Ashurst, Blake Dawson Create Global Firm With Tie-Up

Law360, New York (September 26, 2013, 6:04 PM ET) -- The partners of U.K.-based Ashurst LLP and legacy Aussie firm Blake Dawson have voted “overwhelmingly” to complete a long-planned merger, the firms announced Thursday, forming the legal industry's newest global member.

The cross-border merger, first announced in late 2011, will create a firm of about 1,800 lawyers in 16 countries with annual revenues of an estimated $880 million. The firms said the vote was brought a full six months ahead of schedule and will allow a completion date of Nov. 1.

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