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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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Is it right that employees can unlawfully remove confidential documents and not pay damages?

The High Court has recently considered the approach to assessing "licence fee damages" in a claim against two former employees of Marathon Asset Management.

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

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Should a Modern Slavery Act be introduced in Australia?

On 15 February 2017, Australia’s Attorney-General requested a parliamentary committee to enquire into and report on the introduction of a Modern Slavery Act in Australia.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 16 March 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

How to improve human rights policies in international football

More than six years ago, FIFA awarded the World Cup 2022 to Qatar. Even today the discussion on this largely criticized decision has not yet stopped.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 14 March 2017 | Practice Area: Non Governmental Organisations

UK Spring Budget 2017

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, has presented his first and last Spring Budget, setting out the government's tax, spending and borrowing plans as Britain prepares to invoke Article 50 to leave the EU.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 10 March 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

Insurer’s poor punctuation helps claimant to secure coverage

Comma sense prevails, as a recent decision of the NSW Court of Appeal reminds us of the importance of grammatical accuracy.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 07 March 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

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Litigation notes

Court of Appeal gives further guidance on how jurisdiction rules apply in economic tort claim.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 03 March 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

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Brexit: Data protection

The data protection regulatory regime in Europe is in the process of being overhauled. A new European General Data Protection Regulation entered into force on 25 May 2016.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 01 March 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

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Brexit: Intellectual property

The Great Repeal Bill, once enacted, will mean that any existing intellectual property law having effect in the UK will continue to apply as it did post-Brexit.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 27 February 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

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Brexit: Telecoms and media

The regulatory framework for telecoms networks and services in the UK is primarily established under the Communications Act 2003. This piece of primary legislation gives effect to a number of EU Directives.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 23 February 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

Brexit: challenge or opportunity?

In this edition of the Brexit Legal Guide, HSF takes stock of the present situation.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 20 February 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

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