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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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Magic circle firms top charts among leading corporates

Magic circle firms are pulling away from the rest of the pack when it comes to corporate finance work, according to a survey. Slaughter and May, Linklaters, Freshfields, Clifford Chance and Allen & Overy were ranked one to five in the Consensus’ Annual Broker Survey of more than 200 corporate finance clients. The companies surveyed […]

Bid to stub out early ad ban

The Law Lords are to have the final say on the Government’s bid to introduce a ban on tobacco advertising earlier than necessary. The Government is fighting to bring in early implementation of the European Tobacco Advertising directive in respect of tobacco advertising and sponsorship. But leave has been given by Lords Browne-Wilkinson, Hope and […]

Five UK firms win places on German giant's panel

German banking giant Commerzbank AG has appointed its first panel of law firms to handle its growing number of UK legal issues. Linklaters, Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance, Cameron McKenna and Theodore Goddard have won places on the panel after a beauty parade at the beginning of this year. Richard Caird, Commerzbank’s head of legal […]

Dibbs develops one-stop shop to advise e-commerce clients

Dibb Lupton Alsop is launching a one-stop shop for e-commerce clients to help them develop their businesses online. The service – dubbed dla.net – is being backed by lawyers from across the firm, including teams from IT and telecommunications, corporate tax and venture capital. In addition to helping entrepreneurs advance their dot com ideas, it […]

Divisions avoid clash of interests

Amalgamating the Chancery and Queen’s Bench Divisions would render the administration of chancery business unworkable, argues Hohn Mowbray. In Last week’s The Lawyer, Michael Briggs QC argued that the Chancery and Queen’s Bench Divisions should be amalgamated, but there is absolutely no need for this. The substitution of an equity or chancery “list” or “lists” […]

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