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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.

Parliament in numbers

A look back at the Lok Sabha's performance in the past five years compared with the two previous terms

The battle continues

Candid conversations with women litigators

Indian Law Firm Awards, 2019

We unveil the country’s top law firms after an extensive survey of in-house counsel and international lawyers

In a soup

The Legal Metrology Department turns up the heat on companies

Rising Stars 2018

50 up-and-coming law firms that are making a mark on the legal market

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A cut above the rest

The leading international law firms for India-related matters

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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

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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.

Correspondents

Anush Raajan and Swastika Chakravarti, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan, Decree holders

Decree holders not financial creditors under IBC

By Anush Raajan and Swastika Chakravarti, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan
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Infra needs a development finance institution

By Dipti Lavya Swain and Shruti Sundararajan, HSA Advocates
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Domain registrars and banks held accountable

By Manisha Singh and Simran Bhullar, LexOrbis

Features

virtual courts online dispute resolutions

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?

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Moving targets

With IP infringers shifting pirated content to mirror websites following takedown orders, Delhi High Court has started allowing dynamic injunctions to block new means of broadcasting the material

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Billions on the line

Vodafone has won a crucial arbitration award on huge tax demands, but can the government afford to let this dispute go?

Practitioner’s perspectives

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Gauging substantive similarity in software copyright disputes

By Chen Jing, Commerce & Finance Law Offices
Avikshit Moral Equity Partner, Juris Corp mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in India acquisition insolvency enforcement

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

Pravin Anand,Managing Partner,Anand and Anand,Virtual courts india

New era for justice delivery

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

Vantage point

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Reimagining INTA

The CEO of the International Trademark Association, Etienne Sanz de Acedo, talks to Asia Business Law Journal about his reinvention of the global flagship INTA Annual Meeting event with a bold move to the virtual sphere in this pandemic year