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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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Ravinder Chahal asks chambers whether expert witnesses are a help or a hindrance to promoting access to justice and finds out how they choose the right one for each case. The use of expert witnesses in legal proceedings, both here and in the US, is commonplace. In light of the mutually exclusive and confusing medical […]

Merrills turns to Freshfields

Investment bank Merrill Lynch chose Freshfields ahead of Linklaters to advise it on its £3.1bn takeover of Britain’s biggest fund manager, Mercury Asset Management (MAM). The bank’s decision to turn to Freshfields for such a major deal has surprised City lawyers, given Linklaters’ close association with Merrill Lynch. Linklaters advised on the bank’s acquisition of […]

Norway tightens up

The Norwegian Law Society has asked law firms associated with the Big Six account ancy firms to explain their relationship with their parents. The society is seeking to ensure that associated law firms are operating independently.

Narrowing down the issues

Marion Golding says that success lies in opposing expert witnesses identifying areas where they can and cannot agree. Marion Golding is a senior litigation solicitor at Lovell White Durrant. Lord Woolf’s proposals for expert witnesses, now endorsed by Sir Peter Middleton, have also been accepted by the Lord Chancellor, Lord Irvine. It is only a […]

Cross-border restitution claims stand alone, says House of Lords

Jonathan Tecks is a barrister with Littman Chambers and Tom Coates is a partner with Lewis Silkin. Jonathan Tecks and Tom Coates discuss a case that has, for a while at least, settled the question of where a restitutionary claim should be heard. A recent case has for the moment decided the issue of domestic […]

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