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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

Policy tweak

The Draft Data Centre Policy 2020 is much needed for the digital economy, but could benefit from single window clearance, economic incentives and protections against misuse of data

Reach for the sky

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

Reimagining INTA

The CEO of the International Trademark Association, Etienne Sanz de Acedo, talks to India 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

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

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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

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
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
Using injunctions to prevent IP infringement, Manisha Singh and Simran Bhullar, LexOrbis

Using injunctions to prevent IP infringement

By Manisha Singh and Simran Bhullar, LexOrbis

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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International A-List 2021

The top 100 foreign lawyers for India-related matters

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

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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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