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Existential wobbles

Recovering confidence is key

Awkward regulatory tango over COVID-19 relief

By Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava, Phoenix Legal

Protection of founder interests in VC transactions

By Nisha Mallik and Neha Mirajgaoker, Samvad Partners

Electricity Bill lights path but sparks controversy

By Abhishek Tripathi and Narayan Gupta, Sarthak Advocates & Solicitors

Beneficiaries of public welfare schemes are consumers

By Karthik Somasundram and Shreya Gupta, Bharucha & Partners

COVID-19, IBC suspension and operational creditors

By Shweta Bharti and Sukrit Kapoor,Hammurabi & Solomon

COVID-19 moratorium package: An RBI safe haven

By Nishtha Arora and Anjuli Hora, SNG & Partners

Foreign entities acquiring real estate in India

By Alok Tewari and Simrat Grover, Kochhar & Co

Recommended drafting practises for FFL disclosure

By Piyush Sharma and Joginder Singh, LexOrbis

Amending use claims in trademark cases

By Omesh Puri and Ruchi Sarin, LexOrbis

A tool for financial trouble

Widely reported troubles at Yes Bank, IL&FS, DHFL and others have exposed inadequacies in the insolvency resolution regime for distressed banking and finance companies. Mohit Shukla, the legal head of Barclays India, argues that now is a perfect time to introduce a new composite code to address these shortcomings and rebuild public trust

New rules to socially distance non-resident investors

By Snigdhaneel Satpathy and Sanchita Kumari, L&L Partners

Surviving a ‘new normal’

India Business Law Journal teamed up with prominent arbitrator Ashok Sharma and a stellar panel of GCs to debate how in-house legal teams should rise to the unprecedented challenges facing Indian companies in a post-lockdown environment

Analysing financing models for infrastructure projects

By Sharmil Bhushan and Jyoti Punjabi, HSA Advocates

How to implement pre-packaged insolvency

By Charanya Lakshmikumaran and Puneeth Ganapathy, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan

Labour market collusion: New frontier for antitrust?

By Lagna Panda and Ruchi Khanna, Chandhiok & Mahajan

Are you being watched?

Governments adopting trace-and-track apps to prevent the spread of the pandemic have raised questions about the ‘right balance’ between pandemic response and privacy considerations

Innovative new debt financing method for UDICs

By Matthew Ching and Zhang Dong, Jingtian & Gongcheng

Managing outsourcing contracts

Outsourcing companies face severe operational challenges under the pandemic and understanding the impact of the force majeure clause and the doctrine of frustration is important in determining recourse for parties.

Moving past the pandemic

The pandemic has thrown up challenges for maintaining productivity, honouring contracts and keeping workers employed

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International A-List 2021

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

Correspondents

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Startups find greater protection through patent applications

By DPS Parmar, LexOrbis
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Lack of avenue to opt out makes government contracts inequitable

By Shreya Sircar and Jyotsna Punshi, Bharucha & Partners
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Failure of consensus cropped farm laws vision

By Gautam Khurana, India Law Offices

Features

The A-List 2021

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AgustaWestland ban revoked

By Freny Patel
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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

Practitioner’s perspectives

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Jury out on fate of cryptos, NFTs

By Raghavan Ramabadran & Sai Prashanth, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan in Chennai
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International public offerings

By Bobby Majumder and David J Zylka, Frost Brown Todd
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Uniformity needed for IP disputes

By Manisha Singh and Varun Sharma, LexOrbis

Vantage point

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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