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Herbert Smith Freehills

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Herbert Smith Freehills - London
  • Midtown Tower, 41st Floor
  • 9-7-1 Akasaka
  • Minato-ku
  • Tokyo
  • Tokyo-to
  • Japan
  • 107-6241
  • Joint Chief Executive Officers: David Willis, Gavin Bell
  • Number of partners: 458  
  • Number of lawyers: 2768

Firm Overview:
Herbert Smith Freehills is the largest fully integrated law firm in Asia Pacific. With more than 1,300 lawyers operating from over 12 offices in the Asia Pacific Region, the firm is at the heart of the region’s dynamic business landscape providing premium quality, full-service legal advice. As a fully integrated law firm, Herbert Smith Freehills offers clients a top-tier seamless service across a single global platform with a unique focus on industry sectors and an un-paralleled depth of expertise. The firm’s global footprint includes more than 20 offices across Asia Pacific, the UK, Europe, the Middle East and US, and a global network of more than 2,700 lawyers working together to help clients achieve the best outcomes for their business. The Herbert Smith Freehills team is recognised in numerous leading international awards and continues to excel across industry rankings and league tables.

Main Areas of Practice: 

The firm’s practice areas include capital markets; competition; compliance and regulatory; corporate; corporate governance and head office advisory; dispute resolution; employment pensions and incentives; environment and planning; finance; intellectual property; investigations; investment funds; mergers and acquisitions; projects and infrastructure; real estate; restructuring, turnaround and insolvency; and tax. It is active in many industries, including construction; consumer and retail; energy; financial buyers; financial services; government and public sector; infrastructure; leisure and sport; mining; pharmaceuticals and healthcare; real estate; technology, media and telecommunications; and transport. Clients include many of the largest and most ambitious organisations across all major regions of the globe and we have advised them on many of Asia Pacific’s most challenging and high profile matters, including:

•Commonwealth Bank of Australia on its issue of PERLS VI and concurrent PERLS IV Reinvestment Offer to raise $2.0 billion. The PERLS VI raising was the first fully Basel III compliant hybrid offering by an Australian bank and the largest hybrid offer in the Australian market in 2012. 
• China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), the parent company of publically listed PetroChina, on its acquisition of a 28.57% stake in Eni East Africa SpA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Eni SpA, for US$4.2 billion 
•CNOOC’s US$1.93 billion acquisition of interests in the Queensland Curtis LNG project in Australia 
• Standard Chartered Bank with litigation proceedings and the enforcement of an arbitration award in Indonesia 
• Woodside Energy on several upstream oil and gas investments in Myanmar and sanctions-related issues 
• A consortium comprising POSCO, STX and Marubeni on their participation in the A$12 billion Roy Hill iron ore mine and associated joint venture, financing, construction and offtake arrangements including the initial acquisition of a 30% interest from Hancock including rights to 16.5 million tons of iron ore offtake 
• Sumitomo Corporation and KEPCO as developers of Abu Dhabi’s Shuweihat 3 independent power plant (IPP) project 
•The financiers as Australian counsel on the project financing for the US$34 billion Ichthys LNG project 
• Lehman Brothers Finance AG (in liquidation) on various ongoing issues between the liquidators of LBF and the liquidators of the Hong Kong based Lehman entities 
• Petronas on the development of its Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) project in Pengerang, Johor, Malaysia, including preparing the Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning (EPCC) contracts, advising on the Invitations to Bid, and advice on options for managing interface and coordination risks between multiple contractors, facilities and feedstock sources 
• Singapore Power International Pte Ltd on its agreements with State Grid International Limited (SGID) for SGID to purchase 60% shareholding in SPI (Australia) Assets Pty Ltd and 19.9% security holding in SP AusNet, with total value up to $7.5 billion

Branches

  • Central Plaza 1,
  • 345 Queen Street,
  • Brisbane,
  • Queensland
  • Australia
  • QLD 4000
  • Tel +61 7 3258 6666
  • Fax +61 7 3258 6444
  • Email : Michael.Back@hsf.com
  • 101 Collins Street,
  • Melbourne,
  • Victoria
  • Australia
  • VIC 3000
  • Tel +61 3 9288 1234
  • Fax +61 3 9288 1567
  • Email : John.Curtis@hsf.com
  • QV.1 Building,
  • 250 St Georges Terrace,
  • Perth,
  • Western Australia
  • Australia
  • WA 6000
  • Tel +61 8 9211 7777
  • Fax +61 8 9211 7878
  • Email : Tony.Joyner@hsf.com
  • 28th Floor Office Tower,
  • Beijing Yintai Centre,
  • 2 Jianguomenwai Avenue,
  • Chaoyang District,
  • Beijing,
  • China
  • 100022
  • Tel +86 10 6535 5000
  • Fax +86 10 6535 5055
  • Email : Tom.Chau@hsf.com
  • 38/F Bund Center,
  • 222 Yan An Road East,
  • Shanghai,
  • China
  • 200002
  • Tel +86 21 2322 2000
  • Fax +86 21 2322 2322
  • Email : Betty.Tam@hsf.com
  • 23rd Floor, Gloucester Tower,
  • 15 Queen's Road Central,
  • Hong Kong,
  • China
  • Tel +852 2845 6639
  • Fax +852 2845 9099
  • Email : Andrew.Tortoishell@hsf.com
  • In association with Hiswara Bunjamin and Tandjung,
  • 23rd Floor, Gedung BRI II,,
  • Jalan Jenderal, Sudirman Kav. 44-46,
  • Jakarta,
  • Java
  • Indonesia
  • 10210
  • Tel +62 21 574 4010
  • Fax +62 21 574 4670
  • Email : David.Dawborn@hsf.com
  • Midtown Tower, 41st Floor,
  • 9-7-1 Akasaka,
  • Minato-ku,
  • Tokyo,
  • Tokyo-to
  • Japan
  • 107-6241
  • Tel +81 3 5412 5412
  • Fax +81 3 5412 5413
  • Email : Peter.Godwin@hsf.com
  • 50 Raffles Place,
  • #24-01 Singapore Land Tower,
  • Singapore,
  • Singapore Island
  • Singapore
  • 048623
  • Tel +65 6868 8000
  • Fax +65 6868 8001
  • Email : Michael.Walter@hsf.com
  • 27F West Tower Center 1 Building,
  • 67 Suha-dong Jung-gu,
  • Seoul,
  • South Korea
  • 100-210
  • Tel +82 2 6321 5600
  • Fax +82 2 6321 5601
  • 1403 Abdulrahim Place,
  • 990 Rama IV Road,
  • Bangkok,
  • Thailand
  • 10500
  • Tel +66 2 657 3888
  • Fax +66 2 636 0657
  • Email : Surapol.Srangsomwong@hsf.com