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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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The European Commission’s draft directive on rights of establishment for foreign lawyers is “fundamentally flawed” in two respects, the Law Society council was told. Chair of the international committee Fiona Woolf said that there was a groundswell of opposition to the proposals. Germany, Holland, Scotland and Northern Ireland were joining forces with the Law Society […]

Day takes on Japanese over former POWs

PERSONAL injury specialist Martyn Day has flown out to Japan to start proceedings in the Tokyo District Court on behalf of former war-time prisoners suing the Japanese government for compensation. Day, joint senior partner in London practice Leigh Day & Co, is working with an eight-member Japanese legal team to present the case for former […]

Bar tenders

The Bar is one of the few areas of the profession to benefit from the upheaval in local government. Tim Miller reports The risk of potential surcharge and financial ruin is part and parcel of life in local government. That’s bad news for councillors and senior officers, but it’s good news for the Bar. Faced […]

Taylor Joynson Garrett hires Middle East expert

UK COMMERCIAL firm Taylor Joynson Garrett has appointed Middle East specialist Sabah Mahmoud as a consultant. Prior to his appointment Mahmoud, an executive committee member of the British Middle East Law Council, was working from an office based at Nabarro Nathanson. His association with the firm continues in Dubai, where he operates an office in […]

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Women call for death of Bar's 'old boy' network

THE “OLD boy” network of public school and Oxbridge-educated white male barristers is being targeted for extinction by leading women and ethnic minority barristers in submissions to the Parliamentary Home Affairs Select committee. The Association of Women Barristers (AWB) calls for sweeping reforms in its submission to the hearing on judicial appointments. It wants to […]

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