Herbert Smith Freehills

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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.

TypePrivate
Founded2005
HQSydney, AU
Websiteherbertsmithfreehills.com
Employee Ratings3.8

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (Oct 2020)5,347(-1%)
Job Openings27
Revenue (FY, 2018)£431.1 M(-5%)
Cybersecurity ratingBMore

Key People/Management at Herbert Smith Freehills

Andrew Procter

Andrew Procter

Partner, London
Alex Kay

Alex Kay

Partner, London
Michael Vrisakis

Michael Vrisakis

Partner, Sydney
Quentin Digby

Quentin Digby

Partner, Sydney
Nicole Bamforth

Nicole Bamforth

Chief Operating Officer, Sydney
Stéphane Brabant

Stéphane Brabant

Partner, Paris
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Herbert Smith Freehills Office Locations

Herbert Smith Freehills has offices in Sydney, London, Brisbane City, Melbourne 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
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Herbert Smith Freehills Revenue

Herbert Smith Freehills's revenue was reported to be £431.10 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 Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

86/100

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Herbert Smith Freehills Online and Social Media Presence

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Herbert Smith Freehills News and Updates

Top 50 Law Firm Profiles: Herbert Smith Freehills

As part of our project to profile the IT capability of the top 100 legal IT teams/law firm IT capability, Legal IT Insider spoke to Haig Tyler, CIO at Herbert Smith Freehills about their strategy and structure as well as the key technology recently introduced at the firm.

Herbert Smith Freehills gives staff up to 10 days a year to work on “innovation projects”

Herbert Smith Freehills has launched a new initiative, which will allow its global staff to spend up to 10 days per-year working on "innovation projects" including app building and automation.

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:

Herbert Smith Freehills Blogs

Amy Brown

Last update:  Tuesday, 13 October, 2020 - 22:45 Secondary Image:  25221 Latest Thinking/News/Profile:  Profile Featured Status:  Unfeatured Location:  Alumni Access Series

Meet Amy Brown: A Passion for Building Social Outcomes

Last update:  Tuesday, 13 October, 2020 - 22:45 Hero Image:  25236 Secondary Image:  25221 Latest Thinking/News/Profile:  Profile Featured Status:  Unfeatured Location:  Alumni Access Series

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Amcor on second strategic transaction in 10 months

Leading global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has advised US packaging solutions provider Amcor on an approximately HK$1 billion sale of Hong Kong-listed AMVIG Holdings Limited (02300. HK), which operates a tobacco packaging and printing business in China. Amcor sold its 47.63% shareholding in A…

Alumni Innovating Their Way Through The Pandemic

The world and how we do things has changed for the foreseeable future and our alumni are finding innovative ways of making their services available despite the circumstances.  Louise Higgs, Joy Rhoades, Murray Rosen and Alice Clark-Platts have all shared their Louise Higgs - Virtual Art Therapy Du…

Finding An Alternative Route: Alumni Stories

The world and how we do things has changed for the foreseeable future and our alumni are finding innovative ways of making their services available despite the circumstances.  Louise Higgs, Joy Rhoades, Murray Rosen and Alice Clark-Platts have all shared their Louise Higgs During Lockdown, Louise …

Empowered to effect change: Lauren Davies

This year has been a challenging one and Lauren Davies has taken it head on. In March, she commenced her new job as a paralegal/graduate lawyer at the National Justice Project (NJP), right at the start of the COVID-19 lockdown in Australia. Unlike many organisations, the NJP has found its profile …
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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 Andrew Procter, Alex Kay and Michael Vrisakis.

  • How many employees does Herbert Smith Freehills have?

    Herbert Smith Freehills has 5,347 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 £80.6 k.

  • Who are Herbert Smith Freehills competitors?

    Competitors of Herbert Smith Freehills include Addleshaw Goddard, Pinsent Masons and White & Case.

  • 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, Brisbane City, Melbourne and in 18 other locations.

  • How many offices does Herbert Smith Freehills have?

    Herbert Smith Freehills has 25 offices.