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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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An introduction to VAT in the Gulf states

A new Value Added Tax (VAT) is to be introduced in the Gulf States with effect from 1 January 2018. This article provides an overview of how it will operate.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 20 July 2017 | Practice Area: Taxation

Employee could not assert privilege against employer over documents on employer’s IT system

This briefing examines the decision in Simpkin v The Berkeley Group Holdings PLC [2017] EWHC 1472 (QB).

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 18 July 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

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Arbitration in india: dispute resolution in the world's largest democracy

India remains high on the list of cross-border traders and investors. But what is best practice for resolving India-related commercial disputes? This report aims to find out.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 12 July 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

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High Court refuses non-party access to witness statements prepared for trial and referred to at pre-trial hearing

The High Court has refused an order allowing The Sunday Times to obtain access, in advance of a trial, to witness statements prepared for that trial. This briefing examines the decision.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 10 July 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

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Inside Arbitration: Perspectives on cross-border disputes

This publication is intended to give a personal insight by sharing the perspectives of international arbitration partners from across the globe.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 06 July 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

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High Court decision underlines importance of knowing who you are contracting with

The High Court recently found that a group of waste removal companies which provided services to a company that went into liquidation shortly afterwards was not entitled to recover outstanding sums from the company's founder.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 06 July 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

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EU clarifies negotiating position on choice of law, jurisdiction and enforcement of judgments post-Brexit

On 29 June, the European Commission published its Position Paper on Judicial Cooperation in Civil and Commercial Matters. This briefing examines the key points.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 03 July 2017 | Practice Area: Company Administration

How final is a ‘best and final’ takeover offer?

It is not clear how long – if at all – a bidder must remain on the sidelines if it declares its bid ‘best and final’ but is not successful in taking over the target. This article considers the current state of affairs.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 29 June 2017 | Practice Area: Merger Control

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Court of Appeal confirms good reason required to depart (up or down) from costs budget

The Court of Appeal has recently delivered an important judgment on the relationship between the costs budgeting regime and the costs that are ultimately awarded to a successful party in litigation.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 27 June 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

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

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