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Herbert Smith Freehills

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Herbert Smith Freehills - London
  • ANZ Tower
  • 161 Castlereagh Street
  • Sydney
  • New South Wales
  • Australia
  • NSW 2000
  • Senior Partner: Jonathan Scott
  • Deputy Senior Partner: Mark Crean
  • JointChief Executive Officers:   Gavin Bell and David Willis
  • Number of partners: 460
  • Number of lawyers: 2500
  • Languages: Multilingual

Firm Overview: Herbert Smith Freehills is a leading global law firm with over 20 offices across Asia Pacific, the UK, Europe, the Middle East and US. Its formal association with Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung in Jakarta provides further expertise in Asia. In 2012, the firm expanded into America by opening an office in New York which focuses solely on disputes work, with particular emphasis on cross-border investigations, international arbitration and cross-border litigation. In 2013, Herbert Smith Freehills also opened its first two offices in Germany (Frankfurt and Berlin) and in South Korea (Seoul).The firm offers clients a top-tier seamless service across a single global platform and an unparalleled depth of expertise. It is a globally pre-eminent firm in litigation, arbitration and contentious regulatory work; and an international leader in M&A, private equity, capital markets, infrastructure and banking and finance.

Main Areas of Practice:
Competition, Regulation & Trade:

Herbert Smith Freehills’ leading competition and antitrust practice is widely recognised by peers and the market. The team advises many of the world’s blue chip organisations, in a wide range of industries, across the full spectrum of competition work including investigations, litigation, merger clearance and advice on regulated sectors. The firm frequently advises on complex, multijurisdictional matters across different regions. Many of the firm’s lawyers have spent time working for regulatory authorities, enabling the team to provide unique insight. The firm has unrivalled experience in advising a complainant, defendant or regulator.
Contacts: James Quinney and Paul Hughes

Corporate:
Herbert Smith Freehills’ corporate team offers market leading capability on public and private M&As, JVs, corporate restructurings, corporate governance, capital markets fundraising, infrastructure projects and tax. In recent years, the practice has also advised on major restructurings and capital raisings. The firm works on complex domestic and cross-border transactions across industries, utilising its leading reputation for sectoral expertise in energy, mining and infrastructure, financial services and TMT. The firm’s clients include the world’s leading corporates and other commercial organisations, investment banks and other financial institutions, governments and public sector bodies.
Contacts: Patrick Mitchell and Mike Ferraro

Dispute Resolution:
Herbert Smith Freehills has a long established reputation for resolving large, complex and high-value disputes and minimising clients’ exposure to contentious risk. The firm’s disputes practice provides a comprehensive dispute resolution service for domestic and international clients including cross-border and domestic commercial litigation, international arbitration, contentious financial services regulation, insurance, tax, trust, pharma, construction, IP, energy and banking disputes, internal investigations, sanctions, corporate crime, civil fraud, product liability and health and safety. The practice also specialises in providing advice on pre-litigation matters and works alongside our non-contentious teams as risk managers. Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is an integral part of the practice. The team regularly undertakes mediations, expert determinations, adjudications and bespoke processes to resolve disputes. The firm’s unique in-house advocacy unit provides a number of benefits for clients including ease of instruction and reduction in cost. The Belfast office, which opened in April 2011, focuses on document review in major contentious cases and offers clients an attractive combination of quality, efficiency and pricing.
Contacts: Sonya Leydecker and Geoff McClellan

Employment, Pensions & Incentives:
The Herbert Smith Freehills team resolves employment related issues at a national, regional and global level. The firm’s expertise includes employment, industrial relations, pensions/superannuation, incentives and employee benefits, discrimination and equal opportunity, work health and safety, board and executive matters and workplace training. Clients include multinational corporations, leading national businesses, financial institutions, public sector bodies and pension/superannuation trustees. The team is recognised for providing thoughtful, cost effective and commercial advice.
Contact: Graeme Smith

Finance:
Herbert Smith Freehills’ global practice covers all finance, capital markets and debt disciplines, meaning that the firm is able to provide clients with seamless advice when they require capital in multiple currencies and jurisdictions. The practice is equally adept at advising borrowers and lenders on a range of corporate, acquisition and event-driven financings, real estate finance, project and infrastructure finance, energy finance and Islamic Finance. The practice is recognised for its strong transaction management skill and ability to handle demanding structuring issues. The firm’s international capability enables it to excel within the emerging markets, particularly in the energy, natural resources and infrastructure sectors.
Contacts: Malcolm Hitching and Brendan Quinn

Real Estate:
Herbert Smith Freehills’ market-leading practice encompasses the full range of commercial real estate transactions throughout the asset life cycle. In addition to real estate M&As, investment, development, leasing and JVs, the firm advises on the design and delivery of complex, tax-driven investment structures using a variety of onshore/offshore vehicles, large-scale regeneration, infrastructure and energy development projects and financings and restructurings. The team advises leading international investors, developers, funders, private equity houses, occupiers and corporates. It is recognised for combining in-depth commercial knowledge with coordinated property, corporate, tax and finance expertise.
Contacts: Donald Rowlands and David Sinn

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
  • MLC Centre,
  • 19-29 Martin Place,
  • Sydney,
  • New South Wales
  • Australia
  • NSW 2000
  • Tel +61 2 9225 5000
  • Fax +61 2 9322 4000
  • DX 361 Sydney
  • Email : Juliana.Warner@hsf.com
  • Central Plaza,
  • Rue de Loxum 25,
  • Brussels,
  • Brussels Capital Region
  • Belgium
  • 1000
  • Tel +32 2 511 7450
  • Fax +32 2 511 7772
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Berliner Freiheit 2 (Beisheim Center),
  • Berlin,
  • Germany
  • 10785
  • Tel +49 30 2092 4155
  • Fax +49 30 2092 4343
  • Neue Mainzer Strasse 75,
  • Frankfurt-am-Main,
  • Hessen
  • Germany
  • 60311
  • Tel +49 69 7593 8650
  • Fax +49 69 7593 8300
  • 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
  • Level 14 Commercial Bank Plaza,
  • West Bay,
  • P.O. Box 27111,
  • Doha,
  • Ad Dawhah
  • Qatar
  • Tel +974 4452 8955
  • Fax +974 4452 8960
  • Email : middle.east@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
  • Paseo de la Castellana, 66,
  • Madrid,
  • Spain
  • 28046
  • Tel +34 91 423 4000
  • Fax +34 91 423 4001
  • 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
  • Level 23 Al Sila Tower,
  • Sowwah Square,
  • Al Maryah Island,
  • PO Box 106178,
  • Abu Dhabi,
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Tel +971 2 813 5000
  • Fax +971 2 813 5100
  • Email : middle.east@hsf.com
  • Dubai International Financial Centre,
  • Gate Village 7, Level 4,
  • P.O. Box 506631,
  • Dubai,
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Tel +971 4 428 6300
  • Fax +971 4 365 3171
  • Email : middle.east@hsf.com
  • 3 Cromac Quay,
  • Ormeau Gasworks,
  • Ormeau Road,
  • Belfast,
  • County Antrim
  • UK
  • BT72JD
  • Tel +44 28 9025 8200
  • Fax +44 28 9025 8201
  • Exchange House,
  • Primrose Street,
  • London,
  • Greater London
  • UK
  • EC2A 2EG
  • Tel (020) 7374 8000
  • Fax (020) 7374 0888
  • DX 28
  • Email : www.herbertsmithfreehills.com
  • 450 Lexington Avenue,
  • New York,
  • USA
  • Tel +1 917 542 7600
  • Fax +1 917 542 7601