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March 2020

What’s blocking the chain?

Blockchain can be a disruptive technology for the administration of smart contracts in the financial sector if some regulatory hurdles are cleared

A perfect storm

What should be disclosed during due diligence

By GV Anand Bhushan and Abhishek Jain, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

COVID-19 may power down the energy sector

By Abhishek Tripathi and Mani Gupta, Sarthak Advocates & Solicitors

A chaotic situation in cross-border demergers

By Nisha Mallik and Roshni Menon, Samvad Partners

Compensating delay in granting of patents

By Piyush Sharma and Joginder Singh, LexOrbis

Complementary advances can be research or imitation

By DPS Parmar, LexOrbis

How foreign awards are enforced in India

By Simranjeet Singh and Rohan Ahuja, Athena Legal

A speedy resolution scheme for Yes Bank

By Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava, Phoenix Legal

Navigating the problems of inland waterways

By Akshay Malhotra and Ishita Gupta, HSA Advocates

Bias towards enforcement of foreign awards

By Karthik Somasundram and Shreya Gupta, Bharucha & Partners

How COVID-19 affects personal health data

By Deeksha Manchanda, Chandhiok & Mahajan

Budget gives foreign direct investment its rightful place

By Navin Syiem and Nitin Gera, L&L Partners

Legal and financial plans beyond COVID-19

By Gautam Khurana, India Law Offices

Shining a light on unsafe practices

Inadequate enforcement of Indian standards has encouraged spurious manufacturers to put unsafe products on the market

Dealing with delays at the IPO

The Patent Office making exceptions for delays to applications due to COVID-19 is welcome, but it should adopt more applicant-friendly policies for other cases too

Emerging product liability regime in e-commerce

By Manoj Kumar, Hammurabi & Solomon

2019 was a significant year in competition law

By Vaibhav Choukse and Nripi Jolly, J. Sagar Associates

At a crossroads

Recognizing homebuyers as financial creditors in the event of insolvencies is a welcome move, but the RERA remains the preferred route for recovering funds

Preferential tariffs come under further scrutiny

By Shampa Bhattacharya, Kochhar & Co

IBC: Intent continues to prevail over form

By Charanya Lakshmikumaran and Puneeth Ganapathy, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan

Jaypee judgment creates a conundrum for lenders

By Soumyajit Mitra and Mohit Yadav, SNG & Partners

Diversity adversity

Supreme Court Justices Dhananjaya Chandrachud and Ajay Rastogi recently passed a ruling that enables women officers to serve as army commanders. The court also granted women officers the right to extended permanent service – a privilege that previously applied only to men. While the order affords women army officers the rights they deserved long ago, it does not fix overnight the backward views and stubborn stereotypes that persist within the corridors of power, be it those in the army or elsewhere.

A new dawn

As employers wake up to the reality of COVID-19, how can they minimize risks for employees and ensure business continuity?

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

Future Legal Leaders 2022

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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

Correspondents

stimulating Japan investment in India

Stronger links stimulate Japan investment in India

By Samiron Borkataky and Aatman Shukla, Kochhar & Co.
India's CBDC outline

Giving India’s pilot CBDC wings to fly

By Shilpa Mankar Ahluwalia, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
India future of group of companies doctrine

Guidance awaited on future of group of companies doctrine

By Ashish Anand, HSA Advocates

Features

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

India's electric vehicle regulation

Electric dreams

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

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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