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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 […]

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The rumours have been running around the Johannesburg legal market for some time, and today Allen & Overy (A&O) confirmed them – the firm is launching in South Africa with a raid on Bowman Gilfillan’s banking team. As first reported by The Lawyer back in September, A&O is relocating its former banking head Michael Duncan […]

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A&O exploits opportunity to break into South Africa

Allen & Overy has become the latest firm to move into South Africa, hiring a finance team from Bowman Gilfillan – but just how significant is the move? Allen & Overy (A&O) has a tendency to be a little coy when rumours start circulating that it is opening a new office, with a standard line […]

LSE move underlines strength and growth of African continent, says Eversheds

Boris Martor, partner and Africa expert at Eversheds, has commented on the news that the London Stock Exchange (LSE) is attempting to increase the number of listings of African companies in the UK. Martor said: ‘This attempt shows the strength and the growth of the African continent on the international scene and also the desire to investigate African […]

ECB must consider rewards for whistleblowers, says Eversheds

Eversheds partner Andrew Henderson has commented on the news that the European Central Bank (ECB) is set to establish a whistleblower system to get tips on banks that may be breaking its rules. He said: ‘As EU agencies, such as the ECB, are given more oversight powers, the establishment of a whistleblower mechanism is not […]

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