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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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Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC) has bolstered its insurance practice with the hire of Victoria Sheratt as partner. Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC) has bolstered its insurance practice with the hire of Victoria Sheratt as partner. Sheratt, who joins from Barlow Lyde & Gilbert, specialises in property insurance and has particular expertise in cases involving business interruption […]

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While it may not officially open until December the Rolls Building will see action in October when one of the biggest cases of the year comes to town – Berezovsky v Abramovich. The build-up to the 12-week trial  has not been without its own controversies. The elevation of Brick Court’s Jonathan Sumption QC to the […]

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2009-2010 witnessed a series of highly publicised strikes, on a scale unprecedented since the 1980s. In many cases, proposed industrial action became the subject of fiercely contested High Court litigation. However, this may prove to have been merely an appetiser for what lies ahead. The TUC has called for a collective day of strike action […]

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