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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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News reaches Tulkinghorn – anecdotally of course – that although Cadwalader lawyers are said to be massively aggressive over the negotiating table (who on earth could they be trying to emulate? wonders Tulkinghorn) they are actually lovely chaps in the pub. The answer, surely, is do the deals in the Dog & Duck. Just a […]

Childs set to take the reins at CC

Clifford Chance chief operating officer David Childs is set to be crowned managing partner of the world’s biggest law firm after five other nominated candidates declined to stand against him last week. Paris managing partner Yves Wehrli, the only other serious contender for the post, emailed partners on 2 February indicating his decision not to […]

Firm profile: Harris Hagan

City-based firm Harris Hagan is the first UK law firm dedicated specifically to providing legal advice in all areas of the gaming industry in the UK and overseas. “Hence our ability to attract work from other City firms that have clients who need help without any fear on their part of us trying to steal […]

Steptoe rehires Bush trade expert

Former Steptoe & Johnson international trade partner Peter Lichtenbaum has returned to the firm after a stint in President Bush’s administration.Lichtenbaum left Steptoe in August 2003 to become assistant secretary of commerce for export administration. His role covered US dual-use export control policy and a variety of governement-related trade and security initiatives. Lichtenbaum was previously […]

Deals roundup

Lovells turns out share offering hat trick Lovells turns out share offering hat trickLovells’ equity capital markets team has had a bumper December and January after advising JPMorgan Cazenove and Merrill Lynch on three separate share offerings. The firm advised JPMorgan on the £92m placing and rights issue by Aero Inventory, a supplier of aeroplane […]

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