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Herbert Smith Freehills

Government

Band 3AustraliaAsia-Pacific 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Herbert Smith Freehills maintains a well-resourced practice, principally focused on high-value commercial transactions for major state government clients. Particularly noted for its handling of major public projects in the health, social housing and transportation sectors and especially recommended for capabilities in the procurement, planning and environment and PPP spheres. Notable clients include the State of Western Australia, the Commonwealth Department of Transport and New South Wales Department of Premier and Cabinet.

Strengths

A client praises the team's "excellent legal analysis, efficient management of competing priorities and practical advice."

Another client says: "Herbert Smith Freehills’ work has featured creative problem solving and innovative solutions to unique and complex legal and commercial problems."

Work highlights

Herbert Smith Freehills acted as the primary adviser to the states of New South Wales, Tasmania and Western Australia in relation to their respective COVID-19 responses pertaining to the interface between the public and private health systems in each of those states.

Notable practitioners

Peter Butler is a key contact for clients.

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