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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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SAS Daniels COO joins equity ranks

SAS Daniels has become the latest firm to promote a non-lawyer into its equity partner ranks. Chief operating officer (COO) Andrew Perry has taken over responsibility for the central management of all the firm’s offices across Cheshire. Perry joined the firm as business manager in 2003. “Equity ­status adds an even greater level of involvement […]

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China crisis?

The Chinese government has taken a tougher stance on direct foreign investment, but this hasn’t stopped BVI or Cayman vehicles being the most efficacious medium for doing so. By Greg Knowles  For many years now foreign direct investment into China has routinely been structured through holding companies incorporated in jurisdictions outside China, particularly in […]

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Have you had an injury?

Personal injury (PI) lawyers were left reeling at the beginning of the year when Lord Justice Jackson published his proposals on how the litigation model should be reformed to help stem costs (see story). The only saving grace, they thought, was that it would be at the bottom of the priority list for the coalition […]

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Focus: Magic Circle work-life balance – Work, rest and fair play

With long hours the norm for most lawyers, achieving a work-life balance can be an uphill task. Should magic circle firms be doing more to help their associates? One of the idiosyncratic habits common to many senior management figures in the legal world is a tendency to talk about their ­respective firms as if they are […]

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