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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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Cyberset pioneers virtual home for tenants

Matheu Swallow reports The newly established Lancaster Buildings in Manchester is the first intellectual property set to be based outside of London. However, its most striking feature is that it has been given the moniker of the first “virtual chambers”. The IP specialists at the set collectively call themselves the Northern Intellectual Property Chambers (NIPC). […]

Fury at 'inaccurate' LAB pilot feedback

Criminal law firm Tuckers’ business manager Brian Craig has criticised the Legal Aid Board (LAB) for sending firms participating in the criminal law block contracting pilot “inaccurate” feedback, owing to computing problems. The LAB sent participating firms its first progress report on the pilot last week – almost five months after the scheme started in […]

Omagh:draconian laws are not the answer

The latest atrocity in Northern Ireland – the Omagh bombing – has justifiably led the Government to recall Parliament to ascertain the appropriate legislative response. Catching the perpetrators of such an outrage and deterring others from committing similar acts is very important at such a delicate stage in Northern Ireland. The government’s reaction is further […]

Freshfields opens office in Italian capital

Freshfields has opened an office in Rome, as predicted last week in The Lawyer. The new office consists of six lawyers, all of whom are Italian qualified except the partner in charge, Neil Faulkner, who has transferred from London. It is Freshfields’ seventh office on the continent, bringing its total world coverage to 17 offices […]

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