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24 February 2021

Australian IPOs defy early expectations to achieve record end to 2020

The outlook for Australian IPO activity in 2021 is promising following a spate of listings on the ASX in the second half of 2020, according to a new report by global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills.
24 February 2021

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Macquarie Group on sale of 39 Martin Place in Martin Place Metro Station Precinct

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Macquarie Group on the sale of 39 Martin Place, which it is developing as part of the new Martin Place Metro Station Precinct, to a joint venture between Investa Commercial Property Fund and Manulife Financial Corporation.
24 February 2021

Herbert Smith Freehills conseille Travelex Paris sur la cession de ses actifs à Eurodivisas (Grupo Global Exchange)

Le cabinet d’avocats d'affaires international Herbert Smith Freehills a conseillé Travelex Paris sur la cession de ses actifs à Eurodivisas, dans le cadre de sa procédure de redressement judiciaire.
22 February 2021

New generation takes charge of ESG at Herbert Smith Freehills as global leadership team announced

Leading international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has announced the new leadership of its environmental, social and governance (ESG) practice, restructured to meet client demand and build on the firm’s 30 years of experience advising in this area.
19 February 2021

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Greenland Australia on largest hotel sale since pandemic began

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Greenland Australia on the largest hotel sale since the start of the pandemic. Sydney’s Primus Hotel and its business have been sold by the developer to Pro-invest for over $130 million. The hotel on Pitt Street boasts 172 luxury guest rooms, a lobby bar,...
17 February 2021

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Doshii founders and shareholders on sale to Commonwealth Bank

Herbert Smith Freehills’ private equity and venture capital team has advised the shareholders of Doshii on its sale of the business to x15ventures, the Commonwealth Bank's venture scaling arm.
16 February 2021

Herbert Smith Freehills and Linklaters advise on the purchase and sale of the largest portfolio of grid parity photovoltaic systems in Italy

Herbert Smith Freehills and Linklaters have advised A2A and Octopus Renewables respectively on the signing of a binding agreement for the purchase and sale of a portfolio consisting of 17 photovoltaic plants with a total rated power of 173 MW.
16 February 2021

Historic ‘double first’ as easyJet secures $1.87bn loan supported by a guarantee from UK Export Finance

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised easyJet as the low-cost airline achieved a ‘double first’, becoming the first airline to secure a loan through UK Export Finance’s Export Development Guarantee (EDG) scheme whilst the transaction also marked the first secured EDG facility to reach financial close.
15 February 2021

Herbert Smith Freehills combines words and action to challenge race and racism in the workplace

As part of its commitment to build a supportive, respectful, environment, where everyone can thrive, the firm has teamed up with people consultancy, Inner Ambitions. Together they will deliver a series workshops enabling staff across Herbert Smith Freehills’ network to build their knowledge of and...
15 February 2021

Herbert Smith Freehills advises financiers on the project financing of UPC\AC Renewables Australia’s New England Solar Farm

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Bank of China, Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Westpac Banking Corporation on the project financing of the 400MWac stage 1 of the New England Solar Farm owned by UPC\AC Renewables, which achieved financial close on 11 February 2021.
11 February 2021

Herbert Smith Freehills and De Pardieu Brocas Maffei advise on the signing of an exclusive agreement for the acquisition of Hivory by Cellnex from Altice France and Starlight Holdco for €5.2 billion

International law firms Herbert Smith Freehills and De Pardieu Brocas Maffei have advised on the signing of an exclusive agreement for the acquisition of 100% of Hivory, a French telecommunications tower operator, by Cellnex, Europe’s leading operator of wireless telecommunications and broadcasting...
11 February 2021

Herbert Smith Freehills responds as Pension Schemes Bill receives Royal Assent

Responding to news that the Pension Scheme Bill has, today, received Royal Assent, Samantha Brown , Regional Head of Employment, Pensions and Incentives at Herbert Smith Freehills, says that “ the changes brought about by this much vaunted new Act contain the most significant reforms to the...
05 February 2021

Herbert Smith Freehills Partner Kate Meakin responds to Supreme Court decision on extra-territorial reach

Responding to news that the UK's Supreme Court has handed down a judgment which decided that the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) does not have the power to compel a foreign company to produce material that it holds overseas, Herbert Smith Freehills Partner Kate Meakin says:
04 February 2021

Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung advises Indonesia’s PT Tanito Harum Nickel on nickel mining acquisition

Herbert Smith Freehills’s Indonesian associate firm Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung (HBT) has advised one of the country’s top coal miners on its ongoing expansion into nickel mining.
02 February 2021

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Tata Communications on its acquisition of a majority equity stake in Oasis Smart SIM Europe

Leading international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Tata Communications, a global digital ecosystem enabler, on its acquisition of a 58.1% majority equity stake in Oasis Smart SIM Europe (Oasis), a France-headquartered embedded-SIM (eSIM) technology provider.

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