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Herbert Smith Freehills
Herbert Smith Freehills is one of the world’s leading law firms. It advises many of the biggest and most ambitious organisations across all major regions of the globe. With around 3,000 lawyers in 27 offices based in 20 jurisdictions spanning Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the US, Herbert Smith Freehills is the 8th largest law firm in the world and has the largest fully integrated legal practice in Asia Pacific.
 
Herbert Smith Freehills combines its extensive global sectoral expertise with local market understanding, offering a service tailored to the needs of its clients. It offers cross-border service in all major regions, operating as one global team. 
 
Its sector expertise includes asset management, banks and financial institutions, government and public sector, infrastructure, insurance, gas, power and renewables, real estate, technology, media and telecommunications, transport and water and waste. Its Islamic Financing practice is supported by experienced lawyers based in Malaysia, Dubai, Riyadh, Singapore, the UK and Australia, who have extensive experience in product structuring, domestic and cross border financing and Islamic debt capital markets.
Area of Services
Dispute resolution
  - International arbitration, litigation, mediation, other forms of alternative dispute resolutions and investigations
Transactions
  - Cross-border mergers and acquisitions, major project developments, joint ventures, strategic alliances, competition
    and regulatory matters and real estate investments
Finance
  - Conventional and Islamic financial matters, bonds, syndicated loans, acquisition and leveraged finance, debt
    restructurings and project finance
Awards/Accolades/Achievements
Awards
Best Law Firm for Asset Management & Funds - IFN Awards 2017
Best Law Firm in Banking - IFN Awards 2016

Achievements
Tier 1 Foreign Firm in Malaysia - Asia Pacific Legal 500
Band 1 in Malaysia Projects, Infrastructure & Energy - Chambers Asia-Pacific
Advising an international developer on the project financing of a 220 MW gas-fired power plant in Bangladesh,
  utilising Sharia'ah compliant financing (Istisna’) from The Islamic Development Bank and other lenders 
Advising a United States-based client on a high profile, multi-phase construction project in the Kingdom of Saudi
  Arabia which together, with its joint venture partners (based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab
  Emirates) 
Advising Standard Chartered Bank on a USD250 million syndicated commodity murabaha facility for a Middle
  Eastern government Establishment of Arqaam Islamic Funds (OEIC) Limited, a Shari'ah- compliant open-ended
  investment fund incorporated in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) to invest in securities and
  instruments with the aim to provide investors with Shari'ah-compliant returns 
Advising Al-Salam Bank (Bahrain) in connection with the financing of the acquisition of a prime real estate in
  London, as part of a joint-venture through conventional and Shari'ah-compliant financing 
Advising Reem Finance PJSC on a series of Shari'ah-compliant financing arrangements for the development of real
  estate in the UAE 
Advising a UAE client, Rasmala, on the setting up of a Shari’ah-compliant sale and lease-back warehousing real
  estate fund in respect of properties in Dubai Investments Park
Contact details
Herbert Smith Freehills
Q Sentral, 23A-05,
Level 23A, 2A, Jalan Stesen Sentral 2,
KL Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur,
Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
www.herbertsmithfreehills.com

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