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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 […]

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Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy (Kevin Muzilla) is advising ING Barings as lead manager and Morgan Stanley and Barclays Capital as co-managers on a $200m (£142.2m) high-yield bond issue by Dutch energy service Bluewater. Bluewater advised by Linklaters (Cecil Quillen) and De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek on Dutch law. Sidley Austin Brown & Wood (Elizabeth Uwaifo, […]

Accusations of barrister bias thrown out by EAT

Nicholas Underhill QC vindicated by tribunal after dual role of barrister and judge brought into question The Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) has rejected serious claims of bias against five well-known employment silks, including Nicholas Underhill QC of Fountain Court. The names of the other four silks went undisclosed.The case included and intervention by a representative […]

Mirror work promotes Kerman into big league

Strategic hiring and Swepstone Walsh closure wins Kerman & Co top media client Small West End practice Kerman & Co has won the Mirror Group and Indep-endent Newspapers as clients from the fallout of the now defunct media firm Swepstone Walsh.Kerman is a five-partner private client and corporate firm. It has attracted the high-profile work […]

Multinational mergers

Use the word ‘merger’ in Scotland and you will receive a funny look, particularly if you are speaking to a lawyer This is not because Scottish firms are now so crazed by devolution that they do not want to let outsiders tamper with their legal system, but is thanks to a piece of legislation that […]

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