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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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Nabarros brings Reading operation under one roof

Nabarro Nathanson’s five-partner, 32-fee-earner Reading operation is to move under one roof into two floors of a town centre office block, The Anchorage, at the end of this year. Nabarros acquired a Reading office from Turner Kenneth Brown which founded it in 1988. It has nearly doubled in size since May 1995 and has established […]

In brief: Tory chief meets with Leeds businessmen

Yorkshire firm Lee & Priestley hosted a private meeting for businessmen with Conservative Party leader William Hague (pictured above centre) at its Leeds headquarters this month. Senior partner John Priestley (pictured right with chief executive David Gale, left) said: “We are a progressive and forward thinking practice.” Hague also opened a new extension to the […]

Litigation Disciplinary Tribunals 21/10/97

Sidney Davidson, 75, admitted 1947, practising at material time as solicitor on own account under name of Davidsons, London N7, struck off and ordered to pay costs of £6,015. Allegations substantiated that he failed to keep proper accounts, failed to pay clients’ money into client account, drew money from client account other than permitted by […]

Criminal solicitors unveil strategy for youth justice

THE Criminal Law Solicitors Association (CLSA) has joined in the national youth justice debate by drawing up a package of measures designed to tackle delays in the system. CLSA chairman Steve Wedd presented the plans to the Lord Chancellor, Lord Irvine, and Home Secretary Jack Straw at last week’s Speeding Up Youth Justice conference in […]

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