13 June 2022
Herbert Smith Freehills advises SoftBank on the acquisition of an equity stake in 1NCE
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised SoftBank Corp. on acquiring an equity stake in IoT mobile provider 1NCE GmbH. SoftBank also signed an exclusive distribution agreement with 1NCE covering the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region.
10 June 2022
Herbert Smith Freehills advises Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan as joint bookrunners on 10% capital increase of HOCHTIEF AG
Herbert Smith Freehills advised Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan as joint bookrunners on the increase of HOCHTIEF Aktiengesellschaft’s share capital by just under 10 percent against cash contribution.
10 June 2022
Reforming corporate criminal liability – reaction from Herbert Smith Freehills
Responding to the Law Commission's publication, today, of options for the Government to consider relating to reform of the UK's corporate criminal liability laws , Kate Meakin, a partner in HSF's disputes practice, suggests that the proposals may disappoint some whilst also providing a degree of...
10 June 2022
Herbert Smith Freehills advises Pearson on sale of Italian and German K12 Courseware businesses to Sanoma
Leading global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Pearson plc, the world's leading learning company, on the sale of its local K12 Courseware businesses in Italy and Germany to Sanoma Corporation, a leading European K12 learning services company operating in 11 countries and listed in...
07 June 2022
Landmark Hong Kong Court of Appeal decision on dispute resolution clauses has global implications for contract disputes
Leading international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has succeeded in a landmark case on escalation clauses in arbitration agreements before the Hong Kong Court of Appeal that will have significant consequences and could deliver cost savings for commercial contract disputes globally.
07 June 2022
Herbert Smith Freehills advises Tullow Oil on all-share merger deal with Capricorn Energy
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Tullow Oil Plc on its merger with Capricorn Energy Plc to create a leading African energy company with a diversified asset base and a portfolio of investment opportunities delivering visible production growth.
03 June 2022
Herbert Smith Freehills advises Reckon Limited on the proposed sale of its Accountants Group Business
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Reckon Limited ( Reckon ) on the proposed sale of its Accountants Practice Management Group, in a deal worth A$100 million, to The Access Group. The sale is subject to FIRB and ACCC approval.
01 June 2022
Herbert Smith Freehills advises lenders on refinancing of Horizon Energy Infrastructure's debt facilities
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised the lenders in relation to the refinancing of the debt facilities put in place by Horizon Energy Infrastructure (HEI), a UK-based smart metering asset provider, at the time of its acquisition by Arcus Infrastructure Partners (Arcus). The lending group consists of...
26 May 2022
Herbert Smith Freehills builds Asia construction disputes hub in Kuala Lumpur with relocation of partner Craig Shepherd
Leading international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills is continuing its Asia expansion with the creation of a construction and infrastructure disputes hub in Kuala Lumpur .
24 May 2022
Six law firms collaborate to support launch of the Black Equity Organisation, the UK’s new national Black British civil rights organisation
Herbert Smith Freehills is supporting the launch of the Black Equity Organisation (BEO), a national and independent civil rights organisation founded to advance justice and equity for Black people in Britain, in collaboration with Allen & Overy, Ashurst, Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruckhaus...