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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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After a stomach-churning ride in Charles Flint QC’s flying machine, Matheu Swallow finds out what makes this multitalented silk tick – and it certainly isn’t gardening “Let me start by running through the safety procedures quickly,” Charles Flint QC says. (Pause.) “There aren’t any.” Great. Here I am, no parachute, no air traffic control, well… […]

Finers fills European hole in Meritas global network

Global law firm network Meritas (previously known as CLA), has selected a new UK member after 14 months of talks with four UK firms West End property and media firm Finers Stephens Innocent will replace old UK member Hammond Suddards Edge, which pulled out in 2001 to pursue its own international strategy.Finers plugs a gap […]

CC Pünder rejects international focus with election of Schneider

In a snub to Clifford Chance’s current international management, Clifford Chance Pünder has re-elected Hans-Josef Schneider to the role of German managing partner Even more shocking is the result that sees Schneider beat European managing partner Peter Nägele by a massive majority. It is understood that Schneider took 70 per cent of the vote.Although both […]

They know where you live

Tulkinghorn has learned that the paranoia that pervades the legal world may not be totally unjustified. One US firm in London is presided over by a managing partner who formerly worked for the FBI. Not only was he responsible for providing the director with reports on counter-terrorism and espionage, this man had to read all […]

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