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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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Law Society to be hit by potential £1m fine

The Law Society could face a fine of up to £1m if it fails to deal with complaints, it was announced today (September 13). Following consultation with legal professional bodies, an Order was laid before Parliament to fix the maximum penalty at up to £1m. Legal service complaints commissioner Zahida Manzoor can impose the fine […]

Bland quits Wragges after real estate clash

Wragges after real estate clash” />The national chairman of Wragge & Co’s real estate group Gerald Bland has quit following what some insiders have described as a year-long power struggle with the firm’s property head Adrian Bland. Gerald Bland, who joined Wragges from Herbert Smith in summer 2002 to launch the Birmingham firm’s London property […]

Herbert Smith wraps up Russian mining deal

Herbert Smith has successfully closed Russia’s largest debt financing this year, despite the deal sailing perilously close to the rocks after two of the three book runners pulled out. Société Générale (SocGen) and ING both backed out of the deal in August, but the gap was filled soon after by white knight ABN Amro. The […]

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Do Latham & Watkins partners have a subscription to Heat magazine? The US firm’s annual Labor Day party has become the traditional start-of-term fixture for half the investment bankers in the City, to judge by the turnout. Even more excitingly, the paparazzi had obviously got wind of the occasion. As the suits turned up at […]

Law Society goes to war on accountants’ privilege

Lobbying battle goes to heart of government as Chancery Lane hires Kentridge to stop the accountants The legal profession is fighting a desperate rearguard action against accountants’ attempts to claim legal privilege to limit their duty to report client information under anti-money laundering legislation. The Law Society has instructed Brick Court Chambers heavyweight Sir Sydney Kentridge QC to prepare counsel’s […]

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