Live legal issues: Retail 2017-18

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Magic Circle duo freeze 2017 US associate bonuses

Clifford Chance and Allen & Overy (A&O) have kept bonuses static for their US associates in 2017, with those made up in 2009 and 2010 set to receive $100,000 (£74,493).

At both firms, associates from those two years and senior associates will earn the top-end bonuses, while associates from the 2017 intake will receive up to $15,000 (£11,159).

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Shearman makes up London trio in bumper promotions round

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Wolf Theiss adds three partners to Warsaw office

In response to the growing demand for legal advisory services in Poland, Wolf Theiss has continued its rapid expansion in central Europe’s largest economy this year, bringing three new partners to the Warsaw office. As one of the leading law firms in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, Wolf Theiss plans further additions to its team […]

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