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michael bray, clifford chance when you merge law firms, it is different from merging, say, investment banks. you are not trying to cut people, or costs. you have merged because you want more lawyersAs part of a series of public interviews with senior legal figures held at Gresham College, professor of law Richard Susskind quizzed former chief executive Michael Bray in 2002 about the events that led to the creation of the global legal giant that is Clifford Chance.

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