03 May 2022
Herbert Smith Freehills appoints new Johannesburg Office Managing Partner
Leading international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has appointed Jean Meijer as the firm's Managing Partner for its Johannesburg office, effective from 1 May 2022. Jean succeeds finance partner Ed Baring, who has completed his two terms in the role and has returned to focus full-time on his...
29 March 2022
Herbert Smith Freehills advises Mitsui on investment in Aker Horizon's Mainstream Renewable Power
Leading international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has assisted longstanding client Mitsui & Co., Ltd. on its agreement with Aker Horizons ASA to acquire a 27.5% equity stake in Aker's subsidiary Mainstream Renewable Power for €575 million.
17 September 2021
Herbert Smith Freehills Commits to Reducing Environmental Impact of Disputes by Signing Transformative Arbitration and Litigation Pledges
Herbert Smith Freehills has committed to reducing the environmental impact of disputes by signing two important industry pledges: the Green Pledge of the Campaign for Greener Arbitrations (the CGA) and the Greener Litigation Pledge .
03 September 2021
Herbert Smith Freehills Named Alternative Service Provider of the Year at the African Legal Awards 2021
Leading global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills’ Johannesburg Alternative Legal Services (ALT) team has been named the Alternative Service Provider of the Year at this year’s African Legal Awards. The African Legal Awards recognise exceptional achievement from Africa’s legal elite.
01 September 2021
Herbert Smith Freehills joins forces with world's leading companies and brands to support The Earthshot Prize
Leading international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has joined 13 other influential global companies and brands to form a Global Alliance, which supports and scales the innovative and ground-breaking solutions developed by the soon-to-be-announced fifteen Earthshot Prize Finalists.
10 March 2021
Herbert Smith Freehills unveils new eDiscovery platform
Herbert Smith Freehills is strengthening its alternative legal services (ALT) offering with the launch of a robust new cloud platform. Designed to support the firm’s legal teams wherever they are located and irrespective of data size, the new platform ensures clients benefit from a truly global ‘...
26 January 2021
Herbert Smith Freehills advises the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on its new mineral law regime, a game changer for the sector
Leading global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has advised the Saudi Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources on the entire suite of implementing regulations and guidelines supporting the recently promulgated New Mining Investment Law, 2020 (the New Law) which came into effect in January 2021.