Experience

With over 30 years of experience advising some of the world’s leading institutions, Allen has represented clients in a variety of complex and even groundbreaking commercial transactions, including:

Joint Ventures

A leading specialty coffee retailer with a leading provider of mobile payment solutions

A leading specialty coffee retailer with a leading provider of single-serve coffee solutions

A major international hotel chain with other hotel chains to provide a direct on-line discount reservation service

A leading global chemical company in a “just-in-time” raw materials supply arrangement

A major participant in an informal coalition of fashion design and distribution companies working with a major ERP software provider to develop an industry-wide ERP software solution

Systems Implementation and Integration

The Revenue Service of a Southern Hemisphere country.  Acted as lead counsel in the key transactions entered into as part of the agency’s modernization program.  Assisted client in achieving world leadership in taxpayer service, e-filing, and e-processing

A leading footwear design and distribution company in in the implementation and integration of SAP

A major telephone company in the restructuring and renegotiation of a billing system implementation agreement

A leading multinational media and entertainment company in the implementation of a new SaaS-based HR solution

A major medical device company in the implementation and integration of an ERP solution

A life insurance and annuity company in the implementation of a dynamic hedging program

A leading domestic propane company in  a SAP licensing and implementation/integration transaction

A large paper and packing products company based in South Africa in an ERP implementation/integration agreement

A South African commercial and investment bank in the implementation and integration of risk management software

A South African commercial and investment bank in the implementation and integration of bank branch management software

Telecommunications Services and Outsourcing

A large satellite-based Internet service provider in an agreement with a major telecommunications company to provide a terrestrial data communications network to support the satellite-based Internet service business

One of the largest on-line retailers in the world in a series of peering and other telecommunications agreements

A regional telecommunications company in the implementation of 4G capability

A major Canadian bank in telecommunications transport agreements

A major Internet service provider in transactions with six international telecommunication companies to provide telecommunications services to support a VoIP service offering

Business Process Outsourcing (Including Software as a Service)

A major clinical research organization in the outsourcing of clinical support call centers

A leading global chemical company in the outsourcing of the management of a multi-billion dollar, self-funded health and welfare benefits program

A pharmaceutical industry services provider in the outsourcing of its HR function

A major South African financial institution in establishing a credit card processing business in Europe, including: the licensing of credit card processing software; the negotiation of a design, build and operate agreement for the client’s European credit card processing platform; and the negotiation of an outsourcing agreement with a Swiss credit card issuer for the processing of the issuer’s credit card transactions

A life insurance and annuity company in the outsourcing of applications, underwriting, loans and claims processing

A major health payor in the outsourcing of applications, underwriting, loans and claims processing

A South African commercial and investment bank in a credit card processing outsourcing

A leading design and distribution company in the sports apparel and accessories business with a payroll processing transaction

A leading design and distribution company in the sports apparel and accessories business with a time and labor management transaction

Information Technology Outsourcing (Including Software as a Service)

A large global paper and packaging products company in an IT infrastructure outsourcing.  A major design and distribution company in an infrastructure outsourcing.  This agreement is now in its 15th year

A large global engineering and construction firm in an infrastructure outsourcing

A well-known avionics manufacturer in an IT infrastructure outsourcing.  A large South African paper and packing products company in an IT infrastructure outsourcing.  A South African life insurance and annuity company in an IT infrastructure outsourcing

A leading design and distribution company in a disaster recovery services transaction

A leading design and distribution company in an offshore applications development and maintenance transaction

Design, Build and Operate Transactions

A major global media company in a design, build and operate agreement for a global shared services center

A leading global chemical company in a design, build and operate agreement for a deep water port facility and chemical storage facility

A large South African financial institution in a design, build and operate agreement for inbound and outbound call centers

Offshoring

A major multinational media and entertainment company in off-shoreing applications maintenance and development services

A leading global pharmaceutical company in offshoring the data collection, data management and report writing functions supporting a portion of its global clinical trials program

A large publisher of trade journals in the offshoring of its production activities

A major elder care company in the offshoring of applications maintenance and development services

Mergers and Acquisitions

A leading on-line educator in the acquisition of an on-line educational software company

A leading on-line educator in the acquisition of another on-line educator

Integrated Facilities Management Transactions

A leading chemicals, plastics, agribusiness and life sciences company in an integrated facilities management transaction