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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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A raft of new legislation dealing with data protection, the regulation of employers’ investigatory powers and human rights has had an effect on employer and employee rights. There are three areas where employers must take on board changes to privacy-related rights.“Pre-employment selection`Employers can face discrimination claims on the basis of sex, race and disability when […]

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A new niche practice has been formed in Singapore with the marriage of two of Asia’s biggest names in IP. `Patent and trademark lawyers Spruson & Ferguson Pte, the Singapore arm of Australian firm Spruson & Ferguson, has merged with local IP specialist Ella Cheong & G Mirandah.`The firm will be known as Ella Cheong […]

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Leicester law firm Freethcartwright is dealing with 60 claims made against the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. The trust is being sued after an internal audit of its cervical screening service unearthed evidence of ‘false negative’ results.`The claims come in part from families of women who died of cervical cancer after being wrongly given […]

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