Herbert Smith Freehills is a leading international law firm with 2,800 lawyers, including 460 partners, across 23 offices in Australasia, Europe, the Middle East and the US. We advise many of the biggest organisations across all major regions of the globe. Our clients trust us with their most important transactions, disputes and projects because of our ability to cut through complexity and mitigate risk.
Our global Dispute Resolution practice consists of over 500 lawyers, including more than 130 partners. We are known for resolving large, complex and high-value disputes as well as advising on pre-litigation matters to minimise our clients' exposure to contentious risk. Our experience spans the full spectrum of commercial cases, including: corporate and M&A, contractual disputes, regulatory investigations, professional liability, shareholder litigation, employment disputes, real estate, and intellectual property disputes. Alternative Dispute Resolution is an integral part of our practice and we regularly employ techniques such as mediation, adjudication and bespoke processes to resolve disputes. Our specialist arbitration lawyers handle domestic and international arbitrations in all key jurisdictions and advised on ad hoc and institutional arbitrations around the world. Our unique in-house advocacy unit provides for ease of instruction and reduction in cost and our innovative 'on-shore' document review team, located in Belfast, offers cost-effective disclosure services in document-heavy cases.
We also have an outstanding reputation for high-value transactional advice and have leading practices in finance, real estate, competition, tax and employment, pensions and incentives. We are acknowledged as leaders in a number of industry sectors, including the energy and natural resources and financial institutions sectors.