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The online sale of pharmaceutical products in Romania has been on the rise in recent years. This strengthening trend can be attributed to the growth of online purchases in Romania in general and to the fact that, until recently, the law left room for interpretation in this area.  Recent amendments to the laws governing the sale of […]

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The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, published the Coroners (Amendment) Bill 2018 on 2 August 2018 with the aim of significantly clarifying, strengthening and modernising the law relating to the reporting of deaths to coroners. The Bill, once enacted, will amend the Coroners Act 1962. The Bill allows for a wider scope of […]

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The Technology and Construction Court (TCC) has delivered a significant judgment in Michael J Lonsdale (Electrical) Ltd v Bresco Electrical Services Ltd (in Liquidation) [2018] EWHC 2043 (TCC) where the company seeking to refer a dispute to adjudication was in liquidation. The substance of the dispute related to the contractor’s claim for payment allegedly due for […]

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Norton Rose’s  average profit per equity partner figure (PEP) for 2009-10 has fallen by 6 per cent to £486,000, following a 17 per cent dip last year. The fall in PEP at the firm comes despite a 1 per cent rise in gross profit. Chief executive Peter Martyr attributed the decline in partner profits to […]

Slaughters scores Travis Perkins’ takeover of BSS Group

Slaughter and May has scored a new mandate advising builders’ merchant Travis Perkins on its £558m takeover of BSS Group. Corporate partner Robert Stern and M&A head Stephen Cooke led on the deal, which was agreed last week. They were assisted by finance associate Mark Dwyer, together with corporate associates Iqbal Hussain and Matthew Poxon. […]

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PEP drop at DLA Piper after Middle East woes

DLA Piper has posted a one per cent drop in fee income for the 2009 financial year, as PEP fell by 18 per cent. The EMEA and Asia section of the business, which currently report on a calendar year basis, made £581m last year, down from £585m in 2008. Over the same period PEP fell […]

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