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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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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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BEAR exposure draft released – are you ready?

The key features of the Australian Government's Banking Executive Accountability Regime are set out in this briefing.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 02 October 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

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Regulators around the world become more vocal regarding the potential risks associated with initial coin offerings

This e-bulletin highlight the key points in the announcement by the Chinese Regulators and the statement by the SFC, and sets out observations on the future of ICOs.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 27 September 2017 | Practice Area: Banking and Finance

Court of Appeal upholds injunction to prevent use of privileged information obtained in breach of confidence

This article examines the decision in Lachaux v Independent Print Limited [2017] EWCA Civ 1327.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 25 September 2017 | Practice Area: Business of law

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India-related commercial contracts: dispute resolution and governing law clauses

Herbert Smith Freehills has published a new edition of its well-regarded guide on dispute resolution and governing law clauses in India-related commercial contracts. Download the full report now.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 05 September 2017 | Practice Area: Commercial Law

Frictionless trade? UK/EU customs relations post-Brexit

On 15 and 16 August 2017 the UK Government published two papers setting out its proposals for UK/EU customs relations post-Brexit. This briefing examines the implications for business.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 29 August 2017 | Practice Area: Restraint of Trade

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Legislating for the UK's withdrawal from the EU

This briefing explains the main features of the Withdrawal Bill, how it will impact on UK law and the important scope and interpretation issues that it raises.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 17 August 2017 | Practice Area: Business of law

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Court finds veto right in share option agreement was discretionary and could not be exercised capriciously, arbitrarily or unreasonably

This articles examines the decision in Watson v Watchfinder.co.uk Ltd [2017] EWHC 1275 (Comm).

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 15 August 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

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FCA consults on extending the SMCR to insurance intermediaries

The FCA has published proposals to extend the Senior Managers and Certification Regime to other financial services firms. This briefing considers the implications for insurance intermediaries and their employees.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 14 August 2017 | Practice Area: Banking and Finance

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