Skadden bills $4m on NTL restructuring – twice as much as fellow legal advisers

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom's fees for its lead role on the NTL restructuring have topped nearly $4m (£2.5m) – almost double the bills from the three other firms on the deal

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