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T-Mobile is set to renegotiate terms with its UK panel firms in an effort to drive down costs in response to the economic downturn. The company’s formal legal panel, which two years ago was slashed from 15 to six firms, includes Allen & Overy, Bird & Bird, Eversheds, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and technology firm Kemp […]

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