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Firm expects to appoint a single chief executive when David Willis stand down Herbert Smith managing partner David Willis has been forced to delay plans to step down next year while he oversees the firm’s merger with Australia’s Freehills, after which the combined entity will be run by a sole chief executive – likely to […]

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