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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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Case of the week

Eleven years after the death of 96 football fans in the Hillsborough disaster, a jury has failed to reach a decision on whether the senior police chief in charge of the crowd was responsible for the tragedy. David Duckenfield, the former South Yorkshire police chief superintendent was charged with manslaughter. Alun Jones QC, prosecuting, failed […]

Mixing the food groups

After Unilever’s takeover of US food giant Bestfoods, Tom O’Sullivan meets the in-house lawyers who negotiated one of history’s biggest UK/US deals in less than four days No sooner had Unilever announced that it was killing off 1,200 of its 1,600 brands than it went out and spent £13.3bn on a whole new set of […]

Studio Legale Sutti recruits counsellors

Studio Legale Sutti has recruited two leading academics as counsellors to its Milan office as part of a national and international expansion strategy. Dr Tito Ballarino, a professor at the University of Padua, is an expert in maritime, aviation and international law. Ballarino’s involvement will boost the firm’s new Genoa office, which is the product […]

Will the king be usurped?

11 King’s Bench Walk has held the top spot at the employment bar for some time, but now high level moves are making gaps in its framework, leaving space for others to push their way up. Mark Brandon reports John Hendy QC of Old Square Chambers: the set is tipped to knock 11 King’s Bench […]

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