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Obscurities relating to availability of ITC for covid-19 supplies, Kapil Kumar Sharma and Shubham Vijay, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan 

Obscurities relating to availability of ITC for covid-19 supplies

By Kapil Kumar Sharma and Shubham Vijay, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan 
In the course of just a year, times have changed and we have journeyed from a sense of normalcy to absolute anomaly. The outbreak of the pandemic has brought the world to an abrupt...
Cryptocurrencies unchained

Cryptocurrencies unchained?

By Anu Tiwari and Anindita Bhowmik, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas; Rajiv Luthra and Anirudh Gotety, L&L Partners
Since the Supreme Court overturned India's ban on cryptocurrencies, trading volumes have increased exponentially and home-grown crypto startups have blossomed. But the government has yet to establish a regulatory regime, and reports of another...
India Business Law Journal

In dire straits

Critical situation requires unified response Few could have imagined the day when a judge of Delhi High Court would urge the state “to beg, borrow or steal”. The judge was just one of many across...
Vaccinating your staff

Vaccinating your staff? What you need to know

The government has allowed the private sector to step in and vaccinate staff. Pharma legal expert Shantanu Mukherjee and co-author Sampreetha Kumar explain how to navigate setting up a vaccination facility for your employees Update: The...
Trust structures from an FDI perspective, Harish Kumar and Itee Singhal, L&L Partners

Trust structures from an FDI perspective

By Harish Kumar and Itee Singhal, L&L Partners
Trust structures are increasingly gaining popularity for wealth and succession planning in India where most businesses are family driven. Increased global business opportunities have led business families, particularly the younger generations, to migrate and...
Risky share swaps useful to fund cross-border activity, Natasha Mahajan and Vineetha Stephen, Samvad Partners

Risky share swaps useful to fund cross-border activity

By Natasha Mahajan and Vineetha Stephen, Samvad Partners
As the Indian start-up ecosystem matures, there’s a growing trend among companies in cutting-edge industries to access new technologies, recruit the best talent and gain market share and advantage by buying global offshore businesses....
InvITs continue to evolve in infrastructure M&A, Jay Gandhi and Abhishek Parekh, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

InvITs continue to evolve in infrastructure M&A

By Jay Gandhi and Abhishek Parekh, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
The infrastructure sector has seen much M&A and private equity activity in recent years. While some sub-sectors have contracted due to the pandemic with a consequent slowdown in M&As, others such as renewable energy...
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Indian Law Firm Awards 2021

Vandana Chatlani reports India has faced a terrible year battling the covid-19 pandemic. Companies and law firm offices shut shop. Homes were turned into work spaces, and lawyers relied on technology to stay connected. Investments in...
Austria is the EU partnership model after Brexit, Gautam Khurana, India Law Offices and Markus Leitner, Austria-based firm Leitner & Hirth

Austria is the EU partnership model after Brexit

By Gautam Khurana, India Law Offices and Markus Leitner, Leitner & Hirth
The European Union has been one of India’s biggest trading partners. Investors and small and medium enterprises from the EU have proved loyal partners for companies over many decades. Market entry and expansion between...
Factors when drafting arbitration clauses in commercial contracts, Manoj Kumar, Hammurabi & Solomon

Factors when drafting arbitration clauses in commercial contracts

By Manoj Kumar, Hammurabi & Solomon
In the recent case of PASL Wind Solutions Pvt Ltd v GE Power Conversion India Pvt Ltd, the Supreme Court allowed two Indian parties to elect a foreign seat of arbitration and clarified that...
panacea or problem

Panacea or problem?

SPACS have generated tremendous interest in India, but are these re-emerging investment tools really a practical alternative to IPOs and a panacea for reviving capital markets? And just how tightly should they be regulated?...
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Secretariat opens its doors in India

Expert services and litigation consulting firm Secretariat has expanded to India with the opening of an office in Mumbai and the appointment of Mrinal Jain as a director. Jain will lead the firm’s economic damages...
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Getting what’s rightfully due

As important members of the legal profession, general counsel should be recognised by reviewing The Advocates Act and be supported by a regulatory body, write Akhil Prasad and Sanjeev Gemawat The legal profession has...
Tread carefully with TM

Tread carefully with TM

By Shreekanth Katti and Harry Jose, Syngene International
The improper use of trademark symbols in overseas markets can cause headaches for in-house lawyers writes Shreekanth Katti The marketing, commercial and business development departments of companies work hard to create brand names in order...
Can the Startup India Seed Fund Scheme be a game-changer

Can the Startup India Seed Fund Scheme be a game-changer?

By Dipti Lavya Swain and Tanvi Tekriwal, HSA Advocates
The Startup India Seed Fund Scheme gives an impetus to the seed funding initiative of the government. The policy and guidelines were released after the scheme was announced in January 2021. The government has...
Revised regulations on due diligence for listed debentures, Sawant Singh, Aditya Bhargava and Sristi Yadav, Phoenix Legal

Revised regulations on due diligence for listed debentures

By Sawant Singh, Aditya Bhargava and Sristi Yadav, Phoenix Legal
In November 2020, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) issued a circular on due diligence to be carried out by debenture trustees on security for listed debentures. The circular prescribed additional obligations...
Indian parties can choose foreign seated arbitrations 

Indian parties can choose foreign seated arbitrations 

The Supreme Court put to rest the contentious issue on foreign-seated arbitration last month in a landmark judgment that brings India in line with international best practices and paves the way for Indian parties...
Court Invoke compulsory licensing to combat covid

Court: Invoke compulsory licensing to combat covid

Patent holders of life-saving drugs for treating covid are likely to voluntarily grant licensing to generic companies to produce the patented drugs, which are in short supply as mortality rates soar in India. This is...
RBI restricts investments in NBFC from FATF non-compliant countries, Anshuman Mozumdar and Anirudh Gotety, L&L Partners

RBI restricts investments in NBFC from FATF non-compliant countries

By Anshuman Mozumdar and Anirudh Gotety, L&L Partners
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) issued a notification on 12 February 2021 further restricting investments in non-banking financial companies (NBFC) from jurisdictions, which are on the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) black list...
Bathiya Legal, Indus Law assist on pharma-tech acquisition

Bathiya, IndusLaw assist on pharma-tech acquisition

IndusLaw advised pharma-tech startup Pharmarack Technologies when ABCD Technologies acquired a 91.8% stake in it for ₹1.1 billion (US$14.8 million). Shareholders in Pharmarack Technologies included the venture capital fund IvyCap Ventures, which used its in-house...