Ashurst streamlines US strategy with six-firm list

Referral network created to work alongside UK firm’s US practices Ashurst has redefined its US strategy by establishing a six-firm referral network that will operate independently of the firm’s own US offices. Previously the firm worked with a much larger number of firms on US matters. The firm launched in the US earlier this year with a structured finance team from long-term ally McKee Nelson (The Lawyer, 24 February). Ashurst has now drawn up the six-strong list and made a small number of people responsible for the relationships. Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Davis Polk & Wardwell, Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison, Ropes & Gray, Schulte Roth & Zabel and Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges have all been confirmed as Ashurst’s main referral firms in the US.

Ashurst streamlines US strategy with six-firm list Mon, Nov 9, 2009