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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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Shearman gives Englishman top London job

The head of Shearman & Sterling’s English law practice Kenneth MacRitchie has been appointed as the firm’s new managing partner in London He has vowed to build up the office’s corporate capability. MacRitchie succeeds Pamela Gibson to take charge of the third-largest office of any US firm in London.MacRitchie commented: “I think it makes a […]

The Rooks Rider Saga

Tulkinghorn has not been watching the new version of The Forsyte Saga currently showing on ITV because it stirs up too many bad memories. And at tax specialist firm Rooks Rider, it brings on severe shudders for two reasons.To explain why, here’s a little bit of history: John Galsworthy Senior (the father of the author […]

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Herbert Smith (Tom Phillips, Nicholas Downing, Mark Turner) advised the Health & Safety Laboratory on its £210m relocation project. CMS Cameron McKenna (Frank Dufficy, Jonathan Beckett, Jason Davies) advised project company Investors in the Community (Buxton), comprising Charterhouse, Shepherd Securities and Interserve Investment, which will provide the new facilities. Linklaters advised Prudential on the financing. […]

China meets WTO commitments with five extended licences for HK firms

The Chinese government has issued the first set of licences to foreign law firms that have applied for second offices on mainland China Five licences were issued, all of which went to Hong Kong law firms, including Deacons.China agreed to relax the ‘one-firm, one-office’ rule as part of its World Trade Organisation commitments. The rule […]

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