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
Blog Post: 04 OCTOBER 2021
On 27 September 2021, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) published its opinion on the draft adequacy decision of the European Commission in relation to the Republic of Korea (the Opinion). This…Read more
News: 04 OCTOBER 2021
Allen & Overy further strengthens its market-leading Asia Pacific Arbitration practice with the relocation of Christopher Mainwaring-Taylor (Chris), a long-standing A&O Arbitration partner, from Paris…Read more
News: 29 SEPTEMBER 2021
Allen & Overy has advised the joint lead managers on the issuance of USD6.16bn undated Additional Tier 1 capital bonds by Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited (ICBC), the largest bank in…Read more
News: 24 SEPTEMBER 2021
Allen & Overy has advised the Republic of Indonesia (the Republic) on its issue of EUR500 million 1.300% bonds due 2034, the first-ever eurobond by a sovereign in Asia to finance the United Nations’…Read more
Click on the regions in the map below to find out more about the jurisdictions we cover across the world.