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Legal fees on UK public M&A are dwarfed by those paid to investment bankers on the same deals, with lawyers billing up to 70 per cent less on takeovers during the first half of 2013, according to research by The Lawyer.
Bankers stand head and shoulders above lawyers in the M&A fee stakes but growing deal complexity means the gap is closing
Legal fees on public M&A in the UK fell to just £26.1m in the first six months of 2013 after a relatively buoyant 2012, according to research by The Lawyer.
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