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Herbert Smith Freehills is an international law firm providing legal advisory services. The Firm focuses on areas including intellectual property, dispute resolution, international law, real estate, trusts, tax, and capital markets. Herbert Smith Freehills caters to agribusiness, finance, energy, government and public, leisure and sport, manufacturing and industrial, mining, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, professional support and business services, real estate, technology, media, and telecommunications sectors.

TypePrivate
Founded2005
HQLondon, GB
Websiteherbertsmithfreehills.com
Employee Ratings3.6

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Employees (est.) (Mar 2019)5,316
Revenue (FY, 2018)£431.1 M(-5%)

Key People/Management at Herbert Smith Freehills

Mark Rigotti

Mark Rigotti

CEO
Nicole Bamforth

Nicole Bamforth

COO
Paul Bonomy

Paul Bonomy

Chief Marketing Officer
James Palmer

James Palmer

Senior Partner
John McKenna

John McKenna

Chief Risk Officer
Alan Peckham

Alan Peckham

Chief Administrative Officer
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Herbert Smith Freehills Office Locations

Herbert Smith Freehills has offices in London, Sydney, Greater London, and in 18 other locations
London, GB (HQ)
Exchange House 12 Primrose St
Sydney, AU (HQ)
161 Castlereagh St
Greater London, GB
Exchange House Primrose St
Brisbane City, AU
480 Queen St
Melbourne, AU
42 101 Collins St
Perth, AU
250 St Georges Terrace
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Herbert Smith Freehills Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date

2005

Herbert Smith Freehills Revenue

Herbert Smith Freehills's revenue was reported to be £431.10 m in FY, 2018
GBP

Revenue (FY, 2018)

431.1m

Net income (FY, 2018)

110.6m

EBITDA (FY, 2018)

106.5m

EBIT (FY, 2018)

103.9m

Cash (30-Apr-2018)

23.3m
GBPFY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Revenue

295.5m340.7m466.0m441.9m458.8m469.5m378.7m372.9m388.2m403.0m445.1m455.7m431.1m

Revenue growth, %

4%4%10%

Operating expense total

193.0m219.2m292.0m308.2m322.1m334.8m276.9m265.2m241.9m275.7m308.4m335.8m327.2m

EBITDA

129.0m184.5m145.2m148.0m145.4m113.4m134.1m140.9m123.1m106.5m
GBPFY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Cash

36.2m29.4m27.3m34.1m35.1m29.6m25.2m29.2m30.4m37.6m30.4m21.5m23.3m

Accounts Receivable

98.8m182.9m168.5m176.4m183.2m129.3m130.5m184.7m180.9m189.2m

Current Assets

169.5m192.4m235.0m232.3m237.0m241.2m211.9m278.4m319.9m333.6m373.8m419.2m516.2m

PP&E

27.6m39.7m48.9m46.0m41.5m38.3m25.5m20.9m17.4m9.7m10.4m11.4m13.1m
GBPFY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Net Income

106.3m116.4m167.5m123.7m126.6m128.4m97.5m103.2m142.6m131.9m142.8m125.5m110.6m

Cash From Operating Activities

104.0m102.2m151.4m146.5m144.0m136.1m132.8m

Cash From Financing Activities

(78.0m)18.2m161.0k(131.9m)(119.2m)(137.3m)(121.8m)

Net Change in Cash

9.0m(7.7m)7.7m(1.9m)9.2m(16.6m)(6.5m)
GBPY, 2018

Revenue/Employee

86.7k

Financial Leverage

4.9 x
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Herbert Smith Freehills Operating Metrics

Y, 2015

Countries

18

Partners

332

Profits per Equity Partner

$1.28 m

Revenue per Lawyer

$680 k
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Herbert Smith Freehills Online and Social Media Presence

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Herbert Smith Freehills News and Updates

Herbert Smith Freehills gives staff up to 10 days a year to work on “innovation projects”

Herbert Smith Freehills has launched a new initiative, which will allow its global staff to spend up to 10 days per-year working on "innovation projects" including app building and automation.

Mirroring clients: Why Herbert Smith Freehills has launched a legal operations function

Herbert Smith Freehills has launched a global legal operations function, bringing together the firm’s legal project management, pricing, legal process improvement, innovation and automation teams in a single division. The new unit will work to better deploy technology and innovation to provide more …

Herbert Smith Freehills launches litigation analytics pilot with Solomonic

Oooh we have an exciting announcement in the Orange Rag out next week (26 September) about litigation analytics and we are just going to press but here is some interesting news just in from Hebert Smith Freehills about work it's doing with Solomonic:
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Herbert Smith Freehills Blogs

Madrid video updates: Utes y Competencia

15 March 2019 UTES Y COMPETENCIA Henar González Durántez, socia responsable del área de competencia de Madrid, analiza la figura de las uniones temporales de empresas (las denominadas UTEs) desde la perspectiva de las normas de defensa de la competencia y propor…

Jonah Lau - Leaving a legacy

As the son of a man who helped to define one of the most famous skylines in the world, it is understandable that former lawyer, turned software developer and product manager, Jonah Lau also felt the same desire to make his mark on the world. Former lawyer, turned software developer and product man…

THE ROYAL AUTOMOBILE CLUB OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

THE ROYAL AUTOMOBILE CLUB OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA On the acquisition and trial of Australia's first fully driverless and electric shuttle bus Sectors:  Automotive Client Name:  THE ROYAL AUTOMOBILE CLUB OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

NANJING AUTOMOBILE

NANJING AUTOMOBILE On its acquisition of the assets and certain liabilities from the administrators of the British car manufacturer, MG Rover Sectors:  Automotive Client Name:  NANJING AUTOMOBILE

Alexa, what day is it?

There are currently an estimated 850,000 British people living with dementia and it is swiftly becoming apparent that smart home assistants have huge potential for helping sufferers who are in the first and middle stages of the disease.  With the UK popul It’s natural to assume that new technology i…

Jill Marshall: The Importance of Identity

Jill Marshall has an unusual combination of experience: first, as an international litigation solicitor before she entered academia where she is now an authority on women's human rights, personal freedom and identity. The issue of identity, and its relationship with law, is one that is of profound…
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Herbert Smith Freehills Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Herbert Smith Freehills founded?

    Herbert Smith Freehills was founded in 2005.

  • Who are Herbert Smith Freehills key executives?

    Herbert Smith Freehills's key executives are Mark Rigotti, Nicole Bamforth and Paul Bonomy.

  • How many employees does Herbert Smith Freehills have?

    Herbert Smith Freehills has 5,316 employees.

  • What is Herbert Smith Freehills revenue?

    Latest Herbert Smith Freehills annual revenue is £431.1 m.

  • What is Herbert Smith Freehills revenue per employee?

    Latest Herbert Smith Freehills revenue per employee is £81.1 k.

  • Who are Herbert Smith Freehills competitors?

    Competitors of Herbert Smith Freehills include Pinsent Masons, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

  • Where is Herbert Smith Freehills headquarters?

    Herbert Smith Freehills headquarters is located at Exchange House 12 Primrose St, London.

  • Where are Herbert Smith Freehills offices?

    Herbert Smith Freehills has offices in London, Sydney, Greater London, and in 18 other locations.

  • How many offices does Herbert Smith Freehills have?

    Herbert Smith Freehills has 25 offices.