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Herbert Smith partner Denis Chemla has been appointed as legal adviser to Kosovo’s temporary administration, United Nations Mission in Kosovo, to aid the process of legislative reform in the war-torn region. Paris-based Chemla is heading for Pristina on 27 September, where he will work for three months in the Office of Legal Affairs.

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