14 July 2020
Herbert Smith Freehills advises Heidelpay on the acquisition of Paysafe's Pay Later business
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised heidelpay Group on the acquisition of Paysafe Pay Later, a specialist for pay-later payment methods, from the Paysafe Group. The transaction is still subject to regulatory approval and is expected to be completed in Q3, 2020. Until then, the two companies will...
09 June 2020
Herbert Smith Freehills advises Achilles Vaccines in record seed financing for biotech sector
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Achilles Vaccines, a biotech company focusing on the research and development of vaccines against malaria and other serious infectious diseases, in relation to obtaining €11 million funding for the research and development of a monoclonal antibody against COVID-...
28 April 2020
Herbert Smith Freehills ernennt weltweit 29 Anwälte zu Counseln
Herbert Smith Freehills ernennt zum 1. Mai 2020 kanzleiweit 29 Anwälte zu Counseln. In Deutschland wird Dr. Anja Lingscheid in den Counsel-Status befördert. Erst kürzlich hatte die Kanzlei die Ernennung von weltweit 26 Partnern aus den eigenen Reihen bekanntgegeben, darunter die Frankfurter Finance...
20 April 2020
Herbert Smith Freehills ernennt 26 neue Partner weltweit – eine Partnerin in Deutschland
Herbert Smith Freehills ernennt zum 1. Mai weltweit 26 neue Partnerinnen und Partner, darunter aus der deutschen Finance-Praxis Stefanie Herkert. Es ist die höchste Zahl von Partnerernennungen seit dem Zusammenschluss von Herbert Smith und Freehills 2012. 50 Prozent der neuen Partner sind Frauen.
15 April 2020
Herbert Smith Freehills hires leading IP and Life Sciences Partner in Germany, as it continues its European expansion
Herbert Smith Freehills has hired leading IP lawyer Dr Ina vom Feld, who will join its Düsseldorf office on 1 May 2020 as its first IP partner in Germany. Ina joins, together with associate Behyad Hozuri, from Simmons & Simmons in Düsseldorf, where she was a partner in the firm’s dispute...
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...
08 January 2020
HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS ADVISED ANEX TOUR ON THE ACQUISITION OF CORE BRAND NECKERMANN REISEN
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised ANEX Tour on the acquisition of Neckermann Reisen, core brand of tour operator Thomas Cook Germany, and various domains, from the insolvency administrators of Thomas Cook Touristik GmbH, Thomas Cook GmbH and Neckermann Urlaubswelt GmbH. Most recently, Herbert...
16 December 2019
Herbert Smith Freehills advises R+V Lebensversicherung AG on the acquisition of a residential project development in the Stuttgart metropolitan region with approximately 18,000 m² of residential space by way of a forward deal
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised R+V Lebensversicherung AG on the acquisition of a residential project development with approximately 18,000 m² of living space in Schorndorf near Stuttgart by way of a forward deal. R+V Lebensversicherung AG acquires the project from Instone Real Estate, a...
09 December 2019
HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS ADVISES LUFTHANSA GROUP ON THE SALE OF THE EUROPEAN BUSINESS OF LSG
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Lufthansa Group on the sale of the European Business of LSG Group to airline caterer gategroup. The companies also entered into long-term catering agreements for Frankfurt, Munich and Zurich hubs.
22 November 2019
HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS ADVISED H.I.G. ON THE ACQUISITION OF K1 KARREE IN MANNHEIM, GERMANY
Herbert Smith Freehills advised H.I.G. Realty Partners comprehensively on the acquisition by one of its affiliates of a 11,500 square meter mixed use property located within the city centre of Mannheim. After a redesign, the building offers a mixed use including gastronomy, supermarket, cinema...
21 November 2019
HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS ADVISES ANEX GROUP ON THE ACQUISITION OF FORMER THOMAS COOK BUSINESSES INTOURIST, BUCHER REISEN AND ÖGER TOURS
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised ANEX Group on the acquisition of Intourist, Bucher Reisen and ÖGER TOURS. All three travel businesses were part of the insolvent Thomas Cook Group.
15 November 2019
Herbert Smith Freehills Advises Abcam on acquisition of Expedeon's proteomics and immunology business
Leading global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills is advising Abcam on its acquisition of Expedeon AG's proteomics and immunology business. The transaction values the business to be acquired at €120 million, is subject to approval by Expedeon AG's shareholders and is expected to close in early 2020...
08 October 2019
Herbert Smith Freehills advises CGN Europe Energy and Hermes Infrastructure on the acquisition of five Swedish onshore wind farms
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised CGN Europe Energy (CGNEE) and Hermes Infrastructure 1 who partnered to acquire an 813MW portfolio of five Swedish onshore wind farms from Aquila Capital.
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.