Herbert Smith Freehills

Banking & Finance Department

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What the team is known for Versatile finance group advising on high-end transactions for a substantial crop of blue-chip corporates and key financial institutions. Maintains key bank panel appointments. Frequently acts on acquisition financings in the real estate, energy and infrastructure sectors. Well equipped to undertake cross-border transactions, with noted expertise acting on deals in the Russian and Indian markets, as well as throughout Africa. Also adept at handling Islamic finance transactions.

Strengths Clients say: "They are totally dependable and able to turn around work to a very high quality to meet the client's timescales."

Sources report: "They are all a very high level of quality and provide good clear, concise advise."

Work highlights Advised British American Tobacco on a recommended offer to acquire the remaining 57.8% of Reynolds it does not already own.

Notable practitioners

Ian Yeo is a key contact.