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06 April 2020

Herbert Smith Freehills Partner Pedro Rufino Carvalho appointed co-lead of Latin-America Practice

Herbert Smith Freehills has appointed partner Pedro Rufino Carvalho as co-head of the firm’s Latin America Practice group.
04 April 2020

HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS ADVISES MARUBENI-BACKED FUND ON SUCCESSFUL ACQUISITION OF STAKE IN LATVIA'S AS CONEXUS BALTIC GRID

Leading global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has advised MM Capital Infrastructure Fund I (MMCIF) on the successful acquisition of a 29.06% stake in AS Conexus Baltic Grid (CBG), a unified natural gas transmission and storage operator in Latvia, from the Marguerite Fund.
02 April 2020

CJEU rules in Amazon’s favour in landmark trademark infringement case

Responding to news that the Court of Justice of the European Union has found that Amazon is not liable for unwittingly stocking trade mark infringing goods by third-party sellers, Joel Smith , Head of Intellectual Property at Herbert Smith Freehills, says:
01 April 2020

Morrisons’ data breach: implications of Supreme Court ruling for UK businesses

Responding to today’s Supreme Court ruling which found that Morrisons is not ‘vicariously liable’ for a large-scale data leak by a disgruntled employee, lawyers from Herbert Smith Freehills suggest that “while the judgment will be a relief to corporates, it is by no means the end of the road for...
01 April 2020

Herbert Smith Freehills acts on launch of new fund to invest in litigation financing

Herbert Smith Freehills' London Funds and Asset Management team has recently acted on the launch of a new fund by Balance Legal Capital (Balance), a litigation financing business established by Robert Rothkopf, a firm alumnus.
01 April 2020

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Malaysia’s Yinson on first renewables investment

Leading global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Yinson Renewables on a major investment in Indian solar power – the oil and gas services, shipping and production company’s first investment in renewables.
26 March 2020

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Cochlear on its capital raising

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Cochlear Limited on its capital raising, comprising a fully underwritten A$880 million institutional placement and a non-underwritten share purchase plan to raise up to A$50 million.
26 March 2020

Herbert Smith Freehills conseille Société Générale / Crédit du Nord sur la cession du 50 rue d’Anjou auprès d’Aviva Investors

Herbert Smith Freehills a conseillé Société Générale / Crédit du Nord, dans le cadre de la cession du 50 rue d’Anjou, auprès d’Aviva Investors, société de gestion d’actifs du groupe Aviva. Cette cession a été réalisée dans le cadre d’un Sale & Lease Back. Crédit du Nord a signé, concomitamment...
24 March 2020

Herbert Smith Freehills advises on Vetchat fundraising

Herbert Smith Freehills’ private equity and venture capital team has advised on a fundraising by Vetchat — an Australian telehealth company for animals that connects subscribers with qualified veterinarians through its veterinary advice platform.
24 March 2020

Herbert Smith Freehills Partner Alan Watts Takes the Lead as UK Class Actions Head

Herbert Smith Freehills Partner Alan Watts will lead the firm’s Class Actions team in the UK, as it is anticipated that the number of class actions brought in the UK will continue to grow.
13 March 2020

Herbert Smith Freehills advises on sale of Earnd to Greensill Capital

Herbert Smith Freehills’ private equity and venture capital team has advised on the sale of 100% of Earnd to Greensill Capital. Founded by Josh Vernon and Serge Kotlyarov, Earnd’s platform enables employees to access their pay packet on-demand as they earn it, facilitated through their employer...
12 March 2020

Herbert Smith Freehills toasts 20th anniversary of the Australian Takeovers Panel with new publication

This Friday marks the 20th Anniversary of the Australian Takeovers Panel — the country’s predominant M&A policy setter and takeover dispute resolution body. To celebrate this significant milestone, Herbert Smith Freehills has launched The Panel in a Ned Kelly Country: 20 Years of the Australian...
12 March 2020

Herbert Smith Freehills advises BAT on its first syndicated SONIA and SOFR linked £6 billion multicurrency revolving credit facility

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised BAT on its new £6 billion multi-currency revolving credit facility. It is the first widely syndicated credit facility executed globally to be linked to both the Sterling Overnight Index Average (SONIA) and the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR), in...
11 March 2020

Herbert Smith Freehills advises NEXL on its Series Seed capital raise led by Investible

Herbert Smith Freehills’ venture capital team has advised NEXL on its Series Seed capital raise. NEXL is an Australian technology company that provides cloud-based software to help law firms expand their referral network and provide global services to clients. The round was led by Australian...
11 March 2020

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Bauer Media and News UK's Wireless on their creation of Octave Audio

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Bauer Media and News UK's Wireless on their collaborative joint venture to create Octave Audio, a new digital audio company for the UK advertising market.

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