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Cash-strapped

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

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

Greener pastures

What is the best way for a law firm to manage the exit of a star partner? Six senior lawyers share their views

Creative synergy

High-quality protection of intellectual property (IP) is a crucial factor for companies to succeed in today’s competitive world. An effective IP strategy built together can aid the organization to manage its IP portfolio and attain a significant portion of the earnings

Managing outsourcing contracts

Outsourcing companies face severe operational challenges under the pandemic and understanding the impact of the force majeure clause and the doctrine of frustration is important in determining recourse for parties.

Pandemics unforeseen

How will the courts respond to an anticipated deluge of disputes relating to frustration of contracts in a post-COVID-19 world?

At a crossroads

Recognizing homebuyers as financial creditors in the event of insolvencies is a welcome move, but the RERA remains the preferred route for recovering funds

Out of harmony

Clarity from the Intellectual Property Appellate Board is required to lessen tensions between music labels and broadcasters

Deals of the Year 2019

Revealing the most significant deals and disputes, and the lawyers who guided them

Progress against harassment

How courts are dealing with prosecutions of sexual harassment in the workplace

Law firm billing rates survey 2019

Rising fees and falling margins

Dial M for merger

Competition law: Assessing global TMT mergers

Pressing issue

Why India’s arbitration ambitions are a hard sell

Skipping out

Spotlight on companies skipping out employee provident fund contributions

Tipping the balance

Is it time for India to embrace dual-class shares?

The Brexit puzzle

Managing challenges and opportunities of Brexit for Indian businesses

Rising to the occasion

Up close with IndiGo General Counsel Priya Mehra

Deals of the Year 2018

Top 50 deals and dispute resolution cases in 2018

Blowing the whistle

How HR and legal departments should work together to resolve harassment complaints

No prizes for second place

Tough going for students from lower-rung law schools

Most Popular

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A cut above the rest

The leading international law firms for India-related matters

India

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
Breach of natural justice not always fatal, Karthik Somasundram and Sneha Jaisingh

Breach of natural justice not always fatal

By Karthik Somasundram and Sneha Jaisingh, Bharucha & Partners
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Use or lose your trademark, your choice

By Manisha Singh and Simran Bhullar, LexOrbis

Features

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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

Policy tweak

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