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Herbert Smith Freehills Moscow energy practice advises on US$75 billion of energy projects since May 2013

Deals and cases | Moscow | 24 April 2014

The Russian energy practice of Herbert Smith Freehills has advised on US$75 billion of energy projects (excluding disputes) in the past 12 months. Around 75% of value of these projects relates to projects in Russia and 25% to the CIS and Eastern Europe.

Herbert Smith Freehills promotes 23 to partnership

Firm news | Brisbane, Hong Kong, London, Melbourne, Paris, Perth, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney | 24 April 2014

Herbert Smith Freehills has announced the promotion of 23 lawyers to its partnership. The promotions take effect on 1 May 2014. The appointments cover 9 offices, with 12 based in the UK and EMEA region, and 11 based in Asia-Pacific.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises on US$1 billion bond offering by Oil India Limited

Deals and cases | Singapore | 17 April 2014

Herbert Smith Freehills is pleased to announce that it has advised on a US$1 billion dual-tranche note offering by state-run Oil India Limited. The deal is the largest ever bond issue from an Indian public sector enterprise and also the largest ever Reg S-only issuance by an Indian company.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Japara Healthcare Ltd on its Initial Public Offering

Deals and cases | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 17 April 2014

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Japara Healthcare Limited on its A$525m initial public offering on the Australian Securities Exchange. Macquarie Capital acted as lead manager and underwriter and CBA Equities Limited and Morgans Corporate Limited were each co-lead managers.

Herbert Smith Freehills announces new appointments to Global Corporate Practice

Firm news | 15 April 2014

Herbert Smith Freehills announced today new management arrangements for its Corporate practice.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Shunfeng Photovoltaic on RMB3 Billion acquisition of Wuxi Suntech Power

Deals and cases | Hong Kong | 15 April 2014

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Shunfeng Photovoltaic International Limited on the acquisition of 100% interests in Wuxi Suntech Power Co. Ltd. from its administrator for RMB3 billion (US$482 million).

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Safran on its €200 million Eurobond Issue

Deals and cases | Paris | 14 April 2014

Herbert Smith Freehills Paris LLP has advised Safran, a leading international high-tech group with three core businesses: aerospace (engines and equipment), defence and security, on a €200 million bond issue. The bonds are due to mature in 2024. The issue consisted of a private placement listed on NYSE Euronext arranged by Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc. and CM-CIC Securities.

Herbert Smith Freehills improves diversity with launch of disability network

Firm news | 10 April 2014

Herbert Smith Freehills has launched a disability network, HSF Ability, to recognise the importance of increasing awareness and understanding of disability throughout the firm.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises David Jones on $A2.15 billion takeover offer

Deals and cases | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 10 April 2014

Herbert Smith Freehills is advising David Jones (ASX:DJS) on a proposed takeover of David Jones by South African based retail group Woolworths (JSE:WHL) valued at A$2.15 billion.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Ingeus Limited on sale to Providence Service Corporation

Deals and cases | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 10 April 2014

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Ingeus Limited (Ingeus), a multi-national Australian-based recruitment company, on its sale to US firm Providence Service Corporation (Providence).

Herbert Smith Freehills advises on the US$201 million IPO of Emirates REIT on NASDAQ Dubai

Deals and cases | Dubai, London | 08 April 2014

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised SHUAA Capital and Emirates NBD on the IPO and admission to trading on NASDAQ Dubai Limited of Emirates REIT (CEIC) Limited, the UAE-based real estate investment trust.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Cavendish Fluor Partnership on their successful bid for Magnox Limited and Research Sites Restoration Limited

Deals and cases | London | 03 April 2014

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Cavendish Fluor Partnership, a joint venture between Cavendish Nuclear and Fluor Corporation, on its successful bid to acquire Magnox Limited and Research Sites Restoration Limited ("RSRL"), the Site Licence Companies for 12 nuclear sites in the UK.

Herbert Smith Freehills boosts international secondment opportunities for graduates

Firm news | Australia, Brisbane, Hong Kong, London, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 03 April 2014

Herbert Smith Freehills has announced its plan to extend its international secondment programme to Australian graduates and include the Australian offices in the secondment opportunities available to trainees in London and Hong Kong.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises the Clean Energy Finance Corporation on A$20M financing of innovative wave energy technology

Deals and cases | 28 March 2014

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) on a A$20 million five year loan facility to Carnegie Wave Energy Limited (Carnegie) to develop and implement its patented CETO wave energy technology.

Фирма "Герберт Смит Фрихилз" провела успешный семинар по строительным контрактам с иностранными подрядчиками

Firm news | Moscow | 27 March 2014

25 и 26 марта 2014 года международная юридическая фирма "Герберт Смит Фрихилз" провела практические семинары по строительным контрактам с иностранными подрядчиками. Семинары посетили 47 делегатов из 20 компаний из Москвы, Рязани и Республики Коми.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Eldorado Gold on its successful recommended takeover of Glory Resources Limited

Deals and cases | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 27 March 2014

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Eldorado Gold Coöperatief UA (a wholly owned subsidiary of Eldorado Gold Corporation) (Eldorado Gold) on its successful A$30.5 million acquisition of all the outstanding shares of Glory Resources Limited (ASX: GLY) (Glory) via a recommended off-market cash takeover bid. Eldorado Gold owned 19.9% of the shares in Glory prior to the announcement of the transaction. All the issued options of Glory were also cancelled for a total consideration of approximately A$1.8 million.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises on US$ 7.2 billion debt package for the Roy Hill iron ore project

Firm news | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 26 March 2014

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised a consortium made up of Marubeni Corporation, POSCO and China Steel Corporation on the US$7.2 billion debt package secured by the Roy Hill iron ore project in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The consortium has a 30% interest in the Roy Hill project.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises CBA on its exit from property funds and property asset management platform

Deals and cases | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 24 March 2014

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) on its exit from its property funds management and property asset management platform. The property platform provided management services to three listed trusts with over A$20 billion in property assets under management. The trusts were CFS Retail Property Trust Group (CFX), Commonwealth Property Office Fund (CPA) and the Kiwi Income Property Trust (KIPT). The platform also included various unlisted wholesale funds and third party property mandates.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Propertylink on industrial property investment partnership

Deals and cases | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 23 March 2014

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised fund manager Propertylink on the establishment of an industrial property vehicle with investments from Goldman Sachs and UK based Grosvenor Group.

Cross border investment set to propel M&A in Asia Pacific

Firm news | Australia, Bangkok, Beijing, Brisbane, China, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Perth, Seoul, Singapore, South East Asia, Sydney | 20 March 2014

The M&A market in the Asia Pacific region is in line for significant growth due to an anticipated surge of cross border investment in 2014, according to Herbert Smith Freehills’ inaugural Asia Pacific M&A Review released today.

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