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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
  • Managing partners: Mark Rigotti and Sonya Leydecker
  • Number of partners: 460
  • Number of lawyers: 2500

Firm Overview:
Herbert Smith Freehills is the largest fully integrated law firm in the 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 2,500 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:
• Healthscope Limited on its A$3.6 billion initial public offering
• David Jones on the proposed A$2.15 billion takeover by South African based retail group Woolworths
• UGL Limited on the A$1.215 billion sale of its global property services business DTZ
• Citi, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, the Royal Bank of Scotland and Standard Chartered Bank as joint lead managers on a US$1 billion dual-tranche note offering by state-run Oil India Limited
• BHP Billiton in relation to its proposed demerger of certain businesses in the aluminium, manganese, coal, nickel, silver and other sectors to create a global diversified metals and mining company
• PTTEP on the acquisition of Hess’s Thailand oil & gas business valued at A$1 billion
• Virgin Australia Holdings Limited on its US$797.2 million Enhanced Equipment Notes offering - the first of its kind in Asia Pacific
• Shunfeng Photovoltaic International Limited on its US$482 million acquisition of Wuxi Suntech Power Co. Ltd
• Toll Holdings on the establishment of a HK$1.8bn syndicated facility and the extension of 1 tranche of its existing S$1bn syndicated facility
• Gilead in its global dispute with Idenix regarding patents which seek to claim nucleoside analogue prodrugs for the treatment of Hepatitis C virus
• Marubeni in respect of the joint development, financing, construction and ownership of the Westermost Rough Offshore Wind Farm Project in the UK
• City Football Group Limited on its capital partnership with Yokohama F-Marinos
• Singapore Power on the divestment of interests in its Australian assets to State Grid

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
  • 22nd Floor, West Tower, CENTER 1 Building,
  • 67 Suha-dong, Jung-gu,,
  • Seoul,
  • South Korea
  • 100210
  • Tel +82 2 6321 5600
  • Fax +82 2 6321 5601
  • Email : lewis.mcdonald@hsf.com
  • 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