, OS


Allens has some of the world's longest ongoing client relationships, stretching back more than 150 years. It's a fact of which we are immensely proud and one we never take for granted.

Agribusiness in Australia has changed drastically in the past 50 years and continues to do so. As the sector has become more sophisticated, its legal requirements have become more complex.

Allens continues to stay ahead of the market, understanding the complexity and changing trends of agribusiness law. Since our beginnings in 1822, we have provided expert advice across many sub-sectors, including beef and other protein, grain, cotton, wool sugar, dairy, fruit, fishing, wine, aquaculture and forestry.

The increased demand from Asian markets, in particular, opens up enormous opportunity for Australia to position itself as a global food power. The Allens team has the experience, knowledge and insight to assist Australian and international businesses, investors and financiers in this burgeoning market. 

Our experience allows us to advise clients on a wide range of legal matters affecting the agricultural industry, including: sector-specific mergers and acquisitions, IPO and takeover defence advice; agri-infrastructure development, construction and financing; securitisation of receivables in agriculture; financial and capital markets; commodity trading instruments; native title; rural land acquisition and leasing; deregulation and regulatory advice; water rights; environmental laws and licensing; marketing and sales; information technology; debt and equity facilities; food processing; cooperative agreements; biotechnology; supply chain advice; and organisational structuring.

Our experienced Government legal team regularly publishes articles and updates – the full list of publications appears below. These publications provide a snapshot of the latest legislation, court cases, policy changes and contentious issues affecting Government. If you'd like to be notified when we add new Government publications to the site, please go to our subscription page to sign up for email alerts or, alternatively, you can subscribe to our RSS feed.