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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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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

Certification denied for £14bn competition class action: what next for the UK regime?

The UK's Competition Appeal Tribunal has recently refused to certify a proposed opt-out class action against MasterCard. This article considers where this leaves the nascent UK competition collective redress regime.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 10 August 2017 | Practice Area: Commercial Law

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Court of Appeal confirms no tortious duty of care owed to customers in connection with the FCA past business review

The Court of Appeal’s decision was based a number of factors, including that such a duty would undermine the relevant statutory and regulatory regime. This article examines the case.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 08 August 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

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Managing an arbitration: top tips for in-house counsel

Vanessa Naish and Hannah Ambrose present bite-size top tips on managing an arbitration for in-house counsel and the important role they play in the arbitral process.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 03 August 2017 | Practice Area: Arbitration

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Jackson LJ recommends fixed recoverable costs for claims up to £100,000

Lord Justice Jackson’s report on fixed recoverable costs has been published today. This article examines the report in detail.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 01 August 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

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Unsolicited takeover bids: lessons from the PPG – AkzoNobel saga

In this article, HSF explores how a similar situation would play out in Australia, and highlights the potential for activist shareholders to seek to play a significant role in the outcome of takeover transactions.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 28 July 2017 | Practice Area: Merger Control

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