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Freehills and Herbert Smith confirm merger

Australian law firm Freehills and English firm Herbert Smith announced today that their partners have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a merger to create a new firm that will trade as Herbert Smith Freehills.

The firms will undertake a full equity merger, with a single profit pool from day one. Launch of the firm is targeted for 1 October 2012.

The two firms have previously confirmed they were in merger discussions.

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