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US firm O’Melveny and Myers has raided Kirkland & Ellis’s London office for the hire of corporate partner Dan Oates. Oates, who joined Kirkland & Ellis (K&E) from Slaughter and May in 2006, is the European contact for US-headquartered private equity house Francisco Partners. He was listed in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 in 2013 (28 […]

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