Gateway to the East? Much is riding on tie-ups Down Under
News that Ashurst has become the latest City law firm looking to stretch its international reach into Australia has got a market already stirred up by the entrance of two magic circle firms within the last 18 months more than a little excited. And that’s even before taking into account an abundance of reports about other British law firms courting Australian outfits, such as City rival Herbert Smith.
The heavily-lawyered Aussie market may struggle to fulfil Eastern promise
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