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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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8 King St folds after merger talks founder

Manchester-based 8 King Street Chambers has collapsed after failed ­merger talks with common law set 18 St John Street Chambers. Former 8 King Street head of chambers David Eccles confirmed that the set had been dissolved ­following the breakdown of the merger talks. “We had a good chambers but we felt that the set was […]

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Keir Starmer QC appointed DPP

Doughty Street Chambers’ joint head Keir Starmer QC has been appointed the next director of public prosecutions (DPP), the attorney general Baroness Scotland announced today (25 July). Starmer, who was called to the bar in 1987 and took silk in 2002, will take over from Sir Ken Macdonald QC, previously of Matrix Chambers, on 1 […]

Clifford Chance and Lovells close blueprint SIV restructuring

Clifford Chance and Lovells bagged lead roles on the restructuring of the distressed $6bn (£3bn) Cheyne Finance structured investment vehicle (SIV), as it was formerly known. The restructuring, which completed on 22 July, has been termed a “firesale” by commentators but could act as a blueprint for restructurings of other SIVs that are in similar […]

Fund factor

Jersey’s ability to move with the times has made it a destination of choice for funds and it is now after a share of the unregulated market. Jersey has long enjoyed an excellent reputation as a jurisdiction in which to establish investment funds. For decades Jersey funds have been used to raise money for investment […]

Simpson, Weil, Cravath on KKR’s landmark dual listing

The world’s elite firms are jostling for position on Kohlberg Kravis Roberts’s (KKR) landmark dual listing in Amsterdam and New York. A team from longstanding advisers Simpson Thacher & Bartlett led by partner Alan Klein is advising KKR on the listing, which is expected to raise between $15bn and $19bn and will see KKR merge […]

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