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Luthra and Luthra founder Rajiv Luthra gets candid on the recent departures of his senior partners and his strategy for the firm’s recovery

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The write moment

E-signatures get a boost during the pandemic with parties finding they speed up turnaround times for deals

Condition critical

Future Retail finds itself on life support while two of the world’s richest men fight over it

Copyright infringers bait B2B partners with the promise of opportunity

Bouncing back

As business and travel edge back to normal, which foreign law firms are in front with their India offerings?

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Indian Law Firm Awards 2022

In a celebration of hard work, ingenuity and excellence, India Business Law Journal reveals the winners of the 2022 Indian Law Firm Awards

International A-List 2022

India Business Law Journal reveals the top 100 legal experts around the world who are leading the field with their work on the international aspects of india-related matters

Growing a conscience

Current events dictate that ESG considerations are increasing in importance for companies as well as regulators, warns Ashutosh Senger, lead counsel at Florence Capital

Cheques and balances

The number of criminal cases filed against cheque defaulters has overwhelmed India’s judicial system. One obvious solution is to decriminalise what is often a civil dispute, but lawyers aren’t convinced that’s the answer. George W Russell reports

Devil in the e-detail

The government is keen to support the growth of online trade, but its draft e-commerce rules could have the opposite effect

Who’s in control?

The markets regulator has begun a process to move away from the broad concept of promoter to controlling shareholders in order to better identify who’s in charge. Shivanand Pandit reports

CSRming the fightback

In-house legal teams have guided companies to understand CSR regulations during the pandemic

The rebuild

The IP division at Delhi High Court may be a harbinger of a new era, but India would do well to look further afield for examples of best-practice IP dispute resolution, argues KS Kardam, former senior joint controller of patents and designs at the Indian Patent Office

Mapping global expertise

As a wave of dealmaking showcases legal prowess around the world, India Business Law Journal reveals the top foreign law firms for India work

VANTAGE POINT

The patriarch

L&L founder Rajiv Luthra gets candid on the recent departures of his senior partners and his strategy for the firm’s recovery

Perverted priorities

The government and its relationship with the privacy of citizens has always been disproportional

Price of protection

Countries around the world are strengthening their data protection regimes given the rise in data breaches and the growing need to regulate how businesses use and process sensitive data

CORRESPONDENTS

NOIDA dues are not a financial debt

By Shreya Sircar and Sneha Sanyal, Bharucha & Partners

Granting employee stock options to promoters

By Vandana Pai and Gayatri Ramesh, Bharucha & Partners

Patently obvious that errors can be corrected

By Essenese Obhan and Ayesha Guhathakurta, Obhan & Associates
Employee secondment is really a taxing environment

Employee secondment becomes taxing for Japanese companies

By Reena Asthana Khair, Kochhar & Co.
Startup founders face reclassification dilemma

Startup founders face reclassification dilemma

By Aayush Kapoor, Harjas Singh, and Puja Sondhi, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.
이제는 ‘잘 알려진 상표’가 기준, Dheeraj Kapoor, Vibhuti Sharma

Well-known trademarks – a growing reality

By Dheeraj Kapoor and Vibhuti Sharma, LexOrbis
Key challenges ahead for new related party regime, Harish Kumar, Itee Singhal

Key challenges ahead for new related party regime

By Harish Kumar and Itee Singhal, L&L Partners
RBI takes credit for curbing PPI financing

RBI takes credit for curbing PPI financing

By Shilpa Mankar Ahluwalia, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Companies depend on proper paperwork at trial

Companies depend on proper paperwork at trial

By Kshitiz Khera, HSA Advocates

Forex inflows need open doors not small windows

By Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava, Phoenix Legal

Public health uppermost in pharma TM infringement

By Manisha Singh and Simran Bhullar, LexOrbis

Questions arise over restricting ‘sale of pledged shares to self’

By Aniket Sawant and Aanchal Gujrani, SNG & Partners
Energy open access gets the green light

Energy open access gets the green light

By Abhishek Tripathi and Shivika Agarwal, Sarthak Advocates & Solicitors
New ASCI code prohibits stereotypes and prejudice

New ASCI code prohibits stereotypes and prejudice

By Ashima Obhan and Anubhav Chakravorty, Obhan & Associates
Ethical challenges in the internet of bodiesvideo

Ethical challenges in the internet of bodies

By Bagmisikha Puhan and Siddhant Gupta, TMT Law Practice

EXPERT BRIEFINGS

Nokia-Lenovo dispute: All’s well that ends well

By Pravin Anand and Vaishali Mittal, Anand and Anand

Regulatory landscape for debt capital markets

By Aditya Bhargava and Sristi Yadav, Phoenix Legal

Role of SEBI in ‘year of IPOs’

By Manshoor Nazki, IndusLaw

Jury out on fate of cryptos, NFTs

By Raghavan Ramabadran & Sai Prashanth, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan in Chennai

Opportunities for overseas IPOs

By Bobby Majumder and David J Zylka, Frost Brown Todd

Uniformity needed for IP disputes

By Manisha Singh and Varun Sharma, LexOrbis

INTELLIGENCE REPORTS

Bouncing back

Following a swift recovery from the global pandemic, foreign lawyers went from strength to strength concluding record-breaking deals and resolving complex clashes between businesses and governments

Indian Law Firm Awards 2022

In a celebration of hard work, ingenuity and excellence, India Business Law Journal reveals the winners of the 2022 Indian Law Firm Awards

International A-List 2022

India Business Law Journal reveals the top 100 legal experts around the world who are leading the field with their work on the international aspects of india-related matters

DAOism: a new kind of faith

The idea for a decentralised autonomous organisation, where the rules are baked into its code with no management structure or board of directors, has emerged with the rise of blockchain technology

Future Legal Leaders 2022

India Business Law Journal identifies 50 promising lawyers who are poised for greater success

Deals of the Year

India Business Law Journal reveals the standout deals and disputes of 2021 and the law firms that worked hard to successfully conclude them

AROUND THE REGION

ESOP fables

Amid intensifying competition, enterprises grant shares to formidable knights in exchange for loyalty

Overview of entry strategies for India market

By Ravi Singhania, Dipak Rao, and Gunjan Gupta, Singhania & Partners

India has become a favoured destination, not only for foreign investment but also for doing business, and enduring foreign exchange management laws freely permit investment in almost all sectors

Debt restructuring in the BVI and Cayman Islands

By Han Wenhao, Harneys

Financial turmoil from the pandemic pushes global companies to restructure their debt cross-border, where advanced regimes in offshore jurisdictions provide viable options

A comparison of data protection laws

Despite the varied and complex socioeconomic and political landscapes, many Asian jurisdictions are taking giant strides in strengthening personal data safeguards

Recent developments in Hong Kong’s arbitration landscapes

By Ng Jern-Fei QC, Danny Tang, and John CK Chan, Temple Chambers

A pro-arbitration approach has solidified Hong Kong’s status as a leading arbitration hub and centre of legal excellence

Japan’s top 100 lawyers 2022

Following an extensive nomination process, Asia Business Law Journal unveils its top performers of the country’s legal profession

Data Dojo

Data protection laws are evolving rapidly as the world becomes more digitalised, and Japan is working hard to keep its sword sharp

Maintaining momentum

Massive infrastructure development and liberalisation of overseas investment have boosted the Philippines’ competitiveness, but the pandemic has changed everything. What will a newly elected government mean for business-related legal reform?

Indonesia’s Future Legal Leaders

Asia Business Law Journal identifies 50 up-and-coming lawyers in Indonesia who are poised for further success

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