Herbert Smith Freehills

From Powerbase
(Redirected from Herbert Smith)
Jump to: navigation, search
Nuclear spin.png This article is part of the Nuclear Spin project of Spinwatch.
Frackrig larger.png This article is part of the Spinwatch Fracking Portal and project
Herbert Smith Freehills is a leading London law firm with a longstanding relationship with nuclear giant EDF Energy and close links to energy companies such as Centrica and BP. It is part of an international legal practice known as Herbert Smith Freehills, with offices in more than 16 countries worldwide.


Former UK climate and energy secretary Ed Davey's older brother, Henry Davey, is a corporate partner and energy expert at Herbert Smith.

Senior Herbert Smith associate Alastair Young left the company in early 2013 to join US energy law specialist Bracewell & Giuliani as a partner in its newly expanded London office.


The firm is a member of the Nuclear Industry Association lobby group. [1] Its website declares it is ‘proud to be at the vanguard of next generation nuclear in the UK’.


These include:

Energy and nuclear

  • EDF Energy
  • Centrica
  • BP
  • Sumitomo Corporation and Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO): advising alongside Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority (ADWEA) and the special purpose company Shuweihat Asia Power Company PJSC (SAPCO) on the US$1.5 billion financing of the 1.6 GW Shuweihat 3 power plant
  • Sinopec: advising on its agreement to acquire a 49% stake in Canadian company Talisman Energy Inc's UK North Sea business for US$1.5 billion
  • Visagino Atominė Elektrinė: advising on its plans to finance, construct, operate and decommission a new nuclear plant in Lithuania in joint venture with Estonian and Latvian utilities and a strategic investor
  • Santos and GLNG: advising in relation to the development of the Gladstone LNG Project (including upstream coal seam gas fields, pipeline, LNG trains and port development)
  • Energy Development Corporation: advising Energy Development Corporation in its acquisition of a 70% interest in Hot Rock Limited’s geothermal projects in South America: the Calerias and Longavi projects in Chile and the Quellaapacheta and Chocopata projects in Peru


Julie Vaughan, senior associate, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP


The firm practices in the UK, in London, through Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, a Limited Liability Partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC310989. It is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors' Regulation Authority of England and Wales.

Exchange House
Primrose Street
London EC2A 2EG
Phone +44 20 7374 8000
Fax +44 20 7374 0888
3 Cromac Quay
Ormeau Gasworks
Belfast BT7 2JD
Phone +44 28 9025 8200
Fax +44 28 9025 8201



  1. Nuclear Industry Association Our members, accessed 5 September 2012.