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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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Gareth Chadwick reports on how the two Birmingham powerhouses could give London sets a run for their money How big can a chambers get before it bursts? This is the question many lawyers in Birmingham are asking themselves in the face of this summer’s merger news at St Philips Chambers and the opening of a […]

Bird & Bird Brussels media team quits for French rival

Bird & Bird is losing the two founding partners of its Brussels office and its entire Brussels media team Agnes Maqua and Jean Paul Hordies are defecting with six assistants to set up a Brussels office for French corporate and media firm Sokolow Dunaud Mercadier & Carreras (SDMC).The pair, both equity partners, are taking all […]

Andersen Legal loses out to B&M

The bulk of Andersen Legal’s Mexico City practice has opted out of its accountancy parents’ Mexican merger with Deloitte & Touche to join Baker & McKenzie Francisco Javier Ogarrio-Vertiz, a corporate specialist and the office’s only partner, has joined Baker & McKenzie with two associates and five paralegals. Only two lawyers and two paralegals have […]

KPMG capture adds to McDermott's Valley hike

McDermott Will & Emery has expanded its new Silicon Valley tax practice. Michael Gosk joins the partnership from KPMG, where he was an international corporate tax partner. The hire follows the arrival of an international tax team from Fenwick & West, which joined McDermott to launch its Silicon Valley tax practice in March 2002.

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