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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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CBRE promotes internally for new EMEA GC

Investment management company CBRE Global Investors has promoted its deputy EMEA general counsel Anja Ijlstra to the position of general counsel for the EMEA region. Ijlstra replaces Fabrice Rochu, who passed away in November 2013. She will sit on the European management board for the company, which is one of the largest global investment management […]

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KPMG applies to extend Cobbetts administration period by six months

KPMG has applied to extend the administration period for collapsed Manchester firm Cobbetts by six months, a report by KPMG reveals. The administration was scheduled to automatically end on 5 February 2014 unless the joint administrators could not complete their objectives.  The filing, published today (22 January 2014), reveals that the joint administrators’ have requested for […]

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Betfair legal director quits months after resignation of company secretary

Betfair legal director Justin Hubble has left the gambling company just months after company secretary Martin Cruddace resigned. Hubble joined Betfair as head of legal in October 2003 and, a decade later, was promoted to legal director, understood to be the group’s most senior legal role. It is not clear if his promotion was linked […]

How imminent changes to TUPE could reduce the cost of your supply chain

As most retailers will testify, managing the risks and costs associated with TUPE can be a real problem when making changes to supply chains. As the law currently stands, a change of supplier or service provider will usually trigger the application of TUPE. The main effect of this being that the relevant employees (generally speaking, […]

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