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July/August 2018

The state of India’s legal market

An assessment of the prevailing trends in the legal profession

Open market for fake goods

The current system does not create a sufficient deterrence to counterfeiters

Legal discord?

An examination of the overlap between the competition regulator and courts on IP disputes

A touch of disruption

The legal sector must prepare for the growing commercialization of AI and blockchain technology

Hitting the mark

With managing partners being primary rainmakers, are revenue targets useful for lawyers?

Legislation for the ‘new gold’

The draft data protection bill appears to encourage protectionism, writes Srinjoy Banerjee, assistant vice president and legal counsel at Genpact

TV outlets and distributors face new regulatory regime

By Jaya Singhania, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Homebuyers’ arsenal adds financial creditor status

By Aditya Vikram Dua and Satish Anand Sharma, SNG & Partners

Bond investment guidelines a relief for foreign investors

By Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava, Phoenix Legal

Amendments extend reach of India’s anti-bribery law

By Manoj Kumar, Hammurabi & Solomon

Many successes chalked up during first year of GST

By L Badri Narayanan, Jyoti Pal and Disha Jain, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan

Promoter-investor disputes may be solved by mediation

By Ekta Bahl, Samvad Partners

Ease of doing business: Uneasy reporting of FDI

By Vaibhav Kakkar and Snigdhaneel Satpathy, L&L Partners

Recognition of homebuyers: Sympathy without security

By Varsha Banerjee and Juhi Bhambhani, Dhir & Dhir Associates

Changes aim to halt abuse of insolvency proceedings

By Deepak Sabharwal, Deepak Sabharwal & Associates

More action needed to ease contractors’ liquidity crisis

By Dhirendra Negi and Ananya Kumar, J. Sagar Associates

Smart cities mission meshes with communications policy

By Sharath Chandrasekhar and Soujanya Gollapudi, HSA Advocates

Serial filing of divisional patent applications in India

By Joginder Singh, LexOrbis

Decision marks another step widening the arbitration net

By Karthik Somasundram and Shreya Gupta, Bharucha & Partners

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Features

Bouncing back

Bouncing back

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

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

Practitioner’s perspectives

Rising prominence of store layouts in IP disputes

By Prachi Agarwal and Mishthi Dubey, Anand & Anand
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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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