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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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DLA Piper wins appeal case about household waste collection

DLA Piper has won, together with the Municipality of Leeuwarden represented by law firm Nysingh, a protracted and complex dispute in two instances about the procurement of household waste collection. The District Court and the Court of Appeal both found that Fryslân Miljeu Noord-West, as a branch of 10 municipalities in Friesland, is an institution […]

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Bank wages war

Could the small matter of pay be behind the delay in filling the GC role at TSB? Knock knock. Who’s there? Not a general counsel at TSB, that’s for sure. The bank split from parent group Lloyds last Monday in what was one of Britain’s biggest banking shake-ups, but behind the curtain the general counsel […]

The Lehman legacy

Five years ago Lehman Brothers collapsed, causing a spiral of panic that created a worldwide slump. For the financial and legal world it’s been a long climb back – but have any lessons been learnt?  Lehman Brothers: the billion-pound insolvency Linklaters puts 20 partners on Lehman job After Lehman: the winners, the losers, the opportunities […]

BTI Consulting Group recognises DLA Piper as ‘stand-out’ litigation firm

DLA Piper has been recognised by the BTI Consulting Group in its newly published 2014 Litigation Outlook: Changes, Trends and Opportunities for Law Firms. DLA Piper was recognised as a ‘stand-out’ in the areas of class actions and torts, intellectual property litigation, securities and finance litigation and complex commercial litigation. It was also included in BTI’s list […]

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Yelp.com sues San Diego firm for writing own reviews

San Diego firm the McMillan Group is being sued by online directory company Yelp.com for allegedly fabricating positive reviews to boost its reputation. Yelp is suing the firm for alleged breach of contract, intentional interference with contractual relations and two counts relating to California’s false advertising statutes after claiming the firm’s employees were responsible for […]

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