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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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LSE tie-up with Deutsche Börse or Euronext hangs on which regulator’s lap it lands in. By Helen Power It is currently anybody’s guess as to whether the London Stock Exchange (LSE) will end up operating under a German flag or a French one, but after 200 years in British hands, it is now certain that […]

2-3 Gray’s Inn Square – UK 100

Turnover: £9.7m Heads of chambers: Anthony Porten QC and Anthony Scrivener QC Total tenants (silks): 52 (9) Door tenants: Three Chambers contributions: £13,500 pa (subsided for those earning less than £100,000). Revenue per barrister: £230,000 Top cases last year: Admiral Duncan pub bombing; Shell Centre Inquiry; Waters & Ors v The Welsh Development Agency; Lough, […]

Careers: people

London firm Maples Teesdale has appointed David Stevens as a litigation partner. Stevens, formerly a senior solicitor at Norton Rose, will be specialising in commercial and property litigation and will head the litigation team. East Anglian firm Kester Cunningham John has announced the appointment of Vanessa Hoare as partner and head of the residential property […]

Arrested development

Be careful when you’re slagging off lawyers, they might bite back. Even telling a joke can, it appears, get you into trouble. Last week two founders of a group called Americans for Legal Reform were arrested for telling lawyer jokes. And not even very good ones. The two, Harvey Kash and Carl Lanzisera, were waiting […]

Potter made High Court Family Division president

Lord Justice Potter has been appointed as the new president of the High Court’s Family Division. He will replace the popular Dame Elizabeth Butler-Sloss in April. The position of deputy head of family justice and international family justice has gone to Lord Justice Thorpe. Lord Falconer, the Lord Chancellor, said the range of issues now […]

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