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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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Matheu Swallow talks to the self-effacing Nigel Pleming QC about his new role as 39 Essex Street’s head of chambers. “Not bad for a couple of months work,” says Nigel Pleming QC on a run of form that has seen him involved in Pinochet, the battle over legal aid franchising and, most recently, successfully acting […]

Two partners quit Simmons property dept

Simmons & Simmons property partners John Stephens and John Mitchell have left the firm. Mitchell has gone to Gouldens as a full-time consultant after 15 years as a partner at Simmons and Stephens is understood to be talking to a number of firms. Mitchell says: “I think the emphasis in Simmons has changed and over […]

Bribery battle in Belgium carves law

A signpost ruling has closed defence loophole for those offering bribes to curry favour in business, writes Roger Pearson. A battle over bribery at the Port of Antwerp has set out new guidelines on how courts should treat employees who accept or tender illicit commissions. The Commercial Court judgment of Mr Justice David Steel is […]

Moorhead and Dibbs score on e-lottery

Moorhead James and Dibb Lupton Alsop helped kick off what is claimed to be the world’s first internet football lottery – Premiership Lotter-e. Sports and leisure firm Moorhead James advised the Football Society of Great Britain and Alladdin Lotteries on setting up the game, which has its first draw on Thursday (16 March). Moorhead James […]

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