Herbert Smith Freehills

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Herbert Smith Freehills is a law firm providing legal advisory services. It focuses on intellectual property, dispute resolution, international law, real estate, trusts, tax, and capital markets areas. Herbert Smith Freehills caters to the agricultural, 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
Founded2012
HQLondon, GB
Websiteherbertsmithfreehills.com
Employee Ratings3.9

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Employees (est.) (Oct 2021)5,334
Job Openings150
Revenue (FY, 2018)£431.1 M(-5%)
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Key People/Management at Herbert Smith Freehills

Rebecca Maslen-Stannage

Rebecca Maslen-Stannage

Chair and Senior Partner, Sydney
Nicole Bamforth

Nicole Bamforth

Chief Operating Officer, Sydney
Tim West

Tim West

Partner, London
Hywel Jenkins

Hywel Jenkins

Partner, London
Anna Sutherland

Anna Sutherland

Managing Partner, Disputes, Australia
Justin D'Agostino

Justin D'Agostino

Chief Executive Officer and Partner, Hong Kong
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Herbert Smith Freehills Office Locations

Herbert Smith Freehills has offices in London, Belfast, New York, Brisbane City and in 23 other locations
London, GB (HQ)
Exchange House Primrose St
Belfast, GB
3, Cromac Quay, The Gasworks, Ormeau Road
London, GB
40 Bank Street
Brisbane City, AU
480 Queen St
Macquarie Park, AU
66 Talavera Rd
Melbourne, AU
80 Collins St
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Herbert Smith Freehills Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date

2012
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Herbert Smith Freehills Revenue

Herbert Smith Freehills's revenue was reported to be £431.1 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)
GBPFY, 2006

Debt/Equity

0.3 x

Debt/Assets

0.1 x

Financial Leverage

2.5 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 Advises Tal on A$900m Life Insurance Acquisition

Herbert Smith Freehills is advising TAL on the acquisition of 100% of Westpac’s Australian life insurance business for A$900m

Herbert Smith Freehills Advises on Shanghai Heartcare Medical's hk$1.13 Billion Hong Kong Ipo 史密夫斐尔律师事务所为心玮医疗11.3亿港元ipo提供法律服务

Leading global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has advised neuro-interventional medical device manufacturer Shanghai HeartCare Medial Technology Corporation Limited (06609.HK) on its mainboard listing on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong

Herbert Smith Freehills advises OneWeb on investment from Hanwha Systems

Leading international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has advised OneWeb, Bharti Global and the UK Government (through the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) on a US$300m investment in OneWeb from Hanwha, the South Korean Fortune 500, global technology and manufacturin…

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Powering Australian Renewables' financiers on the NZ$3.07 billion acquisition of Tilt Renewables

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised the financiers to Powering Australian Renewables (PowAR) in relation to its acquisition of Tilt Renewables Ltd (ASX: TLT) in partnership with Mercury NZ Limited. The NZ$3.07 billion acquisition of Tilt completed as a scheme of arrangement on 3 August 2021 and comp…

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Bingo Industries on its A$2.3b acquisition by MIRA

Herbert Smith Freehills is pleased to have advised ASX-listed BINGO Industries on its successful A$2.3 billion acquisition by an entity controlled by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets and its managed funds (MIRA) by way of scheme of arrangement.
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Herbert Smith Freehills Blogs

OFSI publishes annual review 2020-2021

On 14 October 2021, the UK's Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation ("OFSI") published its annual review for the period April 2020 to March 2021 (the "Annual Review"). In this blog post, we set out some of the key takeaways from this year's Annual Review.

Petrofac Ltd ordered to pay £77 million following a guilty plea to bribery offences

On 4 October 2021, Petrofac Limited (“Petrofac”) was ordered to pay £77 million following the company’s guilty plea to seven counts of failing to prevent bribery in contravention of section 7 of the Bribery Act 2010 (the “Section 7 offence”). The sentencing, which took place at Southwark Crown Court…

Herbert Smith Freehills advises sponsors on Abbisko’s HK$1.754 billion Hong Kong IPO 史密夫斐尔律师事务所作为联席保荐人境外律师为和誉开曼17.54亿港元IPO提供法律服务

Leading global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Morgan Stanley and J.P. Morgan as joint sponsors of biopharmaceutical company Abbisko Cayman Limited (02256.HK)'s Main Board listing on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. Abbisko focuses on small molecule precision oncology and small molecu…

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised InfraVia Capital Partners on the creation of a joint venture with Liberty Global Ventures to set up fibre-to-the-home in Germany

Leading international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills advised InfraVia Capital Partners, a French private equity firm specialised in infrastructure and technology investments, on the creation of a 50/50 joint venture with Liberty Global Ventures, the investment arm of Liberty Global, one of the Jo…

Hong Kong Stock Exchange proposes SPAC listing regime with strict criteria

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange has launched a consultation paper on proposals to create a listing framework for special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) in Hong Kong.

New EU AML package – an in-depth look at proposed changes to CDD measures

In the next in our series of detailed briefings on proposed changes to the EU and UK anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism ("AML/CFT") regimes, we consider the proposed changes to customer due diligence ("CDD") measures, as set out in the EU's recent AML reform package.
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Herbert Smith Freehills Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Herbert Smith Freehills founded?

    Herbert Smith Freehills was founded in 2012.

  • Who are Herbert Smith Freehills key executives?

    Herbert Smith Freehills's key executives are Rebecca Maslen-Stannage, Nicole Bamforth and Tim West.

  • How many employees does Herbert Smith Freehills have?

    Herbert Smith Freehills has 5,334 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 £80.8 k.

  • Who are Herbert Smith Freehills competitors?

    Competitors of Herbert Smith Freehills include Linklaters, Norton Rose Fulbright and Clifford Chance.

  • Where is Herbert Smith Freehills headquarters?

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

  • Where are Herbert Smith Freehills offices?

    Herbert Smith Freehills has offices in London, Belfast, New York, Brisbane City and in 23 other locations.

  • How many offices does Herbert Smith Freehills have?

    Herbert Smith Freehills has 28 offices.