26 January 2023
Herbert Smith Freehills advises learnd Limited on its de-SPAC transaction and listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised learnd Limited on its business combination with GFJ ESG Acquisition I SE (renamed learnd SE), a Luxembourg special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) focused on ESG related technologies. learnd SE's new ordinary shares commenced trading on the Frankfurt Stock...
20 January 2023
Herbert Smith Freehills advises German APEX Group on going public
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised APEX Group, a leading developer and operator of green hydrogen electrolysis plants, on the sale of all shares to exceet Group SCA ("Exceet"), an investment holding company listed in the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
07 December 2022
New approaches by regulators in effort to protect consumers from frauds, failures and fads
A new report suggests regulators across the globe are changing their focus, moving from an emphasis on 'aggressive enforcement' towards a more proactive approach designed to foster market stability, build operational resilience and protect vulnerable consumers.
30 November 2022
Herbert Smith Freehills advises Hessische Landesbahn on €70 million real estate financing with KfW IPEX-Bank
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Hessische Landesbahn (HLB) on a real estate financing provided by KfW IPEX-Bank. The funds in the amount of €70 million are to be used for the construction of a maintenance facility in the Land of Hesse. HLB will issue fixed-interest registered bonds (...
23 November 2022
Herbert Smith Freehills advises DIF Capital Partners on Sale and Lease Back transaction with DB Regio AG including MEAG arranged financing
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised DIF Capital Partners (DIF) on a sale and lease back transaction regarding the acquisition of 29 new-build electrical trains with DB Regio AG, a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn AG, for public transport in the Kinzigtal rail network. The advice included the financing...
17 November 2022
Herbert Smith Freehills advises Le Masurier on the disposal of a German retail portfolio
Herbert Smith Freehills advised Le Masurier, one of Jersey´s largest property companies in the disposal of a German retail portfolio. The portfolio comprised properties located in Laufenburg, Blumberg, Neuenkirchen and Rudersberg, and tenants such as DM, Rossmann, Takko and Aldi.
16 November 2022
Herbert Smith Freehills advises DAL Deutsche Anlagen-Leasing on leasing transaction for hydrogen trains with NEB and on financing with KfW IPEX-Bank
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised a special purpose vehicle company of DAL Deutsche Anlagen-Leasing (DAL) on a leasing transaction with Niederbarnimer Eisenbahn (NEB) regarding hydrogen trains for operating the local public rail transport in the Heidekrautbahn railway network. The advice also...
14 November 2022
Herbert Smith Freehills advises Rheinmetall on the take-over of Spain’s Expal
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Düsseldorf-based Rheinmetall AG on the conclusion of a purchase contract with MaxamCorp. Holding S.L. of Madrid to acquire the entire share capital of Expal Systems S.A of Madrid, a globally active ammunition maker. Completion of the transaction, for which a...
01 November 2022
Leading for Impact: Herbert Smith Freehills publishes sixth annual responsible business report
Herbert Smith Freehills has today published its sixth annual Responsible Business Report. Highlighting the actions taken by our firm to engage with, and address, the challenges and opportunities faced by our clients and the communities in which we operate, the report demonstrates our ongoing...
20 October 2022
Internet generation ensures banks clock the need for change to meet expectations of customers and staff
Broadening their appeal to a new generation of customers and reacting to the shifting demands of today's bankers are key concerns for the global banking industry, according to a new report from Herbert Smith Freehills.
04 August 2022
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised DIF Capital Partners on divestment of its 45% equity stake in German hospital PPP UKSH
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised global fund manager DIF Capital Partners (DIF) on the divestment of its indirect 45% ownership stake in the University Hospital Schleswig Holstein’s (“UKSH”) PPP project to current co-shareholder Invesis. The UKSH PPP focuses on the construction, renovation and...
01 August 2022
Disharmony and mistrust top key concerns for Trustees
Managing disharmony amongst beneficiaries and keeping up with the demands of regulatory compliance are amongst the greatest challenges faced by Trust Companies as they navigate the pressures of administrating onshore and offshore trusts and estates.