15 March 2023
Short-term pain with possible long-term gain – analysis of new pensions benefits
Reacting to news that the Chancellor has abolished the lifetime limit on tax-free pensions savings, Michael Aherne, pensions partner at Herbert Smith Freehills, argues that, whilst welcome, the news "creates significant uncertainty and complexity, with the potential that individuals, trustees and...
10 March 2023
Herbert Smith Freehills steers Capital & Counties towards successful completion of all share merger with Shaftesbury to create Shaftesbury Capital
Herbert Smith Freehills has supported Capital & Counties Properties PLC (Capco) in reaching successful completion of its all share merger with Shaftesbury PLC, bringing together some of London's most iconic destinations in the West End to create an estate valued at £5 billion. These world-...
09 March 2023
Herbert Smith Freehills Advises Waitsia Joint Venture In Connection With Clough Administration
A cross-office Herbert Smith Freehills team, led by the firm’s Perth office, has assisted Mitsui E&P Australia ( Mitsui ) and its 50 per cent joint venture partner, Beach Energy, in connection with the voluntary administration of Clough, the contractor responsible for the construction of the...
09 March 2023
Herbert Smith Freehills advises Eurazeo on its investment in Etix, an operator of data centers in regional locations
International leading law firm Herbert Smith Freehills advised Eurazeo, a major player in asset management on private markets, on its investment in regional data center provider Etix Everywhere, through the Eurazeo Transition Infrastructure Fund.
08 March 2023
Herbert Smith Freehills advises Pacific Partnerships on the project financing of Glenrowan Solar Farm, the first of six VRET2 projects to achieve financial close
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised CIMIC Group company Pacific Partnerships on the project financing of the 102 MWac/130MWdc Glenrowan Solar Farm in northern Victoria. Glenrowan Solar Farm is the first of the six successful projects chosen under the Second Victorian Renewable Energy Target Auction...
02 March 2023
Herbert Smith Freehills advises joint lead managers on The Star’s A$800 million entitlement offer and placement
Herbert Smith Freehills is proud to have advised Barrenjoey Markets Pty Limited and Macquarie Capital (Australia) Limited as joint lead managers and underwriters of The Star Entertainment Group Limited’s ( The Star ) A$800 million capital raising, comprising a A$685 million 3 for 5 accelerated non-...
28 February 2023
Herbert Smith Freehills advises syndicate of banks on first-of-its-kind portfolio financing of battery energy storage system
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC) and Cathay United Bank Co., Ltd. on the NTD1,400,000,000 financing of an approximately 50MW portfolio of battery energy storage system (BESS) units to be developed by Iontree Co., Ltd (a joint venture...
28 February 2023
Changing seasons — Australia’s capital markets pivot back to basics
Australia’s initial public offering ( IPO ) market could reopen in mid-late 2023, with a significant number of companies ready to pull the IPO trigger, and it will pay for companies looking to float to be prepared, according to a new report from global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills.
24 February 2023
Herbert Smith Freehills advises Renewable Power Capital on entry into Polish onshore wind market
Leading international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Renewable Power Capital (RPC) on a joint venture with Tundra Advisory (Taiga Mistral Group) to develop a pipeline of up to 1 GW of onshore wind projects across the country. This marks RPC's entry into the onshore wind market in...