15 March 2023
Short-term pain with possible long-term gain – analysis of new pensions benefits
Reacting to news that the Chancellor has abolished the lifetime limit on tax-free pensions savings, Michael Aherne, pensions partner at Herbert Smith Freehills, argues that, whilst welcome, the news "creates significant uncertainty and complexity, with the potential that individuals, trustees and...
10 March 2023
Herbert Smith Freehills steers Capital & Counties towards successful completion of all share merger with Shaftesbury to create Shaftesbury Capital
Herbert Smith Freehills has supported Capital & Counties Properties PLC (Capco) in reaching successful completion of its all share merger with Shaftesbury PLC, bringing together some of London's most iconic destinations in the West End to create an estate valued at £5 billion. These world-...
24 February 2023
Herbert Smith Freehills advises Renewable Power Capital on entry into Polish onshore wind market
Leading international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Renewable Power Capital (RPC) on a joint venture with Tundra Advisory (Taiga Mistral Group) to develop a pipeline of up to 1 GW of onshore wind projects across the country. This marks RPC's entry into the onshore wind market in...
22 February 2023
The Pensions Regulator launches campaign focusing on ESG reporting duties
Responding to news that The Pensions Regulator has launched a new campaign to ensure pension trustees are meeting their environmental, social and governance reporting duties, Tim Smith, a professional support consultant within Herbert Smith Freehills' employment, pensions and incentives practice,...
15 February 2023
Herbert Smith Freehills advises JP Morgan Cazenove and RBC Capital Markets as joint bookrunners on 3i Infrastructure's high profile £100m secondary fund raising
Leading international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has advised the placing agents and joint bookrunners JP Morgan Cazenove and RBC Capital Markets, in the placing of shares of 3i Infrastructure plc, which completed on 14 February 2023. A total of 30,915,990 new ordinary shares were issued at a...
15 February 2023
Herbert Smith Freehills advises bp on joint venture with Deep Wind Offshore to develop South Korean offshore wind projects
Leading international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has advised bp on a joint venture with Deep Wind Offshore (DWO) to develop offshore wind opportunities in South Korea. As part of the agreement, bp has acquired a 55% stake in DWO's early offshore wind portfolio, which includes four projects...
09 February 2023
Herbert Smith Freehills advises MusicBird on initial debt financing
Leading international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has advised MusicBird AG, as parent guarantor, and MusicBird Rights AG, as borrower, in connection with a US$100 million borrowing base New York law governed term facility agreement.
02 February 2023
Herbert Smith Freehills Kewei advises Fosun-controlled Hainan Mining on investment into Bougouni lithium project 科伟史密夫斐尔就复星集团控股的海南矿业投资马里Bougouni锂矿项目提供法律咨询
International leading law firm Herbert Smith Freehills and its China joint operation partner Kewei have advised Fosun-controlled Hainan Mining Co. Limited on its USD 117.75 million investment in the Bougouni Lithium project in Mali, in a transaction with Kodal Minerals Plc, a lithium focused...
26 January 2023
Herbert Smith Freehills advises learnd Limited on its de-SPAC transaction and listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised learnd Limited on its business combination with GFJ ESG Acquisition I SE (renamed learnd SE), a Luxembourg special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) focused on ESG related technologies. learnd SE's new ordinary shares commenced trading on the Frankfurt Stock...
26 January 2023
Herbert Smith Freehills advises InterGen on sale of UK business interests to Creditas Group
Leading international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has advised InterGen on the sale of its business interests in the UK to CREDITAS Group based in the Czech Republic. The sale and purchase agreement signed in September 2022 and the sale was completed on 25 January 2023.
19 January 2023
Herbert Smith Freehills advises GPA Global on its acquisition of Cosfibel
International leading law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has advised GPA Global, a specialist in full service premium packaging solutions, on its acquisition of the French group Cosfibel, one of the world's leading providers of promotional packaging, gifting, and items for luxury brands.