Herbert Smith Freehills

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.

Company Growth (employees)
Sydney, AU
Size (employees)
4,965 (est)
Herbert Smith Freehills was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Sydney, AU

Key People at Herbert Smith Freehills

Mark Rigotti

Mark Rigotti

Nicole Bamforth

Nicole Bamforth

Chief Operating Officer
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

Herbert Smith Freehills Office Locations

Herbert Smith Freehills has offices in Sydney, London, Brisbane City, Jakart Pusat and in 17 other locations
London, GB (HQ)
Exchange House 12 Primrose St
Sydney, AU (HQ)
161 Castlereagh St
Huangpu Qu, CN
222 Yan'an E Rd
Paris, FR
66 Avenue Marceau
Melbourne, AU
42 101 Collins St
Berlin, DE
2 Berliner Freiheit
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Herbert Smith Freehills Data and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date


Herbert Smith Freehills Financial Metrics

Herbert Smith Freehills's revenue was reported to be £445.1 m in FY, 2016 which is a 10% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

445.1 m

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

149.8 m

EBIT (FY, 2016)

143.7 m

Cash (30-Apr-2016)

30.4 m
GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


372.9 m388.2 m403 m445.1 m

Revenue growth, %


Sales and marketing expense

9.9 m6.3 m

General and administrative expense

36.8 m38.1 m
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


30.4 m37.6 m30.4 m

Current Assets

319.9 m333.6 m399.2 m


17.4 m10.2 m10.9 m

Total Assets

337.3 m343.8 m410.1 m
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Income Taxes Paid

(1.4 m)(2.9 m)(1.2 m)
GBPY, 2016


104.5 k


1.1 x


0.3 x

Financial Leverage

4.3 x
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Herbert Smith Freehills Operating Metrics

Y, 2015

Profits per Equity Partner

$1.28 m

Revenue per Lawyer

$680 k




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Herbert Smith Freehills News and Updates

Rentokil non-exec director steps down amid links to Bell Pottinger scandal

A Rentokil non-executive director linked to the Bell Pottinger scandal has resigned from the FTSE 100 firm. The business services group announced today that Chris Geoghegan, who has emerged as a key player in the Bell Pottinger story, has stepped down from the company. Geoghegan, who was a non…

Bell Pottinger collapses into administration, BDO confirms

Bell Pottinger formally crashed into administration this evening after becoming engulfed in scandal. Accountancy firm BDO has been appointed administrator to the disgraced public relations firm. BDO said a notice of intention to appoint three partners as administrators was filed last Friday ev…

Insiders are now expecting Bell Pottinger administration on Tuesday

Insiders at Bell Pottinger expect the disgaced PR firm to fall into administration on Tuesday following a nightmare week. Staff were informed on Thursday last week that the firm was likely to collapse early this week, with administration expected as soon as Monday. This has not come to pass, but …

International arms of Bell Pottinger seek distance ahead of collapse

Bell Pottinger’s Middle Eastern arm is in talks to formally separate from its parent company, which is expected to fall into administration on Monday. Bell Pottinger Middle East (BPME), which is based in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, follows the firm’s Asian arm in seeking to sever ties with the disgraced…

Bell Pottinger's Asian arm set to change name after nightmare week

The Asian arm of disgraced British PR firm Bell Pottinger is reportedly renaming itself following a nightmare week for the brand. It emerged today that the Asian firm will separate from its parent and be known as Klareco Communications. The news came after 180 staff in the UK were informed yes…

Bell Pottinger staff told firm likely to fall into administration next week

Bell Pottinger staff have this afternoon been informed that the disgraced PR firm is likely to collapse into administration early next week. Sources said administration is expected as early as Monday and that staff are concerned the company may not have funds to pay their September salaries. Curr…
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