Ashurst, Blake Dawson Agree To Merge

Law360, New York (September 26, 2011, 7:34 PM EDT) -- International law firms Ashurst LLP and Blake Dawson, based in the U.K. and Australia, respectively, on Monday announced their plan to fully merge under the Ashurst name by 2014, beginning with a unification of each firm's Asian practice by March.

The firms said in a joint statement that the merger was an effort to create a powerful presence for Ashurst in the global legal market.The first step to combine work in Asia received votes of approval from each firm Friday, and another vote will be held...
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