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Firm news | 17 May 2013
IDAHO Day is the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia. IDAHO Day is celebrated around the world on 17 May as this was the day, in 1990, when the World Health Organisation decided to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder.
Herbert Smith Freehills announced today that it has recruited Nico Abel as partner to its newly opened Frankfurt office.
Deals and cases | 17 May 2013
Herbert Smith Freehills is advising Metcash on its acquisition of the Australian Truck and Auto Parts Group (ATAP), which includes Auto Brake Service (ABS), for approximately $84 million, including transaction costs.
Deals and cases | 16 May 2013
Herbert Smith Freehills is pleased to announce that it is advising Brockman Iron Pty Ltd on its application for third party access to the rail infrastructure owned by Fortescue Metals Group’s wholly owned subsidiary, The Pilbara Infrastructure Pty Ltd (TPI).
Firm news | 16 May 2013
Several leading law firms, competitors in the fiercely competitive legal sector, have worked together in the interest of their clients to develop a best practice industry approach to drafting security documents following the commencement of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) (PPSA). This is a shining example of how leading firms can drive the direction and development of the industry for the benefit of clients and the market.
Deals and cases | 15 May 2013
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Leighton Properties on securing a major tenant pre-commitment and pre-sales in Kings Square, Perth, WA, in what will be the largest commercial property pre-sale in Western Australia.
Herbert Smith Freehills is advising Morgan Stanley and National Australia Bank as joint lead managers and underwriters for Arena REIT’s initial public offering and listing on the Australian Securities Exchange. Arena REIT is one of Australia’s largest owners of child care properties, holding a portfolio valued at over $220 million. It will raise $75 million of new money under the IPO.
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised the Joint Lead Managers of Macquarie Group Limited’s (MGL) offer of new Tier 1 hybrid securities known as Macquarie Capital Notes (MCN), which are fully paid, subordinated, non-cumulative, unsecured, mandatorily convertible notes issued by MGL. The offer is intended to raise $400 million, with the ability to raise more or less.
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Moly Mines Limited on its proposed mine gate sale for iron ore produced at the Company’s Spinifex Ridge Iron Ore Mine with Mineral Resources Limited.
Deals and cases | 14 May 2013
Herbert Smith Freehills has acted as the international legal counsel for Goldman Sachs on its equity investment of US$110 million in Den Networks Ltd ("Den Networks"), an Indian cable TV distribution company.
Firm news | 13 May 2013
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Macquarie Capital (Australia) Limited (Macquarie) in relation to its role as sole bookrunner, lead manager and underwriter for Mirvac Group’s (Mirvac) A$400 million fully underwritten institutional placement, announced on Friday, 10 May 2013. Mirvac has also announced an intention to launch a non-underwritten security purchase plan for up to $15,000 per eligible securityholder. The proceeds from the issue will be used to fund Mirvac’s acquisition of a select portfolio of office assets from GE Real Estate Investments Australia.
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Citibank N.A., Sydney Branch, on the financing of QIC Global Infrastructure’s $400.6 million acquisition of Epic Energy South Australia Pty Ltd (Epic SA), which owns the Moomba to Adelaide Pipeline System (MAPS) and the South East Pipeline System (SEPS). Completion of the transaction occurred on 1 May 2013.
Deals and cases | 09 May 2013
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised OGX Petróleo e Gás Participações S.A. ("OGX") on the sale of a 40% stake in two blocks in the Campos Basin, offshore Brazil to Malaysian state oil and gas company PETRONAS.
Deals and cases | 07 May 2013
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised long-standing Chinese oil and gas client, China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) on the acquisition of additional interests in the Queensland Curtis LNG project, Australia (QCLNG) and new exploration acreage in the Bowen Basin and CNOOC on the purchase of increased volumes of Liquid Natural Gas (LNG).
Herbert Smith Freehills is advising Perpetual Limited on its proposed acquisition of The Trust Company Limited via a scheme of arrangement.
Deals and cases | 03 May 2013
Herbert Smith Freehills has successfully defended the Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB), a longstanding client of the firm, in the Court of Appeal against a judicial review of its decision on leviability of users of betting exchanges.
Deals and cases, Firm news | 03 May 2013
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Bank of Queensland Limited (BOQ) on the acquisition of Virgin Money Australia from the Virgin Group. The deal included an agreement with the Virgin Group for the exclusive use of the Virgin Money brand in Australia for up to 40 years.
Firm news | 30 April 2013
Herbert Smith Freehills announced today the promotion of 11 lawyers to Of Counsel with effect from 1 May 2013.
Deals and cases | 29 April 2013
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Goldman Sachs International (Lead Manager) in relation to Drillsearch Energy Limited’s (Drillsearch) five-year Convertible Bond offer, announced today. The offering is to raise a minimum of US$100 million, with a US$25 million upsize option.
Firm news | 25 April 2013
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP announced today that London-based dispute resolution partner Caroline Kehoe will be relocating to the UAE in May this year, to strengthen the firm's dispute resolution capability in the region. The move underlines the firm's commitment to clients in the Middle East and helps answer their demand for an increased disputes offering on the ground.
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17 May 2013
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