Herbert Smith Freehills

As one of the world’s leading law firms, we advise many of the biggest and most ambitious organisations across all major regions of the globe.
With more than 2,800 top-flight lawyers, operating from over 20 offices across Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and North America, Herbert Smith Freehills is at the heart of the new global business landscape providing premium quality, full-service legal advice. 
Company Growth (employees)
Sydney, AU
Size (employees)
4,968 (est)
Herbert Smith Freehills was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Sydney, AU

Herbert Smith Freehills Office Locations

Herbert Smith Freehills has offices in Sydney and London
London, GB (HQ)
Exchange House 12 Primrose St
Sydney, AU (HQ)
161 Castlereagh St

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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 12% increase from the previous period.
Numbers are in £, GBP

Revenue (FY, 2016)

445.1 m

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


Net income (FY, 2016)

149.8 m

Cash (30-Apr-2016)

30.4 m
Numbers are in £, GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


372.9 m388.2 m396.2 m445.1 m

Revenue growth, %


Pre tax profit

144 m134.8 m151 m

Net Income

142.6 m131.9 m149.8 m
Numbers are in £, 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

Current Liabilities

170.6 m121.5 m175.2 m

Retained Earnings

142.6 m131.9 m149.8 m

Total Equity

96.3 m78.8 m94.6 m

Financial Leverage

3.5 x4.4 x4.3 x
Numbers are in £, GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Income Taxes Paid

(1.4 m)(2.9 m)(1.2 m)
Numbers are in £, GBPY, 2016


104.6 k

Financial Leverage

4.3 x

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