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McGrigors forms human rights role

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Rebel Code by Glyn Moody, published by Allen Lane (ISBN 0713995203)

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Richards Butler has advised its longstanding client MTV on a major deal that sees the music television company relaunch in Italy. The firm was instructed by Svenja Geissmar, general counsel and senior vice-president of corporate business affairs, and Kathryn David, of the corporate business affairs department of MTV Networks Europe, to sell MTV’s Italian operations […]

Debevoise sets up Frankfurt office with two partner hires

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