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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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Masons constructs office north of the border

MASONS has become only the third English firm after Cameron Mckenna and Thompsons to set up in Scotland by poaching two of Scotland’s leading construction lawyers. The firm has hired McGrigor Donald partner Vincent Connor – who was number two in McGrigors’ top-rated construction department – and senior solicitor Ian Laing, to open an associated […]

Eversheds profits from Freres' demise

Eversheds London has acquired more than half of Frere Cholmeley Bischoff, together with its Paris and shared Moscow offices, in a merger agreement signed last week. The national firm is taking on 25 partners and about 46 assistants, mainly in financial services, including leading lights Pamela Thompson, Richard Millar, and pensions partner Susan Andrews. But […]

Solex preview, Technology zone

Elizabeth Davidson previews next month’s Solicitors and Legal Office Exhibition and reports on a number of exciting new initiatives taking place at the event REGARDED as the focal point of the year by many in the legal IT industry, the Solicitors and Legal Office Exhibition (SOLEX) promises to be bigger than ever this time round. […]

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Olswang acted for MEPC on the £103m sale of a portfolio of 34 properties to Prestbury Group, advised by Clifford Chance.

Financing

Herbert Smith acted for National Provident Institution and its special purpose vehicle Mutual Securitisation on the issue of £140m worth of bonds, the proceeds of which were lent to NPI. Freshfields advised lead manager SBC Warburg Dillon Read.

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