Freehills

Type: Company
Name: Freehills
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 1 reports

Firm favourites

The six firms vying for The Law Firm of the Year Award, proudly sponsored by CTPartners, are a diverse and eclectic bunch.Salvos Legal can add a finalist in this inaugural category to the three lawyers the firm has as finalists in the Law Student and ... [Published Lawyers Weekly Australia - 5 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

New protections for company directors don’t “pass the smell test” says academic

Company directors will have greater protections against personal liability in lawsuits against their companies if a new push by the Australian Institute of Company Directors gets the green light.But Peter Swan, professor of finance at the University New ... [Published Smart Company Australia - 8 hours ago]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Outlook and trends in the energy sector

The energy sector has become one of the fastest growing sectors in Asia. The last 12 months has been an exciting period for the energy sector.Join us for this breakfast seminar where we will give an overview of what has happened in the past 12 months ... [Published Herbert Smith LLP - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Love thy neighbour? The potential coexistence of organic and GM farming is examined by the WA Supreme Court

IntroductionThe fiery debate regarding GM foods has reignited in Australia with a recent dispute in the WA Supreme Court, Marsh v Baxter  [2014] WASC 187 ( Marsh v Baxter ) which pitted neighbouring farmers and private interest groups against each ot ... [Published Herbert Smith LLP - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Panel publishes updated position on frustrating action, takeover summaries and dividends

Summary The Panel has scaled back its proposed amendments to its Guidance Note on frustrating action (GN 12), but has nevertheless supplemented the list of matters which the Panel may take into account when considering whether a target has in fact engaged ... [Published Herbert Smith LLP - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Defective disclosure of substantial holdings: parties can’t hide behind the passage of time

Summary The Northern Iron Limited decision reinforces the Panel’s willingness to take a practical approach in identifying the ‘circumstances’ from which the prescribed time periods for applications commence. The Panel’s finding that circumstances were ... [Published Herbert Smith LLP - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Morning Briefing: Are law firms’ clients suffering from ‘Stockholm syndrome'?

Are law firms’ clients suffering from ‘Stockholm Syndrome'?While accepting that change in the legal profession is happening, many law firms are changing at a very slow pace. Paul Gilbert of consultancy LBC Wise Counsel says that this could be down to ... [Published Australasian Lawyer - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Raft of firms tune in for BSkyB's acquisition of Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland

Allen & Overy (A&O), Herbert Smith Freehills, Linklaters and Clifford Chance (CC) are among the firms taking roles on BSkyB's acquisition of Sky Italia and a 57% stake in Sky Deutschland from 21st Century Fox.The deal, which BskyB is funding through $8.6bn ... [Published Legal Week - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Roots of recovery are not so robust

Let us praise legal services. The positive news last week that the UK economy has surpassed its pre-recession peak in the second quarter of the year was attributed to the service sector: leisure, the creative economy, tourism and the City. And of course, ... [Published The Lawyer - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Slaughters goes to town in China

Firm promotes fourth partner so far this year in Hong Kong; now the focus is to diversify its offeringWhich firms spring to mind as having particularly dynamic strategies in Asia? Perhaps King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin ? Or Herbert Smith Freehills ... [Published The Lawyer - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

HSF and A&O among firms involved in BSkyB’s £4.9bn Sky Europe deal

Herbert Smith Freehills and Allen & Overy are among the firms to advise on BSkyB’s £4.9bn takeover of Rupert Murdoch’s pay TV companies in Germany and Italy.The acquisitions mark a strategic change for BSkyB, which is hoping to become a pan-European pay-TV ... [Published The Lawyer - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 2 reports

Deals tracker: Herbert Smith Freehills

Researching Herbert Smith Freehills for a training contract or vacation scheme interview?We hope this tool comes in helpful. We’ll update the list below constantly so you’ll always be up to date on the types of transaction the firm is working on.[scroll ... [Published Lawyer 2B - Jul 25 2014]

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"We looked at different options but we think it is important to be able to practice locally," he said. "A lot of the work that comes from the network will need local lawyers to practice local law."
...Further, Martin J considered that even if he had found a lesser level of duty of care, i e. to "take reasonable measures to inhibit movement by wind of GM canola" , he would still not be satisfied of any breach...
"It is as important as ever that employers are well prepared for obstructive picketing, particularly in the leadlead upup to enterprise bargaining campaigns, so that they are able to quickly take appropriate steps in response" the lawyers state
In a statement, Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch said it will continue its share buyback program "regardless of any potential acquisition or investment activity by the company."

