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Tax partner joins Khaitan & Co, Sudipta Bhattacharjee

Tax partner joins Khaitan & Co

Sudipta Bhattacharjee has joined Khaitan & Co as a partner in the indirect tax practice at the firm’s New Delhi office. A partner in the New Delhi office at Advaita Legal since October 2016, ...
Driver’s seat

Driver’s seat

The pre-pack insolvency resolution process allows corporate debtors to take the wheel and steer their way out of tricky situations, but its success will depend on how certain roadblocks are bypassed. Akaant KM reports Unprecedented times...
GST seizure and confiscation still causing problems, Surbhi Premi, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan

GST seizure and confiscation still causing problems

By Surbhi Premi, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan
Sections 129 and 130 of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017, have frequently raised problems. Section 129 provides for the detention, seizure and release of goods and conveyances in transit. Section 130...
Legal risks and exposure for Japanese businesses, Rohit Kochhar, Kochhar & Co

Legal risks and exposure for Japanese businesses

By Rohit Kochhar, Kochhar & Co
India is ranked 63rd in the 2019 World Bank Global Ease of Doing Business Index. The complexity of laws, and lack of certainty and uniformity in their implementation, are challenging for traditionally conservative and...
Outlook for the education sector in 2021, Saurya Bhattacharya, HSA Advocates

Outlook for the education sector in 2021

By Saurya Bhattacharya, HSA Advocates
2021 is expected to be more stable, but more active than the previous black swan year. These are the main challenges facing the sector this year. The National Education Policy (NEP) with a 20-year time...
AMLEGALS, Orbit join hands

AMLEGALS, Orbit join hands

Orbit Law Services and AMLEGALS signed a memorandum of understanding on 14 December 2020 to work with each other and share expertise.  The firms will collaborate in areas such as the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code,...

Cash stimulus for employees unable to travel

In light of the covid-19 pandemic and the nationwide lockdown bringing holiday travel to a standstill, the government came out with a unique proposition enabling employees to obtain a cash payment equivalent to their...
law firm partner exit retention India business law journal

Greener pastures

What is the best way for a law firm to manage the exit of a star partner? Six senior lawyers share their views with Vandana ChatlaniWith the global economy firmly in the grip of...
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A cut above the rest

India Business Law Journal reveals its leading foreign firms for India work. Vandana Chatlani reports Life has changed dramatically, and so, too, the process of law and business. Disruption, doubts, and delays caused by the...
non-compete

Keeping competitors at bay

Parties must take care not to have unreasonable or one-sided non-compete clauses in agreements, as these can be rendered ineffective by the courts, writes Kunal Mehta It is well-settled law that a non-compete obligation in...
relief

Slowing the free fall

Taking stock of the relief measures deployed by regulators to soften the impact of the lockdown. Gautam Kagalwala reports With the COVID-19 outbreak, the government has been fighting on two fronts. It has introduced a...
India

Indian Law Firm Awards 2020

And the winners are ... Rebecca Abraham reports Companies and law firms across India have been grappling with a global pandemic in what was already a challenging market, and are now facing an economic downturn....
banking

Cryptocurrencies avoid a KO and win on points

By Karthik Somasundram and Sneha Jaisingh, Bharucha & Partners
After five years of studying the global development of virtual currencies (VC), the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in April 2018 issued a circular under the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 (BRA), the Reserve Bank...
ADA

Change of leadership at ADA

Sonia Gupta has taken over as managing partner of Ashok Dhingra Associates (ADA) from 1 April. She is one of ADA’s co-founders, with dual qualifications as a chartered accountant and attorney. Gupta takes over the...
Legal services largely exempt from GST

GST levied on services not taken

Section 7(1A) read with schedule II of the Central Goods & Service Tax Act, 2017 (CGST Act), prescribes that “agreeing to the obligation to refrain from an act, or to tolerate an act or...
e-commerce

Emerging product liability regime in e-commerce

By Manoj Kumar, Hammurabi & Solomon
The convergence of trade and technology has enabled rapid growth in e-commerce and fintech transactions, throwing up new legal and regulatory challenges including those of product liability involving consumers. There is also the problem...
deals

Deals of the Year 2019

India Business Law Journal reveals the most significant deals and disputes of 2019 and the law firms that worked tirelessly to bring them to fruition The best transactions for the past year in India came...
insolvency

Pecking order

The significance of the insolvency code may be put into question if state governments do not observe the order of priority for creditors over a corporate debtor’s assets, write Arvind Varma and Amita Chohan “The...
vehicles

Are electric vehicles sparking into life at last?

By Abhishek Tripathi and Anura Gupta, Sarthak Advocates & Solicitors
There is little doubt that the future of mobility lies with electric vehicles (EVs). The environmental catastrophe that befalls most Indian cities every winter makes it vital for the government to push for faster...
environment

EVs: Driving towards a sustainable environment

By Dipti Lavya Swain and Ketaki Dandiya, HSA Advocates
Automaker Mercedes Benz may have sold 600 units during Diwali, but the automobile sector as a whole is at a low point, forcing the government to assist the massive employment creating sector that contributes...