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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

Inside out

Complying wtih India's amended insider trading regulations

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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

Security by design in digital payment controls, Shilpa Mankar Ahluwalia and Vrinda Pareek, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Security by design in digital payment controls

By Shilpa Mankar Ahluwalia and Vrinda Pareek, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Digital lending in India- Move towards regulation, Shilpa Mankar Ahluwalia and Vrinda Pareek, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Digital lending in India: Move towards regulation

By Shilpa Mankar Ahluwalia and Vrinda Pareek, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
The committee of creditors and its commercial wisdom, Sonam Gupta, Sneha Jaisingh and Divyam Sharma, Bharucha & Partners

The committee of creditors and its commercial wisdom

By Sonam Gupta, Sneha Jaisingh and Divyam Sharma, Bharucha & Partners

Features

Harsh Aggarwal is general manager of legal, and Roma Arora is the joint general manager of legal at Havells

Eyes on the spies

Meant to protect companies, anti-counterfeit services agencies can create their own fair share of problems, so watch them closely

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Insurance in bloom

Foreign insurers are cautiously optimistic over the decision to allow 74% FDI in the sector

M&A tax takeaways

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

Practitioner’s perspectives

Delhi High Court breaks ground with AASI order

Delhi High Court breaks ground with AASI order

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

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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

With a rise in corporate misdeeds, the courts and the parliament are responding by necessity to the definition and treatment of executive liability in India

Businesses behaving badly

With a rise in corporate misdeeds, the courts and the parliament are responding by necessity to the definition and treatment of executive liability in India, writes Vikramaditya Khanna