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India: The age of telephony has arrived

On 19 June 2018, the Department of Telecommunications, Government of India (DoT) finally provided its nod to several key recommendations (Recommendations) made by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on the Regulatory Framework for Internet Telephony in October 2017. DoT has released a clarification (Clarification) and certain amendments to existing licenses (Amendment), both of […]

Claims management companies: The new regulatory regime

Walker Morris Banking Litigation partners Louise Power and Rob Aberdein explain the new regulatory regime and the Financial Conduct Authority’s proposals for changes to the regulation of claims management companies across England, Wales and Scotland…

Adjudication Matters – July 2018

The Courts have re-affirmed that, despite a contract containing an express right of set-off, it is only in exceptional circumstances that a party will be entitled to set-off another claim against an Adjudicator’s award. This case serves as a helpful reminder that a right to set-off is unlikely to apply to an Adjudicator’s decision. The […]

Two EU regulations on UCITS/AIFMD asset segregation requirements for depositaries upon delegation

On 12 July 2018, the European Commission adopted two delegated regulations supplementing the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) and the Undertaking for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities Directive (UCITS) on the safekeeping of assets by depositaries and their delegates. Their main purpose is to eliminate discrepancies among different national regulations. The following aspects will […]

Sleeping time is not working time says Court of Appeal

By Siobhan Fitzgerald The social care sector is breathing a sigh of relief after the Court of Appeal in Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake reversed previous cases and decided that only time spent awake and working should be counted as working time for the purposes of calculating the national minimum wage.

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Belgian boost

Ashurst Morris Crisp has recruited Belgian corporate and commercial specialist Carl Meyntjens from Linklaters as a partner for its Brussels office. Ashursts partner Julian Ellison, head of the firm’s Brussels office, said: “Carl will be invaluable in supporting our efforts to fulfil demand for Belgian and cross-border corporate and commercial advice. With his help, we […]

Lords to hear Kueaiti appeal

The way has been paved for the House of Lords to probe the insurance position of Kuwaiti-owned aircraft and equipment damaged during the Iraqi invasion of the country. The Kuwait government and the national airline, the Kuwait Airways Corporation, launched action against Kuwait Insurance after 15 aircraft, spares and equipment were damaged during the invasion. […]

Names claim victory on premiums

The cases of about 450 non-paying Lloyd’s names were adjourned last week with both sides claiming victory in the five-year battle over whether the Names had to pay their premiums. Dibb Lupton Alsop partner Susan Dingwall, acting for the Society of Lloyd’s, said Mr Justice Tuckey had last week ordered nearly all the Names to […]

Head-hunters take their pick

Recruitment firms are reporting a demand for insolvency experts, says Mike Yuille. Demand for insolvency lawyers is picking up, seemingly in preparation for what many expect will be an increase in company collapses next year due to growing global economic difficulties. This renewed demand is taking two forms: demand for experienced big hitters, who can […]

The OSS:caught between a rock and a hard place

Even in a society obsessed with complaints and in a culture antagonistic towards solicitors the figures make stark reading. In the 12 months from September 1996 to September 1997 there were 22,305 complaints to the Office for the Supervision of Solicitors (OSS) against the 68,037 solicitors in England and Wales. Last July the Law Society […]

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