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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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Orrick loses fourth lawyer to Morgan Lewis in a week

Morgan Lewis & Bockius has made a further swoop on Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe’s US private investment funds practice to take its fourth lawyer in a week. Gary Herrmann has joined his former colleagues Louis Singer, Jedd Wider and Georgette Schaefer, who also defected to Morgan Lewis from Orrick on 6 February. Herrmann, a senior […]

Firm profile: Archon

Life in a boutique firm does not suit everyone, but for Jill Andrew and her partners it is paying dividends. Senior partner: Jill AndrewTurnover: £1.5mTotal number of fee-earners: Nine, including four partnersMain practice area: EmploymentKey clients: Cress Nicholson, Diageo, The Economist Group, high-net-worth executivesNumber of offfices: OneLocation: London Life in a boutique firm does not […]

Keeble Hawson raids rivals to expand corporate line-up

Yorkshire firm Keeble Hawson is aggressively expanding its corporate capability, having hired two partners from local rivals Eversheds and Ford & Warren. Paul Johnson, who joins from Eversheds, will oversee Keebles’ corporate and business services group in Leeds. He will be supported by Rachel Neems, former head of corporate at Leeds-based firm Ford & Warren, […]

Taylored training

The skill set needed for a successful legal career has changed over the past few years and ‘one-size-fits-all’ training no longer fits the bill, says Jonathan Croucher There are two constant themes from senior solicitors, both of which revolve around the prospects for partnership in the larger law firms. The first is to question whether […]

The voicemail of reason

Tulkinghorn regularly rages about the rudeness of certain switchboard operators or secretaries. But is it possible that those who are overpolite are even more annoying? One of his minions had cause to ring a partner at Berwin Leighton Paisner the other day. After several rings, it became obvious the man was not around. He patiently […]

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