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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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Monckton wins judicial adviser pair

Competition specialist Monckton Chambers’ diverse approach to recruitment has scooped the set two senior judicial advisers. John Holmes, the current legal adviser to the leading judge of the European Court of Justice (ECJ), Advocate-General Jacobs, will join Monckton in October. At the same time, Ben Rayment, legal secretary to the chairman of the Competition Appeals […]

Amex EMEA managing counsel quits

American Express (Amex) managing counsel for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) has quit after just over 18 months in the role. Mark Chambers is leaving to join Royal & SunAlliance as general counsel and group company secretary with effect from October. He is replacing Jan Miller as group company secretary. Prior to joining […]

BAE Systems director moves to Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird has scooped the group legal director of BAE Systems’ finance and treasury team to lead and build its international aviation and aerospace team. Paul Briggs will manage the group together with Brussels-based partner Catherine Erkelens. The firm has aviation lawyers in Belgium, France, Germany and Hong Kong. Briggs has been given a […]

The work-life quiz

Quentin Poole, senior partner, Wragge & Co What was your first ever job?I spent four months on my dad’s payroll doing up a house in Devon. If you’ve seen my DIY handiwork, you’ll know why I’m a lawyer. What was your worst experience as a trainee?Being told by my boss in my first week to […]

Squire Sanders’ talks with Haarmanns duo hit dead end

Squire Sanders & Dempsey’s plan to grow its Italian office has been stalled after discussions with two Haarmann Hemmelrath partners hit the rocks. The US firm was believed to have been in talks with Italian partners Barnaba Ricci and Paolo Calmetta, who founded Haarmanns’ Milan operation, for several months. But it emerged last week that the […]

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