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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 appoints two new partners to litigation and regulatory group

DLA Piper has appointed Tony Katz and Alexander ‘Sam’ Millar as partners in the litigation and regulatory group. They joined the firm on 5 March 2014 from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. Katz and Millar are financial regulatory lawyers with significant experience in contentious, non-contentious and complex investigations. They regularly advise and represent financial services clients […]

China Business Law Journal names Conyers ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’

Conyers Dill & Pearman has been recognised for its expertise in the Asian legal market, being named ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’ at the 2013 China Business Law Awards. Presented in the February issue of the China Business Law Journal, the awards celebrate the key players in China’s legal services industry. In addition to […]

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