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Policies for streamlining operations of PSCs

On 18 July 2018, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved policy framework for streamlining operations of production sharing contracts (PSCs) for increased domestic production of hydrocarbon resources (Policy). By way of background, the Government of India had awarded 28 exploration blocks (13 offshore and 15 onshore) to private companies between 1980. This was prior […]

Amendments to IBBI Regulations, 2016 – CIRP Regulations

By Ashwin Bishnoi, Shruti Singh, Charu Chitwan The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) notified the IBBI (Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons) (Third Amendment) Regulations, 2018 (Amendment Regulations) on 4 July 2018 to amend the IBBI (Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons) Regulations, 2016 (CIRP Regulations) for the third time this year. Primarily, the […]

Why Offshore for Fintech?

Fintech is changing the way banking and financial services businesses are operating at an incredible pace. There are many challenges and opportunities that face financial institutions, business, investors and start-ups. As with much new technology, the speed of change frequently outstrips the legal and regulatory landscape and fresh approaches are often required to adapt. With […]

Cayman Islands investment funds – Changes to the AML Regime

A number of significant changes to the anti-money laundering regime applicable to Cayman Islands investment funds were introduced towards the end of 2017. The key changes are: • Unregulated investment funds will be subject to the Anti- Money Laundering Regulations, 2017 (as amended, the “AML Regulations”) from 31 May 2018 • The Cayman Islands Monetary […]

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Judge dismisses ACS:Law file-sharing cases

A judge has halted an attempt by copyright firm ACS:Law to secure default judgment against eight individuals accused of illegally file sharing pornographic films. Sitting in the Patents County Court Judge Birss QC ruled that the way the claims were brought meant he was unable to give a default judgment in all eight cases. ACS […]

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Cleary anoints DC litigator as new managing partner

US firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton has elected Mark Leddy as its new managing partner following an uncontested election. Leddy will take over from incumbent Mark Walker, who was appointed to the role in 2005 (9 May 2005), on 1 January 2011. Anti-trust partner Leddy is currently based in Washington DC but will split […]

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Howrey’s partner exodus has continued with the departure of antitrust specialist Mike Cowie to the Washington office of US rivals Dechert. Cowie’s defection is the latest in a series of departures that have hit the firm in recent months, and comes after it emerged that the co-chair of the firm’s litigation practice Gary Bendinger was […]

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Linklaters is UK’s most diverse firm, says exclusive research

Linklaters’ progressive workplace policies have led it to be crowned this year’s most diverse firm. The accolade is the result of annual research carried out by the Black Solicitors Network (BSN) for its fifth Diversity League Table (DLT), published exclusively by The Lawyer. Linklaters managing partner Simon Davies said building a diverse, inclusive culture was […]

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