Clifford Chance Herbert Smith Freehills Latham & Watkins Norton Rose Fulbright Singapore renews five QFLP licences as Herbert Smith Freehills opts out By Joanne Harris 28 February 2014 09:30 17 December 2015 11:36 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Anonymous 28 February 2014 at 11:07 Does this mean Herbies hasn’t made any progress on the initial promises it made when it started out in Singapore? Will it really have any impact on how the firm is growing in Asia? Reply Link Anonymous 28 February 2014 at 11:15 Only five Singaporean lawyers after five years operating as QFLP? No wonder Herbies failed to get a renewal. Reply Link Anonymous 28 February 2014 at 14:13 Well providing Singaporean law advice is just not profitable. There are too many Singaporean law firms who can provide the same kind of service but at a much lower rate. Reply Link Anonymous 1 March 2014 at 00:44 To the first comment, the firm has not been growing in Singapore, legacy Herbies had a very strong franchise but inherited a veritable bag of trash in legacy Freehills. It has been jettisoning the rubbish as fast as possible, with now one just legacy Freehills partner Simon Taskunas remaining and doubtless being closely watched. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.