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Blake Dawson Joined Ashurst Creating Firm Under Ashurst

Issued: March 01 2012

Blake Dawson has joined with Ashurst to create a firm under the Ashurst brand comprising 1,700 lawyers and 3,500 staff working across 24 offices. As a result of the combination, Ashurst has gained new offices in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Jakarta, Melbourne, Perth, Port Moresby, Shanghai and Sydney.

“This is very much a coming together of equals that strengthens both firms. Independently we are recognized as leaders in our respective markets and together we can offer clients access to local market expertise and experience, together with seamless international reach and capability,” said Mary Padbury, chairman of Ashurst in Australia. “Operating as one team under a global brand will deliver considerable synergies and benefits for our clients and people.”