as City's top firms mop up the banking mess

January 2009
Lawyer;1/26/2009, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p11
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The article focuses on the banking crisis in Great Britain. It states that law firm Slaughter and May has long established as the British government's adviser of choice on banking problems. It cites that Slaughter's partner Charles Randell was called to offer insight on the government's asset protection program, as well as the planned bailout of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS).


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