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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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France’s WSA and LSK merge to form Marvell Associés

French boutiques WSA and LSK have merged to create a new, nine-partner full-service firm known as Marvell Associés. The merger accelerates the growth of the two legacy firms. LSK was founded in 1988 by Jean-Louis Lasseri, now managing partner of Marvell, while WSA was formed in 2010 when Wilinski Scotto & Associés split in two. […]

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China’s second-largest firm poised to launch in London

Yingke also puts Hong Kong, US, Japan, Australia, Singapore, Middle East on its shopping list China’s second-largest firm by lawyer headcount has unveiled ambitious plans for a London launch following a year of rapid expansion that has seen it open bases in Budapest and Verona. Beijing-headquartered Yingke is following in the footsteps of Zhonglun W&D, which is […]

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You can’t take your eye off the Asian market for one day without another UK firm trying to muscle its way in. The most recent firm to bulk up Down Under is Ashurst, which has just confirmed a tie-up with Australian independent Blake Dawson (see story). Blakes has six offices across Australia as well offices […]

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