News Asia Pacific Business Leadership Law firms Herbies mulls Australia to jump-start global plan By The Lawyer 15 May 2011 00:00 17 December 2015 15:01 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 16 May 2011 at 12:28 Does this mean Australian salaries will be scaled back to UK levels? Reply Link Anonymous 16 May 2011 at 12:32 A Freehills merger in particular would be amazing and transformational for both firms but I will believe it when I see it. Reply Link Joe Mangel 16 May 2011 at 15:39 Never. Going. To. Happen. Honestly, where does they come up with this stuff… Reply Link Davey Jones 16 May 2011 at 15:42 The main australian firms are too big as they are. There’s a reason the CC/Mallesons thing didn’t pan out, but there could well be some ambitious teams within these firms doing some thinking though. Reply Link Anonymous 16 May 2011 at 23:56 Herbies has one of the strongest resources practices in the City – and legions of Australia lawyers. Wouldn’t be surprised if they opened one or another. Reply Link Anonymous 17 May 2011 at 10:05 With respect, haven’t we heard all this sort of thing before from Primrose Street? The promise of formalising the laughably confusing arrangement in Europe, at which clients still nod politely while privately shrugging their shoulders at what it all means. The tantalising hints of serious relationships in the US. Now, again, a whisper, a suggestion, while concrete action is conspicuous by its absence. I think we’ve all been waiting for Herbert Smith to make a proper global move for about a decade. Perhaps we could delay the press releases and leaked hints until there is genuinely something to tell. Reply Link Anonymous 19 May 2011 at 15:21 Herbies may indeed enter the Oz market, but it’s very doubtful that it would be in the shape of a marriage with Freehills. The cultures/firm positionings don’t align. My money would be on Blakes. And if that were to occur, Freehills, along with Mallesons and Allens would really start to feel the cold winds from England. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.