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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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Thomas Miller to slash advisers via e-tracking

Transport insurance service provider Thomas Miller claims to be the first UK-based company to implement a fully electronic legal spend management system in a bid to cull its roster of external firms by 80 per cent. The system has also been acquired by Barclays (as first reported on www.thelawyer. com, 19 February), which is planning […]

BLG relaunches Oxford with Henmans hires

Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG) has poached two partners from Oxford firm Henmans. They will join BLG’s Oxford office, which traditionally was used as a base for support staff. BLG senior partner Richard Dedman said: “It is a significant move for the firm. Physically we have had an office in Oxford for sometime, but it […]

Insurers threaten to sue over flood losses

UK insurers Norwich Union and Allianz are looking at whether they can sue water authorities for failing to prevent the floods this summer. UK insurers Norwich Union and Allianz are looking at whether they can sue water authorities for failing to prevent the floods this summer. The UK’s largest insurer Norwich Union has instructed Beachcroft […]

Cobbetts benefits as Abramovich invests in gold

Cobbetts has landed a key role on the latest acquisition by Russia’s richest man and Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich. The Manchester-headquartered firm advised AIM-listed gold miner Highland Gold on the sale of a 40 per cent stake in the business to Abramovich for $400m (£194.5m) last week. Abramovich has bought the stake through […]

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