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Herbert Smith Freehills boosts its Asia Pacific energy practice

Firm news | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 06 May 2015

International law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has appointed Graeme Gamble as a partner in its global energy group. Graeme will be based in the firm’s Perth office and will commence on 11 May 2015.

Herbert Smith Freehills named Australian Firm of the Year

Firm news | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 06 May 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills has won the prestigious Australian Firm of the Year Award at the annual Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific Awards for Excellence 2015 held in Hong Kong on 4 May, 2015.

Herbert Smith Freehills announces new Global Head of Employment, Pensions and Incentives

Firm news | 01 May 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills is pleased to announce the appointment of Alison Brown as Global Head of Practice for Employment, Pensions and Incentives (EPI). She succeeds Melbourne-based Graeme Smith who has headed the EPI practice since October 2012 and continues in legal practice in Melbourne. Sydney-based partner Miles Bastick has been appointed Regional Head of Practice for EPI in Australia.

Herbert Smith Freehills Russia practice honoured with Client Service Award by Chambers Europe

Firm news | Moscow | 30 April 2015

The Russia practice of Herbert Smith Freehills is delighted to have been awarded the Client Service Award at the Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence 2015, in recognition of the quality of service we have offered to our clients in Russia.

Herbert Smith Freehills boosts Japan practice with three new partners, appoints David Gilmore as Tokyo Head of Disputes

Firm news | Tokyo | 30 April 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills is pleased to announce the latest additions to the firm's Tokyo partnership— Lex Papasolomontos (Corporate), Christopher Hunt (Disputes) and Elaine Wong (Disputes). As of 1 May, 2015, David Gilmore, will also succeed Peter Godwin as Tokyo Disputes Practice Head.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises on financing of first ACT Wind Auction Project to achieve Financial Close

Deals and cases | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 30 April 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) on its A$39.8 million project financing of Coonooer Bridge Wind Farm near Bendigo, Victoria.

Herbert Smith Freehills boosts Asia Private Wealth Practice with promotion and new hire

Firm news | Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, China, Bangkok, India group, Seoul, Shanghai, South East Asia | 29 April 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills is pleased to announce that the firm's Asia Private Wealth team has recently been boosted by the promotion of Richard Norridge, from Senior Consultant to Partner, and the addition of Senior Associate Joanna Caen, in Hong Kong

Herbert Smith Freehills appoints Non-Executive Members to Global Council

Firm news | 28 April 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills is delighted to announce the appointment of Jane Hemstritch and Johanna Waterous as non-executive members of the firm's Global Council.

Corporate debt survey reveals large UK companies have greater appetite to fund investments with debt

Firm news | London | 28 April 2015

International law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has published the results of its annual survey anticipating trends in the corporate debt markets. The survey comprises responses from individuals working in the treasury and finance functions of over 60 leading listed UK corporates, and reveals that large UK corporates are demonstrating a greater appetite to invest and to fund that investment with debt.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises consortium on the financing of the A$8.2 billion acquisition of GE’s Australia and New Zealand consumer finance business

Deals and cases | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 28 April 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised the consortium of KKR, Värde Partners and Deutsche Bank on its financing of the A$8.2 billion acquisition of GE’s Australian and New Zealand consumer lending business.

Herbert Smith Freehills adds new partner to its top-tier UK infrastructure practice

Deals and cases | London | 27 April 2015

International law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has recruited Simon Caridia to join its projects and infrastructure practice in London as a partner with effect from 1 May 2015.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises ARRIS Group, Inc. on its £1.4 billion acquisition of Pace plc

Deals and cases | London | 24 April 2015

International law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has advised US-listed ARRIS Group, Inc. a global innovator in IP, video and broadband technology, on its £1.4 billion takeover of Pace plc, a UK-based leading technology solutions provider in the PayTV and broadband service industries.

Herbert Smith Freehills promotes 21 to partnership

Firm news | Tokyo, Sydney, South East Asia, Singapore, Shanghai, Seoul, Perth, Paris, Ukraine group, Saudi Arabia group, Nordic group, New York, Moscow, Middle East, Melbourne, Madrid, London, Latin America group, Kazakhstan group, Jakarta, India group, Hong Kong, Germany, Frankfurt, Dubai, Doha, China, Brussels, Brisbane, Berlin, Belfast, Beijing, Bangkok, Australia, Africa group, Abu Dhabi | 23 April 2015

International law firm Herbert Smith Freehills announced today the promotion of 21 lawyers to its global partnership. The promotions take effect on May 1, 2015.

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP named in top 50 Employers for Women

Firm news | 22 April 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP has been named in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2015, which lists the organisations that are leading on workplace gender equality. The unranked alphabetical list is published in partnership with Opportunity Now, the workplace gender campaign from Business in the Community, during Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Week.

Herbert Smith Freehills strengthens finance practice with Frankfurt partner hire

Firm news | Germany, Frankfurt | 21 April 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills has further strengthened its global finance practice with the recruitment of Julia Mueller as a partner in the Frankfurt office. She joins from K&L Gates, having previously spent more than fifteen years at Allen & Overy and White & Case in Frankfurt. When Julia joined White & Case in 2001 she was the co-founder of the banking and finance practice group and played a fundamental role in building the team there.

Herbert Smith Freehills partner granted higher rights of audience in Hong Kong

Firm news | China, Hong Kong | 20 April 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills is pleased to announce that international arbitration partner Simon Chapman been granted higher rights of audience (HRA) by exemption in Hong Kong.

Herbert Smith Freehills Paris presents fifth edition of Prize for best Real Estate Law Student in France

Firm news | Paris | 20 April 2015

In 2011 Herbert Smith Paris office, in partnership with Juridim, an association of legal directors from the real estate sector and Notary office Michelez & Associés, created the first ever prize awarded to the best law student in real estate in France.

Herbert Smith Freehills salutes Lend Lease on its A$1.6bn bid win at Paya Lebar

Deals and cases | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Singapore | 16 April 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Lend Lease in Singapore on its successful S$1.67 billion bid for a large mixed use site at Paya Lebar, Singapore. The site was awarded to Lend Lease on 1 April 2015, after a competitive tender process by the Singapore Urban Redevelopment Authority.

Herbert Smith Freehills recruits financial services regulatory specialist Nick Bradbury as a partner based in London

Firm news | London | 15 April 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills today announced the recruitment of financial services regulatory specialist Nick Bradbury to join its global Financial Services Regulatory (FSR) practice as a partner based in London.

Herbert Smith Freehills Paris hosts conference on successfully carrying out projects in Africa

Firm news | Africa group, Paris | 13 April 2015

On 9 April 2015, the Herbert Smith Freehills Paris office hosted a successful conference in association with the AFJE (the leading French in house counsel association) and in partnership with Jeune Afrique and Thomson Reuters Interactive entitled: Investing in Africa: successfully implementing your projects.

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