DEAL OF THE WEEK – Lloyds TSB

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Tucked away in the latest half-year deal tables is a name that barely resonates outside Holborn. (For the benefit of our City readers: that’s slightly west of you.) Nestling cosily between Ashurst Morris Crisp and Norton Rose in the Thomson Financial table of UK announced deals is none other than Nabarro Nathanson.In the first six […]

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