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Bruce Dear: Day two at MIPIM

I did my last long cycle ride in 1977. Got lost. Cycled 50 miles by accident. Never got on a bike again. So I feel a bit guilty drinking rosé to welcome the tanned, grimy heroes of Legal & General’s Cycle to MIPIM as they arrive at Savills’ Croisette cafe.

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A series of detailed analysis pieces looking at the major developments in the legal market dominated our top 10 stories list this week. Top of the list was a focus on Kirkland & Ellis’s London strategy, which has seen it hire a raft of big-hitting partners in recent years. But with the firm recently experiencing […]

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Nabarro makes up five in increased promotions round

Nabarro has increased its promotions round, making up five partners this year compared to the three made up in both 2014 and 2015. The round is the largest for the firm since 2013 when it made up eight senior associates to partner. In the following two years Nabarro slashed the number of promotions to three. […]

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