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.
15 November 2017
New report defines the four 'super-blocs' of Asian business
For a newcomer to Asia, understanding its vast and diverse business landscape is essential but daunting. In a new report, Redefining Asian Business , global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills looks beyond borders and sectors to demystify this valuable region.
13 June 2017
Herbert Smith Freehills advises ENGIE Group member on the disposal of its US$490 million stake in Petronet LNG
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised GDF International S.A.S., a member of the ENGIE Group, on the disposal of its entire 10% equity stake in Petronet LNG, an Indian LNG energy company listed on the BSE and NSE, by way of an on-market block trade which valued the stake at approximately US$490...
07 March 2017
Optimism ahead for Asia Pacific M&A after solid 2016
Asia Pacific’s M&A markets enjoyed a solid 2016 with record-breaking activity levels in a number of countries including several emerging markets that exceeded expectations to become significant players in the region, according to Herbert Smith Freehills’ fourth annual Asia Pacific M&A...
15 September 2016
As financial distress increases in Asia Pacific, new guide helps companies and lenders navigate the law across borders
With global corporate defaults at their highest levels since the 2008 global financial crisis and economic conditions in Asia Pacific leading to a rise in financial restructuring and insolvencies, Herbert Smith Freehills has created a new guide to help companies and lenders navigate the various...
25 August 2016
Gift-wrapping bribery: law enforcement agencies focus on corporate perks in Asia Pacific
In a region with strong cultural traditions of gift giving and relationship building, companies need to pay heed to a renewed focus by anti-bribery enforcement agencies on the use of gifts and hospitality in Asia Pacific.
22 February 2016
Outlook for Asia Pacifics MA markets remains strong
The outlook for mergers and acquisitions activity across the Asia Pacific region remains broadly positive despite challenging market conditions, according to Herbert Smith Freehills' third annual Asia Pacific M&A Review released today.
14 January 2016
Asia Pacific M&A set to sizzle in 2016
The outlook for M&A activity in Asia Pacific is red hot following a stellar 2015, in which the total value announced deals in the region topped US$1 trillion for the first time. There was US$1.165 trillion in deals announced during the 2015 calendar year, up 59% on 2014.