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LSA prompts strategy rethink at quarter of firms, says survey

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Allen & Overy adds first litigation partner in Perth

Allen & Overy has extended its litigation practice to Perth with the hire of partner Mark van Brakel from Australian firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth. Van Brakel joins Allen & Overy from Corrs’ Perth office, where he has been a partner for three years. Prior to joining Corrs, he spent 13 years with Clayton Utz. His […]

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