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HSF deepens Asia infrastructure and projects team

Firm news | Singapore | 23 July 2014

Herbert Smith Freehills has added another partner to its Asia infrastructure and projects team with the relocation of partner Matthew Osborne from Melbourne to Singapore.

Herbert Smith Freehills Special Counsel honoured with Terry Keaney Memorial Award

Firm news | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 17 July 2014

Jane Sanders, Herbert Smith Freehills Special Counsel and Principal Solicitor at the Shopfront Youth Legal Centre, has been awarded the prestigious 2014 Terry Keaney Memorial Award.

Hebert Smith Freehills advises the joint sponsors of HK$1.4 billion Kangda IPO

Deals and cases | Hong Kong | 16 July 2014

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Macquarie Capital Securities Limited and ICBC International Capital Limited in relation to their role as the joint sponsors of Kangda International Environmental Company Limited’s HK$1.4 billion Initial Public Offering and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Herbert Smith Freehills Paris advises a group of 10 international banks on innovative financing for Areva's Georges Besse 2 enrichment plant

Deals and cases | 15 July 2014

World leader in nuclear power Areva has just finalised a limited recourse financing for SET (Société d'Enrichissement du Tricastin), which owns and runs the Georges Besse 2 uranium enrichment plant in Tricastin, southwest France, the first centrifuge-base enrichment plant in France.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises on the world's largest pharmacuetical IPO in three years

Deals and cases | Hong Kong | 15 July 2014

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised the underwriters and joint sponsors of the Initial Public Offering (IPO) of Luye Pharma Group Ltd and its listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The IPO raised US$764 million, making it the world’s largest pharmaceutical company IPO in three years.

Herbert Smith Freehills closes £562 million acquisition for Antin Infrastructure Partners

Deals and cases | London | 11 July 2014

Herbert Smith Freehills' London Private Equity team, has advised Antin Infrastructure Partners ("Antin") on the completion of its first deal out of their recently closed Fund II, with the acquisition of BG Group's majority stake in the Central Area Transmission System (CATS) gas pipeline in the UK North Sea and associated infrastructure.

Herbert Smith Freehills boosts Southeast Asia disputes practice with partner move

Firm news | Bangkok, Tokyo | 08 July 2014

Herbert Smith Freehills announced today that Tokyo partner Gavin Margetson has relocated to Southeast Asia to reinforce the firm's disputes resolution capability in the region.

Herbert Smith Freehills recruits competition partner in Frankfurt

Firm news | Germany | 07 July 2014

Herbert Smith Freehills has expanded its German practice with the hire of competition partner Michael Dietrich from Taylor Wessing.

2014 heralds the return of 'red hot' M&A markets in Asia Pacific

Firm news, Deals and cases | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 04 July 2014

2014 has heralded the return of M&A in Asia Pacific, with a marked lift in confidence generating the region’s best start to the year in over thirty years, driving the market to pre-global financial crisis activity levels.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises TSB Banking Group

Deals and cases | London | 03 July 2014

Herbert Smith Freehills acted as independent legal advisers to TSB Banking Group PLC in connection with its IPO and related matters.

Herbert Smith Freehills announces strong full year results for 2013/2014

Firm news | 02 July 2014

Herbert Smith Freehills today announced its provisional financial results for the year ended 30 April 2014.

Herbert Smith Freehills recruits former assistant US Attorney John J.O'Donnell as a partner in New York

Firm news | New York | 01 July 2014

Herbert Smith Freehills is pleased to announce that John J. O'Donnell, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and former branch chief of the Division of Enforcement at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), has joined the firm as a partner in the New York office. John will focus his practice on white collar criminal defence, regulatory enforcement proceedings, internal investigations, securities litigation and complex commercial litigation.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Asaleo Care on new banking facilities and material contracts in connection with its IPO

Deals and cases | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 30 June 2014

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Asaleo Care on its A$350 million new banking facilities that will refinance its existing debt facilities on completion of Asaleo Care’s initial public offering. Herbert Smith Freehills also advised Asaleo Care on various material contracts including its Trade mark and Technology Licence and Supply material contracts and advised Pacific Equity Partners in relation to the IPO.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Virgin Trains on its new contract for the West Coast Rail franchise

Deals and cases | London | 27 June 2014

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised long-standing client Virgin Trains on its new contract to operate the West Coast rail franchise, announced by the Department of Transport on 19 June 2014.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Woodside on A$6.1 billion exit by Shell

Deals and cases | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 22 June 2014

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Woodside Petroleum Ltd on the exit by Shell Energy Holdings Australia Limited, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Greencross on its A$120 million entitlement offer

Deals and cases | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 19 June 2014

Herbert Smith Freehills is pleased to have advised Greencross Limited on its A$120 million fully underwritten pro-rata accelerated non-renounceable entitlement offer and institutional placement. The proceeds from the offer will be used by Greencross to partially fund its acquisition of CF Group Holdings Pty Limited.

HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS ADVISES CHINA MERCHANTS BANK HK BRANCH ON US$5 BILLION MTN PROGRAM AND FIRST DRAWDOWN

Deals and cases | Beijing, Hong Kong | 17 June 2014

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised China Merchants Bank Co. Ltd. Hong Kong Branch on the establishment of its US$5 billion Medium Term Note program and the first drawdown of US$500 million.

Herbert Smith Freehills announces investment funds of counsel relocation of the UAE

Firm news | Doha, Dubai, Middle East, Saudi Arabia group, Abu Dhabi | 16 June 2014

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP announced today that investment funds Of Counsel Stephen Newby has relocated to the UAE from Singapore this week, to strengthen the firm's market-leading investment funds capability in the Middle East. The move underlines the firm's commitment to clients in the Middle East and will help to address their demand for an increased investment funds offering in the region.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises UGL Limited on A$1.215 billion sale of DTZ

Deals and cases | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 16 June 2014

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised UGL Limited on the sale of its global property services business, DTZ, to a consortium comprising TPG Asia, Inc, PAG Asia Capital and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan at an enterprise value of A$1.215 billion.

Herbert Smith Freehills names new Greater China Managing Partner

Firm news | Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai | 13 June 2014

Herbert Smith Freehills is pleased to announce that the firm has appointed Hong Kong-based Julian Copeman as Greater China Managing Partner, with immediate effect.

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