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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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Latham man joins Linklaters’ investment group

Linklaters has hired Latham & Watkins New York partner Scott Bowie to further grow its investment management practice in the US. Bowie, formerly head of the New York private investment fund practice at Latham, is the tenth lateral hire to join Linklaters’ US business since July 2003. Linklaters global investment management head Tim Shipton said […]

Pillsbury, Shaw Pittman seal merger agreement

Last night Pillsbury Winthrop and Shaw Pittman finally confirmed their intention to merge. The two firms have signed a letter of intent to merge. When the deal is completed the combined firm will have around 900 lawyers, spread over 16 offices with a combined turnover of more than $600m. The merger is subject to approval […]

Weil bags Apax as Soundy closes on rival Freshfields

Apax has extended its panel to include a third law firm, Weil Gotshal & Manges. Apax has extended its panel to include a third law firm, Weil Gotshal & Manges. Ashurst remains Apax’s primary adviser and will continue to get the bulk of its work, but Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, its secondary adviser, will have to […]

CC hit for six by Kaye Scholer NY raid

Clifford Chance’s embattled New York office has haemorrhaged six partners, with its entire insolvency and restructuring group quitting en masse for Kaye Scholer. High profile head of insolvency and restructuring Margot Schonholtz is leading the team, taking with her CC’s entire New York restructuring team, consisting of partners Mark Liscio, Jill Kurtzman, Madlyn Primoff and […]

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