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Firm news | 20 October 2017

Herbert Smith Freehills manager to swim around Hong Kong Island for charity on 11 November

Herbert Smith Freehills' Learning and Development Manager Simon Holliday will attempt to swim around Hong Kong Island on 11 November to raise money for charity.
News | 19 October 2017

Renewables experts advise on the development and project financing of Kennedy Energy Park

Herbert Smith Freehills’ full service project finance team has advised Kennedy Energy Park Pty Ltd ( KEP ) in relation to the construction, offtake, grid connection and project financing of the Kennedy Energy Park, located in the Flinders Shire in central north Queensland, which reached financial...
Firm news | 19 October 2017

Herbert Smith Freehills celebrates success at the International Financial Law Review Middle East Awards 2017

Herbert Smith Freehills celebrated the success of Caroline Kehoe (Dubai-based Partner) being named the winner of the "Women in Business Law" award and the firm being listed as one of the main legal advisors to the Barakah nuclear power project, which was awarded "Project Finance Deal of the Year".
News | 18 October 2017

Herbert Smith Freehills advises WorleyParsons on A$322 million entitlement offer to fund its acquisition of AFW UK Oil & Gas

Herbert Smith Freehills is delighted to have advised WorleyParsons Limited ( WorleyParsons ) on its A$322 million underwritten 1 for 10 pro rata, accelerated non-renounceable entitlement offer of shares in WorleyParsons ( Shares ), announced to the ASX on 9 October 2017 ( Offer ).The Offer consists...
News | 17 October 2017

Herbert Smith Freehills advises NSW Government on the successful completion of Social Housing Management Transfer Program

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Department of Family and Community Services ( FACS ) on tranche 2 of the Social Housing Management Transfer Program ( SHMT ), which will transfer management of around 14,000 social housing properties to community housing providers across nine separate...
News | 16 October 2017

Herbert Smith Freehills releases inaugural Global Bank Review

The bank of 2040 will be vastly different to the bank of today, with new technology and artificial intelligence making financial services more accessible to underutilised markets and enabling customers to connect with banks in new ways, according to a new report from Herbert Smith Freehills.
News | 16 October 2017

Herbert Smith Freehills advising AccorHotels on planned A$1.2 billion Mantra Group takeover

Herbert Smith Freehills is advising AccorHotels on its proposed A$1.2 billion takeover of Mantra Group (ASX: MTR), to be implemented via a scheme of arrangement.
13 October 2017

New modern slavery reporting requirements beneficial for both human rights and Australian business

As well as contributing to a reduction of instances of modern slavery, a Federal Government proposal to introduce a modern slavery risk reporting regime could also have a positive impact on Australian business, according to experts from Herbert Smith Freehills.
Legal Briefings | 13 October 2017

Caroline Kehoe is shortlisted for two prestigious Middle Eastern regional awards

Caroline Kehoe, an energy disputes partner based in Dubai, has been shortlisted for two prestigious leader of the year awards. These include, being shortlisted for the 'Women in Business Law' award by International Financial Law Review ("IFLR") and 'Female Leader of the Year' by the Middle East...
Firm news | 13 October 2017

ARTIQ & Herbert Smith Freehills reveal finalist selection for The Graduate Art Prize 2017

The finalists for The Graduate Art Prize 2017 have just been revealed. The Graduate Art Prize , an increasingly influential awards programme now into its fifth year, is open to all final-year students on BA and MA degree courses at British art colleges or universities. This year sees 26 finalist...
11 October 2017

Herbert Smith Freehills advises QIC on A$2 billion transaction

Herbert Smith Freehills has acted as international counsel for Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC) on the company’s agreement to acquire the interests of its joint venture partner, Forest City Realty Trust Inc. (Forest City), in 10 U.S. regional shopping malls on behalf of a QIC client. The...
Firm news | 10 October 2017


Global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has been awarded "Best Law Firm in Asset Management and Funds" by the Islamic Finance News Law Awards 2017.
News | 09 October 2017

TMT and financial services sectors set to fire as Herbert Smith Freehills tops Australia & New Zealand M&A League Tables

Herbert Smith Freehills is tipping the Technology, Media and Telecommunications ( TMT ), financial services and property sectors as hot sectors as the firm again tops the M&A league tables. Herbert Smith Freehills has led the way for M&A transactions in Australia and New Zealand, topping...
News | 09 October 2017

Herbert Smith Freehills celebrates its culture with third annual Global Diversity and Inclusion Week

Herbert Smith Freehills is celebrating its vibrant and inclusive global culture with its third annual Global Diversity and Inclusion Week commencing today. The week raises awareness of diversity and inclusion through a range of events across the firm’s global network.
Firm news | 06 October 2017

Diversity and inclusion and why it is so important to the firm and our clients

Diversity and inclusion are key priorities for me as I lead Herbert Smith Freehills forward. Through my own experiences I’ve found it’s crucial to get this right for our people and also the reputation of the firm. Diverse people mean diverse clients and a happier workplace. It leads to better...

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