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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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Deals of the Year

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

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

Future Legal Leaders 2022

Future Legal Leaders 2022

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

Correspondents

Patently obvious that errors can be corrected

Patently obvious that errors can be corrected

By Essenese Obhan and Ayesha Guhathakurta, Obhan & Associates
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Granting employee stock options to promoters

By Vandana Pai and Gayatri Ramesh, Bharucha & Partners
Employee secondment is really a taxing environment

Employee secondment becomes taxing for Japanese companies

By Reena Asthana Khair, Kochhar & Co.

Features

The write moment

The write moment

E-signatures get a boost during the pandemic with parties finding they speed up turnaround times for deals

Condition critical

Condition critical

A conflict has played out before several judicial forums over the fate of Future Retail

Bouncing back

Bouncing back

As business and travel edge back to normal, which foreign law firms are in front with their India offerings?

Practitioner’s perspectives

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
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Regulatory landscape for debt capital markets

By Aditya Bhargava and Sristi Yadav, Phoenix Legal

Vantage point

Perverted priorities

Perverted priorities

CERT-In has shown more interest in collecting data and imposing restrictions on businesses than warding off cyber-attacks, write Software Freedom Law Centre’s Mishi Choudhary

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