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Freshfields culls finance to focus on corporate The full extent of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer‘s restructuring has been revealed by The Lawyer (5 February). The Lawyer has revealed that 100 partners will be removed from the equity by the end of the financial year. Freshfields chief executive Ted Burke chose The Lawyer’s February podcast (www.thelawyerpodcast. com) […]

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