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In their first interview since the Blake Dawson deal, Ashurst senior partner Charlie Geffen and managing partner Simon Bromwich claim that the tie-up will open up Asia and transform their firm into a major global brand...
It’s been five years since The Lawyer originated the term ’silver circle’ as a catch-all for the UK’s domestic second tier. Matt Byrne takes a look at how these firms have fared since then...
In May this year Ashurst unveiled plans to launch a New York project finance practice, underlining its ambition to secure a piece of the expected boom in US infrastructure projects, many of them related to the energy and natural resources market.
Turnover at Ashurst was pretty much in line with expectations last year, although as senior partner Charlie Geffen admitted, the firm had been budgeting very cautiously.Clearly the City firm is not alone there.
It’s promotion season for UK law firms, but what sort of training have the class of 2012 had to help them to partnership?
You would expect that Ashurst did a fair bit of due diligence before agreeing its merger with Australian firm Blake Dawson, even if senior management was understood to have been rather jittery about the deal right up until it was finalised.
For a while there it looked like Ashurst would get away with just the fallout from its war on real estate and energy.
In the past three years eight UK firms have launched Down Under, but only a couple have done it through full equity mergers. Read on to find out why...
As team GB law firms bulk up for the global challenge, mergers have transformed this year’s rankings – with some surprising results...
Now for one of those factoids that everyone assumes is true: Ashurst’s merger with Australian firm Blake Dawson is all about energy and infrastructure.
Editor’s Award for Outstanding AchievementSponsored by Cavanagh Wealth Management Winner: Sir Geoffrey Vos...
The arrival of Texas firm Andrews Kurth in the UK proves how busy the oil and gas market has become. But the sector’s high level of activity has caught the eye of the European Commission...
Corporate may be stuck in the global doldrums but the teams up for this year’s The Lawyer Awards remained admirably calm in the face of adversity.
Will cultural differences introduce a spanner to the King & Wood-Mallesons deal?
With the one-stop shop increasingly de rigueur and cross-border alliances looking like yesterday’s model, is it time for Willkie Farr and Dickson Minto to consign their tie-up to the scrapheap?
As one of the junior partners on Linklaters’ big-ticket Glencore account David Avery-Gee has made a name for himself as one of the firm’s most promising young corporate lawyers.
?The Clydes-BLG and Beachcroft-DAC deals are a smart reaction to a changing insurance landscape, while Canada, Australia and Asia all featured prominently...
Chinese outbound investment is rising exponentially, providing international law firms with a new and increasingly important client base. Yun Kriegler reports...
By hook or by crook, Ashurst is determined that it is not going to miss the party in India.
Congratulations must go to Ashurst this morning.
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