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)
4,944 (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

Operating expense total

276.4 m302.3 m


127.3 m143.7 m

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

5.8 m4 m

Interest income

2.2 m2 m

Pre tax profit

144 m134.8 m151 m

Income tax expense

2.9 m1.2 m

Net Income

142.6 m131.9 m149.8 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

Accounts Payable

13.5 m9.7 m21.8 m

Total Debt

106.3 m103.7 m

Current Liabilities

170.6 m121.5 m175.2 m

Total Liabilities

241 m265 m315.5 m

Retained Earnings

142.6 m131.9 m149.8 m

Total Equity

96.3 m78.8 m94.6 m

Debt to Equity Ratio

1.3 x1.1 x

Debt to Assets Ratio

0.3 x0.3 x

Financial Leverage

3.5 x4.4 x4.3 x
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

Herbert Smith Freehills Operating Metrics

Y, 2015

Profits per Equity Partner

$1.28 m

Revenue per Lawyer

$680 k





Total Lawyers

1.96 k

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