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
News: 06 DECEMBER 2019
Allen & Overy has advised Jasmine Broadband Internet Infrastructure Fund (JASIF), an infrastructure fund managed by BBL Asset Management Company Limited (BBLAM) and listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand, on its rights offering of new investment units worth THB22,500,000,000 and on a THB18,160,000,000 loan facility from Bangkok Bank to acquire optical fibre cables of 700,000 core kilometres from TTT Broadband Public Company Limited (TTTBB), one of Thailand’s market leaders in the broadband industry.Read more
News: 29 NOVEMBER 2019
Allen & Overy wins International Law Firm of the Year for the fourth consecutive year at the ALB Philippine Law Awards 2019Read more
Publications: 13 NOVEMBER 2019
2020 expected to be a spotlight year for ASEAN and South Asia Debt Capital MarketsRead more
Publications: 13 NOVEMBER 2019
Despite being both lawful and commonplace to choose foreign governing law and foreign forum in a technology import contract entered into between a foreign transferor and a Chinese transferee, it is impracticable for the foreign party to the contract to avoid the Chinese court when it seeks to enforce against the Chinese counterparty. As the Chinese court is virtually inevitable where enforcement is sought against the Chinese transferee, so is the application of mandatory Chinese law.Read more
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