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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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Japanese powerhouse Nishimura & Partners and Asahi Koma Law Offices are set to form the biggest law firm in the country following the firms’ shock announcement that they are to merge. Nishimura and Asahi signed a merger agreement in principle last week (as first revealed on www.thelawyer. com, 17 April), but the name of the […]

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The Co-operative Group is to become the first non-legal organisation to take advantage of forthcoming reforms by launching legal services for its members. The Co-op is bringing on board former RAC Legal Services managing director Eddie Ryan to run the new venture. It will offer services such as conveyancing, will writing, probate and accident management […]

Conyers targets Middle East work with new Dubai office

Conyers Dill & Pearman has become the latest offshore law firm to try to tap into the booming Middle East market through its new office in the Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC). The firm registered at the DIFC in February, but it is still awaiting a licence from the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA). A spokesperson for […]

Pinsents threatens to sue Baker Tilly after Revenue probe

Pinsent Masons is considering legal action against its former accountancy firm after the Inland Revenue launched an investigation into a suspected underpayment of taxes by Masons. Legacy Masons partners have been formally notified of alleged accounting errors made over a number of years by previous accountancy firm Baker Tilly, which many expect will result in […]

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