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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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Norton Rose represented Helical Bar on the sale of 200 Hammersmith Road, London to Mercury Asset Management No 1 for £30m. The 66,000sq ft area is being utilised for the redevelopment of the West London Hospital site. Helical Bar will continue to develop the site while the buyer will fund construction. Property partner Jonathan Ody […]

Freshfields fails to win majority Bruckhaus vote

Freshfields is blaming poor communication between partners at Bruckhaus Westrick Heller Laber for its failure to approve the merger of the firms, say insider sources. In a preliminary partnership vote on the weekend of 15 April, only two thirds of the largest domestic legal practice in Germany’s partners elected for merger with Freshfields, as revealed […]

Dirty business

A year after the National Criminal Intelligence Service criticised law firms for their lack of awareness over money laundering, David Wigan reports on what the profession is doing about its poor record for detecting dirty money When it comes to money laundering the problem is that few lawyers are 100 per cent sure what it […]

A View From Australia

In the Olympic year, the Australian economy is thriving and corporate activity is at an all time high. As a consequence, Australian lawyers are in great demand. However, not all Australian firms are riding this wave. Whereas in the past a large number of firms shared the legal work, a small number of firms have […]

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