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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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NCTM hosts domestic reception prior to annual INTA meeting

In anticipation of the 136th annual meeting of the International Trademark Association (INTA) — a global association of trademark owners and professionals dedicated to supporting trademarks, drawing on 6,600 organisations from 190 countries — set to take place in Hong Kong on 12 May, NCTM Studio Legale Associato will host Italy’s pre-annual meeting at its Milan office. […]

Winckworth Sherwood senior partner is appointed chaplain to the Queen

In an announcement from Buckingham Palace on 12 March 2014, it was reported that the Queen has appointed the Reverend Canon John Rees, a Winckworth Sherwood senior parter, as one of her chaplains. The honour, which recognises long and distinguished service to the Church of England, entitles the chaplains to wear a scarlet cassock in recognition […]

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BLP seeks to formalise Indonesia relationship with new Asia Network

Indonesia is likely to be the next target as Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) looks to expand its newly launched Asia network of independent law firms. Indonesia has been a key focus of BLP’s Singapore practice since its establishment in 2007 with Singapore-based corporate finance partner Ken Cheung being a main contact for Indonesia-related work (13 […]

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Scottish & Southern Energy drops Herbies for Freshfields in first roster review

Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE) has cut Herbert Smith Freehills from its defence roster in favour of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer as part of its first ever panel review. The ‘Big Six’ energy company is set to appoint its inaugural panel in the next few weeks having chopped Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) as its defence adviser following conflict […]

DLA Piper advises on IPO on AIM of online fashion retailer Boohoo.com

DLA Piper was involved with the initial public offering (IPO) of online fashion retailer Boohoo.com. The Manchester team that acted for Boohoo provided advice to the company on its flotation and placing of new shares on AIM.  Boohoo.com, which is based in Manchester, is to place 600 million new ordinary shares at 50p per share, giving […]

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