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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 services across a single global platform and an unparalleled depth of expertise. It is a global 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.

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A Litigator’s Yearbook: 2017

As we see another year out, it’s a good time to look back at what 2017 has had in store. In this post, HSF summarises some of the key developments from the perspective of the commercial litigator.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 12 December 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

Bitcoin surpasses $10,000 for the first time – will there be a regulatory response?

With Bitcoin breaking through the $10,000 barrier, regulatory focus on FinTech – which was already increasing in intensity – is likely to get even more intense.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 11 December 2017 | Practice Area: Banking and Finance

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Amended provisions for concurrent expert evidence or “hot-tubbing” now in force

Amendments to Practice Direction 35.11, which governs the procedure for concurrent expert evidence, or “hot-tubbing”, have now come into force after receiving ministerial sign-off on Tuesday this week.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 29 November 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

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High Court can grant retrospective permission to continue a derivative claim

Andrew Cooke, a senior associate, and James Leadill, an associate, in HSF's disputes division consider the decision in Wilton UK Limited v John Shuttleworth and others [2017] EWHC 2195 (Ch).

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 23 November 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

General Counsel Update, November 2017

This is the latest in HSF's series of general counsel updates, which aim to summarise major developments in key areas.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 21 November 2017 | Practice Area: Business of law

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Banks, Brexit and what’s next?

As the EU’s avalanche of banking regulation continues apace and the US talks about dismantling parts of Dodd-Frank, HSF examines the overall impact on the EU’s financial centres.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 16 November 2017 | Practice Area: Banking and Finance

Getting your just deserts: remedies for breach of contract

Natasha Johnson, Rachel Lidgate and John Ogilvie consider the principal remedies available for breach of contract, focusing in particular on damages and how they are assessed, and provide some practical tips.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 07 November 2017 | Practice Area: Alternative Dispute Resolution

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The UK’s relationship with Euratom: what next?

This paper provides an overview of the legal and political background on the UK's decision to leave Euratom and the UK's future relationship with it.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 26 October 2017 | Practice Area: Energy

PRC signs the Hague Convention on choice of court agreements: A step forward in the resolution of cross-border litigation

On 12 September 2017, the People’s Republic of China signed the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements, increasing opportunities for the recognition of Chinese court judgments internationally and vice versa.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 16 October 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

PRC signs the Hague Convention on choice of court agreements: a step forward in the resolution of cross-border litigation

Once the PRC formally joins the Convention, there will be increased opportunities for the recognition of Chinese court judgments internationally and vice versa.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 03 October 2017 | Practice Area: Business of law

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