Clifford Chance associate wins fight against dismissal

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The Clifford Chance associate fighting the firm’s decision to dismiss him has had his position upheld by the French Ministry for Employment. As reported by The Lawyer (10 January), Paris associate Avi Bitton found himself in court after Clifford Chance challenged his position as a trade union representative. The firm said that Bitton’s appointment to […]

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