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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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Centrica picks Ashursts for Enron buy

In its third major corporate deal for the energy and telecommunications powerhouse this year, Ashurst Morris Crisp advised Centrica on its £94m acquisition of Enron Direct. Centrica’s principal corporate adviser Linklaters was also involved in the deal, advising Enron’s administrators PricewaterhouseCoopers.Enron, the multinational energy trader, went into administration on 29 November. At the time, Linklaters […]

Martineaus loses De Montfort to Eversheds

Eversheds has beaten Birmingham rival Martineau Johnson to win work for De Montfort University. Martineaus has worked as its sole legal adviser since 1988, but this year the corporate services panel opened the position to competitive tender.An Eversheds team covering all legal requirements, and led by chairman of the education group John Hall and client […]

Freehills adds new positions to the board

Top five Australian firm Freehills has changed its management structure to add the new positions of chief executive officer (CEO), chief operating officer (COO) and heads of both the Sydney and Melbourne offices. It has also appointed a new board, with former senior partner Geoff McClellan taking on the role of chairman.McClellan has been a […]

Deals summary

Allen & Overy (Chin-Chong Liew) has advised UBS Warburg on the launch of Hong Kong’s first ever equity-linked note. The note was issued on the Tracker Fund. Clifford Chance (Laura Stuart, Claude Brown) has advised the Royal Bank of Scotland as lead manager on the securitisation of a corporate loan portfolio worth £300m. The agencies […]

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