Brobeck Hale and Dorr — a partnership between Brobeck and Boston’s Hale and Dorr — cut seven corporate associates from its London and Oxford offices Nov. 16. Prior to the layoffs, the London office had 36 associates, and the Oxford office had eight.

The firm said it issued pink slips in response to the poor economy. Departing associates will receive 3 1/2 months’ salary, as well as healthcare and investment fund benefits.