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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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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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Corporate partner Martin Saywell (right) led a Simmons & Simmons team which helped his shipbroking client Horace Clarkson give £8m back to shareholders after an unsolicited bid. After rejecting a 130p-a-share offer from mutuals manager Charles Taylor Group, the board realised it would quickly have to boost the shareholder’s value, including share price – which […]

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Home Secretary Jack Straw is to release a “radical” White Paper on immigration this month. It is expected to include proposals to strip the Law Society of its powers to regulate solicitors dealing with immigration cases. The Home Office paper is also expected to include welfare plans for asylum seekers, increased powers of detention and […]

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Freeth Cartwright adds to empire with Barradales merger

EAST Midlands firm Freeth Cartwright Hunt Dickins has expanded into Leicester by taking over four-partner commercial practice Barradales. The move means the 41-partner firm has a presence in the three major cities in the region – Nottingham, Derby and Leicester. Three of Barradales’ four partners will become partners at their new firm, but the office […]

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