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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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Top Irish practice opens second overseas office in California

A Leading Irish firm Matheson Ormsby Prentice has announced the opening of a second overseas office in Palo Alto, in the heart of America’s Silicon Valley. The office is staffed by senior associate Deirdre Dunne, and will be supported from Dublin by tax partner Liam Quirke and head of financial services David McGeough. Between them […]

Unity through a working salary

As the Law Society Council prepares to vote on the minimum salary, Hannah Wiskin makes the case for its retention. Hannah Wiskin is chair of the TSG. Reviewing the future of the minimum salary is becoming an annual exercise for the Law Society. To date, the society has favoured its retention. In the light of […]

KPMG Dublin hires duo to build up legal muscle

The Dublin branch of ‘Big Six’ accountancy firm KPMG has recruited a solicitor and a barrister to head a new department which will make further inroads into the legal market. Solicitor Caoive Collins and barrister Michael O’Toole are to be in charge of the new Corporate Legal Advisory Services (CLAS) department, which replaces the Company […]

Foreign fields

Opportunities are improving for students as foreign law firms become increasingly prepared to take on UK trainees. Peter Weiss looks at the prospects for those seeking a challenge. With limited trainee places in UK firms, students may be considering expanding their horizons and working in a foreign firm. Several US practices, including White & Case, […]

The ugly face of sexism

The fact that the Law Society is considering having a designated women’s seat on the council in order to alleviate sex discrimination is good news for all women in the profession. However, the debate is already retreating into sexism with the age-old claim that successful women solicitors do not want it. Sexism is obviously not […]

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