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31 January 2020

Herbert Smith Freehills M&A team advises Optal on US$1.7 billion sale

Global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills is advising Optal Limited, a world leader in optimising B2B transactions, on its sale to WEX Inc. (NYSE: WEX), a leading financial technology service provider. The transaction also includes the acquisition of eNett International, a provider of integrated B2B...
29 January 2020

Herbert Smith Freehills responds to landmark EU Court ruling on scope of trade mark protection across EU

Responding to news that the Court of Justice of the EU (EU Court) has provided clarification on the use of trade marks as a tool to protect market share, Joel Smith , head of intellectual property UK at Herbert Smith Freehills, says that “the outcome is very favourable to existing trade mark...
24 January 2020

Herbert Smith Freehills advises on platform refinancing of Hornsdale Wind Farm

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised on the $650 million consolidated platform refinancing of Stages 1, 2 and 3 of the Hornsdale Wind Farm, located about 200km north of Adelaide in South Australia.
23 January 2020

Herbert Smith Freehills responds to High Court dismissal of claim brought in latest wave of tax deferral scheme litigation

Responding to news that the High Court has dismissed a claim brought against banks who lent sums for investment in a tax deferral scheme, Rupert Lewis, a partner at Herbert Smith Freehills, says that "this decision provides reassurance to banks who were targeted simply because the promoters of...
20 January 2020

Herbert Smith Freehills reacts to news that tech firm becomes first to receive non-compliance fine

Responding to news that AppNexus Europe has been fined £20,000 for failing to comply with a request for information from the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), Mark Jephcott, a partner at Herbert Smith Freehills' warns that "companies should recognise, in no uncertain terms, that no...
20 January 2020

Herbert Smith Freehills advises TSB on strategic partnership with IBM to support digital transformation and consolidate IT operations as part of 2022 strategic plan

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised TSB Bank plc on a strategic partnership with IBM to support its digital transformation objectives to become a truly digital business. This builds on TSB's commitment to consolidate its IT operations and optimise how TSB runs its IT infrastructure.
16 January 2020

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company — Masdar — on its 40% investment in the A$511 million East Rockingham Resource Recovery Facility in Western Australia

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company Masdar (a subsidiary of Mubadala) ( Masdar ) on its acquisition of a 40% stake in the A$511 million East Rockingham Resource Recovery Facility in Western Australia.
16 January 2020

Herbert Smith Freehills advises sponsors of China's Shanghai Gench Education Group on Hong Kong IPO / 史密夫斐尔律师事务所作为独家保荐人境外律师为上海建桥教育集团赴港IPO提供法律服务

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Macquarie Capital Limited as sole sponsor of Shanghai Gench Education Group Limited's main board listing on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. 国际知名的律师事务所史密夫斐尔作为上海建桥教育集团独家保荐人麦格理资本的境外律师,为其在香港联交所主板上市提供法律服务。
16 January 2020

Herbert Smith Freehills partner Simon Chapman appointed Queen's Counsel

Hong Kong-based arbitration partner Simon Chapman , 39, has been appointed Queen's Counsel (QC) in England and Wales.
15 January 2020

'Father of private equity funds' Jonathan Blake joins Herbert Smith Freehills as Head of International Private Funds Strategy

Jonathan Blake, an eminent figure in the private equity industry, has joined Herbert Smith Freehills in London as the head of international private funds strategy.
15 January 2020

Herbert Smith Freehills responds to news that Pensions Regulator moves to secure BHS pension scheme

Responding to news that the Pensions Regulator has succeeded in its latest attempt to protect the pensions of 19,000 BHS pensions scheme members, Rachel Pinto, partner in Herbert Smith Freehills' pensions practice says that "this should serve as a wake-up call for directors of companies with...
15 January 2020

Herbert Smith Freehills conseille Air Liquide sur la conclusion d'un avenant à sa ligne de crédit syndiquée de 2 milliards d'euros

Herbert Smith Freehills a conseillé Air Liquide, un leader mondial des gaz, technologies et services pour l’industrie et la santé, dans le cadre de la conclusion d'un avenant à sa ligne de crédit syndiquée de 2 milliards d’euros prévoyant désormais un mécanisme de corrélation entre ses coûts...
09 January 2020

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Allegra on sale of iconic Rockpool Bar & Grill and Spice Temple premises

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Allegra on the A$40 million disposal of the properties it owns in 66 Hunter Street, Sydney, which host the iconic fine dining Rockpool Bar & Grill and Spice Temple restaurants.
08 January 2020

HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS LATIN AMERICA TEAM ADVISES MANTOS COPPER ON MANTOS BLANCOS MINE EXPANSION

Herbert Smith Freehills' Latin America projects team has advised Mantos Copper S.A., a private Chilean copper producer, on the construction-related aspects of the Mantos Blancos plant expansion which is located in the Antofagasta region.
08 January 2020

HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS ADVISED ANEX TOUR ON THE ACQUISITION OF CORE BRAND NECKERMANN REISEN

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised ANEX Tour on the acquisition of Neckermann Reisen, core brand of tour operator Thomas Cook Germany, and various domains, from the insolvency administrators of Thomas Cook Touristik GmbH, Thomas Cook GmbH and Neckermann Urlaubswelt GmbH. Most recently, Herbert...

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