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News | 21 February 2017

Herbert Smith Freehills advises the Commonwealth Bank of Australia on its A$750 million issue of PERLS IX

Herbert Smith Freehills is pleased to be advising Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) on its issue of CommBank PERLS IX Capital Notes to raise approximately A$750 million (with the ability to raise more or less) announced on 20 February 2017.
News | 21 February 2017

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Klarna AB on its acquisition of Billpay GmbH from Wonga

Leading global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Klarna AB on the signing of binding agreements in relation to the acquisition of Billpay GmbH from Wonga Group Limited.
News | 15 February 2017

Herbert Smith Freehills advises China's Silk Road Fund on investment in Russian petrochemical company

Leading global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has advised China's Silk Road Fund on the successful completion of its investment in major Russian petrochemical company Sibur.
News | 14 February 2017

Report: Positive outlook for Australia’s capital markets after turbulent 2016

Global uncertainty and market turbulence in 2016 did little to quell the appetite of investors in Australia’s capital markets, with more than 100 new listings on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and over A$8 billion* in capital raised via IPOs during the year, according to a new report by...
Firm news | 14 February 2017

Herbert Smith Freehills wins Allianz Arts and Business Northern Ireland Employee Engagement Award

Herbert Smith Freehills has won the 2017 Allianz Arts and Business Northern Ireland (NI) Employee Engagement Award.
News | 09 February 2017

Project Finance experts advise lenders on Kiata Wind Farm project

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised National Australia Bank Limited and Danish export credit agency, EKF Danmarks Eksportkredit on the project financing for the development of the A$84.5 million Kiata Wind Farm project located 50km north west of Horsham, Victoria.
Firm news | 07 February 2017

Herbert Smith Freehills boosts its TMT offering in London

Herbert Smith Freehills announces the appointment of Aaron White as of counsel to its Global TMT team, based in London. Aaron, who joins from Ashurst and previously worked in our London office, is a telecoms and technology specialist. He regularly leads complex telecoms projects, including mobile...
News | 02 February 2017

Renewable energy experts advise on first projects to close under large-scale solar programs

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Neoen Australia on the construction, operation and financing, and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) on the project financing, of three solar farms in New South Wales, with a total project cost in excess of A$230 million.
Firm news | 01 February 2017

Herbert Smith Freehills Further Strengthens its Johannesburg Office with the Hire of High-Profile Competition and Project Finance Lawyers

Herbert Smith Freehills is further strengthening the firm's rapidly growing presence throughout Africa, with the hire of two market-leading lawyers - competition Partner Jean Meijer and Project Finance Consultant Biddy Faber.
Firm news | 31 January 2017

HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS SCOOPS MENA FUND MANAGER 'BEST ONSHORE LAW FIRM– CLIENT SERVICES' AWARD FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR

Herbert Smith Freehills' Middle East Corporate team successfully retained their title of 'Best Onshore Law Firm – Client Services' at the fifth annual MENA Fund Manager (FM) Fund Services Awards held in Dubai on January 31, 2017.
News | 31 January 2017

Infrastructure experts advise Moorebank on financial close of A$2 billion Moorebank Intermodal Terminal

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Moorebank Intermodal Company Limited on the financial close of the Moorebank Intermodal Terminal, a A$2 billion freight hub at Moorebank in south-western Sydney.
News | 31 January 2017

Herbert Smith Freehills' Partner and Of Counsel named in The Lawyer's Hot 100 report 2017

Herbert Smith Freehills' competition partner Kim Dietzel and litigation of counsel Jasveer Randhawa has been showcased in this year's renowned Hot 100 report, published by industry magazine The Lawyer.
Firm news | 27 January 2017

Clients call for more collaboration with advisors over disputes

Users of dispute resolution are calling for more collaboration with their advisers when it comes to resolving a matter, according to data just released from the Global Pound Conference (GPC) series. Recent findings reveal that 46% of regular users of dispute resolution want their legal teams to...
News | 26 January 2017

Herbert Smith Freehills advises British American Tobacco on its US$49.4 billion acquisition of Reynolds and US$25 billion acquisition facilities

Leading global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills is advising long-standing client British American Tobacco (BAT) on a recommended offer to acquire the remaining 57.8% of Reynolds it does not already own, which amounts to a total current value of US$49.4 billion. The acquisition will create the world...
| 25 January 2017

Herbert Smith Freehills continues support for MELT celebration of queer arts and culture

Following a hugely successful partnership in 2016, Herbert Smith Freehills has continued its support of Brisbane’s MELT Festival, a celebration of queer arts and culture presented by the Brisbane Powerhouse.

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