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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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The Ivory Coast association of legal consultants has joined the Ivory Coast bar association in voicing its opposition to Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe’s plans to launch an affiliated office in the country. In a press release printed in Ivory Coast newspaper Fraternité-Matin last week, the president of the Chambre Nationale des Conseils Juridiques, Ahmed Outtara, confirmed that […]

Andrew Baker and Jas Mann from No5 Chambers defend in acid attack trial

A court has heard how Vikki Horsman, a 19-year-old nursing home worker, suffered from eight per cent burns to her body after being doused with acid in a revenge attack by her former lover, Mohammed Rafiq, 80, earlier this year. Andrew Baker and Jas Mann from No5 Chambers are defending. Rafiq, who has been described […]

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