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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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Simmons & Simmons has been hit by the defection of two heads of departments and a senior banking partner to set up the London office of US firm McDermott Will & Emery. William Charnley, head of corporate finance, Peter Nias, head of tax, and senior banking partner Graham Rowbotham resigned last Wednesday. The trio will […]

Hirst beats De Wilde in Bar Council vice-chair election

Jonathan Hirst QC has been elected vice-chairman of the Bar Council, beating veteran campaigner for greater democracy at the Bar Robin De Wilde QC. Although the Bar Council has not released the voting figures, sources say Hirst won the poll “comfortably”. It was initially thought two other candidates would stand – Julian Malins QC and […]

City Lawyer launches

The Lawyer is in the middle of a major editorial expansion. In response to the demands of our readers, we are boosting our coverage of key sectors of the legal profession. The first major revamp will be in our City and commercial law coverage. This week we launch City Lawyer (see pages 12-13). The section […]

Irish firm uses computer threat to win government fee war

Irish firm O’Donovan & Co has taught a stern lesson to government departments that do not pay bills on time by sending the sheriff round to seize equipment for outstanding fees. Eire’s social welfare minister Dermot Ahern was forced to seek an injunction in the Dublin High Court to prevent the sheriff removing his office […]

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