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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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EBRD is losing its chief counsel to Weil Gotshal & Manges‘ London office. Bill Rubin, who has been head of the department for six years, is joining the US firm as a partner to strengthen its growing project finance practice in Europe. Weil Gotshal’s head of project finance Bruce Johnston says: “It’s the experience that […]

KLegal tops £6m in start-up salary costs as KPMG wages war on City

After the City’s assistant salary hikes, the accountancy giants have been forced to compete. Catrin Griffiths reports KPMG has invested more than £6m in KLegal on fee earner remuneration alone, taking no other costs into account, The Lawyer can exclusively reveal. “We’re paying competitive salaries,” says KLegal’s managing partner Nick Holt. “You’ve got to build […]

Edge Ellison’s Leicester operation faces closure

The future of Edge Ellison’s Leicester office is hanging in the balance. The office’s 80 staff, including eight partners, are waiting for the results of a review being carried out by the firm’s Birmingham office on whether it is financially viable to have two bases in the Midlands. Edge Ellison recently carried out a profitability […]

Enough is enough

Just what is Michael Napier doing? As senior partner at Irwin Mitchell he must surely see that the Law Society is fundamentally flawed, increasingly irrelevant and potentially a problem for the development of a 21st century legal business in London. His decision to stand in the presidential elections – whether a last gasp attempt at […]

Thelen Reid boosts IT with BSC team

New York-based Thelen Reid & Priest is swallowing up Britton Silberman & Cervantez (BSC) to bolster its IT practice. BSC, which specialises in advising fledgling internet companies, is being taken over to become the emerging companies division of Thelen Reid. BSC’s team of 10 lawyers will continue to operate from its offices in San Francisco. […]

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