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Deals and cases | London | 09 October 2015
Herbert Smith Freehills has achieved a significant success in a trial of preliminary issues in the English High Court acting on behalf of BP Exploration Operating Company Limited (BP), Talisman Sinopec, Eni and JX Nippon (the "Defendants") in a claim brought by Scottish Power UK Plc (Scottish Power). The trial concerned the interpretation of long term gas sales agreements (the "GSAs") and the contractual consequences of a failure to supply.
Firm news | Australia | 08 October 2015
Herbert Smith Freehills has expanded its global alternative legal services offering with the launch of a ‘pop up’ project in Perth, which will see clients gain access to a unique 24-hour document review service.
Deals and cases | Paris, London | 06 October 2015
On 30 September 2015, TOUAX announced it had refinanced a €67.5 million credit facility. After refinancing a €55 million facility for asset financing in the first half of 2015, and issuing €23 million in ORNANE-style bonds (redeemable in cash or shares) in early July, TOUAX has now announced it has refinanced a €67.5 million credit facility.
Firm news | Australia, London | 02 October 2015
In the post-GFC climate, financial institutions are facing increased multi-jurisdictional scrutiny from regulators eager to protect their respective markets, according to a new Herbert Smith Freehills’ guide launched in London this week.
Firm news | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 02 October 2015
Herbert Smith Freehills’ Brisbane office has turned 25 and is celebrating growing from a small team where Christmas parties could be held around the dining table to becoming the sixth largest office across the firm’s global network.
Deals and cases | London | 01 October 2015
Herbert Smith Freehills is advising Russia’s largest gold producer Polyus Gold International Limited on a US$9 billion unsolicited takeover offer by Sacturino Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Wandle Holdings Limited (an existing 40.2% shareholder) which is ultimately controlled by Said Kerimov.
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised long standing client Hammerson plc in connection with the formation of a new joint venture with Allianz Real Estate Germany. The joint venture has exchanged contracts with the Irish National Asset Management Agency, following a competitive bidding process, to acquire a €2.6bn portfolio of loans for €1.85 bn.
Firm news | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 01 October 2015
Activity in Australian mergers and acquisitions retreated in FY15 with both the volume and total value of deals down on the previous year. However, a number of significant mega deals across a range of sectors demonstrated the resilience of the market and offered renewed confidence for a strong FY16, according to the seventh annual Herbert Smith Freehills Australian Public M&A Report 2015.
Firm news | London | 29 September 2015
International law firm, Herbert Smith Freehills has today announced a number of new appointments to the firm's Global Executive.
Deals and cases | China | 25 September 2015
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited (ICBC), the world's largest bank by assets, on a Rule 144A/Regulation S issue of US$2 billion Tier 2 capital notes.
Firm news | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 25 September 2015
Herbert Smith Freehills is thrilled to be named the number 1 ‘attraction firm’ in Australia in a recent survey of the country’s legal professionals.
Firm news | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 23 September 2015
Herbert Smith Freehills is providing its legal expertise as part of a new initiative that aims to help tackle Australia’s social and affordable housing shortage.
Deals and cases | London, Paris, Frankfurt | 22 September 2015
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Amundi Immobilier in connection with its acquisition of the €1 billion (approx.) pan-European office building portfolio "Aqua" from Union Investment. This is one of the largest portfolio transactions of the year with the portfolio consisting of 17 properties located across six different countries (France, Germany, the UK, the Netherlands, Austria and Finland). The assets cover 278,000 sqm and generate a total annual net operating income of approximately €60.2m. Completion is planned for the end of September.
Firm news | New York | 21 September 2015
Herbert Smith Freehills has further strengthened its focus on Latin America with the launch of a New York hub to support its global offering.
Firm news | 21 September 2015
Herbert Smith Freehills is delighted to announce that Head of Commercial Litigation in London, Tim Parkes, has been appointed to the prestigious roles of Chair of the Financial Conduct Authority's (FCA) Regulatory Decisions Committee and of the new Payment Systems Regulator's (PSR) Enforcement Decisions Committee in the UK. Tim will be retiring from the firm at the end of December 2015 and taking up his new roles in January 2016.
Deals and cases | Sydney | 18 September 2015
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Energy Development Corporation (EDC) on contracts with South Korea's Hyundai Engineering Co. Inc. and its Philippine affiliate, Galing Power & Energy Construction Co. Inc., for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of EDC's 31MW Bac-Man 3 geothermal power plant in Sorsogon Province in the Philippines.
Firm news | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 18 September 2015
Herbert Smith Freehills has won the prestigious Firm of the Year Award at the 15th annual Australian Law Awards held in Sydney on Thursday 17 September.
Deals and cases | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 18 September 2015
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised leading Australian wellness brand Swisse Wellness on the sale of an 83% interest in Swisse to Hong Kong Stock Exchange-listed Biostime International Holdings Ltd. The transaction is one of the largest private M&A deals of the past 12 months, valuing Swisse at A$1.67b.
Deals and cases | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 17 September 2015
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Barrick Gold Corporation on the sale of its Cowal gold mine in New South Wales to Evolution Mining Limited, and on the sale of a 50% interest in Barrick (Niugini) Limited to Zijin Mining Group Co., Ltd.
Firm news | London | 15 September 2015
Herbert Smith Freehills has appointed the Rt Hon Ed Davey, former Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, as a consultant to its Global Energy Group.
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Herbert Smith Freehills achieves significant success in High Court trial on interpretation of long term gas sale agreements
09 October 2015
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