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Linklaters brought in new measures last year to prevent teams of partners from leaving the firm, as top U.K. firms continue to grapple with the threat posed by acquisitive U.S. rivals.

The new provisions, which were voted in at the firm’s annual partnership conference in 2017, mean that Linklaters can restrict departing partners from joining a particular firm for 12 months if the firm in question has recruited five or more of their Linklaters colleagues in the preceding year.

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Andrew Messios

Andrew joined Legal Week in September 2018 and covers legal technology, new law, insurance, equity capital markets and IP. He joined from legal directory Chambers & Partners where he was a senior researcher for the first edition FinTech and litigation support guides. He has an undergraduate degree in Physics with Philosophy, and has previously worked on local newspapers and magazines.

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