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Australian firm Minter Ellison’s new chief executive Tony Harrington is a man with a mantra. His plan for the firm to succeed in the domestic and international markets is simple - to collaborate internally to deliver results to clients, innovate with broad-based solutions and, the hardest challenge, to inspire.

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Unilever picks Mayer Brown, Olswang, Slaughters off shelf for panel


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