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.
A multinational telecommunications company
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 and insights
News: 13 September 2023
Allen & Overy has advised Australia’s largest general cargo and container port – Port of Melbourne (PoM) – on securing its first sustainability-linked loan (SLL). The AUD475 million working capital…
Publications: 11 September 2023
Net Asset Value or NAV financing is gaining popularity among private equity and other alternative asset managers seeking liquidity in a challenging market.
Publications: 06 September 2023
Allen & Overy and international banking group Standard Chartered have today launched the first Guide to Payment Regulations for corporates and fintech customers navigating the evolving payments…
News: 24 August 2023
Allen & Overy (A&O) has advised the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (the HKMA) on the deployment of distributed ledger technology (DLT) in real capital markets transactions – culminating in the launch of…
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