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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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Marks & Spencer company secretary and head of corporate governance Graham Oakley seems to have taken the belt-tightening initiatives at the retail giant very seriously. The avid biker supposedly placed a call to a fellow in-houser in a well-known motor company (and one of the world’s largest motorbike manufacturers) to see if his mate could […]

Monckton scores ECJ victory in phone traders fraud trial

Monckton Chambers has scored a European Court of Justice (ECJ) victory for a group of mobile phone traders who got caught up in a carousel fraud that cost UK Companies billions of pounds. The ECJ ruled that mobile phone trader Teleos, along with 14 other companies that bought mobile phones in the UK and sold […]

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Linklaters hires spur lockstep reform

Linklaters-.jpg” alt=”Linklaters hires spur lockstep reform” />Linklaters’ German equity ladder will be revised to match its London counterpart after six years of German partners getting around 30 per cent less. The Lawyer has learned that German hopes are that the review will be concluded within the next 18 months. The change in policy was triggered […]

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