Our Oceania group is dedicated to helping corporations, financial institutions and governments across the South Pacific region with their important and complex legal advisory needs.
This includes assisting clients in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia, Fiji and several other nations and territories in the region to navigate through relevant international legal and regulatory frameworks.
With our strong track record of achieving outstanding outcomes on major cross-border transactions, we are committed to facilitating investment opportunities for our key clients in the Oceania region.
We combine our local expertise, experience and local law firm relationship network to anticipate issues (and solutions) and thereby reduce transaction costs and time for our clients. We also ensure that any advice given by a relationship firm matches the high Allen & Overy standard.
The group comprises a team of lawyers in Sydney, Perth, London and Hong Kong, supported by strong relationships in a number of locations across the Oceania region.
- Australia (in addition to our Sydney and Perth offices)
- New Zealand
- Solomon Islands
- Papua New Guinea
- Western Samoa
- American Samoa
- New Caledonia
- French Polynesia
Recent examples of our work
Acting for SABMiller on its AUD12 billion takeover of Foster's Group by scheme of arrangement.
Liberty Global, Inc.
Acting for Liberty Global, Inc. on the AUD1.9 billion proposal from Foxtel to acquire 100% of Austar Untied Communications by scheme of arrangement.
Acting for Qantas through its subsidiary Jetstar on a joint venture with Japan Airline and Mitsubishi Corporation to form a new low cost carrier flying domestic and international routes from Japan.
Fortescue Metals Group Limited
Acting for Fortescue Metals Group Limited on a USD2 billion syndicated loan facility and a 144A unsecured bond offering and on a 144A secured bond offering.
News & insights
Publications: 29 SEPTEMBER 2020
The MAS has issued its finalised Guidelines on Individual Accountability and Conduct, which will come into effect on 10 September 2021.Read more
News: 24 SEPTEMBER 2020
Allen & Overy has advised the joint bookrunners and joint lead managers on the issuance of USD2.9 billion 3.58% non-cumulative perpetual offshore preference shares by Industrial and Commercial Bank of…Read more
Publications: 23 SEPTEMBER 2020
On 15 September 2020, a World Trade Organization (WTO) Panel report in “United States – Tariff Measures on Certain Goods from China” (WT/DS543/R) (the Report) was published. The Report ruled that…Read more
News: 23 SEPTEMBER 2020
Series of five webinars provides mid-level M&A/corporate counsel with insight into regional trends and best practice in M&A transactions.Read more
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