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Ashurst corporate partner Eavan Saunders Cole is set to exit the Appold Street firm after almost 14 years. Her decision marks the second high-profile departure from Ashurst’s corporate practice in days, following that of global corporate head Stephen Lloyd who resigned from the partnership last week (7 November 2013).  Saunders Cole will leave the firm […]

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