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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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Josephine Hayes reviews the role of the ombudsman.

Josephine Hayes is a barrister at 3 New Square. The Court of Appeal has ruled that the Pensions Ombudsman can appeal against an order of the High Court which overturns his determination on a point of law under s.151 Pension Schemes Act 1993 (CA Miller v Stapleton 30/7/96). The current practice in s.151 appeals, derived […]

City lawyer's Japanese role

Barrister Andrew Fitch-Holland has been appointed executive director and general counsel at Sumitomo Finance International (SFI), a subsidiary of Japanese-owned Sumitomo Bank. Fitch-Holland has worked in the City for the last eight years, most recently as legal adviser to the debt and derivatives trading group at ING Barings. Sumitomo has been building up its SFI […]

Juries/conditional fees. Trial by jury gets a vote of confidence

At a recent London School of Economics seminar, George Staple, director of the Serious Fraud Office, questioned whether a randomly selected jury of 12 members of the public was a suitable tribunal to try the complex criminal fraud cases of today’s financial world. This question has been posed for at least 10 years. As Staple […]

City saviours bring hope

Two City law firms acting in a pro bono capacity have helped to save the lives of two Caribbean death row prisoners. Nabarro Nathanson civil litigation specialist George Brown helped persuade the UK Privy Council to overturn a death sentence imposed on a Trinidad man convicted of murder. And in a separate case Simmons & […]

Conveyancing champion Sayer fronts fight for property groups

LAW Society conveyancing campaigner Robert Sayer has drawn up proposals he believes will allow law firms in England and Wales to set up profitable Scottish-style property groups. The former vice-president, who has been asked by president Tony Girling to be deputy treasurer, has already entered informal talks with Chancery Lane staff to present his views […]

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