Revealed: The firms most at risk from US lateral hiring sprees

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM), Linklaters, Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) and Kirkland & Ellis are at significant risk from partner moves to US firms this year, research by The Lawyer has found.

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When a business chooses to transition to employee ownership (EO), a trust must be established for the benefit of the employees of the company. The trust becomes the legal owner of the company shares, and the trustees are appointed to the board of that trust. Their role is to protect the interests of the employees as shareholders.


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