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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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Bar Council acts to avoid court listing

The Bar Council has broadened the competition for its online court listing service with the appointment of a second supplier to run the service. The move follows concerns that the existing supplier of information, CNS, should not be allowed to monopolise the service, after a second listings company, CLLIX, ceased operating. Now, following a consultation […]

Death penalty. Death row lottery

At its mid-year meeting last month the American Bar Association (ABA) called for a moratorium on executions. The ABA is not known for its opposition to capital punishment. But, as one New York attorney put it, it is important that “lawyers, those closest to the system, stand up and say it’s in shambles”. They are […]

Optional extras

Shared-based employee benefits have their origins in the US where this form of motivation and reward for employees, both senior executive and company-wide, has been commonplace for some time. There is little doubt that there is now an equal interest in these structures in the UK and also, slowly, in continental Europe. The UK has […]

Robot helps tackle the caseload

The legal software house, Solicitec, is introducing a “robot” to its office case management system for law firms. The company says its Solcase Robot adds increased automation to existing workflow procedures. The concept, which aims to save time by means of built-in actions, already exists in other professions, such as banking. Managing director Neil Ewin […]

Financing and restructuring

Norton Rose acted for US developer AES on the £112.5m development and financing of a 230MW power station in Barry

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