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Defending jurisdiction challenge for Qatar Airways arising out of Qatar diplomatic crisis

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Throughout the lifecycle management of a client, a great deal of correspondence and documentation is produced. This briefing explains how a speech-to-text document production process can transform client responsiveness and help the firm win more business.

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