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Pre-deposit mandatory under Customs Act
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Pre-deposit mandatory under Customs Act

A bench comprising Justices KM Joseph and Hrishikesh Roy, in the case of Chander Sekhar Jha v Union of India and Anr, dismissed an appeal assailing the order of the Calcutta High Court regarding a gold smuggling charge

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Ashwathh Legal defeats false claims against energy drink

Ashwathh Legal, on behalf of Dabur India, filed a lawsuit before the District Court, Saket, in New Delhi, rebuking the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) for false accusations over an advertisement breach for their client’s new energy drink, Dabur Vita

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Khaitan, Sam oversee Inox PVR deal

The Indian cinema industry is set for a mega transformation as two big multiplex owners with 1,500 screens decide to merge their businesses

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Khaitan appoints Singapore disputes partner

Kartikey Mahajan has been named as a partner at Khaitan & Co’s Singapore office dispute resolution practice

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SEBI amends CIS regulations

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), in its quarterly board meeting held at the end of March, amended regulations governing collective investment schemes (CIS) to bring them on a par with mutual fund regulations

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Minister urges department revamp

India’s Minister of Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal has urged a revamp of the department of commerce to enable sustained export growth in the next decade, and pushed the need for building India’s brand name among its global peers

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CCI amends M&A Form II format

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has notified, on 31 March 2022, regarding a revision to the Form II long form used by companies for merger notification

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DaHui expands with Shanghai and Beijing hires

DaHui Lawyers has hired Greg Guo and Gong Jiawen as partners based in Shanghai and Beijing, respectively

CO-PUBLISHED FEATURES

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A Comparison of M&A regulatory updates

Global M&A activity has climbed sharply since last year, creating opportunities in emerging markets like India and the Philippines, which have relaxed and liberalised their investment policies

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Pressing need for regulating cryptocurrencies

By Abhishek Malhotra and Bagmisikha Puhan, TMT Law Practice

Different approaches to cryptocurrencies across jurisdictions cause disparity in the understanding and classification of digital assets

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Metaverse opens quagmire of Indian IP issues

By Manisha Singh, Dheeraj Kapoor, and Simrat Kaur, LexOrbis

Many unforeseen issues that entail comprehensive changes to global law will emerge as the Metaverse unfolds further, with Intellectual Property Law in India front and centre

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Improper communication in M&A leads to trouble

By Iqbal Khan and Ambarish, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.

MARKET PULSE

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Four firms advise on CH-AUTO’s USD1.7b merger

Electric-vehicle maker and auto-design service company CH-AUTO agreed a merger with special-purpose acquisition company Mountain Crest IV worth nearly USD1.7 billion

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Tilleke & Gibbins gets new tax head

Tilleke & Gibbins has hired tax lawyer Auaychai Sukawong as partner and head of the firm’s regional tax practice in Bangkok. Sukawong arrived from KPMG Thailand in Bangkok with Chanattorn Thunyaluck, who joins the firm as senior associate

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Clifford Chance advises new power SOE on antitrust

Clifford Chance advised on antitrust related to restructuring between China XD Group and several subsidiaries of State Grid, the state-owned utility company

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TMT and IP expert joins Simmons

Simmons & Simmons has hired Wang Yingyu as a partner in its technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT) and IP practice in Singapore

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Arwiko returns to Widyawan & Partners

Linklaters’ formal association firm in Indonesia, Widyawan & Partners, has hired corporate lawyer Teguh Arwiko as a partner in Jakarta

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HFW hires international arbitrator in Melbourne

Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) has bolstered its dispute resolution practice in Melbourne with the hire of commercial litigation and international arbitration lawyer Bronwyn Lincoln as a partner

CORRESPONDENTS

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Analysis of regulatory policy for approval of digital therapeutics

By Jane Zhang and Dai Jingyu, Jingtian & Gongcheng
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Insolvent financial service providers a class apart

By Abhirup Dasgupta and Bhawana Sharma, HSA Advocates
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Risks borne by investors from fixed-return clauses

By Li Weiming, Tiantai Law Firm
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Discoms cannot pull the plug on contracts

By Abhishek Tripathi and Shivika Agarwal, Sarthak Advocates & Solicitors
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Common legal issues in listing domestic design institutes

By Yuan Yueyun, Grandway Law Offices
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Rights to benefit from equity under debt-to-equity schemes

By Matthew Ching and Zhang Dong, Jingtian & Gongcheng
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RBI recasts framework for microfinance providers

By Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava, Phoenix Legal
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Private client models enter the modern world

By Rishabh Shroff and Chirag Shah, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
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Fintech is the future of inclusive finance

