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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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Bar Council directory heads for Internet

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Time for performance-related payback

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In brief: Sam Wilson

An article in the The Lawyer, 10 June reported Martin Mears’ call for the chair of the Solicitors Indemnity Fund (SIF) to resign over a £454.5m shortfall in the fund. The article incorrectly identified Sam Wilson as chair of the SIF. He is in fact chair of the Law Society’s standards and guidance committee and […]

In brief: Pinsents parades three new partners

Pinsent Curtis has added three new partners – Joanna Higgins (right), Karen Eckstein and Tim Richards – to its national litigation practice. Higgins arrives from Ashurst Morris Crisp as a commercial litigator and dispute resolution specialist. Eckstein has left Nottingham firm Browne Jacobson to work in Pinsent’s tax department as a professional indemnity litigator. Richards […]

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