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Exclusive: PwC becomes contender in Singapore l... [Published Legal Week - 7 hours ago]
New protections for company directors don’t “pa... [Published Smart Company Australia - 8 hours ago]
Law firms emerge as the most competitive cyclis... [Published Australasian Lawyer - Jul 30 2014]
Outlook and trends in the energy sector [Published Herbert Smith LLP - Jul 29 2014]
Love thy neighbour? The potential coexistence o... [Published Herbert Smith LLP - Jul 29 2014]
Everyone’s a winner: David Jones’ Scheme is app... [Published Herbert Smith LLP - Jul 29 2014]
Defective disclosure of substantial holdings: p... [Published Herbert Smith LLP - Jul 29 2014]
Panel publishes updated position on frustrating... [Published Herbert Smith LLP - Jul 29 2014]
Top law students come from all over Oz [Published Lawyers Weekly Australia - Jul 29 2014]
Morning Briefing: Are law firms’ clients suffer... [Published Australasian Lawyer - Jul 28 2014]
Raft of firms tune in for BSkyB's acquisition o... [Published Legal Week - Jul 28 2014]
Commonwealth Managed Investments names Peter Ha... [Published Singapore Business Review - Jul 28 2014]
Picketing laws may face reform but be prepared:... [Published Australasian Transport News - Jul 28 2014]
Special report: UAE – Hotspots [Published The Lawyer - Jul 28 2014]
Slaughters goes to town in China [Published The Lawyer - Jul 28 2014]
Roots of recovery are not so robust [Published The Lawyer - Jul 28 2014]
HSF and A&O among firms involved in BSkyB’s £4.... [Published The Lawyer - Jul 28 2014]
21st Century Fox Sells German, Italian Units fo... [Published American Lawyer.com - Jul 26 2014]
Temple Bright helps Tilstone grow UK real estat... [Published Bristol Business News - Jul 25 2014]
Deals tracker: Herbert Smith Freehills [Published Lawyer 2B - Jul 25 2014]
Time Warner Deal Inches Closer as Murdoch's Fox... [Published TheStreet.com - Jul 25 2014]
Time Warner Deal Inches Closer as Murdoch's Fox... [Published The Street Latest - Jul 25 2014]
Three Crowns wins spot as sole arbitrator on BP... [Published Legal Week - Jul 25 2014]
Litigation seminar series - enforcement and exe... [Published Herbert Smith LLP - Jul 25 2014]
Slaughters and Links lead on £3bn Carillion/Bal... [Published Legal Business - Jul 25 2014]
PRA confirms approach to supervising insurers [Published Herbert Smith LLP - Jul 25 2014]
Launch of Herbert Smith Freehills' new Pan-Asia... [Published Herbert Smith LLP - Jul 24 2014]
Legg Mason Announces Acquisition of Martin Currie [Published Funds Society - Jul 24 2014]
A comprehensive guide to investing in the UK [Published Legal Week Law - Jul 24 2014]
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U.K. law firms have terminated 533 partners in ... [Published Financial Post | Business » Legal Post - Jul 21 2014]
Legal Week reports that the U.K.’s 20 largest law firms by revenue terminated 533 partners in the 12 months preceding May 1, 2014. The terminations represented 6% of partners in the firms’ U.K. offices. Some 432 partners left their firms outright, ...
Herbert Smith Freehills expects increased M&A i... [Published Proactiveinvestors United Kingdom website - Jun 25 2014]
Simon Tysoe from law firm Herbert Smith Freehills sees a ‘buoyant’ M&A market in the not-too-distant future – but says the timing of the upturn is hard to predict. Tysoe reckons there are plenty of undervalued investment opportunities in Africa, especially ...
BDA Advises CSLi on Acquisition of Controlling ... [Published PR.com Press Releases - May 27 2014]
New York, NY, May 27, 2014 --( PR.com )-- Business Development Asia ("BDA") is pleased to announce that its client CSLi Co, Ltd (“CSLi”), has acquired a 38.04% stake in Systran SA (“Systran”). CSLi is a Korean provider of language translation software ...
Reading notes: Submissions to the ACNC Senate I... [Published Core Economics - May 18 2014]
I previously commented  on the batch of submissions (all 16 of them) that were available during the weekend following the May 2, 2014 deadline for submissions. In the following week, 132 submissions were added for a total of 148 (one being a duplicate ...
Ex-Charterhouse Director Faces Hefty Legal Bill [Published WSJ.com: Private Equity Beat - May 12 2014]
Former Charterhouse director Geoffrey Arbuthnott has been left with a legal bill in the region of £10 million, as he plans to appeal the court case against Charterhouse that he lost last week. The judge, who heard around six weeks of evidence earlier ...
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