Firms always pitch mergers, with much fanfare, as the beginning of a bright new era for their whole offering. But in any huge tie-up, there are inevitably going to be winners and losers.
Following its deal with legacy Blake Dawson , partner headcount in Ashurst’s corporate practice has remained fairly steady as a proportion of the firm – shuffling down from 27.7 per cent to 27.5 per cent of the its total.
Meanwhile, legacy SJ Berwin’s corporate total has ballooned from 24.4 per cent of the firm’s partner headcount pre-merger, up to 37 per cent in the wake of its takeover by King & Wood Mallesons .
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