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25 January 2019

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Bank of America Merrill Lynch as sole underwriter and mandated lead arranger on financing of GlaxoSmithKline plc's acquisition of TESARO, Inc.

Herbert Smith Freehills' London finance team has advised Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) as the sole underwriter and mandated lead arranger on the financing of GlaxoSmithKline plc's acquisition of TESARO, Inc. for a total consideration of approximately $5.1 billion.
24 January 2019

2019's key targets for Hong Kong financial services enforcement

As the Year of the Pig approaches, our Asia financial services regulatory team has identified the four key targets for Hong Kong regulators in the year ahead.
24 January 2019

Court to decide if Brexit means frustrating times for the UK real estate market, warns Herbert Smith Freehills

As the UK awaits the verdict in a landmark case set to determine if Brexit is an event capable of rendering commercial leases of real estate invalid, Matthew Bonye at Herbert Smith Freehills suggests that "with hundreds of thousands of tenancy agreements in place across the country, the outcome of...
24 January 2019

Herbert Smith Freehills conseille Spie batignolles sur la cession de son pôle stationnement à Indigo Group

Le cabinet d'avocats d'affaires international Herbert Smith Freehills a conseillé Spie batignolles, acteur global de la construction, dans le cadre de la cession de Spie Autocité, le pôle stationnement de Spie batignolles concessions, à Indigo Group, acteur mondial et global du stationnement et de...
23 January 2019

Herbert Smith Freehills conseille L'Air Liquide sur la mise en place d'une ligne de crédit syndiqué d'un montant de 2 milliards d'euros

Le cabinet d'avocats d'affaires international Herbert Smith Freehills a conseillé l'Air Liquide, spécialiste des gaz, technologies et services pour l'industrie et la santé, dans le cadre de la mise en place d'une ligne de crédit syndiqué multi-devises d'un montant de 2 milliards d'euros à échéance...
21 January 2019

What I wish I knew… that asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness

A senior associate in a City law firm shares his story.
18 January 2019

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Kokusai Pulp & Paper on A$90m takeover of ASX-listed Spicers

Herbert Smith Freehills is advising Japan’s Kokusai Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd. ( KPP ) on its proposed A$90m acquisition of ASX-listed Spicers Limited pursuant to a members’ scheme of arrangement.
18 January 2019

Greater clarity of role in dispute resolution is required if Pension Ombudsman's new powers are to deliver, says Herbert Smith Freehills

Herbert Smith Freehills has today submitted its response to the Government's consultation on expanding the Pensions Ombudsman's dispute resolution powers and widening the jurisdiction of his office.
17 January 2019

Herbert Smith Freehills to host inaugural India Alumni Lecture Programme (IALP)

Herbert Smith Freehills will launch the first edition of its India Alumni Lecture Programme ( IALP ) this month as part of its continued wider commitment to the Indian market.
17 January 2019

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Grab on digital insurance JV with China's Zhongan Insurance

Herbert Smith Freehills' leading Asia TMT team has advised ecommerce unicorn Grab on an online insurance joint venture with Zhongan Insurance.
17 January 2019

Herbert Smith Freehills appoints Pauline Bournoville as restructuring and insolvency partner in Paris

The international law firm, Herbert Smith Freehills, has announced that Pauline Bournoville will be joining its Paris office as a partner within its finance practice. Pauline's arrival will help strengthen the firm's finance team with the addition of her expertise in restructuring. Pauling will...
16 January 2019

Herbert Smith Freehills advises CBA on A$1.6 billion acquisition of PEXA

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised the Commonwealth Bank of Australia ( CBA ) in relation to its successful consortium bid to acquire 100% of Property Exchange Australia Limited ( PEXA ). The transaction, which values PEXA at approximately A$1.6 billion, prevailed over PEXA’s anticipated initial...
16 January 2019

Herbert Smith Freehills expands ALT eDiscovery business in the US and Asia

Herbert Smith Freehills has announced that it will further grow the technology arm of its global Alternative Legal Services (ALT) business to include a new ALT eDiscovery team based in the US and an expanded eDiscovery capability in Asia.
15 January 2019

Herbert Smith Freehills advises on financing for Australia’s largest solar PV farm

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Westpac Banking Corporation on the project financing of Darlington Point Solar Farm, to be located approximately 10km south of Darlington Point in western New South Wales.
11 January 2019

Herbert Smith Freehills tops Asia-Pacific M&A league tables

Herbert Smith Freehills’ reputation as the pre-eminent law firm for mergers and acquisitions across Asia Pacific has been reinforced, with the firm topping three of the region’s key M&A legal advisor league tables for 2018.

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