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Melbourne VIC 3000

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Our Melbourne office traces its history to 1853 when the original partnership was formed in Melbourne. 

We have been part of the Melbourne commercial community ever since. We incorporated and floated BHP in 1885 and are proud to say that we continue to act for BHP today.

As one of the largest offices in the Herbert Smith Freehills network, we provide a full-service legal offering to our clients across all major sectors.

Alternative Legal Services (ALT) launched a team in Melbourne in November 2016 – the first team of its kind in Australia. The team comprises qualified lawyers, legal analysts and eDiscovery specialists; all working closely with their counterparts across ALT's global network to provide a seamless, round-the-clock service to clients.

We look to our Client Charter, together with our Firm Values, to guide our decisions and ways of working. Our Client Charter will inspire us, guide us, and remind us of what we need to do every day. 

The Melbourne office is a leader in workplace diversity and inclusion, with networks and programmes for LGBTI inclusion, women in business, helping parents return to work and the promotion of cultural diversity.

We have a long history of pro bono support for worthy organisations and encourage staff members to volunteer in the community.

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Insights and updates

26th August 2021
Our annual take on the emerging issues that customer-facing businesses are experiencing in Australia.
Victorian statute imposes a Fire Services Levy, which requires the calculation of the capital improved...
15th November 2021
G20 nation moves to modernised privacy code for digital platforms, including binding rules. The proposed...
5th November 2021
The Financial Accountability Regime Bill 2021 ( FAR Bill ) was introduced in the House...

News

Stay up to date with the latest news from our Melbourne office.
26 November 2021

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Bardee on its A$4 million Series Seed capital raise

25 November 2021

Herbert Smith Freehills’ TMT Digital & Emerging Technologies lawyers advise Treasury Wine Estates on Issue of Non-Fungible Tokens for luxury Penfolds wine

25 November 2021

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Capgemini on its A$233 Million acquisition of ASX-listed Empired Ltd

23 November 2021

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Our Innovation Fund on Atelier’s A$3 million Series Seed Capital Raising