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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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Cleary’s bonus boast sounds hollow as it plays catch-up to Shearman, which comes top with 25 per cent hikes “All New York firms pay essentially the same – it’s just a matter of who goes first,” says Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton’s managing partner in London Glen Scarcliffe on the subject of associate bonuses. That […]

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Richards Butler and Kennedys have begun preliminary scuffles in the negligence case arising from the collapse of claims management company The Accident Group (TAG). Richard Spafford of Richards Butler is representing insurer Winterthur as it attempts to recoup £70m in damages from 700 law firms that worked with TAG before its collapse in 2003. The […]

Administrators shop for work in retail after tough

Several retail insolvencies hit the headlines over the Christmas and New Year period, with many finding trading conditions just too tough and bringing in the administrators. On the high street, clothing retailer Kookai was the latest casualty, with holding company Adjustbetter bringing in administrator Deloitte, which is being advised by Ashurst head of insolvency Nick […]

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