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Linklaters loses Asia-based Carlyle relationship partner to White & Case

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Barclays’ head of litigation and investigations Jonathan Peddie to leave bank

Barclays’ managing director of litigation and investigations Jonathan Peddie is leaving his role at the end of February after nine years. Peddie was also global head of the recently formed financial crime legal team, which was formed following an overhaul of the bank’s legal function in June 2014. He became managing director of Barclays’ ligitation […]

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