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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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European moves: 8 January 2015

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices. Benelux Loyens & Loeff has promoted five lawyers to its partnership, bringing the total number of partners to 103. Tax adviser Gerard Blokland, corporate specialists Bastiaan Cornelisse and Michael Scott, tax lawyer and Belgian transfer pricing head Natalie Reypens and competition […]

DLA Piper appoints Villateau to Paris finance team

DLA Piper has strengthened its finance and projects team in Paris with the appointment of Eric Villateau as a partner. He has much experience in project financing, particularly within the PPP framework. Villateau has advised numerous banks, investment funds and companies in areas including infrastructure (airports, telecoms, universities), renewable energy, conventional energy and transportation. He was […]

Conyers Dill & Pearman’s Dubai office set to host 2015 Offshore Law Forum

On 3 February 2015, Conyers’ Dubai office will host its Offshore Law Forum. The event will feature a panel of senior lawyers from the firm’s global offices who will provide updates on trends in the Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands, Bermuda and Mauritius. Topics will include: Capital raising and investment products, including insurance linked securities […]

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