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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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LCD agency fails targets

The National Audit Office has issued a report criticising the way an agency run by the Lord Chancellor’s Department is handling a billion pounds of mentally incapacitated people’s money. The Public Trust Office (PTO) – an LCD agency since 1994 – supervises the investment of over £1.45bn of thousands of patients’ cash. In the report, […]

Baker & McKenzie Madrid Raids KPMG

De Otaola, who is also a Certified Public Accountant, has over 15 years of tax experience and specialises in acquisitions and company reorganisation. Cristina Bustillo, managing partner of Baker & McKenzie’s Madrid office says: “Isabel comes to us with strong credentials and extensive experience and will add significant value to the services we already offer […]

Dangerous precedents

THE LORD Chancellor, Lord Irvine was predictably charged with cronyism this week when he refused to sack Lord Hoffmann for failing to reveal his links with Amnesty International during General Pinochet’s extradition hearings. However, if Lord Irvine had sacked Hoffmann, who made the inexcusable mistake, it would have set a far more dangerous precedent. British […]

Irvine frustrated as Lords amend key legal policy

THE LORD Chancellor has reacted angrily to being defeated in the House of Lords over a Bar Council amendment to the Access to Justice Bill. The Lords has inserted a clause into the Bill saying that, in exercising its duty, the Legal Services Commission – which is due to replace the Legal Aid Board – […]

Immigration fee sparks outrage

THE Home Office is levying charges on the Law Society, Bar Council and Institute of Legal Executives for the privilege of not regulating their members’ immigration law practices. Law Society policy adviser Karen Mackay says a Home Office proposal that the Law Society and Bar Council “subsidise” the Home Office immigration law regulation scheme through […]

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