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Morgan Stanley M&A chair Kindler joins New York law firm Paul Weiss

Senior Morgan Stanley M&A banker joins law firm

Robert Kindler will join Paul Weiss as a partner and chair of M&A, based in the firm’s New York office, the law firm said

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Morgan Stanley’s global chair of M&A Robert Kindler is leaving the bank to join law firm Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison in New York.

Kindler was a successful law firm partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore before moving into banking.

He spent 17 years at Morgan Stanley, during which he had a stint as global head of M&A.