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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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TUPE — government response to consultation

In early September, the government issued its response to consultation on TUPE. The once-threatened ‘service provision change’ rule has been given a reprieve and will not be abolished. This is welcome news as it avoids a return to the pre-2006 legal uncertainty as to whether or not a service provision change fell within TUPE. The TUPE regulations […]

Certifying a pension scheme for auto-enrolment

The Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) has updated its guidance on certifying money purchase and defined-benefit (DB) schemes for auto-enrolment. Employers preparing for staging should review the clarifications and changes in the new guidance to ensure that they can certify their scheme on the correct basis. Allen & Overy highlights the key changes in […]

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Ted Burke: The winding road from managing partner to GC

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer managing partner Ted Burke is planning to stand down in the first quarter of 2014 to take up a general counsel position of Boston private equity firm Arclight Capital Partners. Here we look back at his time at the top. 1998 Burke joins Freshfields from Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy 20 December […]

Eversheds says shareholder powers over top pay will ease investor discomfort

Philip Davies, a partner specialising in employment law at Eversheds, has said that the recent provisions requiring the annual directors’ remuneration report to include a future remuneration policy report will ease investor discomfort.  Davies added that, while discontent over top pay and bonuses has been growing for some time and investor disquiet has been evident, the reforms are […]

Barristers from No5 Chambers speak at Law Society’s Junior Lawyers 2013 event

Barristers Victoria Hutton and Hashi Mohamed from No5 Chambers recently gave presentations at the Law Society’s Junior Lawyers International Weekend 2013. The events took place on 26–28 September 2013 and gave delegates the opportunity to take part in a series of educational seminars and to network with fellow young lawyers from across Europe and the […]

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