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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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Labour suggests levy to support legal assistance

SOLICITORS could be asked to make compulsory payments to support pro-bono legal services if proposals to be put forward in a Labour Party consultation document later this year are approved. Speaking at the recent Law Centres Federation annual conference, Labour’s legal affairs spokesman, barrister Paul Boateng, said the party would be committed to a radical […]

Tough tasks to be faced in Melbourne

As that conundrum and wonder of the international legal world, the International Bar Association, prepares for its biennial get together – this time in Melbourne – the old questions about it bubble to the surface. After two years in Claude Thomson’s safe hands, the internal state of the organisation is undoubtedly in a lot better […]

US firm bows out in wake of increased costs

US FIRM Lord Day & Lord, Barrett Smith decided to dissolve this week in the face of mounting costs. The news will affect many Lloyd’s Names who comprise much of the firm’s client base. Some 55 Lord Day fee earners – including the entire corporate team and half its litigators – will join Morgan Lewis […]

MPE and Bovis face two separate suits

Lincoln-based Andrew & Co is acting for two plaintiffs, D McMillan and HC Carruthers, in their separate High Court actions against MPE Ltd and Bovis Construction, which arise from the same event. The defendants are represented by Birkett Westhorpe & Long.

Cunningham appeals fraud conviction

The recent report of the ‘beef’ tribunal of inquiry in the Irish Republic has left angry taxpayers with an Iru30 million bill in legal fees. One senior counsel earned over Irul million, the equivalent of the total estimated cost of Britain’s Scott Inquiry into the Arms-for-Iraq affair. Faced with widespread criticism over what is seen […]

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