23 March 2021
UK government tax policies update excludes focus on pensions tax relief
Responding to news that the Government has today published a series of tax documents and consultations to modernise the UK tax system, Samantha Brown, regional head of employment, pensions and incentives at Herbert Smith Freehills suggests that the absence of major proposals to reform pensions tax...
22 March 2021
Herbert Smith Freehills advises lenders to the Yanbu 4 IWP, Saudi Arabia
Herbert Smith Freehills' projects team has successfully advised the lenders in relation to the multi-sourced project financing for the Yanbu 4 reverse osmosis seawater desalination project in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The deal reached financial close on 19 March 2021.
18 March 2021
Herbert Smith Freehills advises National Grid on its £7.8 billion acquisition of Western Power Distribution, a transformational deal to help deliver the UK’s net zero targets
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised FTSE 100 company National Grid plc on its acquisition of Western Power Distribution (WPD), the UK’s largest electricity distribution business, from PPL Corporation for an equity value of £7.8 billion.
17 March 2021
Herbert Smith Freehills advises Malaysia’s EPF on launch of world’s first and largest Shariah private equity SMA fund
Leading global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Malaysia’s Employees Provident Fund (EPF) on the launch of its Shariah Private Equity (PE) Direct/Co-Investment Separate Managed Account (SMA) fund which has an allocation of US$600 million.
16 March 2021
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised AMP Capital Diversified Property Fund on A$13.4b merger with Dexus Wholesale Property Fund
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised AMP Capital Funds Management Limited, the responsible entity of AMP Capital Diversified Property Fund ( ADPF ) on its stapling merger with Dexus Wholesale Property Fund ( DWPF ).
11 March 2021
Herbert Smith Freehills advises BAT on transformation-led acquisition in Organigram
Herbert Smith Freehills has acted on behalf of its long-standing client British American Tobacco (BAT) in relation to the acquisition of a minority stake of 19.9% in leading Canadian cannabis licensed producer, Organigram Holdings Inc. (Organigram), for approximately £126 million to become the...
10 March 2021
Herbert Smith Freehills unveils new eDiscovery platform
Herbert Smith Freehills is strengthening its alternative legal services (ALT) offering with the launch of a robust new cloud platform. Designed to support the firm’s legal teams wherever they are located and irrespective of data size, the new platform ensures clients benefit from a truly global ‘...
10 March 2021
Arbitration thrives in Australia as Herbert Smith Freehills leads the charge on improving gender diversity in the sector
Global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has called for greater gender diversity in Australian arbitration following the release of a report that shows a wide gender disparity amongst Australian arbitrators.
09 March 2021
Herbert Smith Freehills advises PEARL Infrastructure on investment in Bioenergie Wismar Combined Heat and Power Plant
Herbert Smith Freehills advised PEARL Infrastructure Capital as majority stakeholder on its joint investment with Wismar Pellets in financing the construction of the Bioenergie Wismar Combined Heat and Power Plant. For PEARL the transaction marks the entry into the German biomass market.
08 March 2021
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised EDF on its investment in Bboxx Kenya
International law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has advised EDF, a global leader in low-carbon energy solutions, on its acquisition of a 23% interest in Bboxx Kenya, a subsidiary of the UK-based company Bboxx and next generation utility which has already provided numerous Kenyans with domestic solar...