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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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Freshfields, White & Case among advisers on UK debuts for China’s Wanda

Addleshaw Goddard, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and White & Case have played roles in Chinese property developer Wanda Group’s first two major investments in the UK. Freshfields has advised Dalian Wanda Group on its £320m acquisition of British luxury yachtmaker Sunseeker International and on its £700m investment in a five-star hotel site on London’s so-called new […]

Taxing multinationals, and the public accounts committee: is there a place for common sense?

Following the sessions of the public accounts committee with Google and the HMRC, many commentators remain uncomfortable that US multinationals with significant UK operations can legitimately claim not to be taxable in the UK. The committee itself was clearly puzzled that evidence given to it by ‘whistleblowers’ did not fatally undermine Google’s own position. Answering […]

Ugo de Vivo joins DLA Piper’s finance and projects team in London

DLA Piper has announced that Ugo de Vivo has joined the firm’s finance and projects team as of counsel, strengthening the Italian client capability of the firm in London. De Vivo assists Italian clients with banking and financing transactions, the restructuring of companies or groups of companies and capital markets, the issuance of bonds and […]

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Ashurst has its reasons for choosing Glasgow

There’s more to Ashurst’s Scottish venture than a quest for the lowest cost Ashurst managing partner James Collis realised Glasgow was the right option for the firm’s ‘northshoring’ base when he travelled up to Scotland for a recce trip in January. The UK was close to the height of its snow epidemic, and planes were […]

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