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:
09 December 2019
HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS ADVISES LUFTHANSA GROUP ON THE SALE OF THE EUROPEAN BUSINESS OF LSG
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Lufthansa Group on the sale of the European Business of LSG Group to airline caterer gategroup. The companies also entered into long-term catering agreements for Frankfurt, Munich and Zurich hubs.
24 April 2019
Senior Competition Appointments Announced for Herbert Smith Freehills' Brussels Office
Herbert Smith Freehills has appointed Kyriakos Fountoukakos to the role of Managing Partner of its Brussels office. His appointment comes as the firm also announces the promotion of Daniel Vowden to partner in Brussels and of Peter Rowland to Of Counsel, with effect from 1 May 2019.
14 February 2019
Herbert Smith Freehills joins the Legal Diversity and Inclusion Alliance as a founding member in Brussels
Herbert Smith Freehills is delighted to announce it has become one of the founding members of the Legal Diversity and Inclusion Alliance (LDIA), underscoring the firm's ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion.
21 March 2018
Herbert Smith Freehills confirms re-appointment of James Palmer as Chair and Senior Partner
Herbert Smith Freehills today announced the re-appointment of James Palmer as Senior Partner and Chair of the Global LLP Council for a second term. The appointment, which follows a partnership vote, will take effect from 1 May 2018 for a term of three years.
07 March 2018
Herbert Smith Freehills scores a hat trick of infrastructure awards
Global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has scored a hat-trick of infrastructure industry awards in the past few weeks: Infrastructure Investor - Global Law Firm of the Year 2017 Legal 500 UK - Projects, Energy and Natural Resources Firm of the Year 2018 ROSINFRA - Best PPP Law Firm 2017
06 March 2018
Herbert Smith Freehills advises Uber on US$3.8 billion combination with Yandex.Taxi in Russia and CIS
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Uber Technologies Inc. (Uber) on the combination of its ridesharing business in Russia and neighbouring Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries with Yandex.Taxi. The deal completed on 7 February 2018. Uber now owns 36.9% of the combined business and...
13 October 2016
Survey: Corporates taking action on human rights
Businesses across the globe are increasingly putting human rights on their agenda, with a joint survey between Herbert Smith Freehills and Legal Business revealing that corporates are taking action, including changing how they manage their supply chains, because of human rights concerns.
03 July 2020
Herbert Smith Freehills conseille Générale Continentale Investissements dans le cadre de l'acquisition, aux côtés de Crédit Suisse, du projet d'immeuble de bureaux Blue Bird, situé à Montrouge
Herbert Smith Freehills a conseillé Générale Continentale Investissements (GCI), l'un des leaders du développement et de l'investissement immobilier commercial en France, sur son acquisition en VEFA, dans le cadre d'une joint-venture constituée avec un véhicule géré par Crédit Suisse, du Blue Bird...
03 July 2020
Herbert Smith Freehills advises Bharti as a member of consortium with the UK Government on the acquisition of OneWeb
Leading global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Bharti Global Limited, a member of the consortium with the UK Government (through the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), on the entry by the consortium into agreement for the acquisition of the OneWeb...
02 July 2020
Herbert Smith Freehills advises Newborn Town on acquisition of Mico 史密夫斐尔律师事务所为赤子城收购米可提供法律服务
Leading global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Newborn Town Inc., a Chinese mobile app developer and mobile advertising platform services provider, on its acquisition of Beijing Mico World Technology Co., Ltd. 全球领先的律师事务所史密夫斐尔为中国移动应用开发商及移动广告平台运营商赤子城收购北京米可世界科技有限公司提供法律服务。
01 July 2020
Law firms collaborate on industry first to accelerate tech adoption in international arbitration
With the absence of universal guidance on the use of new technologies in international arbitration increasingly apparent and exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, a group of six international law firms have developed a protocol to help deliver a globally consistent approach to the use of online...
25 June 2020
Leading class actions firm calls for sensible reform in Federal Government Inquiry
In a submission to the Federal Government’s Inquiry into the Australian class actions regime Australia’s leading class actions defence law firm has called for the continued prohibition of contingency fees and stronger controls over the ability of plaintiffs to launch multiple proceedings against a...
24 June 2020
Herbert Smith Freehills advises Sumitomo Metal Mining on divestment deal in Indonesia
Leading global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills and its associated Indonesian firm Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung (HBT) has advised Japan’s Sumitomo Metal Mining (SMM) on the joint US$400 million divestment (along with Vale Canada Limited) of a 20% interest in PT Vale Indonesia Tbk (PT Vale) to...
24 June 2020
HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS HEAD OF BANKING LITIGATION RESPONDS TO NEWS THAT THE FCA WILL GET ENHANCED REGULATORY POWER TO PHASE OUT LIBOR
Responding to the news that the forthcoming Financial Services Bill will give the FCA enhanced regulatory powers to manage and direct any wind-down period prior to LIBOR cessation, Rupert Lewis, head of the banking litigation team at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP has commented as follows.
23 June 2020
Herbert Smith Freehills advises Challenger Limited on its capital raising
Herbert Smith Freehills is delighted to have advised Challenger Limited ( Challenger ) on its capital raising, comprising a fully underwritten A$270 million institutional placement and a non-underwritten share purchase plan to raise up to A$30 million.
17 June 2020
Herbert Smith Freehills responds as UK Supreme Court rules on credit card fees
Responding to news that the UK's Supreme Court has handed down a judgment which considered pass on issues in the context of the credit card fees (which were found to have breached EU antitrust rules), Kim Dietzel, a partner in Herbert Smith Freehills' competition practice, says:
11 June 2020
Herbert Smith Freehills conseille Accor sur la mise en place d’une nouvelle ligne de crédit renouvelable d’un montant de 560 millions d’euros
Herbert Smith Freehills a conseillé Accor, leader mondial dans le domaine du voyage et du lifestyle, dans le cadre de la mise en place d'une nouvelle ligne de crédit renouvelable d’un montant de 560 millions d’euros. Elle vient s'ajouter à la ligne de crédit de 1,2 milliard d'euros signée en juin...