Herbert Smith Freehills

International & Cross-Border Capabilities Department

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What the team is known for Regarded as one of Australia's elite full-service offerings, Herbert Smith Freehills also offers a wealth of expertise in key jurisdictions throughout Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. Its lawyers are assembled along global industry sector lines that focus on providing internationally integrated expertise, which enables the firm to provide a comprehensive service to major clients in the energy and resources and financial services sectors.

In addition to its top-tier status in Australia, Herbert Smith Freehills is also renowned for its international disputes practice in such Asian jurisdictions as China, Japan, South Korea and Singapore. Its integrated approach to multi-jurisdictional financial services regulation and white-collar crime is also admired by clients who regard it as a leader in these areas.

Strengths The firm's cross-border co-ordination is singled out by clients, including one who says: "HSF have some very good, solid lawyers and a good practice linking to Japan. They have good experience in Japan and a good Japan-Australia practice."

Another multinational client states their preference: "For larger parent company transactions and cross-border work, it's Herbert Smith Freehills I look to."