A&O and Nauta Dutilh on target to win KLM

National Dutch airline KLM is considering appointing Allen & Overy (A&O) and Slaughter and May's best friend Nauta Dutilh after falling out with its longstanding adviser at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek

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