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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 […]

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Brent Law Centre lawyers get redundancy warnings

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