'If you’re going to play in London, you’ve got to completely do it or not at all' – what do more Ropes exits mean for the firm's UK plans?

With another four partners set to leave the US firm's City base, Ropes' London ambitions have been called into question

A strategic rethink at Ropes & Gray’s London office has set the scene for the departure of four more partners, on the back of the droves to have left the firm during the past two years.

But after the firm last year dismissed a spate of London exits as “short-term fluctuations”, questions are now being asked about why yet more partner departures are necessary.

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