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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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Justice urges appeal reforms

CAMPAIGNING group Justice is demanding radical reforms to the workings of the criminal Court of Appeal. Changes to the leave stage, the role of the single judge and clarification of the grounds of appeal are among many proposals outlined in its report, ‘Remedying miscarriages of Justice’. Justice also sets out its blueprint for the new […]

Young lawyers set up Brussels group

EUROPEAN Commission vice-president Sir Leon Brittan QC will be the first speaker to address the newly formed Brussels Young Solicitors’ Group (YSG). Formed at an inaugural meeting last week, the group has already signed 50 members and more are expected to join. The group is being co-ordinated by an organising committee, including Taylor Joynson Garrett’s […]

At least one top City firm is known to be "seriously looking" at a new system from Wang following the troubled company's efforts to relaunch itself in the UK's legal market

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Charity law group plans legislation

THE CHARITY Law Association (CLA) is to present draft legislation on the constitution of charities to the Home Office next year. The association is sponsoring research at Liverpool University with the aim of finding a simple system to replace the present web of regulations. CLA chair Anne Marie Piper says directors of charities with ordinary […]

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