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Allen & Overy (joint venture with Akatsuki International Law Office) Partner in charge: Thomas Brown Practice areas: project finance, structured finance (including securitisation), capital markets The office was established 1988. Clients of the two-partner office include Jexim, IBJ, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, Nomura Securities, Merrill Lynch and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. Like most firms, […]

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