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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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QC applications drop by a quarter

The number of QC applicants has dropped by a quarter compared to last year, according to figures published by the QC Appointments committee this afternoon (9 March). A total of 333 barristers applied, compared to 443 in 2006. The fall in applications, however, had been expected by the Bar following last year’s massive 175 lawyers […]

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SJ Berwin has joined the slew of firms looking for a slice of the Olympic action. The firm advised on part of the regeneration of the Old Street roundabout, which will become a gateway landmark to the London 2012 Olympic site. SJ Berwin advised new client Fusiongold, a purpose-specific offshore vehicle, on the £64m acquisition […]

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Hewlett-Packard: charges against senior lawyer dropped

The former senior in-house counsel of troubled Hewlett-Packard (HP), Kevin Hunsaker, has avoided a criminal conviction on counts of fraud stemming from an internal company inquiry, HP’s former chair during the internal investigation, Patricia Dunn, was among another three defendants standing trial. Judge Ray Cunningham of the Santa Clara County Superior Court dropped all criminal […]

Viacom hires Jenner & Block for YouTube battle

Media behemoth Viacom has instructed East Coast litigation specialists Jenner & Block to handle its $1bn copyright case against video site YouTube. Washington-based Donald Verrilli, head of the firm’s telecommunications practice, is leading the team for Viacom. Viacom has sued YouTube and its owner Google for copyright infringement, alleging that YouTube features 160,000 unauthorized clips […]

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