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April/May 2021

Cryptocurrencies unchained?

By Anu Tiwari and Anindita Bhowmik, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas; Rajiv Luthra and Anirudh Gotety, L&L Partners
In this special report, co-published with Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas and L&L Partners, legal experts assess the status of cryptos in India and the prospects for effective regulation

Risky share swaps useful to fund cross-border activity

By Natasha Mahajan and Vineetha Stephen, Samvad Partners

Reform agenda on the cards in new electricity policy

By Mani Gupta and Vedant Kumar, Sarthak Advocates & Solicitors

Secured creditors not always financial creditors

By Karthik Somasundram, Sneha Jaisingh and Alabh Lal, Bharucha & Partners

InvITs continue to evolve in infrastructure M&A

By Jay Gandhi and Abhishek Parekh, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

RBI bats for full interoperability for pre-paid instruments

By Shilpa Mankar Ahluwalia and Himanshu Malhotra, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Mood indigo

By Pallavi Shroff, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Soli Sorabjee was equally passionate about the law and jazz, but the latter harnessed his spirit

Indian Law Firm Awards 2021

The first wave of the pandemic across India came and went and, at one point, life began again, hope was restored, and work seemed to pick up pace. Many law firms announced new hires and partner promotions, and some opened new offices

Austria is the EU partnership model after Brexit

By Gautam Khurana, India Law Offices and Markus Leitner, Leitner & Hirth

Troubled MSMEs thrown a lifeline with pre-pack resolutions

By Satish Anand Sharma and Anshita Gupta, SNG & Partners 

Ins and outs of laws on oxygen and right to life

By Arjun Krishnamoorthy, J Sagar Associates

The sound of distinction in IP protection

By Aprajita Nigam and Ruchi Sarin, LexOrbis

Copyright registration not mandatory for enforcement of rights

By Aprajita Nigam and Smrita Sinha, LexOrbis

Tread carefully with TM

By Shreekanth Katti and Harry Jose, Syngene International
Companies need to be cautious about using trademark symbols, as improper use can lead to legal hardship

Can dominant enterprises refuse to deal?

By Karan S Chandhiok and Tarun Donadi, Chandhiok & Mahajan

Refund of unutilised input tax credits now the norm

By Raghavan Ramabadran and Krithika Jaganathan, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan

Call to action

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

By Dipti Lavya Swain and Tanvi Tekriwal, HSA Advocates

Most Popular

International A-List 2022

The top 100 overseas lawyers for handing India matters

Future Legal Leaders 2022

Future Legal Leaders 2022

50 up-and-coming lawyers who are poised for further success

Indian Law Firm Awards 2022

In a celebration of hard work, ingenuity and excellence, India Business Law Journal reveals the winners of the 2022 Indian Law Firm Awards

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Deals of the Year

The standout deals and disputes of the year, all completed in challenging times

Correspondents

RBI on digital lending

Digital lending goes up; RBI cracks down

By Mathew Chacko, Aadya Misra and Shristi Kumar, Spice Route Legal
Missed opportunity on new framework ARCs

New framework for ARCs perhaps a missed opportunity

By Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava, Phoenix Legal
stimulating Japan investment in India

Stronger links stimulate Japan investment in India

By Samiron Borkataky and Aatman Shukla, Kochhar & Co.

Features

India's electric vehicle regulation

Electric dreams

As India aims for greater adoption of electric vehicles, some key challenges need to be overcome

India's Competition Amendment Bill 2022

Black & white

At first glance, the Competition Amendment Bill, 2022, seems to be revolutionary and innovative. However, its success will depend on the implementation of the regulations issued by the antitrust watchdog

Here comes the sun

Here comes the sun

Managing partners at law firms are more optimistic about the future than they have been in years as the negative effects of the pandemic on the economy decline

Practitioner’s perspectives

India's pre-grant opposition process review

Time for pre-grant opposition process review

By Archana Shanker, Anand & Anand

Rising prominence of store layouts in IP disputes

By Prachi Agarwal and Mishthi Dubey, Anand & Anand
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Nokia-Lenovo dispute: All’s well that ends well

By Pravin Anand and Vaishali Mittal, Anand and Anand

Vantage point

Steering the ESG shift

For general counsel, embracing responsible governance may not be easy but it is the right thing to do

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