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Ashurst and Ashurst Australia partners this morning (26 September) voted “overwhelmingly” in favour of the firm’s full financial tie-up. It is a monumental move that has been two years in the making. Here’s how they did it.
24 June 2011
After assessing its options in Australia, the news emerged that Ashurst had held exploratory discussions with Blake Dawson.
Ashurst and Blake Dawson partners voted in favour of a tie-up, announcing they would integrate their Asian operations by early 2012, with full financial integration lined up for 2014. Blakes announced its intention to rebrand as Ashurst as soon as the deal went live, with a due date of March 2012.
Ashurst announced its new management structure for the merged, global firm. It will scrap its senior partner position, replacing the post with newly-elected global chairman and vice chairman roles. The firm also announced it will have a new 14 member global board and a global division structure based along four business lines.