Election time for Ashurst

Ashurst partners will go back to the polling booths this week, asked to decide whether there should be a full financial integration with its Australian offices. Insiders suggest that the vote is just a matter of formality, with candidates for the top managerial role already being circulated amongst partners.

The chairmanship vote is likely to come next week, with candidates from London and Sydney in contention.

Representing the litigators is London-based partner Ben Tidswell, who will go up against current senior partner and corporate specialist Charlie Geffen. The pair will compete with Sydney-based competition partner Peter Armitage for the chairmanship.

It is a vote that will decide how Ashurst will compete on the international stage and will determine whether Ashurst truly can be a global force to be reckoned with.

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