Freehills adopts national partnership structure

Partners in the Sydney (incorporating Canberra and Brisbane), Melbourne and Perth partnerships this week voted to adopt the new structure from July 1.

The firm will be ruled by a national board, with present Melbourne chairman Peter Hay landing the key role of national executive chairman.

Mr Hay says the change will improve the firm's ability to target and service transactions out of Asia.

The new management structure will be introduced at the same time as the firm changes its name to Freehills