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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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Terra Firma’s £2.3bn battle with Citi over EMI sale set for 2016 trial

A trial date of June 2016 has been set for the £2.3bn battle between Guy Hands’ Terra Firma Capital Partners and Citigroup, with Clifford Chance and Mishcon de Reya taking lead roles on the six-week hearing. Bloomberg News reported that Mr Justice Flaux fixed the trial date at a case management conference this morning, agreeing […]

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If you’ve had a bad week in the office, it’s probably wise to shut your eyes and count to 10 rather than taking to Facebook to slam your employer. Collyer Bristow explains that if a defamatory comment published on a social media site clearly identifies your employer’s organisation – either directly or by inference – […]

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EDF Energy launches revamped panel review

EDF Energy has launched its latest panel review and will keep its new roster for three years, replacing its current two-year panel system.  Current UK panel firms Baker & McKenzie, Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF), Pinsent Masons and Squire Sanders are all expected to go up for the review with sources saying the new roster was likely […]

DLA Piper advises Oakley Capital on Tomasoni Topsail acquisition

DLA Piper has advised Oakley Capital on the acquisition of Tomasoni Topsail by its portfolio company North Technology Group and on the related structuring and equity arrangements. Tomasoni holds the exclusive licence to manufacture and distribute North Sails branded clothing throughout Europe and Asia. This acquisition is intended to complement Oakley Capital’s recent acquisitions of […]

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