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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.

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

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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

SEBI Phoenix legal

SEBI’s awkward two-step on recent changes

By Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava,Phoenix Legal
specific performance Karthik Somasundram,Sneha Jaisingh,Bharucha & Partners

Specific performance demands that equity be done

By Karthik Somasundram and Sneha Jaisingh, Bharucha & Partners
RBI ending the party for dividends, Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava

RBI ending the party for dividends

By Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava, Phoenix Legal

Features

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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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The A-List 2020

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

Cash-strapped, Billing rates survey shows law firms are feeling the squeeze as clients demand fixed fees and discounts

Cash-strapped

Lawyers are feeling the pinch as clients weighed down by the pandemic push for lower legal fees.

Practitioner’s perspectives

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

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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

Vantage point

Reach for the sky

Reach for the sky

Blue skies await aviation sector once it flies past the current turbulence