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Slaughter and May ‘s best friend in Italy Bonelli Erede Pappalardo became the first Italian firm to break through the €100m (£68.57m) mark this month, posting a record revenue of €101m (£69.25m). The figure represents 17.4 per cent increase on last year’s total of €86m (£58.7m). Bonelli’s strong name for corporate work has helped drive […]

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