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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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Work with cyber threats rather than being paralysed by them, says CSC’s Sam Visner One of the largest US defence contractors, Computer Sciences Corp (CSC), has provided traditional IT solutions since 1959, but is now moving in the direction of cyber, cloud computing and Big Data. Sam Visner, vice-president and lead cyber executive at CSC, […]

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China cracks down on securities violations as several firms fined

Some of China’s largest firms, including Dacheng, JunZeJun and Jingtian & Gongcheng, are among the first to feel the pinch as the country’s stock markets regulator gets tough on accounting fraud in the domestic market. The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) has fined one of China’s largest law firm Dacheng a total of RMB1.5m (£154,000) […]

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