24 May 2022
Six law firms collaborate to support launch of the Black Equity Organisation, the UK’s new national Black British civil rights organisation
Herbert Smith Freehills is supporting the launch of the Black Equity Organisation (BEO), a national and independent civil rights organisation founded to advance justice and equity for Black people in Britain, in collaboration with Allen & Overy, Ashurst, Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruckhaus...
13 May 2022
Herbert Smith Freehills advises Mercuria on debt and equity investments in Seacrest
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Mercuria Energy Group on its debt and minority equity investments in the international oil investment business Seacrest Petróleo. Mercuria is one of the world's largest privately held energy and commodities companies.
10 May 2022
LIDW: Herbert Smith Freehills Lawyer Daniela Paez talks ethical and sustainable investments in Latin America
Herbert Smith Freehills associate Daniela Paez has been involved in London International Disputes Week (LIDW) 2022, speaking at an event entitled ' Latin America: delivering sustainable and ethical infrastructure across key sectors – a disputes perspective '.
09 May 2022
Herbert Smith Freehills appoints first global workforce strategy director
International law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has appointed Helen Hopkin as the firm's first Director of Global Workforce Strategy and Implementation. Hopkin, who is based in London, joins the firm from PwC where she has worked in various operational and HR director roles for over 20 years with...
05 May 2022
Herbert Smith Freehills advises SoftBank Robotics Group Corp on the sale of its French subsidiary SoftBank Robotics Europe to United Robotics Group
International leading law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has advised SoftBank Robotics Group Corp. (SBRG) on the conclusion of an agreement for the sale of its French subsidiary SoftBank Robotics Europe (SBRE), a leader in humanoid robotics, , to United Robotics Group (URG), a subsidiary of the RAG-...
28 April 2022
ESG continues to climb up the corporate agenda despite muted economic outlook
ESG and sustainability continues to climb up the corporate treasury agenda for UK businesses as those features in the corporate debt capital structure are increasingly better understood and incorporating them in financings becomes less onerous.
20 April 2022
Herbert Smith Freehills advises Tikehau Capital on its inaugural US private placement
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Tikehau Capital, the global alternative asset management group, on its inaugural private placement for $180 million in the US private placement (USPP) market, in two series of sustainable senior notes with maturities of 10 and 12 years.
13 April 2022
Herbert Smith Freehills appoints Joint Managing Partners for Employment, Pensions and Incentives Practice
Herbert Smith Freehills has appointed Steve Bell and Samantha Brown as joint Managing Partners for the Employment, Pensions and Incentives (EPI) practice in Australia and Asia, and the US, UK and EMEA, respectively.
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.
28 March 2022
Herbert Smith Freehills advises Marubeni on joint venture with bp for Japanese offshore wind business
Leading international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Japan's Marubeni Corporation on a joint venture with energy major bp to develop the selected offshore wind opportunity in Japan.