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Three Asia-based partners are retiring from Linklaters’ partnership, with two from its Hong Kong office and one in Singapore. The firm made the announcement internally earlier today, The Lawyer can reveal. The three retiring partners are Hong Kong-based capital markets partner Jeremy Webb and corporate partner Christopher Kelly, and Singapore-based capital markets partner Dean Lockhart. […]

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