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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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US firm boosts global profile

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Conflict of interest forces Perth firm to second partner

A SENIOR partner at Australian firm Freehill Hollingdale & Page is going on sabbatical to resolve a conflict of interest which nearly scuppered the firm’s merger with Perth firm Parker & Parker. It has been revealed that the merger, announced last month, was in danger of not going ahead after Freehills’ partners refused to accept […]

Intuition:a poor substitute for empirical evidence

There is too little economics in English commercial law, says Professor Roy Goode. He blames the narrowness of law courses and the short-termism of law makers Legal systems round the world vary significantly in their approach to the role of the courts and to judicial reasoning. In some jurisdictions the emphasis is on formal reasoning. […]

Top 10 firms sign up to access original company data

CITY firms Allen & Overy, Eversheds and Slaughter and May have installed an information service which allows users to access from their desktop exact copies of the original accounts and annual returns of all 1.4 million private companies in the UK. The service, called Pioneer, has been developed for intranet systems and provides information such […]

In brief: Soundings appointment system criticised

Lawyers called for the end of the “soundings” system of appointing judges and silks at the Minority Lawyers conference, held at the Law Society’s Chancery Lane headquarters in London on 29 November. At the event, Lord Irvine pledged that he would not allow racial discrimination in the appointment of judges.

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