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Herbert Smith and Freehills OK Megamerger; 2,800-Attorney Firm Plans to Open New York Office in 2012

Partners of London-based Herbert Smith and Australia’s Freehills have agreed to merge on Oct. 1.

The 2,800-attorney merged firm will open a New York office this year, as well as in Africa and Seoul, reports Bloomberg. An office in Germany is planned next year.

The Australian (reg. req.), the Financial Times, Legal Week and the Deal Journal Australia page of the Wall Street Journal also have stories.

Earlier coverage: “Herbert Smith Is Mulling Possible Megamerger With Australia’s Freehills; Plans NY Launch in 2012”

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