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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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William Densham, partner and real-estate litigation expert at Eversheds, has commented on the Court of Appeal’s recent decision in the case of PGF II SA v OMFS, which confirmed that a party’s failure to respond to an offer of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is unreasonable conduct that will allow the court to deviate from the usual cost consequences of a […]

Deferred prosecution agreements — a new tool for the UK

In the UK, significant changes are imminent as the much anticipated deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) takes a step closer to implementation with the release of a draft code of practice. DPAs offer a radical departure from the UK’s traditional approach to corporate criminality and, in conjunction with the Bribery Act, represent a significant change in […]

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Follett Stock case proceeds to higher judge as firm closes Bristol office

West Country firm Follett Stock has closed its Bristol office, as its winding-up case moves through the High Court. The firm’s winding-up case went before senior High Court insolvency official registrar Clive Jones last week. Jones agreed that the case could be adjourned and would be referred to a High Court judge. Meanwhile Follett Stock […]

Fries with that?

Gourmet burger chain Byron Hamburgers, advised by Freshfields and Travers Smith, was sold last week to private equity group Hutton Collins, advised by Dickson Minto. It’s all go in the restaurant world: to find out which lawyers have been gobbling up the deals, see our stories below. Macfarlanes and SJ Berwin on either side of […]

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