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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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South African mining industry blindsided by Mining Charter III

Much controversy has surrounded the Reviewed Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Charter for the South African Mining Industry (“Mining Charter III”). This article examines the current situation.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 22 June 2017 | Practice Area: Company Administration

Q&A: Where next for Brexit?

This Q&A briefing aims to answer some commonly asked questions as a result of the recent political confusion and to clarify some of the key terminology increasingly used in the context of Brexit.

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

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High Court orders security for costs against third-party funder supporting group litigation

The High Court has granted an application for security for costs against a commercial litigation funder supporting the then remaining claimants in the RBS Rights Issue Litigation.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 15 June 2017 | Practice Area: Business of law

Qatar: diplomatic ties severed – implications for business

Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain have severed diplomatic ties with, and transport links to, Qatar. This article looks at initial issues that companies may take into consideration to ensure business continuity.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 13 June 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

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Court of Appeal considers implied variation and good faith in relation to contractual rights of termination

The Court of Appeal has upheld a decision granting summary judgment to a defendant in relation to an allegation that it had wrongfully terminated a distribution agreement.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 09 June 2017 | Practice Area: Business of law

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Court of Appeal decision casts doubt on principles requiring narrow interpretation of exclusion clauses

The Court of Appeal has found that an exclusion clause in an engineering services contract was effective to exclude any liability on the part of the defendant engineers for identifying and reporting on asbestos on a development site.

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

High Court decision potentially extends exceptions to without prejudice protection

In a recent decision, the High Court has found that documents relating to negotiations in respect of the costs that were recoverable in litigation had to be disclosed to a third party who had an interest in the outcome of the negotiations.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 02 June 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

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US Supreme Court finds that Hague Service Convention does not prohibit service of process by mail in US lawsuits

In Water Splash, Inc v Menon, the US Supreme Court examined the question of whether the Hague Service Convention prohibits service of process by mail on non-US parties sued in US cases.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 31 May 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

Managing risk: a disputes perspective (2017)

Herbert Smith Freehills recently held its annual disputes client conference exploring some key legal and compliance risks facing major corporates. This briefing summarises the event.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 26 May 2017 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

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Transport and infrastructure post-brexit - risks and opportunities

Herbert Smith Freehills recently hosted a round table dinner on dispute resolution issues for corporate counsel in the construction and infrastructure industries. This briefing summarises the discussions.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 26 May 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

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