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Deals and cases | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 29 May 2015
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised the financiers on the A$2 billion acquisition by a consortium of investors, led by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, of Crown Castle Australia Limited.
Deals and cases | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 28 May 2015
Herbert Smith Freehills is pleased to have advised leading Australian transport and logistics provider Toll Group on its acquisition by Japan Post, in one of the largest ever public company acquisitions in Australia.
Firm news | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 26 May 2015
Herbert Smith Freehills is delighted to have been recognised across multiple award categories at the Australasian Law Awards 2015 on Thursday 21 May in Sydney.
Ahead of National Reconciliation Week 2015, Herbert Smith Freehills is pleased to launch its third Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) which has received Reconciliation Australia’s highest endorsement as an ‘Elevate’ RAP.
Deals and cases | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 25 May 2015
Herbert Smith Freehills is advising PanAust Limited (PanAust) on its takeover by Guangdong Rising Assets Management Co., Ltd which values PanAust at approximately A$1.2 billion.
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Australian Finance Group Ltd (AFG) in relation to its initial public offering and listing on the Australian Securities Exchange. The offer consisted of an institutional offer, broker firm offer and priority offer and valued AFG at A$257.8 million at the final offer price of A$1.20 per share.
Deals and cases | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 22 May 2015
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised the lenders in relation to US$165 million senior secured bank facilities to be provided to Finders Resources Limited in relation to its Wetar copper project in Indonesia.
Firm news | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 20 May 2015
Herbert Smith Freehills is delighted to announce that Ms Brooke Massender, Head of Pro Bono & Citizenship, Australia & Asia, is the recipient of the firm’s inaugural Kathryn Everett Leadership Fellowship for Women Lawyers.
Firm news | London | 20 May 2015
Herbert Smith Freehills has launched a 'Mental Health Mentor' programme in the firm's London and Belfast offices – the first law firm to offer such a service to staff. Providing access to a network of over 60 individuals, the programme offers advice, support and mentoring to staff on mental health issues. The mentors have all volunteered for the role and have received basic training in workplace stress, common mental health problems, stigma and wellbeing. In addition to providing advice and support, they will be able to direct individuals to appropriate support services and will also have a role promoting wellbeing initiatives within the firm.
Firm news | Hong Kong | 19 May 2015
Herbert Smith Freehills has been awarded a "Silver Standard" ranking in Community Business' inaugural Hong Kong LGBT Workplace Inclusion Index, announced on Friday 15 May.
Deals and cases | Paris | 15 May 2015
Herbert Smith Freehills has recently advised Etablissements Maurel & Prom, a French oil company engaged in hydrocarbon exploration and production, on the issue of net share settled bonds convertible into new shares and/or exchangeable for existing shares (ORNANE) for a total nominal amount of approximately €115 million.
Deals and cases | Hong Kong | 15 May 2015
Deals and cases | London, Madrid, Dubai, Beijing, Singapore | 14 May 2015
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Severn Trent Plc, a FTSE-100 company which provides and treats water and waste water in the UK and internationally, on the sale of its water purification business to its joint venture partner Industrie De Nora SpA, a private multinational company headquartered in Italy.
Deals and cases | 13 May 2015
Herbert Smith Freehills has acted for the lenders led by BNP Paribas in connection with the increase of their financing commitments to Tullow Oil group by US$450 million, including an increase of US$ 200 million to Tullow's reserve-based lending facility and an increase of US$ 250 million to its corporate credit facility.
Firm news | 13 May 2015
International law firm Herbert Smith Freehills is pleased to announce the appointments of partners John Balsdon, Anna Howell and Rob Merrick as co-heads of the firm's Global Energy Group.
Deals and cases | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, London | 13 May 2015
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised SurfStitch on its acquisitions of Magicseaweed Limited and Rollingyouth Pty Limited (which publishes Stab Magazine), announced today. These acquisitions will be funded by a A$37.5 million institutional placement of shares, on which Herbert Smith Freehills also advised.
Firm news | 11 May 2015
LONDON - Paula Hodges QC, Head of Herbert Smith Freehills' Global Arbitration Practice, has been appointed as Vice President of the Court of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA).
Firm news | Bangkok, South East Asia | 08 May 2015
Herbert Smith Freehills is pleased to announce that Bangkok Partner Gavin Margetson has been appointed as Chair of the ICC Thailand Commission on Arbitration.
Deals and cases | Hong Kong, China | 07 May 2015
Herbert Smith Freehills is pleased to announce that the firm has advised China New Town Development Company Limited on a CNY1.3 billion notes issuance on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Firm news | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 06 May 2015
International law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has appointed Graeme Gamble as a partner in its global energy group. Graeme will be based in the firm’s Perth office and will commence on 11 May 2015.
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Herbert Smith Freehills advises the financiers on the A$2 billion acquisition of Crown Castle Australia Limited
29 May 2015
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