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19 August 2019

Tougher regulation takes hold as Pension Regulator steps up requests for information

Almost 1,000 requests for information about pension schemes administration, funding and legislative compliance have been made by the Pensions Regulator over the past 10 years, according to data obtained by Herbert Smith Freehills under a Freedom of Information request.
15 August 2019

Herbert Smith Freehills advises on US$1 billion commitment to Indian government infrastructure fund

Leading global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Australia's largest superannuation fund, AustralianSuper on its US$1 billion commitment to the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) of India.
14 August 2019

Herbert Smith Freehills advises The GPT Group on A$531.3 million acquisition

Herbert Smith Freehills is delighted to have advised The GPT Group (ASX: GPT) ( GPT ) on its A$531.3 million acquisition of a 25 per cent interest in the Darling Park 1 & 2 office complex and Cockle Bay Wharf, Sydney.
13 August 2019

Herbert Smith Freehills named to Law360's Global 20 list for 6th consecutive year

For the sixth consecutive year, Herbert Smith Freehills has been named a top global law firm by Law360, taking the number six spot this year on its prestigious Global 20 list.
08 August 2019

Herbert Smith Freehills adds China law capability through Joint Operation licence with Kewei 史密夫斐尔与科伟律师事务所联营,扩展中国法律服务实力

Leading global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills is adding local law capabilities in Mainland China, following the approval of a Joint Operation with Kewei Law Firm by Shanghai's Bureau of Justice. 全球领先的史密夫斐尔律师事务所获上海市司法局批准,正式与科伟律师事务所开展联营,扩展中国法律服务业务能力。
07 August 2019

International trade set to benefit as 46 countries sign up to United Nations Singapore Convention

Responding to news that 46 countries - including China and the US - have signed up to the new United Nations' Singapore Convention, Jan O'Neill, a professional support lawyer in Herbert Smith Freehills' disputes practice, says "If the Convention is widely adopted globally – and the early signs are...
07 August 2019

Herbert Smith Freehills advises on sale of heidelpay to KKR

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised the founders of German fintech company heidelpay and investor AnaCap Financial Partners on the sale of a majority shareholding in heidelpay Group to New York based investment firm KKR. In 2017, Herbert Smith Freehills advised the founders of heidelpay on their...
05 August 2019

Herbert Smith Freehills advises CBA on A$4.2 billion sale of its global asset management arm

Herbert Smith Freehills is pleased to have advised Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) on the sale of its $4.2 billion global asset management business, known as Colonial First State Global Asset Management (CFSGAM), to Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation (MUTB). The sale completed on 2...
02 August 2019

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Sumitomo Corporation on its stake in software technology company Sekal in Norway

Leading global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Sumitomo Corporation on its acquisition of a stake in Sekal, a software technology company based in Norway offering real time dynamic analytics and automated drilling process control for the oil and gas industry.
02 August 2019

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Archer Capital on the sale of Craveable Brands to PAG Asia Capital

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Archer Capital and minority shareholders (including Partners Group) on the sale of Craveable Brands to PAG Asia Capital.
02 August 2019

Herbert Smith Freehills Paris and Tokyo has advised AJOCO on its sale of two producing oil & gas blocks, offshore Angola

AJOCO, a holding company owned 65.7% by Mitsubishi Corporation, has completed the sale of its 20% interest in Blocks 3/05 and 3/05A, offshore Angola, to a subsidiary of Etablissements Maurel & Prom, listed on the Paris Euronext. The shallow-water (c. 100m depth) blocks have been producing since...
01 August 2019

Herbert Smith Freehills advises the lenders to Karoon Gas on the financing of its acquisition of Brazilian oil and gas assets from Petrobras

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised the lenders to Karoon Gas on the financing of its acquisition of Brazilian oil and gas assets from Petrobras.
30 July 2019

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Trident Energy on the first-of-a-kind financing and acquisition of Brazilian oil and gas assets from Petrobras

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Trident Energy on the first-of-a-kind financing and acquisition of Brazilian oil and gas assets from Petrobras.
29 July 2019

Uncharted territory: ACCC concludes digital platforms inquiry with broad recommendations for reform

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has released its long-anticipated final report into digital platforms, outlining the proposed reform of merger laws, consumer laws and privacy and data-related protections that if implemented will have broad implications for companies...
24 July 2019

Legal Community Diversity Awards

In June this year, our Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Danielle Kelly presented a keynote speech at the Legal Community Diversity Awards in Milan.

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