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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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There is still a place for traditional professional values

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A financial clout

Solicitors’ ‘mainstream’ services will soon come under the remit of the FSA. Nevin Weakly looks at the advice that many can no longer give and the costs involved to become authorised On 1 December 2001, a date known as N2, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) will be confirmed as the regulator for all mainstream advice. […]

Hunton & Williams in Philippines scoop

US firm Hunton & Williams has won work in the Philip-pines advising the authorities on the privatisation of state-owned electricity company National Power Corporation (Napocor). The firm is acting on the sale of Napocor’s transmission networks and generating plants.Hong Kong managing partner Edward Koehler said: “We were fortunate to win the mandate through a competitive […]

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