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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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The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) heaped more pressure on the regulators of the Scottish legal market today (31 July) after it concluded that restrictions over the provision of legal services could be harming consumers. It has made recommendations to the Scottish Executive and the legal professions in Scotland to lift the restrictions, echoing calls […]

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McDermott bags Ashurst finance star

McDermott Will & Emery has hired one of the founding partners of Ashurst‘s securities and structured finance group Kate Lamburn. Lamburn, who has been a professional development lawyer at Ashurst since returning from maternity leave, wants to return to fee-earning. “Professional development is a great role but inherently restricted,” said Lamburn. “I still have the […]

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