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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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Opinion divided over ‘two-tier’ City LPCs

Clifford Chance’s plans to launch a fast-track LPC have left many students asking why such an offering is not available for all ­aspiring solicitors. Clifford Chance’s plans to launch a fast-track LPC have left many students asking why such an offering is not available for all aspiring solicitors. As reported by The Lawyer last week […]

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It’s showdown time at Devereux Chambers, with two of the set’s leading silks about to find out which of them has been successful in the employers liability (EL) trigger litigation. Last November, Colin Wynter QC went head to head with Colin Edelman QC in the Court of Appeal in a case that will decide whether […]

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Four-partner SJ Berwin real estate team quits for Irwin Mitchell

SJ Berwin head of real estate Jon Vivian has quit the firm to join Irwin Mitchell, taking a team of three partners with him. Vivian will join the firm with partners Lewis Myers, Rob Thompson and Jo Footitt. Irwin Mitchell has made no secret of its intention to build a London real estate practice. In […]

Berlin bowls them over

Currywurst and Bitburger might not have been on the menu but there was still a decidedly local feel to The Lawyer’s second European Awards, which took place in Berlin last night. If there was one message to take away from the glittering ceremony and Law Leaders conference it was think global, act local (see story). […]

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