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FCA opens notifications for temporary permissions regime in case of no-deal Brexit

By François Pfister, Anne-Gaëlle Delabye In order to ensure that investment funds that are currently marketed in the United Kingdom under the European Economic Area (EEA) passporting regime continue to be able to do so in the event of there being no implementation period based on the withdrawal agreement after 29 March (no-deal Brexit), the […]

Changes in the procedure for admission of foreign medical devices and medicines to public procurement in Russia

On 1 January 2019, amendments to the Resolution of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 102 of 05.02.2015 that provides for restrictions and conditions for the admission of certain types of medical devices originating from foreign countries for the purpose of procurement for state and municipal needs (“Resolution No. 102”). And the Resolution of […]

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First female managing partner for Gorvins

Stockport firm Gorvins has appointed its first ever female managing partner. Lorraine Lockie, currently the 16-partner firm’s joint head of commercial property, is taking over from Andrew Callaghan. As well as being the first woman to lead Gorvins, Lockie was also the firm’s first female senior associate when she joined from Eversheds in 1998, and […]

Simmons scoops Next share scheme project

Simmons & Simmons has completed an executive share incentive scheme for Next, demonstrating that the firm still has a solid relationship with the retailer despite the fact that Herbert Smith muscled in on Next’s corporate work last year. Herbert Smith won its first job for the FTSE 100 company in October 2002 (The Lawyer, 14 […]

Indemnity deadline pushes claim-cutting up the agenda

Risk management is now a full-time job at the UK’s biggest law firms. Joanne Harris reports Insurers and brokers are gearing up for the busy month before 1 October, the deadline by which all law firms in England and Wales must renew their professional indemnity insurance for 2004-2005.In the meantime, firms are working to find […]

State aid hits spotlight as ‘Iron Lady’ replaces Monti

Competition lawyers have welcomed the appointment of the Dutch “Iron Lady” to the post of EU Competition Commissioner, where insiders think she will tackle the political hot potato of state aid. Neelie Kroes, a member of the Netherland’s pro free-market political party VVD, will replace the incumbent Competition Commissioner Mario Monti in November. Kroes, who […]

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