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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

Tax takeaways

The 2021-22 budget was a restrained exercise that prioritised tidying up tax administration, and while the tweaks may not have grabbed headlines, they are sure to have an impact

Crypto crossroads

A jump in value of bitcoin has sparked renewed interest among investors. How will Indian regulators respond?

Will it work?

The government is working to implement newly codified labour laws, but how will they fare in a transformed working environment? Ragini Rastogi reports

Protection in paralysis

With India’s legal enforcement machinery neutralised by lockdown, infringement activity has climbed to an all-time high. What can IP owners do to stay afloat?

Evolving doors

A reluctance to opt for litigation during the pandemic has seen new opportunities for arbitrators and other alternative dispute resolution practitioners

The power of persuasion

A critical part of a lawyer’s job is being a good negotiator. It requires people skills, well-ordered priorities and a positive approach to doing business

What’s blocking the chain?

Blockchain can be a disruptive technology for the administration of smart contracts in the financial sector if some regulatory hurdles are cleared

Keeping competitors at bay

It is well-settled law that a non-compete obligation in an employment contract in India is unenforceable after termination of the employment. However, an acquirer in an M&A transaction can require a promoter to not compete with the business that he is selling

Are you being watched?

Governments adopting trace-and-track apps to prevent the spread of the pandemic have raised questions about the ‘right balance’ between pandemic response and privacy considerations

Home and safe?

With COVID-19 forcing companies to implement work-from-home policies, Jim Fitzsimmons helps us understand the cybersecurity risks posed by a remote workforce

Shining a light on unsafe practices

Inadequate enforcement of Indian standards has encouraged spurious manufacturers to put unsafe products on the market

Bridges not barriers

Membership of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership would allow India to overcome its stunted trading relationship with its neighbours

Juggling act

How conflicting interests shaped the data protection bill

In the hot seat

Baker McKenzie’s first Asian global chair discusses India, trade war and the firm’s future

A fine balance

Merging the wants of employers and employees is no easy task

The AIs have it

AI's rise demands regulatory reboot

Watch your step

Steering clear of conflicts of interest in private equity

Taking stock

Assessing the impact of GDPR a year since introduction

Running in circles

New advertising laws: A move away from self-regulation

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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
Copyright registration not mandatory for enforcement of rights, Aprajita Nigam and Smrita Sinha, LexOrbis

Copyright registration not mandatory for enforcement of rights

By Aprajita Nigam and Smrita Sinha, LexOrbis
InvITs continue to evolve in infrastructure M&A, Jay Gandhi and Abhishek Parekh, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

InvITs continue to evolve in infrastructure M&A

By Jay Gandhi and Abhishek Parekh, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

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panacea or problem

Panacea or problem?

SPACS have generated tremendous interest in India, but are these re-emerging investment tools really a practical alternative to IPOs and a panacea for reviving capital markets? And just how tightly should they be regulated?

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

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

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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