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Deutsche Bank, the bank with the highest legal bills in continental Europe, said Richard Walker will retire as the company’s general counsel at the end of the year at his own request.

Bloomberg News reports that Walker will be succeeded by Simon Dodds and Christof von Dryander, who have been deputy general counsels since 2013, Deutsche Bank said in an e-mailed response to questions on Friday.

In the meantime, Bloomberg also reports that PJT Partners hired Christopher Harland, a former Morgan Stanley colleague of Chief Executive Officer Paul J. Taubman, as the merger-advisory firm prepares to publicly list shares, a person familiar with the move said.

Harland, 57, will be based in New York for the time being and his exact role hasn’t been announced, said the person, who asked not to be identified discussing personnel matters. 

Deutsche Bank’s Walker Steps Down Joining Counsel Turnover

PJT Said to Hire Taubman’s Ex-Morgan Stanley Colleague Harland

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