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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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First female chief for Wragges London

Wragge & Co will appoint its first female managing partner from the beginning of next year when Nicola Mumford takes over from Paul Howard as head of the London office. Mumford, a senior dispute resolution specialist, was the natural choice to manage the seven-year-old office in the capital. “She’s very London-centric and has spent more […]

Mason Hayes plans US growth

Mason Hayes & Curran’s outgoing managing partner Declan Moylan has promised to increase the Irish firm’s international footprint when he takes over the chairmanship next April. Moylan, who has served three three-year terms as managing partner, has decided not to seek a fourth term in the role, with litigation and employment law head Emer Gilvarry […]

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As part of The Lawyer’s 20th anniversary celebrations, here’s the second instalment of the legal profession’s Hall of Fame The criteria: qualified lawyers who have been pioneers, either in the law or in the practice of it. Some choices will be controversial; others will be pleasingly obvious. Lord Lester of Herne Hill QCThe godfather of […]

Taylor Wessing merges with Dubai associate firm

Taylor Wessing is venturing out of European borders and launching a Dubai office through a merger with its Dubai-based associated firm Key & Dixon. The merger, which cements a five-year relationship between the two firms, marks the launch of Taylor Wessing Middle East, which will be led by partner Christopher Dixon. “With the large number […]

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