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Herbert Smith Freehills advises Aventus Retail Property Fund on A$104.5 million entitlement offer

Deals and cases | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Singapore | 02 May 2016

Herbert Smith Freehills is delighted to have advised Aventus Retail Property Fund on its A$104.5 million fully underwritten 3 for 20 accelerated pro rata non-renounceable entitlement offer of units in Aventus, announced to the ASX on 2 May 2016.

Corporate debt survey reveals large UK companies to increase overall debt levels

Firm news | London | 27 April 2016

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 senior clients in the treasury and finance functions of over 60 leading listed UK corporates including FTSE 100 companies, and reveals that large UK corporates are looking to increase overall debt levels despite the potential UK economic growth being de-railed by Brexit and the ongoing Eurozone crisis.

Herbert Smith Freehills named in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women list for second year in a row and wins the Transforming Culture Award for agile working programme

Firm news | Africa, Australia, Bangkok, Beijing, Belfast, Berlin, Brisbane, Brussels, China, Doha, Dubai, Frankfurt, Germany, Hong Kong, India group, Iran Group, Israel group, Jakarta, Johannesburg, 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 | 21 April 2016

Herbert Smith Freehills has been named as a leader on workplace gender equality by being included in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2016 for the second year in a row. The unranked alphabetical list is published in partnership with Business in the Community, the Prince’s Responsible Business Network, as part of the charity’s Responsible Business Week. The firm also won the Transforming Cultures Award for its agile working programme. This award recognises workplace programmes, initiatives or strategies that are effecting change at an organisational level.

Herbert Smith Freehills promotes 20 to partnership

Firm news | Africa, Australia, Bangkok, Beijing, Belfast, Berlin, Brisbane, Brussels, China, Doha, Dubai, Frankfurt, Germany, Hong Kong, India group, Iran Group, Israel group, Jakarta, Johannesburg, 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 | 21 April 2016

International law firm Herbert Smith Freehills announced today the promotion of 20 lawyers to its global partnership. The promotions take effect on 1 May, 2016.

Herbert Smith Freehills global survey reveals robust appetite for M&A despite Q1 market volatility

Firm news | Africa, Australia, Bangkok, Beijing, Belfast, Berlin, Brisbane, Brussels, China, Doha, Dubai, Frankfurt, Germany, Hong Kong, India group, Iran Group, Israel group, Jakarta, Johannesburg, 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 | 19 April 2016

A global survey of attitudes and expectations on the future of M&A by international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills today revealed the extent to which businesses are prioritising M&A over alternative uses of funds, including returning cash to investors and making capital investments.

Global dealmakers predict positive growth for Australasian M&A despite slow first quarter

Firm news | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 19 April 2016

Prospects for Australian M&A remain strong despite a softening in the market in Q1 2016, according to a global report released today on the future of M&A by international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Mitsui on its acquisition of a 22.5% shareholding in New Forests

Deals and cases | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 14 April 2016

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Mitsui & Co., Ltd. on its acquisition of a 22.5% shareholding in forestry investment manager New Forests Pty Limited (New Forests).

Herbert Smith Freehills doubles the size of its disputes practice in Germany with the hire of leading CC&I team

Firm news | Germany | 13 April 2016

Herbert Smith Freehills has more than doubled the size of its disputes practice in Germany, with the hire of two Corporate Crime and Investigation (CC&I) partners and a team of seven other lawyers and forensic experts.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Qatari Diar on £1.4 billion merger creating new force in London/UK residential market

Deals and cases | London | 12 April 2016

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company, wholly owned by sovereign wealth fund Qatar Investment Authority, on the formation of a £1.4 billion residential property joint venture with Delancey’s flagship client fund DV4 and the Dutch pension fund asset manager APG, by means of the sale of interests in East Village (the former Olympic Village) and the acquisition of interests in the first phase of the Elephant & Castle Town Centre redevelopment.

Herbert Smith Freehills wins Finance Team of the Year at Legal Business Awards 2016

Firm news | London | 11 April 2016

Herbert Smith Freehills Finance team awarded "Finance Team of the Year" at the Legal Business Awards dinner in London on 7 April, 2016

Corporate and finance teams from across the globe advise Pacific Equity Partners and Xtralis on A$683 million sale to Honeywell

Deals and cases | Australia, Hong Kong, London | 07 April 2016

In a deal stretching across the US, England, Ireland and Australia, Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Xtralis Group Holdings Ltd, which is majority owned by funds advised by PEP and Blum Capital Partners, on their A$683 million sale to Honeywell International Inc.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises CGN on completion of US$2.3 billion acquisition of energy assets in five countries

Deals and cases | 06 April 2016

The assets acquired by this major state-owned Chinese energy corporation include interests in 13 power plants in Malaysia, Bangladesh, Egypt, Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates, representing a total generating capacity of over 6,620MW.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Goldman Sachs on world's largest IPO year-to-date

Deals and cases | Hong Kong | 06 April 2016

The firm advised Goldman Sachs (Asia) on Hong Kong and US law aspects of its role as the joint sponsor, joint global coordinator, joint bookrunner and joint lead manager on the listing and global offering of China Zheshang Bank's H shares. Subject to the overallotment option, the IPO raised more than HK$13 billion (US$1.69 billion).

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Solvay, Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations and Marubeni on their investment in two new energy efficiency projects and the creation of a holding to reinforce their partnership

Deals and cases | Paris | 05 April 2016

Solvay, Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, and Marubeni Europe plc, have expanded their partnership in industrial energy efficiency with two new projects to finance and operate cogeneration plants at Solvay’s facilities in Tavaux (France) and in Spinetta (Italy).

A historic landmark in East Belfast acts as the inspiration behind Herbert Smith Freehills' inaugural creative writing competition

Firm news | Belfast | 04 April 2016

Herbert Smith Freehills is delighted to announce the winners of its Towering Tales creative writing competition.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises AGL on the A$151 million sale of its 50% interest in Diamantina Power station

Deals and cases | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney | 31 March 2016

Herbert Smith Freehills is pleased to be advising AGL Energy Limited on the A$151 million sale of its 50 percent equity interest in the Diamantina Power Station joint venture to APA Group, its joint venture partner in DPS.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises TIO (NZ) Limited on its takeover bid for Flinders Mines Limited

Deals and cases | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 24 March 2016

Herbert Smith Freehills is advising TIO (NZ) Limited (TIO), a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Todd Corporation Limited (Todd Corporation) on its unconditional all-cash takeover bid for Flinders Mines Limited (Flinders), which values Flinders at approximately A$38 million.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Silk Road Fund on its first oil and gas M&A transaction

Deals and cases | Beijing, Moscow, London, Frankfurt, Singapore | 23 March 2016

China's Silk Road Fund has acquired an approximate 9.9% stake in Russia's key new liquefied natural gas (LNG) project based in South Tambeyskoye gas field from Novatek, Russia's largest independent natural gas producer, for EUR1,087 million.

Herbert Smith Freehills launches pioneering Community Engagement Awards in India

Firm news | India group, London | 23 March 2016

Herbert Smith Freehills has launched its first Community Engagement Awards, which aims to showcase the very best social projects being spearheaded by law students across India and support those who are creating a positive impact in their communities.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Pepper Group Limited on A$400m whole loan sale of residential mortgage portfolio

Deals and cases | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 17 March 2016

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised leading non-bank lender Pepper Group Limited on a whole loan sale transaction in Australia comprising a portfolio of A$400m residential mortgage loans.

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