03 March 2020
New industry paper calls for greater regulatory coordination of sustainable finance in Asia Pacific
ASIFMA , the financial industry’s leading regional trade association, today released a new report, Sustainable Finance in Asia Pacific: Regulatory State of Play , co-authored by Herbert Smith Freehills and its Indonesian associate firm Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung .
04 March 2019
Herbert Smith Freehills launches parental leave sharing for all Asia employees
Leading global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has launched a market-leading parental leave policy in Asia, allowing all employees in the region to share primary childcare responsibilities with their spouse or partner.
10 October 2018
Navigating Asia Pacific's fragmented and evolving restructuring and insolvency laws
Asia Pacific economies continue to move from strength to strength, with the region proving increasingly attractive to investors. But with increased growth and investment and related debt financing comes the potential for financial distress and business failure, leading investors to grapple with the...
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.
03 June 2020
Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung advises Indonesia’s Bank Permata on billion-dollar acquisition by Bangkok Bank
Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung – the firm’s market-leading associate Indonesian firm – has successfully advised PT Bank Permata Tbk, one of Indonesia’s top banks, on its acquisition by Bangkok Bank.
02 June 2020
Herbert Smith Freehills advises New Development Bank on a loan of US$300m to REC Limited
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised New Development Bank, a multilateral development bank established by the governments of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa to mobilise resources for infrastructure and sustainable development projects, in relation to a loan of US$300 million to REC...
01 June 2020
Herbert Smith Freehills advises Capco on its acquisition of 26.3% stake in Shaftesbury for £436 million
Herbert Smith Freehills has acted on behalf of Capital & Counties Properties Plc ("Capco"), a major British real estate investment company, in relation to the acquisition of a minority stake of 26.3% in Shaftesbury plc across two tranches, for a net consideration of approximately £436 million...
01 June 2020
Herbert Smith Freehills reacts to regulator's paper on tough legacy issues resulting from LIBOR transition
Responding to news that the Tough Legacy Taskforce has issued its paper on "tough legacy" issues in the transition from LIBOR, Rupert Lewis , head of banking litigation at Herbert Smith Freehills, says:
28 May 2020
Herbert Smith Freehills advises HSBC GAM on the launch of its flagship green bond fund
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised HSBC Global Asset Management (HSBC GAM) on the launch of its flagship green bond fund, HSBC Real Economy Green Investment Opportunity GEM Bond Fund, which will use both public and private capital to build climate change-mitigation capacity in emerging market...
28 May 2020
Herbert Smith Freehills conseille Vinci sur la mise en place d’une ligne de crédit d’un montant de 3,3 milliards d’euros
Herbert Smith Freehills a conseillé Vinci, acteur mondial des métiers des concessions et du contracting, dans le cadre de la mise en place d'une ligne de crédit supplémentaire de 2,4 milliards d’euros à échéance maximale 31 mars 2021 auprès d’un pool de 6 banques relationnelles. Son montant a été...
27 May 2020
Calls for increased domestic pharmaceutical production not warranted, say Herbert Smith Freehills experts
Increased commentary about Australia’s perceived vulnerability to pharmaceutical shortages have led to recent calls for an overhaul of the country’s domestic pharmaceutical manufacturing capabilities.
25 May 2020
Herbert Smith Freehills advises Ramsay Health Care Limited on its capital raising
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Ramsay Health Care Limited ( Ramsay Health Care ) on its capital raising, comprising a fully underwritten A$1,200 million institutional placement and a non-underwritten share purchase plan to raise up to A$300 million.
21 May 2020
Herbert Smith Freehills Partner Christian Leathley Named One of Latin America’s Top 100 Lawyers
Herbert Smith Freehills Partner Christian Leathley has been singled out as one of the top foreign lawyers in Latin America, according to Latinvex’s Latin America’s Top 100 Lawyers 2020 rankings.
21 May 2020
Herbert Smith Freehills comments on impact of proposed changes to UK insolvency regime on Defined Benefit pensions schemes
Responding to news that the Government has published draft legislation proposing amendments to the UK's insolvency regime Rachel Pinto, pensions partner at Herbert Smith Freehills, focuses on the impact likely to be had on Defined Benefit schemes and sponsors, and on the Pensions Protection Fund.
20 May 2020
Herbert Smith Freehills conseille JCDecaux sur une émission obligataire d’un montant d’1 milliard d’euros
Herbert Smith Freehills a conseillé JCDecaux, numéro un mondial de la communication extérieure, dans le cadre d’une émission obligataire en deux tranches de 500 millions d’euros chacune avec une maturité de 4,5 et 8 ans respectivement. Le produit de cette émission sera dédié au remboursement de...
20 May 2020
Herbert Smith Freehills reacts to UK Government's publication of Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill
Responding to news that the Government has published draft legislation designed to temporarily suspend wrongful trading provisions, John Whiteoak , a partner in Herbert Smith Freehills' disputes practice, says: “We support the underlying philosophy and goals of the proposed bill – to enable...
18 May 2020
Dubai team advises on novel Sukuk Al Murabaha / Al Musawamah and Mudaraba issuance arranged by Shuaa Capital psc
The Dubai team has advised Shuaa Capital psc as placing agent in documenting the issuance of a novel shariah compliant Sukuk Al Murabaha / Al Musawamah and Mudaraba by Gulf Navigation PJSC ( GNH ).