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Freshfields leads on British Land rights issue

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CC rejigs partnership in drive to lead ‘elite group’

Clifford Chance global managing partner David Childs underlined his plan to make the firm the world’s best ;when ;announcing ;a ­wholesale restructuring of the firm’s partnership. Clifford Chance partners will next month vote on whether plans to slash ­partner numbers should be given the go-ahead (The Lawyer.com, 4 February). The news comes after Linklaters announced […]

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