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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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Bogan warns:”I'll carry on campaign to split functions”

Anthony Bogan has vowed to continue his campaign to split the Law Society’s functions after his defeat by 14,199 votes to 8,881 in the postal ballot last week. Bogan, who is chair of the Solicitors Association, told The Lawyer he was “delighted” with the 40 per cent of the vote he won in the ballot, […]

Garretts entices Pinsents trio away

Garrett & Co is celebrating a major coup, having poached Pinsent Curtis corporate head Sean Lippell, partner Andrew Gray and assistant Andrew Kay. But Pinsents is insisting that high-flyer Lippell, one of the top seven corporate lawyers in the North-East, should take a year’s gardening leave before joining Garretts as northern managing partner. Lippell, 46, […]

Shoosmiths wins Which? apology

Shoosmiths & Harrison has won a High Court apology from the consumer magazine Which? following a year-long libel battle over one of its surveys. The survey on the quality of legal advice, published in Oct ober last year, prompted both sides to launch libel actions against each other – Shoosmiths over the report, and Which? […]

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