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Herbert Smith Freehills advises IFM Investors on completion of Pacific Hydro sale

Deals and cases | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 10 February 2016

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised IFM Investors on the completion of its sale of Pacific Hydro to China’s State Power Investment Corporation.

Commitment to Indigenous students receives ultimate recognition from CareerTrackers

Firm news | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 05 February 2016

Herbert Smith Freehills was awarded the CareerTrackers Corporate Plus Award last night at a prestigious gala ceremony in Sydney. The award is the highest recognition of a CareerTrackers employment partner and is given to an organisation that has made CareerTrackers an integral part of their business.

Herbert Smith Freehills voted Australia’s No.1 law graduate recruiter

Firm news | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 05 February 2016

Herbert Smith Freehills’ position as one of Australia’s leading graduate employers was highlighted last night when the Top 100 Graduate Employers were announced at an awards ceremony in Sydney.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises 23 international banks on largest ever reserve-based loan

Deals and cases | London, Paris | 04 February 2016

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised a group of 23 international banks on Lundin Petroleum's ("Lundin") seven year reserve-based lending facility for up to US$5 billion. This is believed to be the largest ever European reserve-based loan (RBL) for an upstream oil and gas company.

Brexit – part of the Board's agenda

Firm news | London | 03 February 2016

Gavin Williams was quoted in the Financial Times on 21 January 2016 as saying that Brexit is now firmly "part of the Board's agenda".

Infrastructure experts advise Canberra Metro on successful bid for ACT Capital Metro light rail project

Deals and cases | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 03 February 2016

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised the Canberra Metro consortium on its successful bid for the Australian Capital Territory Capital Metro light rail project.

Herbert Smith Freehills advising NSW Government on A$1.1 billion Social and Affordable Housing Fund

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

A new fund set to increase the supply of social and affordable housing in New South Wales is receiving Herbert Smith Freehills’ expertise, following the firm’s appointment to act as a legal adviser by the NSW Government.

Cross border deal sees finance team advise International Finance Corporation and Taurus Mining on US$162.5m financing of Congo copper project

Deals and cases | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 01 February 2016

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Taurus Mining Finance Fund L.P (“Taurus”) and International Finance Corporation (IFC) on a US$162.5 million financing to Tiger Resources’ Kipoi Copper Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Herbert Smith Freehills becomes first corporate diversity partner of Brisbane’s MELT Festival

Firm news | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 01 February 2016

Herbert Smith Freehills has become the first corporate diversity partner to support Brisbane’s MELT Festival.

Herbert Smith Freehills names partner Andrew Moir as new Head of Global Cyber Security

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 | 28 January 2016

Herbert Smith Freehills has named partner Andrew Moir as the new Head of its Global Cyber Security Practice.

Real estate team advises Brompton Asset Management on A$70 million sale of prime Canberra office building

Deals and cases | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 27 January 2016

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised London-based Brompton Asset Management on the A$70 million sale of its prime office asset in Canberra’s CBD.

Herbert Smith Freehills tops Australian M&A League Tables for 2015

Firm news | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 27 January 2016

Herbert Smith Freehills has cemented its position as the leading legal advisor for M&A transactions in Australia after topping three of the leading M&A legal advisor league tables for 2015.

Herbert Smith Freehills secures victory for Kingdom of Spain in investor-state arbitration

Firm news | Madrid, New York | 26 January 2016

Herbert Smith Freehills has helped secure a victory for the Kingdom of Spain in an investor-state arbitration under the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce rules commenced by two European investors Charanne B.V. (Netherlands) and Construction Investments S.à.r.l. (Luxembourg).

Herbert Smith Freehills' Global Head of Alternative Legal Services named in The Lawyer's Hot 100 report 2016

Firm news | Belfast | 26 January 2016

Herbert Smith Freehills' Global Head of Alternative Legal Services Libby Jackson has been showcased in this year's renowned Hot 100 report, published by industry magazine The Lawyer.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Australian conglomerate Wesfarmers on £340 million acquisition of UK second largest DIY retailer Homebase

Deals and cases | London | 25 January 2016

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Wesfarmers and its wholly owned subsidiary Bunnings on the landmark acquisition of Homebase from UK-listed Home Retail Group for £340 million.

Herbert Smith Freehills earns rankings as the No. 1 M&A legal adviser in Russia in 2015

Firm news | Moscow | 22 January 2016

Despite challenging political and economic environment, our M&A practice in Russia continues to show exceptional results, advising on some of the most significant complex and innovative special situations transactions. Mergermarket credited the firm with 16 M&A deals, ranking us as the number one legal M&A advisor in Russia both by deal value and volume in 2015.

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised LCR on the sale of their interests in the King's Cross Central Partnership

Deals and cases | London | 22 January 2016

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised LCR on the sale of their interests in the King's Cross Central Partnership (which is the entity that owns and is developing King's Cross Central) to AustralianSuper following the conclusion of a competitive bid process. Real estate partner, Julian Pollock, and corporate real estate senior associate, Paul Chases, led the Herbert Smith Freehills team on the sale.

Herbert Smith Freehills named Stonewall Top 10 Global Employer for LGBT Inclusion

Firm news | 19 January 2016

Herbert Smith Freehills has been recognised as one of the Top 10 global employers for LGBT inclusion by Stonewall, the UK's leading LGBT rights organisation, for promoting sexual orientation equality across its global network, and ranked 25th in Stonewall's Top 100 Workplace Equality Index 2016 - the eighth year in a row Herbert Smith Freehills has made it into this highly competitive ranking.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises E.ON on its sale of UK E&P North Sea business to Premier Oil

Deals and cases | London | 15 January 2016

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised German energy giant E.ON on a landmark oil and gas asset disposal to the FTSE 250 company Premier Oil. The deal was signed and announced on 13 January 2016.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Virgin Atlantic on landmark £220m financing using its take-off and landing slot portfolio

Deals and cases | London | 14 January 2016

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised longstanding client Virgin Atlantic on a landmark £220 million secured bond financing which uses the airline’s take-off and landing slot portfolio at London Heathrow as security for the debt. This is the first ever transaction to be successfully completed for this asset class in Europe.

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