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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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THE infamous wallpaper debacle rolls on. Last year, the Lord Chancellor, Lord Irvine came under fire for his “Cardinal Wolsey lifestyle”, when he lashed out u300 per roll on wallpaper. Now it is the turn of Lord Strathclyde, Tory chief whip in the House of Lords, whose walls are also stylishly adorned by Pugin patterns […]

Ex-family law chief joins Addleshaw Booth & Co

The former president of the Solicitors Family Law Association (SFLA) is joining the current chairman at Addleshaw Booth & Co in a significant “merger” of family law expertise. Nigel Shepherd, past SFLA chairman and national head of Berrymans Lace Mawer’s family law department, is leaving the firm’s Manchester office after five and a half years […]

Pro bono group lands cash boost

The Solicitors Pro Bono Group has landed a £90,000 grant from the Law Society’s Charitable Fund. The grant – one of around £200,000-worth of cash awards handed out to good causes every year – will be spread across two years. A Law Society spokes-man says: “The group is doing very good work which needs to […]

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