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About Us


Herbert Smith Freehills is one of the world’s leading professional services businesses, bringing together the best people across our 26 offices, to meet all your legal services needs globally. We can help you realise opportunities while managing risk.

Understanding your requirements, objectives and operating environment is important to us - we listen and take time to do this. You have ready access to our deep global sectoral expertise, as well as our local market understanding, to help you achieve your commercial objectives.

Operating as one global team, we use innovative systems and processes to ensure your work is delivered intelligently, efficiently and reliably. We care about the markets and communities we work within and constantly strive to make them better.

What does it all add up to? When you work with Herbert Smith Freehills, you are partnering with a world-class and diverse team of client focused professionals who can ensure you achieve your best results.

Recent Awards

As the recipient of over 200 awards for casework, social and citizenship initiatives since 2012, Herbert Smith Freehills is a truly global award winning firm

Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards 2017

M&A Partner of the Year (Philippa Stone)

Construction and Infrastructure Partner of the Year (David Hugo)

Dispute Resolution and Litigation Partner of the Year (Jason Betts) 

IFLR Asia Awards 2017

Asia's Financial Services Regulatory Team of the Year

Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards 2017

Asia Pacific Firm of the Year

China & Hong Kong - International firms: Disputes

Outstanding Contribution to the Legal Profession (Justin D'Agostino)

Infrastructure Partnerships Australia’s National Infrastructure Awards 2017

Australia’s best Infrastructure Project (International Convention Centre Sydney)

JUVE awards 2016

Law firm of the year - real estate and construction Germany

FT Innovative Europe Awards 2016

Innovation in Social Responsibility Innovation in Legal Expertise: Securitisation


As a true global citizen, Herbert Smith Freehills is a proud sponsor of a range of organisations, events and initiatives, including:

The National Portrait Gallery (London)

Race for Opportunity

Opportunity Now

Stonewall Global Diversity Champions

David Kato Voice and Vision Award

Pride WA

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

Australian Ballet

Official Legal Partner

Art Gallery of NSW

Major Partner