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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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Irish curb 'no win no fee' advertising

The Irish Law Society is to curb “no win no fee” advertising in the Republic of Ireland. Under regulations to be introduced shortly, future advertisements will be required to explain to clients that they could be liable for costs and expenses awarded against them by the courts if they lose. The advertisements will also have […]

Conference hears of benefits of teleworking

Teleworking increases productivity and profitability and is the way forward for law firms, according to Christopher Davis, chief executive of City firm Davis & Co. Speaking at the Telework UK ’96 conference in Docklands in November, Davis said teleworking was a key factor in reducing overheads because it liberates firms from the need for expensive […]

Accounting for legal rivals

Lawyers in the Netherlands are facing a new threat to their livelihood as the country’s accountants step up their fight for a chunk of the legal services market. Two accountancy firms, Price Waterhouse and Arthur Andersen, have begun court action against the Dutch Bar Association over its rules on multi-disciplinary partnerships. Meanwhile, Price Waterhouse has […]

Making sense of court divisions

It is more than a century since the Courts of Common Law and Equity were merged but as far as the organisation of the High Court is concerned that merger might never have happened. The division of functions between the Chancery and Queen’s Bench Division is still based on historical factors rather than logic and […]

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