find the latest legal job
Senior Associate - Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Category: Litigation and Dispute Resolution | Location: Melbourne CBD & Inner Suburbs Melbourne VIC
· Come work for a firm ranked in Lawyers Weekly Top 25 Attraction Firms
View details
Associate - Workplace Relations & Safety
Category: Industrial Relations and Employment Law | Location: Brisbane CBD & Inner Suburbs Brisbane QLD
· Employer of choice · Strong team culture
View details
Freelance Lawyers
Category: Banking and Finance Law | Location: All Perth WA
· Freelance opportunities through Vario from Pinsent Masons
View details
Freelance Lawyers
Category: Other | Location: All Adelaide SA
· • Qualified lawyer with a strong academic background
View details
Freelance Lawyers
Category: Other | Location: All Melbourne VIC
· • Qualified lawyer with a strong academic background
View details
HSF’s TMT practice picks up pace

HSF’s TMT practice picks up pace


Herbert Smith Freehills has recorded another strong year for technology, media and telecommunications activity, continuing its seven-year growth trend in this practice area.

According to Mergermarket’s Q4 2016 TMT Trend Report, HSF has taken out the number five spot for top legal adviser worldwide by deal value – the only non-US headquartered firm to make the top five.

The report found that HSF advised on TMT transactions with a total value of US$162 billion over the period, including three of the top five global TMT M&A deals.

This included advising Sky on a recommended takeover offer from 21st Century Fox, which was the second-largest M&A deal announced in the UK market in 2016 and the fifth-largest TMT deal globally.

The firm also advised on AT&T’s takeover of Time Warner, which was the largest transaction in any sector globally in 2016.

Commenting on the results, HSF TMT lead partner Tony Joyner said: 2016 was another strong year for TMT M&A activity globally, continuing a seven-year upward trend and accounting for 21.4 per cent of global M&A activity”.

“Our strong sector focus on TMT means that Herbert Smith Freehills is recognised as one of the most trusted law firms in this area. We are grateful that our clients turned to us for advice in some of the most significant and high-profile deals in the market,” he said.

“Looking ahead in 2017, we expect to see continued strong deal activity in Europe, particularly in technology and media, as well as activity in fintech, internet of things, artificial intelligence and big data, cyber security, augmented reality, content, advertising and disruptive technologies.”

Key members of HSF’s global TMT M&A team include Rebecca Maslen-Stannage, James Crowe and Peter Dunne in Australia, Mark Robinson in Singapore, Graeme Preston in Japan, Dongho Lee in South Korea, Karen Ip in China, Judith Watson in the Middle East, Ralf Thaeter and Sönke Becker in Germany, Nicholas Moore, Stephen Wilkinson and Gavin Davies in the UK, Edouard Thomas in France, Nicolás Martín in Spain and Rudolph du Plessis in South Africa.

Like this story? Read more:

QLS condemns actions of disgraced lawyer as ‘stain on the profession’

NSW proposes big justice reforms to target risk of reoffending

The legal budget breakdown 2017

HSF’s TMT practice picks up pace
lawyersweekly logo
Promoted content
Recommended by Spike Native Network
more from lawyers weekly
Oct 20 2017
Podcast: One of law’s most infamous alumni – in conversation with Julian Morrow
In this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, Melissa Coade is joined by The Chaser’s Julian Morrow....
Oct 20 2017
High Court overturns ‘excessive’ anti-protest legislation
Bob Brown’s recent victory in the High Court over the Tasmanian government was a win for fundament...
Oct 20 2017
Changes to Australian citizenship laws blocked
Attempts to beef up the requirements to obtain Australian citizenship were thwarted this week, after...
Allens managing partner Richard Spurio, image courtesy Allens' website
Jun 21 2017
Promo season at Allens
A group of lawyers at Allens have received promotions across its PNG and Australian offices. ...
May 11 2017
Partner exits for in-house role
A Victorian lawyer has left the partnership of a national firm to start a new gig with state governm...
Esteban Gomez
May 11 2017
National firm recruits ‘major asset’
A national law firm has announced it has appointed a new corporate partner who brings over 15 years'...
Nicole Rich
May 16 2017
Access to justice for young transgender Australians
Reform is looming for the process that young transgender Australians and their families must current...
Geoff Roberson
May 11 2017
The lighter side of the law: when law and comedy collide
On the face of it, there doesn’t seem to be much that is amusing about the law, writes Geoff Rober...
May 10 2017
Advocate’s immunity – without fear or without favour but not both
On 29 March 2017, the High Court handed down its decision in David Kendirjian v Eugene Lepore & ...