Addleshaws cuts ties with controversial Ablyazov litigation

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Linklaters co-US managing partner Norton stands down early

It has emerged that Linklaters’ US co-managing partner Jeff Norton stepped down from his post nine months early, leaving Conrad Tenaglia as sole US managing partner. New York-based Norton and Tenaglia succeeded Larry Byrne and Nick Rees in the managing partner role in 2011, after both completed a four-year term (16 May 2011). Norton was […]

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