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Law360 has revealed its annual list of the top 20 law firms and has ranked Herbert Smith Freehills as number five in the world.

Climbing up the list by three places from last year, the firm has been showcased for having one of the greatest global offerings and a "proven ability to handle the most complex cross-border matters."

According to Law360, "Herbert Smith Freehills used its global reach to help clients connected to the investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election and to defend RBS in a high-profile action brought by thousands of investors over its £12 billion rights issue."

In addition to the firm's high-profile client work, Law360 highlighted Herbert Smith Freehills' recent office openings in Milan and Kuala Lumpur as well as the opening up of a second office in Sydney and in London as adding to our global offering.

To arrive at the Global 20 list, Law360 surveyed law firms about their global attorney headcounts, office locations and cross-border and international work between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018. Law360 then ranked participating firms based on five factors including: the percentage of the firm's attorneys located outside its home country; the number of offices outside the firm's home country; the number of countries where the firm has at least one office; the practice area breadth of the firm's cross-border and international work; and the size and complexity of the firm's cross-border and international work.

The full Law360 Global 20 list for 2018 can be found here.


About Herbert Smith Freehills' New York Office

The New York office of Herbert Smith Freehills includes a team of seasoned litigators as well as international arbitration specialists representing clients in a wide range of commercial litigation, investigations, cross-border matters and class actions throughout the United States. New York is also the hub for the firm's global Latin America practice with a focus on infrastructure and project finance matters. Additionally, New York has a cross-border M&A practice with a focus on outbound investments into Asia-Pac and EMEA.

About Herbert Smith Freehills

Operating from 27 offices across Asia Pacific, EMEA and North America, Herbert Smith Freehills is at the heart of the new global business landscape providing premium quality, full-service legal advice. The firm provides many of the world’s most important organisations with access to market-leading dispute resolution, projects and transactional legal advice, combined with expertise in a number of global industry sectors, including Banks, Consumer Products, Energy, Financial Buyers, Infrastructure & Transport, Mining, Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare, Real Estate, TMT and Manufacturing & Industrials.

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