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Who’s in control?

By Shivanand Pandit
The markets regulator has begun a process to move away from the broad concept of promoter to controlling shareholders in order to better identify who’s in charge. Shivanand Pandit reports

Setting the line between innovation and privacy

By Seerat Bhutani and Ashima Obhan, Obhan & Associates

Deals in brief

News in brief

Need for judicious regulations in gaming

By K Premchandar and Shrivatsav N, Anand and Anand

Lack of option to opt out makes government contracts inequitable

By Shreya Sircar and Jyotsna Punshi, Bharucha & Partners

The legality of games of skill

By Suhaan Mukerji, PLR Chambers

SC overreach undermines the purpose of IBC

By Sonam Gupta, Bharucha & Partners

Burning question

Do lawyers have a duty to help avert a climate catastrophe?

Amendments to FDI in the telecom services sector

By Jay Parikh and Ayushi Toshniwal, L&L Partners

Analysis of restrictive covenants within employment agreements

By Jivesh Chandrayan, HSA Advocates

Benefits of must-run status for renewable energy generators

By Abhishek Nath Tripathi and Anura Gupta, Sarthak Advocates & Solicitors

Clarity required on framework for new securitisation

By Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava, Phoenix Legal

Are territorial restrictions anti-competitive?

By Karan Chandhiok and Vishnu Suresh,Chandhiok & Mahajan

Bad bank to be the new banking saviour

By Satish Anand Sharma and Aniket Sawant, SNG & Partners

2021 act brings LLPs into the modern world

By Manoj Kumar, Hammurabi & Solomon

Unlocking new pastures for distressed investment in India

By Shardul Shroff and Shreya Prakash, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Keeping up with IP

A panel of Indian experts debate the future of the IP ecosystem in light of monumental developments

Card-on-file tokenisation introduced by RBI

By Shilpa Mankar Ahluwalia and Shobhit Shukla, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

India’s top law firm websites

Which firms are achieving the best online engagement?

Legislating our way out of air pollution

By Gautam Khurana, India Law Offices

CSRming the fightback

In-house legal teams have guided companies to understand CSR regulations during the pandemic

Happy Diwali

Party autonomy now rules in arbitration law

By Shaneen Parikh and Shalaka Patil, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Freedom of speech under threat from internet controls

By Ashima Obhan and Vrinda Patodia, Obhan & Associates

India businesses to benefit from Indonesia reforms

By Ahmad Fikri Assegaf and Eko Ahmad Ismail Basyuni, Assegaf Hamzah & Partners

Prior use trumps later trademark registration

By Manisha Singh and Akanksha Kar, LexOrbis

Smoke clears over arbitration in trademark disputes

By Manisha Singh and Shreyashi Mazumdar, LexOrbis

Data centres a new real estate class

By Alok Tewari and Shivika Upadhyay, Kochhar & Co

Jumping ship

Several senior foreign lawyers with India expertise have joined new law firms of late. Vandana Chatlani explores what is prompting them to move

Green hydrogen: India’s shot at meeting its climate targets

By Abhishek Nath Tripathi and Anura Gupta , Sarthak Advocates & Solicitors

Non-fungible tokens: The new kid on the block

By Lagna Panda, Chandhiok & Mahajan

No minimum period for claims under bank guarantee

By Aditya Vikram Dua and Harshil Shubham, SNG & Partners

Game not over

A spate of high-stakes legal victories means the fantasy sports format is here to stay, but there is still much to be done to stabilise the industry, writes Amol Apte at Dream11

Half empty or half full?

How are law firms viewing the changing times? Our survey taps their sentiments and outlook for the future

NFTs: would Vincent have approved?

Eros Digital’s GC delves into the latest investing fad, NFTs, which have reignited the debate on the creator’s right to resale

Digital intermediary rules leave open door for misuse

By Saurya Bhattacharya and Aseem Sahni, HSA Advocates

Copyrighted software not taxable royalty on resale

By Shahid Khan, Kochhar & Co.

