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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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Olswang wins AIM adviser contract

Olswang has been instructed by leading Alternative Investment Market (AIM)-nominated adviser Smith & Williamson for the first time. The appointment is a direct result of private equity partner Chris Mackie’s decision to quit Berwin Leighton for Olswang late last year. Smith & Williamson’s head of corporate finance Robert Kidson says the corporate finance house uses […]

LA Skadden Arps loses M&A partner

New York firm Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom is losing one of its leading mergers and acquisition partners to an investment house. Pacific Capital Group is luring Brian McCarthy from the firm’s Los Angeles office as its new general counsel and member of the executive committee. McCarthy has been at Skadden Arps for 22 […]

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Bircham & Co and its parliamentary and public law division Dyson Bell Martin are to operate under one name, Bircham Dyson Bell. Despite operating in different areas (Bircham & Co specialises in charities and private client work), the two practices have been part of the same firm for several years.

Macfarlanes sets up team to win e-commerce work

Macfarlanes is responding to the new economy boom by establishing an e-commerce group within its commercial practice. It is the first time the firm has created a specific sector-based group. Stephen Dooley, who has joined from US firm Sidley & Austin, will head the department. Macfarlanes has a leading reputation in private equity work. Venture […]

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