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International employment law firm Seyfarth Shaw has acquired eight partners from three of Australia’s top law firms as it opens an office down under. According to The Australian, the US based firm recruited five from Herbert Smith Freehills, two from Ashurst and one from Arnold Bloch Leibler.
The lawyers that will be leaving Herbert Smith Freehills include Darren Perry, Chris Gardner, Justine Turnbull, Ben Dudley and Luke Edward. Rachel Bernasconi and Michael Tamvakologos will join forces from Ashurst and Henry Skene is leaving Arnold Bloch Leibler to join the team. As well as the US, Seyfrath Shaw now has offices in Melbourne and Sydney, London, and Shanghai.