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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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The Unified Patent Court and Unitary Patent – Introduction

Consistent progress has been made towards the establishment of a unitary patent right across most countries in the EU. This briefing takes a closer look.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 21 April 2017 | Practice Area: Patents

Why you need to think like a tech company

Innovation and disruptive technology are constant themes across all sectors in the Australian economy – no sector is immune.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 19 April 2017 | Practice Area: Information Technology

One step closer to Australian data breach class actions

The Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2016 (Cth) proposes a number of amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) that could act as a trigger for Australian class actions in the data breach space.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 13 April 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

Court of Appeal clarifies test for setting aside judgment for fraud

The Court of Appeal has clarified the test that must be met when seeking to set aside a judgment on the grounds that it was obtained by fraud: Takhar v Gracefield Developments Ltd and others [2017] EWCA Civ 147.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 13 April 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

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European Private Equity Review spring 2017 edition

In the Spring 2017 edition of the Herbert Smith Freehills European Private Equity Review, the firm highlights legal developments with particular significance for European financial sponsors.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 11 April 2017 | Practice Area: Administrative and Public Law

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Cross-border litigation – international perspectives

Herbert Smith Freehills has published the first issue of a new periodic publication, designed to highlight legal and practical issues specific to litigation with an international aspect.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 07 April 2017 | Practice Area: Cross-border: Commercial and International Trade

UK government pushed to impose a corporate duty to prevent human rights abuse

The UK Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights has urged the Government to introduce new legislation and to take stronger enforcement action to prevent business-related human rights abuses.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 07 April 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

New standard for telemarketing and research calls

On 29 March 2017 in Australia, the Telecommunications (Telemarketing and Research Calls) Industry Standard 2017 was introduced to replace the former 2007 version.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 05 April 2017 | Practice Area: Administrative and Public Law

The UK Modern Slavery Act: one year on

Any organisation that provides goods or services, that generates a turnover in excess of £36 million and that carries on any part of its business in the UK, now has to produce an annual Transparency Statement.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 03 April 2017 | Practice Area: Administrative and Public Law

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Air quality - 2017

A series of legal and political developments have catalysed growing concern among the public towards the health risks of air pollution, especially in urban areas.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 30 March 2017 | Practice Area: Environment

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