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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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Insolvency practitioners face tough new ‘value for money’ rules

We reported earlier this year that there are set to be reforms to Insolvency Practitioner (IP) remuneration that will come into force on 1 October 2015 as part of The Insolvency (Amendment) Rules 2015 (the Rules). These changes will soon be implemented, but what do they mean in practice? Why the need for change?… Click […]

Israel: online ‘algorithm’ financial traders face regulatory showdown

The new regulatory regime in respect of own account financial trading recently came into effect in Israel. The Israeli Securities Authority has issued a warning to the public at large concerning algo trading; that is, concerning various businesses that offer the public, in most instances via the internet, the opportunity to trade in financial products where […]

CSSF Circular on UCITS depositaries – transition period modified to 18 March 2016

The CSSF has extended the transition deadline for CSSF Circular 14/587 applicable to Luxembourg credit institutions acting as depositaries for UCITS in its circular 15/608, published on 23 March 2015. According to this latest development, Luxembourg credit institutions acting as depositaries for UCITS must align their operational set- ups and network agreements with CSSF Circular […]

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Clifford Chance Hong Kong competition head moves to Baker & McKenzie

Baker & McKenzie has picked up Clifford Chance’s Hong Kong head of competition, consultant Stephen Crosswell, for its Hong Kong office.  Crosswell, who joins Baker & McKenzie as a partner, headed up the region’s antitrust and competition practice in Hong Kong and coordinated the Asia competition practice. He moved to the magic circle firm in […]

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