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GGP Switches Bankruptcy Advisors

U.S. mall owner General Growth Properties Inc has switched bankruptcy counsel to Weil, Gotshal & Manges, parting with Sidley Austin LLP, a representative of General Growth told Reuters late Sunday.

General Growth is also hiring another law firm - Kirkland & Ellis - as bankruptcy counsel for some of it subsidiaries, another source familiar with the matter told Reuters.

The General Growth representative, who requested not to be identified, declined to comment on the reasons behind the switch.

Weil and Kirkland did not return requests from Reuters seeking comment.

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