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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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Dibbs loses IP head

Neil Maybury, Dibbs’ IP chief in Birmingham for the past five years, joins Putsmans as a senior consultant. His task at his new firm will be to develop the IP section and work with senior management on strategic development issues. Putsmans’ head of business law development, Terry Lipscombe says: “Neil Maybury is one of the […]

Property blow for Eversheds Leeds

Eversheds in Leeds has lost its head of property litigation to Irwin Mitchell – along with work from some of its key property clients. Penny Belcher is one of the top property litigation lawyers in the North-East, and has worked for clients including supermarket giant Asda and printing and packaging group Rexam. The Lawyer understands […]

Nauta faces worldwide closure

The Netherlands’ largest law firm Nauta Dutilh has shut its Indonesian office, and more international closures could be on the way. The firm is considering closing its international operations – which include offices in Singapore, Madrid and Prague. Rotterdam managing partner Job van der Have says that the New York and London offices will not […]

Knowing me, knowing you

Law firms have arrived late into the world of advertising. Since legal practices were given the go-ahead to advertise their services in 1994, few have taken the plunge. But a polarising market is forcing lawyers to consider how they are perceived by their clients and potential recruits, and whether they can create corporate brands. Advertising […]

McGrigor Donald opens in Belfast

McGrigor Donald has opened a Belfast office – making it the first law firm to have branches in all three UK jurisdictions. Corporate partner Richard Masters and property partner David Bankier have moved from the Glasgow head office to run the Belfast practice. They take projects assistant Gregor Hamilton with them and have poached corporate […]

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