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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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Hitching, Malcolm – Hot 100

Herbert Smith senior associate Malcolm Hitching moved over from Norton Rose in November 2003 and has since become a key part of the firm’s drive to build its finance division. With just six years’ post-qualification experience behind him, Hitching has been instrumental in helping Herbert Smith strengthen its relationships with Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) […]

Collins, John – Hot 100

We will definitely be seeing more of John Collins, ABN Amro’s new global legal head, in 2005. Collins was promoted to global head of legal last October following the departure of Laurie Adams. The affable investment banking star is now responsible for managing ABN’s 150-strong legal department and for managing the bank’s relationship with external […]

SJ Berwin boosts Paris with Simmons partner

SJ Berwin has poached Simmons & Simmons finance partner Colin Millar to develop its Paris practice. Millar, an acquisition finance lawyer, has a French leveraged buyout practice servicing clients such as ABN Amro. The former Simmons man joined SJ Berwin last Monday (3 January).

CC hires finance director after a year’s search

Clifford Chance has appointed a new finance director after searching for a year. Stephen Purse succeeds Christopher Merry, who quit in November 2003 for headhunting company Whitehead Mann. For the last year Clifford Chance has had an interim finance director, William Barnes. Purse has been finance director at Management Consulting since November 2001. Merry was […]

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