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.
17 September 2020
UK test case paves way for Covid-19 insurance payouts in Australia
The recent decision in the UK test case on business interruption insurance coverage related to Covid-19 gives a good indication on how similar cases in Australia will play out, according to leading law firm Herbert Smith Freehills.
17 September 2020
Herbert Smith Freehills advises Gras Savoye Willis Towers Watson on its planned sale of CGRM to SPVIE Assurances
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Gras Savoye Willis Towers Watson – the international advisory, broking and solutions leader Willis Towers Watson's French entity – on the start of exclusive negotiations over the planned sale of its subsidiary CGRM, a supplemental health insurance management...
10 September 2020
Herbert Smith Freehills advises Infrastructure Capital Group on its sale of Enwave Australia to CleanPeak Energy
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Infrastructure Capital Group ( ICG ), an independent infrastructure fund manager based in Sydney and Melbourne with one of Australia’s largest portfolios of energy assets, on its sale of Enwave Australia to CleanPeak Energy (backed by First Sentier Investors,...
09 September 2020
Herbert Smith Freehills advises Japan’s Kansai on power plant JV with Indonesia’s MPI
Leading global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Japan’s Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc., on a strategic alliance with PT Medco Power Indonesia (MPI) to develop and operate power plants in Indonesia.
09 September 2020
Herbert Smith Freehills advises Sumitomo Corporation in respect of Sherritt International Corporation's capital restructuring process
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised longstanding client Sumitomo Corporation (" Sumitomo ", one of the largest worldwide sōgō shōsha general trading companies) on their transaction with Sherritt International Corporation (“ Sherritt ”, one of the world’s largest producers of nickel from lateritic...
08 September 2020
Herbert Smith Freehills advises ReAssure on the transfer of Legal & General's mature savings business to ReAssure
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised ReAssure, a life and pensions company which specialises in administering closed books of business, on the transfer of Legal & General's mature savings business to ReAssure. The transfer was carried out by way of Part VII scheme under the Financial Services...
07 September 2020
Herbert Smith Freehills advises Transport for NSW on next phase of Circular Quay transformation
Herbert Smith Freehills is advising Transport for NSW ( TfNSW ) on Sydney’s Circular Quay Renewal ( CQR ), which includes new ferry wharves, an upgraded train station, improved public spaces and a new tourism, cultural and retail offering.
03 September 2020
Herbert Smith Freehills advises Perpetual on successful A$225 million institutional placement and A$50 million share purchase plan
Herbert Smith Freehills is pleased to have worked with Perpetual Limited ( Perpetual ) on its recent capital raising, consisting of a fully underwritten A$255 million institutional placement ( Placement ) and non-underwritten share purchase plan of A$50 million ( SPP ), which completed this week.