The Hot 100 2012: Hot stuff

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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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Germany’s Luther launches City office

German independent Luther is launching a representative office in London, joining a number of other German firms present in the UK The firm will take office space in the building used by non-exclusive US best friend Faegre Baker Daniels (formerly Faegre & Benson), after turning down a deal to use Berwin Leighton Paisner’s premises following […]

Kerman & Co merges with Max Bitel Greene

Full-service West End firm Kerman & Co has merged with sports and media boutique Max Bitel Greene (MBG). Operating under the Kerman & Co brand, the combined firm now has 18 partners. Two of Max Bitel Greene’s six partners, Nick Bitel and Louise Millington-Roberts, have made partnership. The legacy firm’s remaining four partners have become […]

BBC promotes in-houser to GC role

The BBC has named a new group general counsel to replace Nicholas Eldred, who left the organisation in 2011 to join auction house Christie’s. Sarah Jones has been appointed as the BBC’s new group general counsel. Jones joined the BBC in 1996 as head of litigation from Allen & Overy, where she was an associate. […]

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Inner Temple sets face summer chaos as Belgian Olympic Committee moves in

Concerns have been raised over the prospect of up to 50,000 visitors to the Inner Temple during the summer Olympics following a deal to allow the  Belgian Olympic Committee (BOIC) to reside there for the event. Management of chambers located in the Inner Temple were called to a meeting with the Honourable Society of the […]

Dominic McCahill

Moves: 16 January 2012

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has turned to US rival Weil Gotshal & Manges for a London restructuring hire, scooping partner Dominic McCahill. McCahill, who advises on insolvencies and restructurings, joins London practice head Chris Mallon in Skadden’s corporate restructuring team as the practice’s second City partner. Move of the week He also becomes […]

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