited (Frequency Infrastructure) and its related companies in the £3.6 billion investment grade and high yield refinancing conducted by Arqiva.

Allens and Linklaters act together to secure Securency for Innovia - 6 March 2013
Allens, in alliance with Linklaters, has advised Arle Capital Partners and its portfolio company, Innovia Films, on the acquisition of the remaining 50 per cent (approximately) interest in Securency International Pty Ltd from the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA).

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 assists Honeywell to lock in prison PPP project - 18 December 2012
Allens has advised global technologies inventor and manufacturer Honeywell Limited on its successful bid, as part of a consortium, for the Eastern Goldfields Regional Prison Redevelopment Project.

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 Biota on revitalised biopharmaceuticals deal - 12 November 2012
Allens has advised Melbourne-based anti-infective drug development company Biota Holdings Limited on its ground-breaking reverse-takeover of NASDAQ-listed firm Nabi Biopharmaceuticals.

Allens on call for Emergency Alerting System PPP project - 8 November 2012
In a first of its kind transaction for Australia, Allens has advised AMP Capital on the hand-back of the Emergency Alerting System PPP Project to the Victorian State Government.

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.

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 advises FOXTEL on AUSTAR acquisition financing - 25 May 2012
Allens has advised FOXTEL, Australia's largest subscription television provider, on the financing of its acquisition of regional subscription television provider, AUSTAR United Communications Limited, and the refinancing of its existing facilities.

Allens on-call for Healthscope deal - 23 May 2012
Allens has advised the Healthscope Group, owned by TPG and the Carlyle Group, on the sale of its pathology businesses in New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, Western Australia and Queensland to Sonic Healthcare for $100 million

Allens advises NSW Government on data centre deal - 9 May 2012
Allens has advised the NSW Government Department of Finance and Services on all aspects of the development of two new data centres for Western Sydney and the Illawarra region.

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 assists FOXTEL on ACCC clearance for AUSTAR acquisition - 10 April 2012
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised FOXTEL, Australia's largest subscription television provider, on obtaining competition clearance of its proposed acquisition of regional subscription television provider, AUSTAR United Communications Limited.

Allens backs Tabcorp on ASX-listed subordinated notes issue - 17 February 2012
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised Tabcorp Holdings Limited, one of Australia's leading wagering, gaming and entertainment groups, on its $200 million offer of unsecured, subordinated notes, to be listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).