New law on pre-pack resolution plans under IBC

By Manoj Kumar, Hammurabi & Solomon Partners

Striking a balance with competing confidentiality interests

By Ruchi Khanna and Deeksha Manchanda, Chandhiok & Mahajan

Suggested framework for digital assets in India

By Anu Tiwari and Anindita Bhowmik, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Are states obligated to comply with GST Council recommendations?

By Raghavan Ramabadran, Rohan Muralidharan and Sahana Rajkumar, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan

Hedging your bets with the liberalised remittance scheme

By Gautam Khurana, India Law Offices

Consolidation of debt listing regulations a questionable endeavour

By Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava, Phoenix Legal

Singapore SPAC framework and opportunities

By Raymond Tong and Hoon Chi Tern, Rajah & Tann

KAL Radio out of tune on copyright

By Manisha Singh and Simran Bhullar, LexOrbis.

Straightening the winding road for MNCs going private

By Sumithra Suresh and Arunima Vijay, L&L Partners

Rivals see red on biscuit packaging

By Manisha Singh and Dheeraj Kapoor, LexOrbis

How to rebalance an unequal economic partnership

By Reena Asthana Khair, Kochhar & C

Corporate and commercial e-interests yield to consumers

By Manoj Kumar, Hammurabi & Solomon Partners

Uniformity needed for IP disputes

By Manisha Singh and Varun Sharma, LexOrbis

Better days for IP disputes

By Essenese Obhan, Obhan & Associates
Delhi High Court’s new division is a step up for adjudication in this sector, writes IP expert Essenese Obhan

The rebuild

The IP division at Delhi High Court may be a harbinger of a new era, but India would do well to look further afield for examples of best-practice IP dispute resolution, argues KS Kardam, former senior joint controller of patents and designs at the Indian Patent Office

Mapping global expertise

As a wave of dealmaking showcases legal prowess around the world, we reveal the top foreign law firms for India work

Electricity regulator continues to reign supreme for now

By Abhishek Tripathi and Vedant Kumar, Sarthak Advocates & Solicitors

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The top 100 foreign lawyers for India-related matters

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Deals of the Year

A turbulent year did not deter deal makers and their legal advisers from closing cutting-edge transactions

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Secrets to success

The top 10 performance-enabling habits of India’s elite lawyers

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The A-List 2020

India Business Law Journal reveals the country’s top lawyers and legal icons in 2020

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Correspondents

Manisha Singh and Shreyashi Mazumdar, LexOrbis

Smoke clears over arbitration in trademark disputes

By Manisha Singh and Shreyashi Mazumdar, LexOrbis
Jivesh Chandrayan Partner HSA Advocates

Analysis of restrictive covenants within employment agreements

By Jivesh Chandrayan, HSA Advocates
Shreya Sircar Bharucha & Partners

Lack of option to opt out makes government contracts inequitable

By Shreya Sircar and Jyotsna Punshi, Bharucha & Partners

Features

CSRming the fightback

CSRming the fightback

In-house legal teams have guided companies to understand CSR regulations during the pandemic

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India’s top law firm websites

Which firms are achieving the best online engagement?

Do lawyers have an increased responsibility in averting a climate catastrophe? Vandana Chatlani reports

Burning question

Do lawyers have a duty to help avert a climate catastrophe?

Practitioner’s perspectives

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Uniformity needed for IP disputes

By Manisha Singh and Varun Sharma, LexOrbis
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Better days for IP disputes

By Essenese Obhan, Obhan & Associates

Delhi High Court’s new division is a step up for adjudication in this sector, writes IP expert Essenese Obhan

SPACs- why PIPE investments play a key role, Lynwood Reinhardt and Brooke Dorris, Reed Smith

SPACs: Why PIPE investments play a key role

By Lynwood Reinhardt and Brooke Dorris, Reed Smith

Lynwood Reinhardt and Brooke Dorris examine the impact of private investment in public equity on de-SPAC transactions

Vantage point

fantasy sports

Game not over

A spate of high-stakes legal victories means the fantasy sports format is here to stay, but there is still much to be done to stabilise the industry, writes Amol Apte at Dream11