International & Cross-Border Capabilities Department

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What the team is known for Allens is a premier Australian firm with an international practice that is reinforced by its alliance with Linklaters. This formal relationship enables Allens to integrate its Australia-based lawyers into global teams when providing multi-jurisdictional advice. The two firms jointly advise on infrastructure projects in South-East Asia for clients headquartered throughout Asia and elsewhere, and Allens is well positioned to co-ordinate advice for Australian corporates on their overseas business.

In addition to the alliance with Linklaters, Allens houses leading practitioners in Vietnam and Papua New Guinea, and Australia-based expertise for projects in Mongolia. The firm is consistently singled out by clients for its top-tier offering across M&A, financing and disputes in all of Australia's major economic sectors.

Strengths Clients identify the firm's familiarity with international best practice as a key reason for engaging Allens: "They're a little bit ahead of the curve in terms of staying abreast of what's happening. They're in Australia but have a global perspective and punch above their weight from Sydney."

Others speak positively of the alliance between Allens and Linklaters as a solution for cross-border business. One says: "Allens has an excellent reputation and, having been introduced by Linklaters, I've found them to be thoroughly professional, cost-conscious and best in class." Another source also reports that they benefit from the collaboration between the two firms, whilst describing Allens as "one of the top global firms in Australia."