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Will India's new privatization drive succeed where earlier attempts failed?

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The pandemic has pushed courts to undergo a technological evolution, but is it working?

Avikshit Moral Equity Partner, Juris Corp mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in India acquisition insolvency enforcement
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Crisis creates opportunities for arbitrators

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Truly securing social security for gig workers

By William Vivian John and Rishabh Shah,L&L Partners
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Is enough being done to make virtual courts accessible and effective?

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Does Vodafone award cut off India's huge back tax claim?

FEATURES

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?

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?

Destination disinvestment?

Selling off public sector enterprises could be the key to strengthening a sluggish economy. Will a new privatization drive succeed where earlier attempts have failed?

Evolving doors

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

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

Just virtually

The pandemic has pushed courts to undergo a technological evolution, but is it working?

A cut above the rest

The leading international law firms for India-related matters

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

VANTAGE POINT

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

CORRESPONDENTS

CCI on cartels: Object outweighs the effect

By Avinash Amarnath and Shruthi Rao, Chandhiok & Mahajan

Chinese imports held up by free trade agreements

By Reena Asthana Khair, Kochhar & Co

A feud brews over a coffee trademark claim

By Manisha Singh and Simran Bhullar, LexOrbis
Manisha-Singh,-Simran-Bhullar,-LexOrbis Domain registrars Trademark

Domain registrars and banks held accountable

By Manisha Singh and Simran Bhullar, LexOrbis
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Coal fired power plants are still smoking

By Abhishek Nath Tripathi and Anura Gupta, Sarthak Advocates & Solicitors
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Changes to account opening – Help or hinderance?

By Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava, Phoenix Legal
Anush Raajan and Swastika Chakravarti, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan, Decree holders

Decree holders not financial creditors under IBC

By Anush Raajan and Swastika Chakravarti, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan
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Truly securing social security for gig workers

By William Vivian John and Rishabh Shah,L&L Partners
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Press note 3: Restriction on investment from China

By Ashwini Vittalachar and MV Abhinaya, Samvad Partners
Dipti-Lavya-Swain,-Shruti-Sundararajan,-HSA-Advocates infrastructure

Infra needs a development finance institution

By Dipti Lavya Swain and Shruti Sundararajan, HSA Advocates
Manoj-Kumar,-Shweta-Bharti,-Hammurabi-&-Solomon social security

A business guide to the Social Security Code

By Manoj Kumar and Shweta Bharti, Hammurabi & Solomon
Harshil-Shubham,-Anjuli-Hora---SNG-&-Partners resolution plan

A resolution framework for covid-19 related stress

By Harshil Shubham and Anjuli Hora, SNG & Partners
Karthik-Somasundram,-Sneha-Jaisingh,-Bharucha-&-Partners adverse possession

Claims of title and adverse possession are inconsistent

By Karthik Somasundram and Sneha Jaisingh, Bharucha & Partners

EXPERT BRIEFINGS

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

New era for justice delivery

Despite the flaws, the advantages of virtual courts mean they should continue even after the pandemic has abated

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

Keeping in step with the times

Patent offices and courts have introduced proactive measures in response to the COVID-19 lockdown

COVID-19: Business as usual

Despite the disruption created by the lockdown, Remfry & Sagar has been providing real-time updates on IP matters to clients

Blue sky thinking

The competition regulator has over the years allowed companies to undertake innovative commitments to enable their mergers to go through

INTELLIGENCE REPORTS

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?

A cut above the rest

The leading international law firms for India-related matters

A tool for financial trouble

Widely reported troubles at Yes Bank, IL&FS, DHFL and others have exposed inadequacies in the insolvency resolution regime for distressed banking and finance companies. Mohit Shukla, the legal head of Barclays India, argues that now is a perfect time to introduce a new composite code to address these shortcomings and rebuild public trust

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

Diversity adversity

Supreme Court Justices Dhananjaya Chandrachud and Ajay Rastogi recently passed a ruling that enables women officers to serve as army commanders. The court also granted women officers the right to extended permanent service – a privilege that previously applied only to men. While the order affords women army officers the rights they deserved long ago, it does not fix overnight the backward views and stubborn stereotypes that persist within the corridors of power, be it those in the army or elsewhere.

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.

AROUND THE REGION

Harbouring ambitions

With the new limited partnership fund legislation Hong Kong is showing its intent to lure asset managers away from their favoured offshore jurisdictions and anchor them in the city

Revisiting data privacy in a pandemic

By Rachelle M Diaz, PJS Law
A comprehensive overview of the five pillars of compliance within the Philippine Data Privacy Act

Election day fireworks

Renowned legal professor Lawrence Douglas discusses the possibility of a constitutional crisis if Donald Trump should lose the US presidential election, but refuse to go

Vanquishing viral enemies

Senior in-house counsel share their ideas and practical solutions on fighting cybersecurity and data privacy challenges

Foreign yet familiar

In an exclusive interview, Canadian Justice Beverley McLachlin talks about her role as an overseas judge in Hong Kong

Indonesia Law Firm Awards 2020

Asia Business Law Journal presents the best law firm in Indonesia for 2020 and four winners each in 22 practice areas

The Philippines’ top 100 lawyers

Asia Business Law Journal reveals the Philippines’ top 100 lawyers

Emerging trends in patent legislation

Patent laws are fast evolving across the world, and nowhere more so than Asia. Emerging case laws and new legislation are helping shape stronger intellectual property laws for regional players

A comparison of developments in dispute resolution

A close look at the emerging trends in litigation and alternative dispute resolution around Asia