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.

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TypePrivate
HQSydney, AU
Founded2005
Size (employees)5,273 (est)
Websiteherbertsmithfreehills.com
Herbert Smith Freehills was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Sydney, AU
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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 Sydney, London, Melbourne, Perth and in 18 other locations
Sydney, AU (HQ)
161 Castlereagh St
London, GB (HQ)
Exchange House 12 Primrose St
Brisbane City, AU
480 Queen St
Melbourne, AU
42 101 Collins St
Perth, AU
250 St Georges Terrace
Bruxelles, BE
8 Rue du Cardinal Mercier
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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 £455.70 m in FY, 2017
GBP

Revenue (FY, 2017)

455.7m

Net income (FY, 2017)

125.5m

EBITDA (FY, 2017)

123.1m

EBIT (FY, 2017)

119.9m

Cash (30-Apr-2017)

21.5m
GBPFY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Revenue

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

Revenue growth, %

4%4%10%

Operating expense total

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

EBITDA

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

Cash

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

Accounts Receivable

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

Current Assets

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

PP&E

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

Net Income

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

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, 2017

Revenue/Employee

101.2k

Financial Leverage

9.6 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

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

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"We shall fight on the breaches"

In May 2017 the WannaCry ransomware attack targeted computers running Microsoft Windows and was estimated to have affected over 230,000 computers in 150 different countries before Microsoft was able to issue emergency patches, and a kill switch was discovered t The ransomware encrypted computer file…

The passionate problem solver: Nicole Iseppi

When Garrett Hardin wrote The Tragedy of the Commons in 1968 he was specifically looking at population growth as one of the great unsolvable problems facing humankind. Herbert Smith Freehills Alumni - Nicole Iseppi Today scholars and philosophers have extrapolat…

Socially Acceptable

Why do you need a social media profile? Online social media in its earliest form has been around for nearly 50 years, but it’s only during the last 15 years or so that it has become ubiquitous. The most well-known platforms include LinkedIn (established in 2003), Facebook (2004), Instagram (2010)…

The laws of the game: Sam Chadwick

Sam Chadwick has sport in his blood. If he‘d had his way he’d have been a professional AFL footballer or cricketer. He grew up playing soccer, AFL and cricket, having played both AFL and cricket at the semi-professional level, but his greatest love has always been Australian Rules football. It’s n…

Alumni Matters 2018: Coming Soon

Our annual alumni magazine will be on its way to you very soon so make sure to keep an eye on your inbox.  For this issue, we have assembled a range of alumni who once again showcase the incredible diversity of people and talent that makes up the community that you are all a part of.  We hope you e…
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Herbert Smith Freehills Company Life and Culture

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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 5,273 employees.

  • What is Herbert Smith Freehills revenue?

    Latest Herbert Smith Freehills annual revenue is £455.7 m.

  • What is Herbert Smith Freehills revenue per employee?

    Latest Herbert Smith Freehills revenue per employee is £86.4 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 161 Castlereagh St, Sydney.

  • Where are Herbert Smith Freehills offices?

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

  • How many offices does Herbert Smith Freehills have?

    Herbert Smith Freehills has 25 offices.