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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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Ogier expands with Freshfields hire

Offshore firm Ogier has appointed Nick Gamble as partner in its Guernsey office. Gamble joins from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where he was a partner in the finance practice. The firm has also promoted Raulin Amy and Dan Richards to its partnership in the business and trust law group in Jersey, effective from 1 September. They […]

Latham makes its mark in Spain as Carlyle relationship pays off

Latham & Watkins has hit the Spanish market in style, advising private equity house Carlyle Group on its 1.5bn (£1.01bn) acquisition of engineering company Applus. The deal is the largest-ever private equity buyout in Spain and marks the arrival of Latham in the Spanish market. The firm launched its Madrid and Barcelona offices at the […]

Project finance

This year could see some belt-tightening at UK PFI practices as the Government seeks to rein in PFI spending. This was made clear by Treasury Solicitor Paul Jenkins, who has prohibited government departments from deviating from the new Catalist super-panel of law firms. Sensing the change, firms such as Allen & Overy, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer […]

Lovells team reunited with DWS in Dubai

The Middle East teams at Denton Wilde Sapte (DWS) and Lovells have landed lead roles on the first rated sukuk issued by a Qatari corporate. The $300m (£147.69) sukuk issued by Qatar Real Estate Investment Company (ALAQARIA) is the first time that the two teams have met across the negotiating table since former DWS partner […]

DLA Piper boosts West Coast with Asia tech team

DLA Piper has bolstered its US practice with the addition of two corporate and securities partners to its Silicon Valley office. Khoa Do and Michael Reagan have joined the firm from Greenberg Traurig, where the former was a partner and chair of the firm’s Silicon Valley corporate and securities practice. Reagan was a partner at […]

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