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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&O targets sexual harassment at work

The head of employment at Allen & Overy is joining forces with a group of barristers to start a mediation business handling sexual harassment cases. Mark Mansell is working with five employment law barristers – all trained mediators – to set up the new company, which is called Workplace Mediation Services. Allen & Overy will […]

Jilted brides finally find their match

The legal world awoke last Tuesday to news of the merger of Wilde Sapte and Denton Hall. It was surprised, but perhaps not shocked. As Laurence Harris, assistant chief executive of DJ Freeman, says: “This particular merger has been kept well secret, but the idea of a merger of these firms seems somehow predictable.” Wilde […]

Perrin's View

Earlier last week a merger took place between two high-profile heavyweights. The fact that it was on TV and featured two 40-tonne reptiles must, of course, rule out the Denton Wilde Sapte nuptials, but it was memorable all the same. In fact, the BBC’s Walking with Dinosaurs is proving fascinating viewing. So far we’ve had […]

Quote of the week

“My constituency have been delighted to see their own MP promoted. But there is also a sort of non-plussed attitude when I tell them what the job is. They all say ‘That’s interesting’ and move on. I have been explaining that I will have responsibility for access to the courts and so on, which is […]

A&O woos Simmons partner

Simmons & Simmons is losing leading telecoms partner Chris Watson to Allen & Overy. Watson has a close relationship with some of the biggest names in the industry, say sources. Clients include Telewest Communications, One2One, Deutsche Telekom/France Telecom, and Global Telesystems Inc. Simmons refuses to accept Watson is head of telecoms, despite the firm’s entry […]

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