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Uniformity needed for IP disputes

By Manisha Singh and Varun Sharma, LexOrbis

Better days for IP disputes

By Essenese Obhan, Obhan & Associates
Delhi High Court’s new division is a step up for adjudication in this sector, writes IP expert Essenese Obhan

SPACs: Why PIPE investments play a key role

By Lynwood Reinhardt and Brooke Dorris, Reed Smith
Lynwood Reinhardt and Brooke Dorris examine the impact of private investment in public equity on de-SPAC transactions

New frontiers for arbitrations seated in Singapore

By Sreenivasan Narayanan, Raja Bose and Rob Houston, K&L Gates Straits Law
Supreme Court judgment opens new frontier for Singapore-seated arbitration for Indian parties

When SPACs come knocking

By Ashok Lalwani and Mark Bell, Baker McKenzie

Pros and cons of foreign-seated arbitrations

By Sumeet Kachwaha and Tara Shahani, Kachwaha & Partners

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

Abolishing IPAB: An own goal?

By Pravin Anand, Anand and Anand

Delhi High Court breaks ground with AASI order

By Pravin Anand, Vaishali Mittal and Siddhant Chamola, Anand and Anand

Enforcements add a new dimension to M&A

Acquisitions through enforcement of pledged shares have become a feasible route, with courts playing a supportive role

New era for justice delivery

Despite the flaws, the advantages of virtual courts mean they should continue even after the pandemic has abated

Left without remedy

Creditors are in need of a credible mechanism for the resolution of covid-19-related distress until the suspension of the corporate insolvency resolution process is in place

Keeping in step with the times

Patent offices and courts have introduced proactive measures in response to the COVID-19 lockdown

COVID-19: Business as usual

Despite the disruption created by the lockdown, Remfry & Sagar has been providing real-time updates on IP matters to clients

Blue sky thinking

The competition regulator has over the years allowed companies to undertake innovative commitments to enable their mergers to go through

How Colgate defended its brand

Pravin Anand and Achuthan Sreekumar illustrate how limited information isn't a barrier to stopping an infringing activity

When should companies recoup pension fund losses?

Exempted employers have to make good on payment defaults by issuers only in the event of a shortfall in interest payout

Multiple dimensions of mediation

A good settlement strategy evolves depending on the interplay between different aspects of the dispute

Guide to litigation strategies

By Sneha Jaisingh and Shreya Gupta, Bharucha & Partners

Food safety and standards regulation

By Navarre Ebenezer Roy, Anand and Anand

Insolvency code: Judicial trends

By Abhishek Tripathi and Avantika Shukla, Sarthak Advocates & Solicitors

Investing through insolvency code

By Sanjay Asher and Nikhil Kaul, Crawford Bayley & Co.

Giving creditors their fair share

By Mahesh Agarwal, Agarwal Law Associates

Charting the way ahead for IBC

By Dhananjay Kumar and Hamraj Singh, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Focus on the Spotify case

Manoj K Singh and Samridh Ahuja explore compulsory licensing in India’s copyright regime

The Monsanto judgment

Pravin Anand and Dhruv Anand say Supreme Court decision is lease of life for biotech innovation

Safeguarding brands online

Essenese Obhan and Taarika Pillai analyze online counterfeiting, intermediary liability rules

Focusing on intangibles

Bithika Anand and Nipun Bhatia ask why law firm mergers often fail

Legal frontiers

Innovations in emerging practice areas

Intermediary liability in India – moving goalposts

By Vikram Jeet Singh and Prashant Mara, BTG Legal

Interim union budget: hits and misses

By Amit Singhania and Gouri Puri, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas

Indian data privacy bill: the road ahead

By Tejas Karia and Shashank Mishra, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas

IBC: Ensuring dissenting creditors get fair deal

By Dhananjay Kumar and Gautam Sundaresh, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Analysis: the cement price-fixing dispute

VASANTH RAJASEKARAN of Phoenix Legal provides an insider’s perspective

Hyundai case: A lesson for CCI

Atul Dua and Anupam Sanghi analyse why the competition regulator’s order was set aside

Legal discord?

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

Court’s role in insolvency cases

Subodh Sadana and Bhuvan Arora analyse judicial intervention in insolvency resolution

The appellate court’s purview

Shrawan Chopra and Pundreek Dwivedi assess grounds for intervention by an appellate court

Financial targets for law firms

Bithika Anand and Nipun Bhatia discuss how to set revenue targets for Indian lawyers

Trademarking the Taj

By Pravin Anand and Geetanjali Visvanathan, Anand and Anand

What makes a law firm a deal maker?

By Bithika Anand and Jogesh Sharma, Legal League Consulting

Why RERA matters for lenders

Srishti Ojha and Nupur T Malde advise lenders about compliance obligations for real estate developers

Notes of caution on merger control

Anand Pathak sheds light on the regulatory pitfalls that remain for parties looking to enter into combinations

Dividing goods, services necessary under GST?

L Badri Narayanan discusses the need for more clarity and less superfluous tinkering with new system

Lessons for SEP holders

Pravin Anand and Abhilasha Nautiyal on trends, and do’s and don’ts, for standard essential patents litigation

Managing mergers

By Alka Bharucha and Justin Bharucha, Bharucha & Partners

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Hedging your bets with the liberalised remittance scheme

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Rivals see red on biscuit packaging

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Practitioner’s perspectives

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Uniformity needed for IP disputes

By Manisha Singh and Varun Sharma, LexOrbis
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Better days for IP disputes

By Essenese Obhan, Obhan & Associates

Delhi High Court’s new division is a step up for adjudication in this sector, writes IP expert Essenese Obhan

SPACs- why PIPE investments play a key role, Lynwood Reinhardt and Brooke Dorris, Reed Smith

SPACs: Why PIPE investments play a key role

By Lynwood Reinhardt and Brooke Dorris, Reed Smith

Lynwood Reinhardt and Brooke Dorris examine the impact of private investment in public equity on de-SPAC transactions

Vantage point

The-rebuild: IP matters

The rebuild

The IP division at Delhi High Court may be a harbinger of a new era, but India would do well to look further afield for examples of best-practice IP dispute resolution, argues KS Kardam, former senior joint controller of patents and designs at the Indian Patent Office