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A metamorphosis

The disruptive effects of the pandemic have prompted in-house counsel to evolve or be rendered irrelevant

The courts fight back

In a very short span of time India’s courts have adapted to working during the pandemic, and the lessons learned during this time will be used to increase efficiency and productivity of the judicial system

Pulling the plug

In the aftermath of the TikTok ban Mishi Choudhary, the founder of Software Freedom Law Centre (India), says the government must enact pro-privacy legislation that protects private data from tech companies, regardless of their origin

Moving past the pandemic

The pandemic has thrown up challenges for maintaining productivity, honouring contracts and keeping workers employed

‘E’ sign of the times

With COVID-19, the silver lining for the legal community will be a greater adoption of e-contracts

Dealing with delays at the IPO

The Patent Office making exceptions for delays to applications due to COVID-19 is welcome, but it should adopt more applicant-friendly policies for other cases too

The risk-reward conundrum

A GC’s ability to play a lawyer-guardian type role in a company is critical

India in 2020: Tackling sexual harassment 

The legislature has cast a liability on the employer to combat sexual harassment in the workplace

India in 2020: Relief in sight from data protection bill?

The report on the revised bill is is being eagerly awaited by the industry

India in 2020: Digital transformation is key for GCs

Technology to be the buzzword at all GC discussion platforms in 2020

India in 2020: Easing restrictions on foreign investment

The surge in FDI will result in a boost for employment and the economy

Take the chains off business

Recent moves to decriminalize violations of corporate and tax law are welcome

Lose the legalese please

Many lawyers overlook the usefulness of effective writing

Innovative play in the sandbox

Insurance regulators need to adopt a flexible approach to startups

A Legal legacy

Outgoing GC says governance reforms afoot at ADB

Risky proposition

The role of an independent director is an unenviable one, argues Nitin Mittal

Building trust

RERA has introduced accountability to the real estate sector but loopholes remain

Caught up in courts

It will take a lot more than commercial courts and mandatory mediation to unclog the legal system

Why we need an AI code of ethics

As artificial intelligence is now a reality, where is the fine ethical line between us and it?

Tipping point

Lord Goldsmith launches attack on changes to India’s proposed 2018 Arbitration Bill

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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

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Domestic award set aside for patent illegality

By Karthik Somasundram and Sneha Jaisingh, Bharucha & Partners
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A feud brews over a coffee trademark claim

By Manisha Singh and Simran Bhullar, LexOrbis
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The epidemic of fake branded masks

By Manisha Singh and Simran Bhullar, LexOrbis

Features

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Evolving doors

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

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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?

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All rise

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

Practitioner’s perspectives

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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

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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

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Nitin Mittal, General counsel,Signify, pandemic

A metamorphosis

The disruptive effects of the pandemic have prompted in-house counsel to evolve or be rendered irrelevant