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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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UK real estate practices left in a real state by US rivals

Ian Nisse’s defection from Ashurst to Shearman could be the tip of the iceberg, says Gemma Westacott The UK’s top 10 firms appear to be on the back foot as their US rivals reveal that their sights are well and truly settled on the local real estate market – and that they plan to target […]

Swansea outsourcing prompts strike action

Swansea City Council has provoked an ongoing strike over plans to outsource its IT department, but new laws coming in next year may help make such disputes a thing of the past. Public sector union Unison claims that IT staff only found out about plans to outsource the department when they saw an EU publication advertising the […]

Bird & Bird takes Norton Rose German partner

Bird & Bird has recruited an M&A and capital markets partner from Norton Rose to join its burgeoning German operation. Erich Michel is moving from Norton Rose’s Frankfurt office and will join Bird & Bird, which set up in Germany in 2002, on 1 November. Michel is leaving Norton Rose after three years after joining […]

Brick Court welcomes back Sir Roger Buckley

Former Brick Court barrister Sir Roger Buckley has returned to the set as a door tenant. He has been a judge in charge of the Queen’s Bench non-jury list for six years, and has served as a judge on the Employment Appeals Tribunal. He will specialise in mediation and arbitration.

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