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Recent Awards

The Lawyer European Awards 2021

Winner - Global Law Firm of the Year in Europe

Legal Week - The British Legal Awards 2021

Winner of:

  • M&A Team of the Year
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution Team of the Year
  • Strategic Legal Operations Team of the Year

Shortlisted for:

  • Energy & Infrastructure Team of the Year
  • TMT Team of the Year
  • ESG Initiative of the Year
  • D&I Initiative of the Year

The Lawyer Awards 2021

Corporate Team of the Year – Winner

Funds Team of the Year – Winner

Legal Operations Team of the Year – Winner

Litigation Team of the Year – Highly Commended

Best Client Service Innovation – Commended

Vault’s Top Law Firms for Quality of Life and Diversity

Herbert Smith Freehills’ New York office was featured for the first time and rated highly in Vault’s 2022 “Quality of Life” rankings. 

The firm was ranked in the following categories:

  • 4 for Quality of Work
  • 19 for Firm Culture
  • 38 for Best Law Firms to Work For
  • 20 for Hours
  • 21 for Integration of Laterals & Clerks
  • 23 for Satisfaction
  • 29 for Wellness
  • 30 for Racial and Ethnic Diversity

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Herbert Smith Freehills’ Johannesburg Alternative Legal Services (ALT) team has been named the Alternative Service Provider of the Year at this year’s African Legal Awards. The African Legal Awards recognise exceptional achievement from Africa’s legal elite.

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IJGlobal Awards – European Legal Adviser of the Year

Herbert Smith Freehills won over the independent judging panel with one lauding HSF’s 2020 calendar year performance as an “impressive diversified portfolio of successful deals”.

Judges said: “HSF had a strong year and closed some interesting deals which made them the top choice for me. The firm had a good mix of traditional infra and transition transactions with the BP Equinor deal – a key strategic step for BP – and an interesting interconnector.” “HSF stood out in a very competitive category as a law firm with a great variety of transactions and multiple sectors and geographies. The submission clearly set out the key challenges and how HSF worked with clients to resolve those to deliver successful projects.”