03 July 2019
Herbert Smith Freehills reaction to Supreme Court judgement in Tillman vs Egon Zehnder
In a judgment handed down today, the Supreme Court has found that restrictive covenants preventing an employee from being “concerned or interested in” a competitor for six months are not too wide to be enforceable.
03 July 2019
Herbert Smith Freehills advises Unite Group on acquisition of Liberty Living from CPPIB
Herbert Smith Freehills has acted on behalf of The Unite Group Plc, one of the UK's largest purpose-built student accommodation providers, in relation to its acquisition of Jersey-registered Liberty Living Group Plc from Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB). Liberty is one of Unite's most...
27 June 2019
Herbert Smith Freehills Further Strengthens Global Advocacy Offering With Addition of New Partner and Associate Secondment Programme
Herbert Smith Freehills has further strengthened its Advocacy Group, with the addition of Partner Gary Milner-Moore and the launch of a new associate secondment programme.
14 June 2019
Herbert Smith Freehills advises Lonmin plc on £226m takeover by Sibanye Gold Ltd
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised long-standing client Lonmin plc (Lonmin) on its £226 million recommended all-share takeover by Sibanye Gold Limited (trading as Sibanye-Stillwater) (Sibanye). The transaction was announced in December 2017 and required anti-trust clearances from the UK...
13 June 2019
Legal profession urged to hold up mirror that reflects society
Addressing an audience of senior lawyers, regulators and in-house counsel, Jemima Coleman, a board member of the Legal Services Board and professional support lawyer at Herbert Smith Freehills, has today called for greater collaboration and more transparent data collection "so that diverse...
12 June 2019
VANTAGE: New Software set to Revolutionise Graduate Law Recruitment
Rare, the graduate recruitment specialist, has today launched Vantage, a new online portal supported by leading UK law firms and designed to finally break the artificial barriers putting legal careers beyond the reach of many talented candidates.
10 June 2019
Herbert Smith Freehills partner Libby Jackson appointed an MBE for services to the Northern Ireland Economy and Innovation in Law
Herbert Smith Freehills is proud to announce that Libby Jackson , Partner and Global Head of Practice for Alternative Legal Services (ALT), has been appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen's Birthday 2019 Honours List.
07 June 2019
Herbert Smith Freehills acts for Independent Directors of Millennium & Copthorne on bid from City Developments Ltd
Herbert Smith Freehills has been called in by the independent directors of Millennium & Copthorne (M&C) once again to advise it in relation to the recommended pre-conditional final offer announced today by City Developments Ltd (CDL). CDL already owns 65% of the shares in M&C.
26 August 2019
Herbert Smith Freehills advises CBA on revised path for the A$2.4 billion divestment of Australian life insurance business
Herbert Smith Freehills is pleased to have advised Commonwealth Bank of Australia ( CBA ) on its entry into further agreements with AIA Group Limited ( AIA ) in relation to the planned divestment of its Australian life insurance business ( CommInsure Life ).
22 August 2019
Dubai and London teams combine for London listed Sukuk issuance arranged by Shuaa Capital psc
The Dubai and London Debt Capital Markets team have recently advised Shuaa Capital as placing agent in documenting an issue of Sukuk (Shari'ah compliant "bonds") secured principally over a portfolio of properties in the UAE. The Sukuk or trust certificates were issued by a Cayman issuer, supported...
21 August 2019
Herbert Smith Freehills advise Abu Dhabi Financial Group LLC on its successful reverse listing/merger with SHUAA Capital PJSC
Herbert Smith Freehills advised Abu Dhabi Financial Group LLC (ADFG) on its successful reverse listing/merger with SHUAA Capital PJSC (SHUAA), creating one of the largest financial services providers in the Middle East. The transaction was completed in August 2019.
19 August 2019
Tougher regulation takes hold as Pension Regulator steps up requests for information
Almost 1,000 requests for information about pension schemes administration, funding and legislative compliance have been made by the Pensions Regulator over the past 10 years, according to data obtained by Herbert Smith Freehills under a Freedom of Information request.
15 August 2019
Herbert Smith Freehills advises on US$1 billion commitment to Indian government infrastructure fund
Leading global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Australia's largest superannuation fund, AustralianSuper on its US$1 billion commitment to the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) of India.
14 August 2019
Herbert Smith Freehills advises The GPT Group on A$531.3 million acquisition
Herbert Smith Freehills is delighted to have advised The GPT Group (ASX: GPT) ( GPT ) on its A$531.3 million acquisition of a 25 per cent interest in the Darling Park 1 & 2 office complex and Cockle Bay Wharf, Sydney.
08 August 2019
Herbert Smith Freehills adds China law capability through Joint Operation licence with Kewei 史密夫斐尔与科伟律师事务所联营，扩展中国法律服务实力
Leading global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills is adding local law capabilities in Mainland China, following the approval of a Joint Operation with Kewei Law Firm by Shanghai's Bureau of Justice. 全球领先的史密夫斐尔律师事务所获上海市司法局批准，正式与科伟律师事务所开展联营，扩展中国法律服务业务能力。
07 August 2019
International trade set to benefit as 46 countries sign up to United Nations Singapore Convention
Responding to news that 46 countries - including China and the US - have signed up to the new United Nations' Singapore Convention, Jan O'Neill, a professional support lawyer in Herbert Smith Freehills' disputes practice, says "If the Convention is widely adopted globally – and the early signs are...
07 August 2019
Herbert Smith Freehills advises on sale of heidelpay to KKR
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised the founders of German fintech company heidelpay and investor AnaCap Financial Partners on the sale of a majority shareholding in heidelpay Group to New York based investment firm KKR. In 2017, Herbert Smith Freehills advised the founders of heidelpay on their...
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.