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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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OU set to be largest single provider of law courses

THE OPEN University is on course to become the largest single provider of law degree courses, according to the head of its new degree course. Gary Slapper, formerly director of Staffordshire University’s law degree course, offic ially took up his post this week, but has been working with the College of Law’s director of academic […]

Berman shuts US practice to join Dibbs in New York

Dibb Lupton Alsop has recruited UK lawyer Keith Berman of Bermans in New York, formerly the US office of Bermans in Liverpool, as a consultant for its New York office. Berman’s consultancy position will see him working as a general commercial litigator for Dibbs. According to Dibbs partner Andrew Chappell, he will bring his own […]

The overseas advantage

Ravinder Chahal reports on the experience of the few South African firms that have opted to build an international presence Although much attention has recently been focused on domestic activity, several South African firms have chosen to cast their nets further afield. There have been three South African firms operating in London since the late […]

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