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19 July 2019

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Groupe Atlantic on the acquisition of a Russian floor heating and cable giant and related joint venture arrangements

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Groupe Atlantic, a leading European producer of heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment and a long-standing client of the firm's Paris office, on the acquisition of 45% of the residential heating solutions business of SST Group and related joint...
18 July 2019

Herbert Smith Freehills expands South African office with three senior hires

Global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills today announced that three leading South African lawyers will join the firm in its Johannesburg office. The hires – two partners and a senior consultant – are bringing well established teams with them, resulting in a total of 13 appointments.
17 July 2019


International law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Strides Pharma Science Limited, an Indian listed pharmaceuticals company, on the AU$394 million sale of its entire Australian business, including Arrow Pharmaceuticals to Arrotex. Arrotex is a vehicle established for the purpose of...
16 July 2019

Herbert Smith Freehills Hires Six-Strong Energy, Infrastructure, Competition and Regulatory Team for Milan Office

Herbert Smith Freehills has hired market-leading energy and infrastructure practice headed by Partners Lorenzo Parola and Francesca Morra, who will join the firm's office in Milan along with a team of four associates.
15 July 2019

Global banking expert joins Herbert Smith Freehills

Herbert Smith Freehills is pleased to welcome a global financial services regulation expert to its market-leading Financial Services Regulatory practice in Australia.
15 July 2019


Herbert Smith Freehills has once again been named as one of Stonewall's Top LGBT Global Employers as well as achieving the Global Community Engagement Award for the first time this year.
12 July 2019

Germany and London based team advises Impilo on the acquisition of VivaNeo

A team based in Germany and London has advised investment company Impilo on the acquisition of VivaNeo GmbH, Wiesbaden, Germany. The seller is Waterland Private Equity.
11 July 2019

Herbert Smith Freehills continues support for Brisbane’s queer arts and culture festival

Herbert Smith Freehills is proud to have once again supported Brisbane’s MELT Festival, an annual celebration of queer arts and culture presented by the Brisbane Powerhouse. The firm has successfully partnered with MELT since the festival was launched in 2016.
11 July 2019

'Open Innovation' accelerates success, say Clients in Herbert Smith Freehills Study

'Open' innovation can achieve commercially significant results with greater speed than traditional innovation strategies, say clients interviewed by Herbert Smith Freehills as part of a landmark report published today. The report, Open Innovation: collaborate to innovate , examines how businesses...
11 July 2019

Herbert Smith Freehills Successfully Acts for Sonepar in France's First AFA Hearing

Herbert Smith Freehills has successfully advised distribution giant Sonepar, after the French Anti-Corruption Agency (AFA) found the company to be "fully compliant with the requirements" of the new Sapin II Law.
10 July 2019

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Kasada on Series A capital raise led by Main Sequence Ventures and Reinventure

Herbert Smith Freehills’ private equity and venture capital team has advised on a Series A capital raise for Kasada – an Australian cybersecurity company operating globally.
09 July 2019

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Synthomer on proposed acquisition of OMNOVA Solutions and rights issue

Herbert Smith Freehills is advising Synthomer plc, a FTSE 250 speciality chemicals company, on its proposed acquisition of OMNOVA Solutions Inc. for approximately £654 million.
09 July 2019

Equity financing continues to be a key component of M&A deals: Herbert Smith Freehills advises on three transactions announced in one week

Despite worries over Brexit and political uncertainties in the UK and elsewhere in the world, cross border mergers & acquisitions transactions continue to be announced in the UK and include financing both with debt facilities and the issuance of equity securities.
05 July 2019

Herbert Smith Freehills advises on equity placing in relation to Energean's proposed acquisition of Edison E&P

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised the placing agents in relation to Energean Oil & Gas plc's announced US$750 million acquisition of Edison Exploration & Production SpA, an oil and gas company with natural gas and other reserves across several European and MENA jurisdictions but mainly in...
05 July 2019

Herbert Smith Freehills successfully advises Virgin Atlantic on securing European Commission approval for acquisition of Flybe

Herbert Smith Freehills has assisted Virgin Atlantic and the Connect Airways consortium in securing a European Commission conditional Phase I clearance today for the acquisition of the airline Flybe, by Connect Airways*. The Herbert Smith Freehills team had previously obtained a derogation from the...

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