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Indian Law Firm Awards 2021

The first wave of the pandemic across India came and went and, at one point, life began again, hope was restored, and work seemed to pick up pace. Many law firms announced new hires and partner promotions, and some opened new offices

Spiking the debt balloon

Can the government’s plans for a ‘bad bank’ balance the ledgers and deflate the bubble of non-performing assets plaguing India’s troubled financial sector?

Future legal leaders

50 up-and-coming lawyers who are making a name for themselves in the profession

Deals of the Year

A turbulent year did not deter deal makers and their legal advisers from closing cutting-edge transactions

Secrets to success

The top 10 performance-enabling habits of India’s elite lawyers

The A-List 2020

India Business Law Journal reveals the country’s top lawyers and legal icons in 2020

Crisis point

Faced with the greatest challenge in recent memory, law firms are ripping up the rule book in their battle for survival

All rise

Advocates and court administrators are navigating the technology and direction of virtual courts like never before, but is enough being done to make these forums smooth and accessible?

A cut above the rest

The leading international law firms for India-related matters

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

Indian Law Firm Awards 2020

In this difficult and dynamic environment, India Business Law Journal’s editorial team was once again tasked with selecting the winners of the Indian Law Firm Awards. Our decisions are based on thousands of nominations and endorsements received from in-house counsel, other senior corporate executives and legal professionals around the world, as well as hundreds of submissions from Indian law firms

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.

The International A-List 2020

Of the hundreds of lawyers around the world who claim to be India experts, which ones are leading the field? To find out, India Business Law Journal sought answers from a large number of professionals, mainly experienced lawyers at Indian law firms and India-focused in-house counsel around the world.

Pecking order

This article explores the tensions that arise between the powers of the court in policing the implementation and proper interpretation of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016 (code), the limits on the rights of the corporate debtor during the insolvency process, and the powers of the insolvency resolution professional (IRP) in these circumstances

Rising Stars 2019

Jostling for position, arguably a useful skill when employed in moderation, has been elevated to a high art form in India, be it on busy highways or in professional life. While six or seven law firms dominate the legal market, a universe of medium and small firms of varying expertise and reputation are elbowing their way forward

The A-List 2019

The fourth annual edition of the A-List is a continuation of India Business Law Journal’s efforts to recognize India’s most outstanding lawyers. This year, in order to acknowledge the grandees of the legal profession, as well as recognizing our regular 100 A-List of highly talented practitioners, we identify 35 legal “icons”.

State of play

Indian law firms face a daunting pace attack from big accountancy firms amid a slow-wicket economy. On top of this, in-house counsel are facing up to more work internally, leaving less for law firms.

An Asian mosaic

Senior women lawyers across Asia share personal stories of successes, struggles and strategies for a more inclusive legal profession.

Leaders of the pack

Against the complex political and economic backdrop, India Business Law Journal reveals the India-related achievements and activities of law firms across the globe

In a bind

A blurred demarcation between lawyers and accountants raises interesting questions about the future structure of law firms.

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International A-List 2021

The top 100 foreign lawyers for India-related matters

India law firms- deals of the year 2020

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

Austria is the EU partnership model after Brexit, Gautam Khurana, India Law Offices and Markus Leitner, Austria-based firm Leitner & Hirth

Austria is the EU partnership model after Brexit

By Gautam Khurana, India Law Offices and Markus Leitner, Leitner & Hirth
RBI bats for full interoperability for pre-paid instruments, Shilpa Mankar Ahluwalia and Himanshu Malhotra, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

RBI bats for full interoperability for pre-paid instruments

By Shilpa Mankar Ahluwalia and Himanshu Malhotra, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Ascertaining impact of IBC’s section 32A on criminal proceedings, Sonam Gupta and Anurag Tandon, Bharucha & Partners

Ascertaining impact of IBC’s section 32A on criminal proceedings

By Sonam Gupta and Anurag Tandon, Bharucha & Partners

Features

Tread carefully with TM

Tread carefully with TM

By Shreekanth Katti and Harry Jose, Syngene International

Companies need to be cautious about using trademark symbols, as improper use can lead to legal hardship

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Indian Law Firm Awards 2021

The first wave of the pandemic across India came and went and, at one point, life began again, hope was restored, and work seemed to pick up pace. Many law firms announced new hires and partner promotions, and some opened new offices

Vaccinating your staff

Vaccinating your staff? What you need to know

The government has allowed the private sector to step in and vaccinate staff. Pharma legal expert Shantanu Mukherjee and co-author Sampreetha Kumar explain how to navigate setting up a vaccination facility for your employees

Practitioner’s perspectives

Pros and cons of foreign-seated arbitration, Sumeet Kachwaha and Tara Shahani, Kachwaha & Partners

Pros and cons of foreign-seated arbitration

By Sumeet Kachwaha and Tara Shahani, Kachwaha & Partners
Cryptocurrencies unchained

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?

Abolishing IPAB: An own goal?

By Pravin Anand, Anand and Anand

Vantage point

Mood-indigo

Mood indigo

By Pallavi Shroff, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Soli Sorabjee was equally passionate about the law and jazz, but the latter harnessed his spirit