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Full disclosure of working methods may be required, DPS Parmar, LexOrbis

Full disclosure of working methods may be required

By DPS Parmar, LexOrbis
The requirement for the grant of a patent is the full and public disclosure of the invention. This follows from the public policy of allowing public use of the invention after the expiry of...
The committee of creditors and its commercial wisdom, Sonam Gupta, Sneha Jaisingh and Divyam Sharma, Bharucha & Partners

The committee of creditors and its commercial wisdom

By Sonam Gupta, Sneha Jaisingh and Divyam Sharma, Bharucha & Partners
The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (code) was enacted to enable corporate insolvency resolution of financially stressed corporate corporate debtors in a time bound manner, so as to maximise the value of their assets....
Manchanda joins partnership at Chandhiok

Manchanda joins partnership at Chandhiok

Deeksha Manchanda has been inducted into the partnership of Chandhiok & Mahajan. Previously a counsel at the firm working in the competition and regulatory practice areas, Manchanda specializes in advising clients on all aspects of...

Future legal leaders

India Business Law Journal reveals 50 up-and-coming lawyers who are making a name for themselves in the profession Access The List In a year where leadership has never been a more crucial quality, India Business Law...
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Wisdom for a new year

Look very carefully before you leap As the recent furore about WhatsApp’s plans to update its privacy policy suggests, the devil can lie in the detail. Many among WhatsApp’s whopping 1.5 billion users have voted with...
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Crypto crossroads

Much like its value, the regulatory journey of bitcoin has had its ups and downs in India. With the recent jump in value, how will regulators react? Sourish Mohan Mitra reports Trading in bitcoins has...
India law firms- deals of the year 2020

Deals of the Year

India Business Law Journal reveals the most significant deals and disputes of 2020 and the law firms that worked tirelessly in bringing them to fruition. By Rebecca Abraham The year gone by has been unlike...
Enforcing foreign awards involving only Indian parties, Karthik Somasundram and Sneha Jaisingh, Bharucha & Partners

Enforcing foreign awards involving only Indian parties

By Karthik Somasundram and Sneha Jaisingh, Bharucha & Partners
The Gujarat High Court in GE Power Conversion India Pvt Ltd v PASL Wind Solutions Pvt Ltd decided whether two Indian parties could choose a foreign seat of arbitration, and then be entitled to...
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SC expands role of informant under Competition Law 

In a noteworthy judgment pronounced by the Supreme Court, the locus standi (right or capacity to bring an action or to appear in a court) of a person as an informant in matters pertaining...
Moratorium on new law colleges held ‘unconstitutional’

Moratorium on new law colleges held ‘unconstitutional’

The Punjab and Haryana High Court, in its judgment on 4 December 2020, passed in a writ petition filed on behalf of Chandigarh Education Society, set aside the resolution dated 11 August 2019, passed...
Homeowners can file proceedings under Consumer Protection Act

Homeowners can file proceedings under Consumer Protection Act

The Supreme Court, in its judgment in M/S Imperial Structures Ltd v Anil Patni and another  on 2 November 2020, held that the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 (RERA Act), did not...
Argus recruits disputes partner

Argus recruits disputes partner

Disputes lawyer Udit Mendiratta has joined Argus Partners as a partner from Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co (SAM), where he had worked since July 2019.  Mendiratta has more than 10 years of experience handling corporate...
Breach of natural justice not always fatal, Karthik Somasundram and Sneha Jaisingh

Breach of natural justice not always fatal

By Karthik Somasundram and Sneha Jaisingh, Bharucha & Partners
The principles of natural justice, particularly the right of all parties to be heard, have been much debated in the courts. Recently, the question of whether a breach of this right will automatically vitiate...
NITI brings reality to the fantasy industry, Vaibhav Kakkar and Paayas Pandit

NITI brings reality to the fantasy industry

By Vaibhav Kakkar and Paayas Pandit, L&L Partners
The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog, a government think tank) has released a discussion paper on the regulation of online fantasy sports platforms. It comes at a crucial time. The gaming sector...
Gambling laws- Interpretations and issues, L Badri Narayanan and Gopal Machiraju

Gambling laws: Interpretations and issues

By L Badri Narayanan and Gopal Machiraju, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan
The Public Gambling Act, 1867 (Gambling Act), enacted prior to the constitution is the central law governing gambling in India. While under entry 34 of list II of schedule VII of the constitution, “betting...
Right to property trumps economic expropriation, Vishrov Mukerjee and Yashaswi Kant

Right to property trumps economic expropriation

By Vishrov Mukerjee and Yashaswi Kant, J Sagar Associates
In the modern economy, property is conceptually dynamic with varying meaning in different contexts. Legally, whatever the nature of property, such as movable, immovable, tangible or intangible, every type is covered by the right...
SC weighs in on flight tickets cancelled during lockdown

SC weighs in on flight tickets cancelled during lockdown

The Supreme Court (SC) announced its decision in four connected writ petitions in a public interest litigation. It had to deal with the issue of providing full refunds for tickets of flights cancelled in wake...
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The A-List 2020

India Business Law Journal reveals the country’s top lawyers and legal icons ACCESS THE A-LIST 2020 Each year, the A-List seeks to recognize India’s most outstanding lawyers. This year required the country’s top lawyers to demonstrate...
Glitigation financing unjan Shah,Karun Prakash, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.

Key considerations and issues of litigation financing in India

By Gunjan Shah and Karun Prakash, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.
Litigation financing or the monetization of claims has not often been used as a method of fund raising by companies in the past. However, the liquidity constraints that they face because of the covid-19...
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The stakes are raised in online gaming

By Puja Sondhi and Aayush Kapoor, Aakanksha Dalal, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Amid recent reports of suicides in the state (allegedly on account of financial losses suffered in online games), the Tamil Nadu government promulgated an ordinance on 20 November 2020 to “ban online gaming”. The...