06 December 2019
Herbert Smith Freehills advises Marubeni-backed fund on proposed acquisition of stake in AS Conexus Baltic Grid in Latvia
Leading global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has advised MM Capital Infrastructure Fund I (MMCIF) on its proposed acquisition of a 29.06% stake in AS Conexus Baltic Grid (CBG), a unified natural gas transmission and storage operator in Latvia, from the Marguerite Fund.
13 November 2019
HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS ADVISES ON LUPIN'S DIVESTMENT OF KYOWA PHARMACEUTICAL
Leading global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills is advising Nanomi B.V., a subsidiary of Lupin Limited, on the sale of its entire stake in its Japanese subsidiary, Kyowa Pharmaceutical Industry Co., Ltd. (Kyowa), to Unison Capital Partners IV, LPS and Unison Capital Partners IV (F). L.P., a leading...
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 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...
13 June 2019
Herbert Smith Freehills advises Sumitomo Corporation on US$30m farm-in and joint venture agreement with Novo Resources
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised leading Japanese trading company Sumitomo Corporation (Sumitomo) on its US$30 million farm-in and joint venture agreement with TSX-listed Novo Resources (Novo).
18 March 2019
Herbert Smith Freehills advises Sumitomo Corporation on significant acquisition of Nordic parking business
Leading global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Japan's Sumitomo Corporation on its acquisition of European parking operator Q-Park's businesses in Sweden, Norway and Finland from Q-Park Operations Holdings, managed by US investment fund Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR).
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.
18 January 2019
Herbert Smith Freehills advises Kokusai Pulp & Paper on A$90m takeover of ASX-listed Spicers
Herbert Smith Freehills is advising Japan’s Kokusai Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd. ( KPP ) on its proposed A$90m acquisition of ASX-listed Spicers Limited pursuant to a members’ scheme of arrangement.
19 February 2020
Seven at Herbert Smith Freehills named as trademark, patent and copyright leaders in 2020 leaders list by World IP Review
Seven partners from across Herbert Smith Freehills’ global intellectual property practice have been named in the World Intellectual Property Review (WIPR) 2020 leaders list.
18 February 2020
Herbert Smith Freehills advises Huaneng Renewables Corp. Ltd on its privatisation from Hong Kong’s Stock Exchange / 史密夫斐尔律师事务所为华能新能源股份有限公司H股股份私有化并退市提供法律服务
Leading global firm Herbert Smith Freehills have advised one of China’s top power producers, Huaneng Renewables Corp. Ltd., on its voluntary delisting of its H shares on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. The delisting is expected to take place on 24 February 2020.
13 February 2020
Herbert Smith Freehills advises bookrunners and lead managers on Avenue Supermarts’ US$567 million placement on India’s National Stock Exchange
Leading global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has advised the bookrunners on a half-billion US dollar institutional placement on India’s National Stock Exchange (NSE) and Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).
12 February 2020
Herbert Smith Freehills represents Tate Gallery in Court of Appeal win in dispute concerning viewing platform overlooking residential flats
Herbert Smith Freehills acted successfully for Tate Gallery in defeating an appeal by residents of four flats in the Neo Bankside development on the South Bank, who claimed in private nuisance on the basis that their flats were overlooked by Tate's viewing platform.
12 February 2020
Herbert Smith Freehills advises Roborigger on Series A capital raise led by Blackbird
Herbert Smith Freehills’ private equity and venture capital team has advised on a Series A capital raise for Roborigger — an Australian company whose wireless load controlling system allows crane operators to remotely control and release their loads without workers having to be in the vicinity of...
11 February 2020
Herbert Smith Freehills announces partnership with Frankfurt-based innovation hub TechQuartier
Herbert Smith Freehills, one of the world’s leading legal services businesses, is announcing a collaboration with Frankfurt-based innovation hub TechQuartier . The goal of the collaboration is to explore the latest applications of new technologies in the context of legal practice, while further...
10 February 2020
Herbert Smith Freehills advises Save the Children Australia on the launch of its ground-breaking social impact investment fund
In a first for the Australian charity sector, Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Save the Children Australia on the launch of its new social impact investment fund, the Save the Children Australia Impact Investment Fund ( Fund ).
06 February 2020
Herbert Smith Freehills responds to ISDA decision to re-consult on pre-cessation fallbacks
Responding to news that the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) has announced that it will re-consult on how to implement pre-cessation fallbacks, Rupert Lewis, head of banking litigation in Herbert Smith Freehills' disputes practice, says that "the plan to re-consult on pre-...
31 January 2020
Herbert Smith Freehills M&A team advises Optal on US$1.7 billion sale
Global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills is advising Optal Limited, a world leader in optimising B2B transactions, on its sale to WEX Inc. (NYSE: WEX), a leading financial technology service provider. The transaction also includes the acquisition of eNett International, a provider of integrated B2B...
31 January 2020
Herbert Smith Freehills advises AGL on major battery storage deal
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised AGL on its entry into a deal with renewable energy company Vena Energy for the development of a new large-scale Battery Energy Storage System ( BESS ) near Wandoan in Queensland. Once complete, this will be the largest battery energy storage facility in the State.