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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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Supreme Court considers that there is no requirement of direct damage in England for permission to serve tort claim outside the jurisdiction at common law

An examination of a Supreme Court ruling that direct damage in the jurisdiction is not required to come within the tort jurisdictional gateway in the CPR.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 18 January 2018 | Practice Area: Business of law

What should GCs be doing to prepare their businesses for Brexit?

Eight months after the UK triggered Article 50, GCs are still asking what Brexit means for their businesses. This article gauges what actions GCs must take now.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 16 January 2018 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement

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High Court clarifies approach to revising costs budgets where there are significant developments in the litigation

This case study examines the High Courts's recent decision in the HBOS acquisition litigation.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 16 January 2018 | Practice Area: Litigation

The rise of the intelligent business: Spotlight on employers

This briefing is the second in Herbert Smith Freehills' multi-disciplinary GDPR series which aims to help successfully navigate the GDPR as 25 May 2018 approaches. Here the spotlight is on key compliance considerations in the employment sphere.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 12 January 2018 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement

Getting the deal through: Market Intelligence - M&A – Africa, France and Russia

HSF's leading M&A lawyers share their views on the current legal and regulatory landscapes in M&A in Africa (regional overview), France and Russia.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 11 January 2018 | Practice Area: Banking and Finance

Crunch time on Brexit and climate policy

The UK and the EU27 have said they want a close partnership post-Brexit but this year could test their co-operation on environmental protection in three ways, outlined in this article.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 08 January 2018 | Practice Area: Central Government

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Business and human rights: Key 2017 developments and the road ahead

HSF reflects on some of the key Business and Human Rights developments of 2017 and highlights some of the issues to look out for over the next 12 months.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 19 December 2017 | Practice Area: Art. 8 Human Rights Act

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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