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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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Brief encounter: bates wells & braithwaite

Bates Wells & Braithwaite is a firm with just 100 staff. It has a host of familiar names among its clients, and most of them are charities. Its profits, though respectable, are nowhere near the same as could be gleaned from commercial clients of the same pedigree. With up to half of its income coming […]

LSE loses second head of legal in four months

The head of legal at the London Stock Exchange (LSE) has quit his post after being in the job for less than four months. Steven Travers took on the role at the beginning of October 2000, but has now left the LSE for a career break. His appointment followed the shock departure of former head […]

Real Estate and Projects

Consortium including Newham Council funds urban renewal charity Passmore to spearhead £92.5m single regeneration budget programme for Forest Gate and Plaistow. Newham Council and subsequently Passmore Urban Renewal advised by Lewis Silkin (Lynne Murray). Housing associations advised by Devonshires (Andrew Cowan).

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R v Sec of State for Trade and Industry on the application of (1) One 2 One Personal Communications Ltd, (2) One 2 One Personal Communications and (3) BT3G Limited (January 2001) HC Judge: Silber J Richard Fowler QC of Monckton Chambers, Jonathan Crow of 4 Stone Buildings and Clive Lewis of 11 King’s Bench […]

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