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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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Herbert Smith’s litigation department has been effectively passed over for partnership for the second successive year as the firm focuses its promotion strategy on corporate and finance. The firm has made up just one litigator, Simon Clarke, in its latest round of promotions. In comparison, there will be four new corporate partners and three new […]

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The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the City Disputes Panel signed a cooperative agreement recently in an effort to share resources. The first step was an evening do at the institute’s Bloomsbury Square headquarters, attended by a select group of lords, silks, arbitrators… and the odd hack. Many an interesting factoid from the world of […]

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Linklaters has pledged to remould its private equity practice in the wake of the resignation of partners Graham White and Raymond McKeeve. As first revealed on www.thelawyer.com on Friday, White and McKeeve have quit the magic circle firm for Chicago-headquartered Kirkland & Ellis following months of speculation about their future. The Lawyer understands that senior […]

White & Bowker dumps criminal team ahead of merger

Hampshire firm White & Bowker will abandon its criminal defence practice when it merges with Blake Lapthorn Linnell on 1 May. Niall Brook, managing partner atchairman of White & Bowker, told The Lawyer: “The decision is not strictly linked to the merger. It was a pre-merger consideration and part of a strategic discussion.” Brook said […]

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