By Bagmisikha Puhan and Siddhant Gupta, TMT Law Practice
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RBI to revise export-import payment aggregation framework

By Shilpa Mankar Ahluwalia and Himanshu Malhotra, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
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Compliance and liability for violations of Export Control Law

By Jia Xiaoning and Ning Jing, AllBright Law Offices
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Asset management challenges of the fintech era

By Li Kailun, Merits & Tree Law Offices

CO-PUBLISHED FEATURES

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Vertical restraint: the ‘grey rhino’ in anti-monopoly compliance

By Angus Xie and Guo Xiao, Han Kun Law Offices
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Breach of M&A contracts: How best to define losses

By Zhang Tianwu and Liu Yi, East & Concord Partners
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Liquidation damage laws for Mainland China, HK

By Mo Xinying, ETR Law Firm
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Joint, several liability of shareholders in liquidation disputes

By Wang Qiang, Leaqual Law Firm

FEATURES

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Malaysia Law Firm Awards

Asia Business Law Journal names the country’s top law firms

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Sri Lanka’s top lawyers

Following an extensive nomination process, Asia Business Law Journal unveils its top performers of the country’s legal profession

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Step up your legal game

A top China GC reveals how to boost your in-house work efficiency with project management methods

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Betrayal of trust

The NSE scandal comprising a mysterious Himalayan yogi, a “group operating officer” who had never worked in the securities market, and a board that looked the other way shows that it takes only a few key individuals to tarnish even a hallowed institution.

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Unchartered frontiers

The founder of a blockchain platform explains how Chinese companies are exploring NFT applications under uncertain regulatory realities, and cuts through the hype and misconceptions about the sector

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Abuse of IP protection in local cuisine dispute

By Zhang Qin, Sanyou Intellectual Property Agency
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Investment opportunities in ASEAN post-RCEP

By Sriram Chakravarthi, Rajah & Tann Singapore
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Past, present and future of bankruptcy administrators

By Zhang Jie, Tian Yuan Law Firm

MOST READ

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Legal updates for Japanese investors in the Philippines

By Nilo Divina, Ciselie Marie Gamo-Sisayan, and Shiela Esquivel, DivinaLaw

The Philippines and Japan share a long history of economic partnership and co-operation. Japan ranks as a top strategic economic partner and is the Philippines’ top export market and second-biggest import supplier, as well as its second-largest source of foreign direct investments (FDIs)

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A comparison of trademark frameworks

Safeguarding trademarks poses real challenges as the virtual world collides with the real one, but opportunities abound for those who are quick to adapt

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When worlds collide

By Edward Chin

When different judicial systems clash on disputes involving foreign commercial judgments recognised and enforced in mainland China the outcomes have always been tricky, even under the confines of bilateral treaties

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International A-List 2022

India Business Law Journal reveals the top 100 legal experts around the world who are leading the field with their work on the international aspects of india-related matters

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Liangshan issues USD204m bond on SGX

Liangshan Development Group issued USD204 million senior unsecured notes due in 2025 on the Singapore Exchange with a coupon rate of 6.5%

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Duties of a company’s ‘responsible person’ in Taiwan

By Lee Li-pu, Chen Chiu-Hua, and Pan Yi-Chun, Formosan Brothers

Foreign companies establishing a subsidiary in Taiwan or becoming major shareholders of a Taiwanese company need to appoint personnel to serve on the management board

IN-HOUSE AGENDA

Shining a light on challenges of LEM
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Shining a light on challenges of LEM

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) released the first edition of “An inside look at legal entity management practices”, which showcases a detailed analysis of legal entity management (LEM)

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GCAI celebrates first anniversary

The General Counsels’ Association of India (GCAI) celebrated its first anniversary in Mumbai on 9 March 2022 with discussions, cake, cocktails and dinner

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ACC HK opens door on pro bono policy

The Association of Corporate Counsel Hong Kong (ACC HK) conducted a webinar on 24 March on the current opportunities for in-house counsel to do pro bono work and the issues they need to consider before starting

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LMCP legal seminar keeps counsel in the know

In partnership with the University of the Philippines, the Legal Management Council of the Philippines (LMCP) conducted a mandatory continuing legal education (MCLE) seminar on 11, 12 and 18 February, and 2 March

CHINA LEXICON

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Agents ad litem

By Andrew Godwin

This edition of China Lexicon explores the concept of agent ad litem, which refers to an agent who represents the interests of a party in a litigation or other legal proceedings

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Any and All

By Andrew Godwin

The use of ordinary words in legal drafting can create difficulties, particularly where their interpretation is ambiguous

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Legal thought

By Andrew Godwin

The term “legal thought” is often used as a general concept to describe the ways in which people in different societies or cultures think about the purpose and role of law

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