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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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WIPO begins first hearings following seven-year hiatus

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has just hosted its first hearings to resolve disputes, even though it has been open for business since 1995 to handle the hundreds of thousands of intellectual property (IP) disputes that occur worldwide each year.Despite not conducting a single hearing in the six years up to April 2001 (it […]

Freshfields joins MoFo on Ceva's merger with Parthus

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has been brought in to advise alongside Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) on the UK aspects of the most significant merger the technology industry has seen in the past year.DSP Group subsidiary Ceva, which is an intellectual property (IP) licensing group, has announced a merger with Irish chip designer Parthus Technologies. The merger […]

Opinion

Recent law reports have included a surprising number of cases in which the judge has taken ‘airtime’ to criticise the expert witness. Judicial fulminations have concentrated much of the heat on questions of conflict of interest and independence.But the duties of expert witnesses are set out explicitly in guidelines issued both by the court and […]

Coming into line

The Competition Act is now law and practitioners must prepare themselves for its impact. Helen Kelly and Karen Gibbons explain how life will change under the tougher regulations The Competition Act 2002 was signed into law on 10 April, replacing existing Irish competition and mergers legislation. The changes that the new act will bring about […]

Irish financial services regulation

Following a governmental dec-ision two and a half years ago to house financial services regulation within one regulator, the shape of that regulator is seeing the light of day for the first time Responsibility for the regulation of financial services in Ireland currently rests with different regulators. The Irish Central Bank regulates the majority of […]

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