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Bird & Bird won International Firm of the Year at The Lawyer awards last night, in recognition of a global expansion strategy that has helped the firm triple its revenue over the last seven years. The award was presented by Lord Falconer at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane last night, with managing […]

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