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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.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises on single largest ever CNH bond issue by Indian corporate

Deals and cases | Hong Kong, Singapore, India group | 09 April 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills is pleased to announce that the firm has advised on a RMB690 million note offering by ITNL Offshore Two Pte. Ltd., guaranteed by IL&FS Transportation Networks Limited. The deal marks the single largest ever CNH bond issue from an Indian company.

Asia Pacific M&A Markets off to a strong start in 2015

Deals and cases | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Bangkok, Beijing, China, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, South East Asia | 09 April 2015

Asia Pacific’s M&A markets got off to an impressive start in the first quarter of 2015, with US$264.9 billion in announced deals representing a 82% increase on the same quarter last year.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Challenger Life Company Limited on A$133 million hotel acquisition and lease back

Deals and cases | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 08 April 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Challenger Life Company Limited on its $133 million acquisition and lease back arrangement of The NEXT Hotel at 76 Queen Street, Brisbane.

Herbert Smith Freehills: Surge in global market activity in Q1 sees significant increase in cross-border M&A deals

Deals and cases, Firm news | London | 07 April 2015

According to the latest M&A report published by Thomson Reuters, the value of worldwide M&A was over US$850 billion during the first quarter of 2015, a 25% increase from Q1 2014 levels. The market saw a steady stream of deals over US$5 billion, resulting in the strongest opening three-month period for worldwide deal making since 2007.

Herbert Smith Freehills acts on US$500million secondary share sale in PICC Property and Casualty

Deals and cases | Hong Kong, China | 02 April 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley as lead placing agents on the US$500 million sale of 256,000,000 secondary shares in the share capital of PICC Property and Casualty Co. Ltd. by American International Group Inc., the largest commercial insurer in the U.S.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises on Touchcorp IPO

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

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Goldman Sachs and Wilson HTM as joint lead managers in relation to Touchcorp Limited’s initial public offering and listing on the Australian Securities Exchange.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Carlyle International Energy Partners on purchase of Romanian business of Sterling Resources

Deals and cases | London | 27 March 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills' energy team has advised Carlyle International Energy Partners (CIEP), part of the Carlyle Group, on its agreement to purchase the entire Romanian business of Sterling Resources. The acquisition includes license blocks 13 Pelican, 15 Midia, 25 Luceafarul and 27 Muridava, all located in the Romanian Black Sea.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Telefónica on C.£10 billion sale of O2 to Hutchison Whampoa

Deals and cases | London, Madrid | 27 March 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills' London and Madrid offices have teamed up to advise Telefónica SA on its agreement to sell O2 to Hutchison Whampoa, parent company of UK telecom operator Three, for an initial amount of £9.25 billion and an additional deferred payment of £1 billion to be paid once the cumulative cash flow of the combined company in the UK has reached an agreed threshold.

Energy & Resources sector set to supercharge Asia Pacific M&A

Firm news | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 26 March 2015

The M&A markets in Asia Pacific will be bolstered as a result of anticipated activity in the energy and resources sector in the second half of 2015, according to Herbert Smith Freehills’ second annual Asia Pacific M&A Review.

Herbert Smith Freehills bolsters corporate practice with eighth partner in Germany

Firm news | Germany | 25 March 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills has recruited Markus Lauer to join its corporate practice in Germany as a partner. Markus will be based in the firm's Frankfurt office from 1 May 2015.

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