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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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Euro vision of IP still unclear

Roger Pearson looks at the most recent cases that have highlighted problems associated with pan-European intellectual property law. Pan-European injunctions have become a hot topic in intellectual property circles in recent years. The Dutch courts consider themselves empowered, principally by the Brussels Convention, to grant injunctions against multiple defendants throughout Europe, provided at least one […]

Bar course under threat as US company closes

WEST Bar Review, the US company which oversees one of only two London-based training courses for lawyers who want to sit the New York Bar exams, is being closed down by its owner, West Group. But Central Law Training (CLT), which runs the course under contract from West Bar Review, insists that its September and […]

Flotations

Macfarlanes advised Yves St Laurent menswear distributor Marchpole Holdings on its flotation with a planned market capitalisation of £140m to £165m. Ashurst Morris Crisp acted for Societe Generale Turnbull Securities

Strong pound hits firms' profits

The strong pound has affected the profits of some of the City’s leading international law firms. The Lawyer has learned that Clifford Chance has lost around 10 per cent of its profits because of the strong pound while Freshfields also confesses its profits would have been bigger without sterling’s strength. But the reverse has not […]

Relatives of asbestos victims

Liability to the relatives of those who die from asbestos-related diseases is to come under the scrutiny of the Law Lords. Leave has been given for an appeal by the Central Electricity Generating Board (CEGB) against High Court and Appeal Court decisions paving the way for a claim by dependants of a man who died […]

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