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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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In brief: Tarmac

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Paul Morton is a partner in commercial litigation and corporate recovery at Halliwell Landau. The first contested prosecution under The Pensions Act 1995 has ended in acquittal. Last week in Hoban v Opra 1999, a former managing director of a pottery company was acquitted in Stafford Crown Court on nine charges. The act makes it […]

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