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Mallesons bolsters London

Mallesons Stephen Jaques’ London office has returned to its full capacity of two partners after more than 12 months. The firm had been operating with just managing partner Rowan Russell sincelate 2004. Finance partner Hal Bolitho moved to the London office earlier this year from Melbourne, working closely with key client Allco Finance Group. Russell […]

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