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Herbert Smith Freehills advises Genesis Care on its first overseas acquisition

Deals and cases | Australia, London | 06 July 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised KKR-backed Genesis Care Pty Limited, Australia's largest provider of radiotherapy services on its recent acquisition of Cancer Partners UK Limited. Cancer Partners is the UK's leading private provider of radiotherapy services and operates a network with 8 highly equipped cancer treatment centres around the United Kingdom.

Asia Pacific’s M&A markets boosted as boardrooms set sights on international expansion

Deals and cases | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 06 July 2015

Asia Pacific’s M&A markets performed exceptionally well in the first half of 2015, with US$590.1 billion representing an impressive 74% increase on the same period last year.

Herbert Smith Freehills announces full year financial results for 2014/2015

Firm news | Africa group, Australia, Bangkok, Beijing, Belfast, Berlin, Brisbane, Brussels, China, Doha, Dubai, Frankfurt, Germany, Hong Kong, India group, Israel group, Jakarta, Kazakhstan group, Latin America group, London, Madrid, Melbourne, Middle East, Moscow, New York, Nordic group, Paris, Perth, Saudi Arabia group, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, South East Asia, Sydney, Tokyo, Ukraine group | 02 July 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills today announced its provisional financial results for the year ended 30 April 2015.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Element Financial Corporation on GE acquisition

Deals and cases | London, Sydney | 02 July 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised new client Element Financial Corporation on the purchase of GE Capital Corporation’s fleet management operations in the US, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand for an all-cash purchase price of US$6.9 billion. Element, one of North America’s leading fleet management and equipment finance companies, is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2015.

Herbert Smith Freehills recruits top tax specialist in Paris

Firm news | Paris | 02 July 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills announced today the recruitment of leading tax specialist Eglantine Lioret, who will join the firm as partner and the head of its tax practice in Paris with effect from 1sSeptember 2015.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Mitula Group Limited on its A$27 million Initial Public Offering

Deals and cases | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 02 July 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Mitula Group Limited on its successful initial public offering and listing on the ASX on 1 July 2015 with a market capitalisation of A$154 million at the offer price.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Eiffage on the sale of the Grand Hotel-Dieu to credit Agricole

Deals and cases | Paris | 30 June 2015

A team from Herbert Smith Freehills Paris LLP has recently advised leading French construction company Eiffage on the sale of the Grand Hôtel-Dieu de Lyon to Crédit Agricole Assurances, in association with Crédit Agricole Centre Est Regional Bank.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Joint Lead Managers on Westpac’s sell down of shares in BT Investment Management

Deals and cases | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 29 June 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised UBS AG, Australian Branch and Macquarie Capital (Australia) Limited as joint lead managers in relation to Westpac Banking Corporation’s sell down of shares in BT Investment Management Limited.

Herbert Smith Freehills Singapore advises on S$1billion SGX takeover

Deals and cases | Singapore, Hong Kong | 26 June 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Shanghai-listed Jiangsu Changjiang Electronics Technology Co., Ltd. (JCET) as international counsel on its proposed S$1 billion takeover offer of SGX-listed semiconductor company STATS ChipPAC Ltd, one of the largest M&A deals in Singapore so far this year.

Herbert Smith Freehills brings A$450 million Ararat wind farm to financial close

Deals and cases | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 26 June 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised the project company on reaching financial close for a 240MW wind farm to be developed at Ararat in west Victoria. The wind farm will have a capital value of approximately A$450 million and is expected to produce enough electricity for approximately 123,000 homes.

Herbert Smith Freehills' Mark Jephcott among first Hong Kong non-governmental advisers appointed to International Competition Network

Firm news | Hong Kong | 24 June 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills partner Mark Jephcott has been appointed by the Competition Commission of Hong Kong to become one of its Non-Governmental Advisers (NGAs) to the International Competition Network (ICN), the global body representing the world's competition authorities.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Scape Student Living on Australian property acquisitions

Deals and cases | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 24 June 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Scape Student Living Australia on the acquisition of two Australian properties for the purposes of developing student accommodation.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises on Abacus/Goldman Sachs Forum investment

Deals and cases | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 22 June 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Abacus Property Group on the establishment of a joint venture with The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Adairs Limited on its A$220 million Initial Public Offering

Deals and cases | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 19 June 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Adairs Limited on its successful A$220 million initial public offering and listing on the ASX with a market capitalisation of A$400 million at the offer price.

Herbert Smith Freehills launches global alternative legal services business

Firm news | Belfast | 11 June 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills has launched a pioneering new global alternative legal services business, which harnesses the firm's key legal and client technology expertise around the world to offer cost efficient legal products and technology services for clients.

Herbert Smith Freehills puts A$2b Moorebank Intermodal on the rails

Deals and cases | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth | 04 June 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised on another key milestone of the Moorebank Intermodal Terminal Development, a A$2 billion freight hub at Moorebank in south-western Sydney.

Expansion of Asia-Pacific anti-corruption laws shifts compliance focus for companies and investors

Firm news | 03 June 2015

Local anti-corruption laws should now be the main compliance concern for companies doing business or investing in Asia Pacific, according to a new guide published by Herbert Smith Freehills.

Herbert Smith Freehills partner appointed to Australia‑Korea Foundation Board

Firm news | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Seoul | 02 June 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills is delighted by the appointment of partner, Ian Williams, to the board of the Australia-Korea Foundation.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises the financiers on the A$2 billion acquisition of Crown Castle Australia Limited

Deals and cases | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 29 May 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised the financiers on the A$2 billion acquisition by a consortium of investors, led by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, of Crown Castle Australia Limited.

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