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FFW enforces 18-month notice as privacy chief quits for Hogan Lovells

Hogan Lovells has hired Field Fisher Waterhouse’s (FFW) privacy and information group head Eduardo Ustaran, who is expected to serve an 18-month notice period which keeps him at FFW until May 2015.  The move is a coup for Hogan Lovells, which has hired Ustaran as head of the firm’s European privacy and information practice. However […]

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