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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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