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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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Law Society goes to war on accountants’ privilege

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A blistering performance from Milton Keynes firm Fennemores saw its A team take the winner’s trophy at the inaugural Lawyer Formula Law go-karting extravaganza last Tuesday (7 September). The sun scorched the 1.3km track, the 21 burger and bacon butty-fuelled teams argy-bargied on the course, and the rapt crowd made a racket to rival the […]

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The law firms advising bankrupt dairy group Parmalat in the multibillion dollar actions against banks and financial advisers have been retained on an hourly rate rather than a contingency basis. As reported in The Lawyer (9 August), Milanese litigation boutique Studio Legale Lombardi Molinari is leading the charge against a slate of banks and auditors […]

20 Essex St arbitrator count grows to seventeen

Francisco Vicuna, who has just stepped down as president of the World Bank Administrative Tribunal, has joined 20 Essex Street’s growing team of arbitrators. The set, which has historically found its strength in the shipping sector, boasts one of, if not the, largest collection of arbitrators (now 17) at the bar. Arbitrators’ rooms are separated […]

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