Herbert Smith Freehills is one of the world’s leading professional services businesses, bringing together the best people across our 26 offices, to meet all your legal services needs globally.
Our 700+ energy sector team members span the oil and gas, power, renewables, clean energy and technology sectors. They effectively bring the “whole of our global firm” to our clients’ local project needs, keeping ambitions on track and businesses compliant with policy and regulations. We have broad and deep networks across the energy world and are able to operate with skill across the globe.
Our premium African practice has been built over 40 years and is serviced by partners from across our international network, including Johannesburg. We have advised clients in all of Africa’s 54 jurisdictions and worked on over 990 matters in Africa in 2020 alone.
We have a leading energy practice in Africa and have advised on some of the continent's most significant oil and gas projects and transactions. We have been ranked in the top band by Chambers Global & Partners for Africa-wide Projects & Energy for 13 consecutive years and have more partners individually ranked in this category than any other law firm.