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Herbert Smith Freehills Top Legal Graduate Employer

Firm news | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 27 February 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills confirmed its place as one of Australia’s leading graduate employers when the Top 100 Graduate Employers were announced by The Hon. Luke Hartsuyker MP in Sydney last night.

Herbert Smith Freehills helps Tottenham Hotspur resist High Court CPO challenge regarding new stadium

Deals and cases | London | 23 February 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills has acted for Tottenham Hotspur Football Club in successfully resisting a High Court challenge to the validity of a compulsory purchase order (CPO) for the acquisition of land required for the Club's new stadium, part of the high profile Northumberland Development Project.

Herbert Smith Freehills releases new joint ventures book

Firm news | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 20 February 2015

The increasing importance of joint ventures in the commercial landscape has led practitioners from Herbert Smith Freehills to publish a new book in conjunction with the Ross Parsons Centre of Commercial, Corporate and Taxation Law at the University of Sydney.

Herbert Smith Freehills launches its European Energy Handbook 2015

Firm news | London | 17 February 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills are delighted to announce the launch of the 2015 edition of "The European Energy Handbook" which provides an in-depth survey of current issues in the energy sector in 42 European jurisdictions.

Herbert Smith Freehills proud to sponsor Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras

Firm news | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 16 February 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills is proud to announce its sponsorship as an Official Supporter of Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras, marking an impressive journey from the launch of its Australian LGBTI Network two years ago.

Herbert Smith Freehills survey reveals Hong Kong mediation trends

Firm news | Hong Kong, Singapore, China | 12 February 2015

International law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has surveyed close to 100 clients and contacts on their use of mediation as a dispute resolution tool in Hong Kong. Through direct interviews with cross-sector clients published in its ADR in Asia: Spotlight on Mediation in Hong Kong Guide, and real time voting by delegates via a bespoke iPad App at a recent Guide launch event, Herbert Smith Freehills has produced valuable market insights about a process on which there is a paucity of user data.

Herbert Smith Freehills shortlisted for most Client Choice Awards

Firm news | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 11 February 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills’ commitment to outstanding client service has been recognised in the prestigious 2015 Financial Review Client Choice Awards, with the firm shortlisted for more awards than any other firm.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises a syndicate of banks on €350 million refinancing transaction

Deals and cases | Paris | 10 February 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills has recently advised a syndicate of banks on a €350 million refinancing transaction for Faively Transport.

Top competition partner starts with Herbert Smith Freehills

Firm news | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 09 February 2015

One of the region’s pre-eminent competition lawyers, Liza Carver starts this week with Herbert Smith Freehills’ competition practice in Sydney.

Herbert Smith Freehills earns rankings as the No. 1 M&A legal adviser in Russia for 2014

Firm news | Moscow | 06 February 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills earns rankings as the No. 1 M&A legal adviser in Russia for 2014

Herbert Smith Freehills advises on US$7 billion first oil and gas project in Ghana

Deals and cases | London, Africa group | 05 February 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills is advising Vitol, a leading energy and commodities company with a turnover of US$307 billion, on its US$7 billion oil and gas project in Ghana with ENI. The development of the pure gas fields contained in the project has been described by the World Bank as a ‘top priority’ for Ghana, as it will underpin the growth of a domestic thermal power sector and accelerate Ghana’s industrial development.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Coal India on US$3.6 billion share sale, among India's largest ever ECM deals

Deals and cases | Singapore | 05 February 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised the Government of India, as vendor, on the US securities and international capital markets aspects of a US$3.6 billion share sale by Coal India Limited on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India. The deal is the third largest equity capital markets deal in India ever and the largest share sale in the country in almost six years.

Herbert Smith Freehills makes 10 year pledge of support to CareerTrackers

Firm news | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 05 February 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills is pleased to announce that the firm is making a 10 year commitment to the CareerTrackers program. This commitment includes being the primary provider of pro bono legal services to CareerTrackers, the firm’s continuing support of up to 10 interns per year, and the provision of organisational capacity building services within CareerTrackers.

Herbert Smith Freehills welcomes top M&A partner

Firm news | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 02 February 2015

Leading M&A lawyer Ian Williams today started his new role as a partner within Herbert Smith Freehills’ Corporate M&A practice. He is based in the firm’s Brisbane office.

Herbert Smith Freehills Consultant invited to The Hague

Firm news | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 02 February 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills consultant, Richard Garnett has been invited by the Australian Government to be the expert member of a delegation to negotiate a multilateral convention on the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments at The Hague Conference on Private International Law.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises consortium on A$2.9 billion NorthConnex motorway

Deals and cases | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 01 February 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Transurban, QIC Private Capital Pty Ltd (on behalf of its managed clients) and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board on a A$2.9 billion project to design, build, operate and maintain the NorthConnex motorway in NSW. The project is the first road project to be delivered under the NSW Government’s unsolicited proposal framework.

Herbert Smith Freehills appointed on High Speed 2

Firm news | London | 29 January 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills has been appointed by High Speed Two (HS2) Limited, the developer of Britain’s new north-south high speed rail line.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Willis Group on formation of new insurance broking firm

Deals and cases | London | 23 January 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Willis Group Holdings, the global risk adviser, insurance and reinsurance broker, on the formation of a leading London-based wholesale specialist insurance broking firm with Miller Insurance Services LLP.

Herbert Smith Freehills launches London Women Trainee Lawyers' Network

Firm news | London | 23 January 2015

23rd January 2015 – Global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills launched its Women Trainee Lawyers' Network, the first of its kind in the City of London, on 20th January, with a key note speech given by Alison Munro, Managing Director of HS2 Limited.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises on first-of-its-kind Moscow infrastructure project

Deals and cases | Moscow | 22 January 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills is advising the Moscow government on its RUR50-60bn "Kutuzovsky Northern Bypass" PPP/PFI project with LLC New Concession Company (an SPV owned by leading Russian private pension fund and construction company Lider) – the city's first toll road concession to date.

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