Herbert Smith closes in on African launch in Guinea

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  • Yeah yeah yeah, they've been gawping at Brazil for more than a year. Utter nonsense. HS is fast becoming a comedy act. Problems at home - go to Guinea ! Bet that never happens.

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  • Makes sense. Let's see if it happens. Knowing HS it either wont happen at all, wont happen for years, or will just take the form of a time wasting "alliance".

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  • Good article. Wasn;t aware of this news. thanks for posting.

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  • Heard from someone at Herbies that in anticipation of the Freehills merger they are now starting to refer to themselves as "Freebies" internally.

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  • All this international expansion will be expensive and further drive down their lagging profits at a time when partners are already leaving for greener pastures. Maybe they should fire some more fee earners and support staff to pay help pay for it.

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  • We will not officially be known as "Freebies" until after the partner vote in June. Until such time please continue to refer to us by our distinguished and sophisticated nickname "Herbies" a/k/a "The Love Bugs".

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  • Is this the same Herbert Smith that was recently booted out of the magic circle by another legal publication?

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  • cant imagine this would be anything more than a few offices and conference rooms

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