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Herbert Smith Freehills boosts Asia Pacific corporate practice

Firm news | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Tokyo | 31 October 2014

Herbert Smith Freehills has appointed Ian Williams and Damien Roberts as partners in its corporate M&A practice. Both partners have joined the firm from Ashurst and will commence their new roles in early 2015.

Herbert Smith Freehills establishes Singapore relationship with Prolegis LLC

Firm news | Singapore | 31 October 2014

Herbert Smith Freehills has entered into a new relationship with Singapore law firm Prolegis LLC, effective 1 November 2014.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises on the first wind farm project financing to reach financial close in the Philippines

Deals and cases | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Hong Kong | 23 October 2014

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Energy Development Corporation on its US$315 million financing of the 150 MW Burgos Wind Farm Project.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises on two Hong Kong dim sum bonds

Deals and cases | Hong Kong | 22 October 2014

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised the joint bookrunners on two separate Hong Kong Stock Exchange Regulation S bond issuances for a total of RMB2.1 billion.

Herbert Smith Freehills endorses TFL's cycle superhighway plan

Firm news | London | 20 October 2014

Herbert Smith Freehills proudly endorses the plans outlined by Transport for London to create new segregated cycle routes through the heart of the City of London. The proposals have been designed to provide clear and convenient routes for cyclists, physically separated from other vehicles.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises banks on A$500m syndicated loan facility

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

Herbert Smith Freehills advised the syndicate of banks in relation to an unsecured A$500M syndicated facility agreement provided to Colonial First State Wholesale Geared Share Fund.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Hua Hong Semiconductor on US$360 million Hong Kong IPO

Deals and cases | Hong Kong | 17 October 2014

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Hua Hong Semiconductor Limited (Hua Hong) on its US$360 million initial public offering on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Herbert Smith Freehills wins Equity Deal of the Year Award for the Middle East

Firm news | Middle East | 16 October 2014

Herbert Smith Freehills has won the Equity Deal of the Year Award for the Middle East at the prestigious annual International Financial Law Review (IFLR) Middle East Awards, which were held at the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai on 15 October 2014.

Herbert Smith Freehills named an Employer of Choice in Australia

Firm news | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 15 October 2014

Herbert Smith Freehills in Australia has been recognised by Australasian Lawyer magazine as an Employer of Choice in the 500+ staff category in the magazine’s annual survey.

Herbert Smith Freehills' launches mental health first aiders programme on Mental Health Awareness Day

Firm news | London | 10 October 2014

Herbert Smith Freehills is launching a programme of mental health first aiders as part of the Firm's mental health and wellbeing programme on Friday 10 October - World Mental Health Awareness Day. The Firm will be offering mental health first aid training to all willing volunteers who are keen to take on the role of mental health first aiders within the Firm.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Regis Healthcare Limited on its A$485.8 million Initial Public Offering

Deals and cases | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 09 October 2014

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Regis Healthcare Limited on its successful A$485.8 million initial public offering on the Australian Securities Exchange, with shares in Regis closing 10% higher than the offer price on the opening day of trading.

Herbert Smith Freehills' Justin D'Agostino ranked in top 100 outstanding in business LGBT list

Firm news | London | 09 October 2014

Herbert Smith Freehills' Global Head of Dispute Resolution Justin D'Agostino has, for the second consecutive year, been listed as one of the Top 100 "OUTstanding in Business Leaders", an Outstanding in Business ranking which recognises prominent professionals who have made a difference in the LGBT community.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises on HK$1.6 billion Hong Kong IPO of Shanghai La Chappelle

Deals and cases | Hong Kong | 09 October 2014

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised the underwriters to the HK$1.6 billion Hong Kong initial public offering of apparel designer and manufacturer Shanghai La Chappelle Fashion Co. Ltd., which will list and begin trading on 9 October 2014.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises EDF Energy on finalising arrangements for Hinkley Point C

Deals and cases | London | 08 October 2014

Herbert Smith Freehills is pleased to announce that its client, EDF, has moved one step closer to finalising arrangements to build a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C in Somerset. Following a rigorous 12-month long investigation led by European Commission Vice-President and Commissioner for Competition, Joaquin Almunia, the European Commission approved the State aid case for Hinkley Point C on 8 October 2014. The State aid case comprises of the long-term contract for difference providing payment support to the project and the guarantee by Her Majesty's Treasury in respect of the project debt.

Asia Pacific's M&A boom continues

Deals and cases, Firm news | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 07 October 2014

Asia Pacific’s mergers and acquisitions market experienced its strongest period of deal activity since 1980 in the first nine months of 2014, with the total value of announced deals reaching US$566.3 billion.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Arkema on the financing for the proposed acquisition of Bostik from Total

Deals and cases | Paris | 30 September 2014

Herbert Smith Freehills Paris has recently advised Arkema, France's leading chemicals producer, on the financing for its €1.74bn (£1.37bn) proposed acquisition of Bostik, one of the world’s largest adhesive makers, from energy giant Total.

Report shows strong surge in Australia's M&A market

Deals and cases | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 25 September 2014

Australia’s mergers and acquisitions market experienced a significant boost in the last financial year, with the return of mega deals and a jump in deal volumes and total deal value, according to the sixth annual Herbert Smith Freehills Australian Public M&A Report 2014.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises on Nepal's biggest ever foreign investment deal

Deals and cases | London | 24 September 2014

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised the Investment Board of the Government of Nepal on its project development agreement (PDA) with a consortium led by Indian infrastructure company GMR (the GMR Group) to develop the 900 megawatt, US$1.4 billion hydroelectric Upper Karnali Hydro Power Project (the Project). The Project was awarded to the GMR Group through an international competitive bidding process in 2008 on a build-own-operate-transfer basis.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Joint Lead Managers on Macquarie’s A$400m Capital Notes issue

Deals and cases | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 18 September 2014

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised the Joint Lead Managers of Macquarie Bank Limited’s offer of new Tier 1 hybrid securities known as Macquarie Bank Capital Notes. The offer is intended to raise A$400 million, with the ability to raise more or less.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Arrium Limited on its A$754 million entitlement offer

Deals and cases | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth | 18 September 2014

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Arrium Limited on its A$754 million fully underwritten pro-rata accelerated renounceable entitlement offer including retail rights trading and institutional placement, announced to the ASX on 15 September 2014.

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