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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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And then there were three: CC sees another West Coaster depart

Clifford Chance’s ever depleting US operation has been hit with a departure from its West Coast office as James Lico jumps ship to Kirkland & Ellis. Lico’s exit leaves just three partners within Clifford Chance’s West Coast operation, including Tower Snow, the former chairman of Brobeck Phleger & Harrison, who led a team of partner […]

Bar Council makes three key appointments

The Bar Council has elected One Crown Office Row silk Guy Mansfield as its new chairman. Mansfield is joined by 6 Pump Court’s Stephen Hockman QC as vice-chair and David Southern of 3 Temple Gardens Tax Chambers as treasurer. The three take up the roles on 1 January 2005. Mansfield replaces Stephen Irwin QC as […]

For the record…

In ‘NHSLA launches new panel review’ (page 4, 11 October), it was incorrectly stated that George Davies & Co was a panel firm of the NHS Litigation Authority. George Davies Solicitors had been a panel firm until 2003, when it made a strategic decision to stop its clinical negligence work. We are happy to set […]

Kramer Levin lures France Telecom counsel

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel has hired the highly regarded former general counsel of France Telecom for its Paris office. Jean-Pierre Mattout joined the US firm as a partner on 13 October. Mattout quit as France Telecom’s general counsel this May after two years in the post. Prior to that he served as general counsel […]

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