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India's pre-grant opposition process review
Here comes the sun

A recovering economy and opportunities arising from new-age technologies have lawyers optimistic

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FEATURES

Black & white

At first glance, the Competition Amendment Bill, 2022, seems to be revolutionary and innovative. However, its success will depend on the implementation of the regulations issued by the antitrust watchdog

Too much power?

How the Enforcement Directorate turned into a veritable bogeyman for India Inc

Bouncing back

Revealed: The top international law firms for India matters

Condition critical

A conflict has played out before several judicial forums over the fate of Future Retail, a company in grave health with creditors and two of the world’s richest men entangled in its fate

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

VANTAGE POINT

Steering the ESG shift

For general counsel, embracing responsible governance may not be easy but it is the right thing to do, writes Mike Madden, global board chair of the association of corporate counsel

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

CORRESPONDENTS

Giving India’s pilot CBDC wings to fly

By Shilpa Mankar Ahluwalia, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Royalties for recordings are a live Issue

By Abhishek Malhotra and Urjitah Srikanth, TMT Law Practice

New framework for ARCs perhaps a missed opportunity

By Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava, Phoenix Legal
India future of group of companies doctrine

Guidance awaited on future of group of companies doctrine

By Ashish Anand, HSA Advocates
RBI on digital lending

Digital lending goes up; RBI cracks down

By Mathew Chacko, Aadya Misra and Shristi Kumar, Spice Route Legal
stimulating Japan investment in India

Stronger links stimulate Japan investment in India

By Samiron Borkataky and Aatman Shukla, Kochhar & Co.

High court decodes shape marks and their registration

By Manisha Singh and Vibhuti Sharma, LexOrbis
winning patent strategy

Divide and conquer the winning patent strategy

By Manisha Singh and Neha Ruhela, LexOrbis
Alternative investment funds growth

Alternative investment funds are poised for growth

By Jay Gandhi and Abhishek Parekh, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
regulation of ESG rating providersvideo

Regulators looking to rate ESG rating providers

By Swathi Girimaji and Harshita Kakar, Bharucha & Partners
India mandatory mediationvideo

Mandatory mediation hoped to unclog commercial lists

By Sonam Gupta and Anurag Tandon, Bharucha & Partners
Indian copyright protection in metaverse

Ineffective copyright protection in the metaverse

By Anushree Yewale and Krishi Shah, TMT Law Practice

Safe digital spaces may curtail existing freedoms

By Ashima Obhan and Shubhanshi Pohani, Obhan & Associates
India Stock appreciation rightsvideo

Committee recommends recognition of stock appreciation rights

By Vandana Pai and Shreya Sreesankar, Bharucha & Partners
India supreme court on financial creditorsvideo

Supreme Court says financial creditors not so supreme

By Sudeshna Guha Roy and Elisha Vaswani, Bharucha & Partners

EXPERT BRIEFINGS

Time for pre-grant opposition process review

By Archana Shanker, Anand & Anand

Rising prominence of store layouts in IP disputes

By Prachi Agarwal and Mishthi Dubey, Anand & Anand

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

INTELLIGENCE REPORTS

Here comes the sun

Managing partners at law firms are more optimistic about the future than they have been in years as the negative effects of the pandemic on the economy decline

Black & white

At first glance, the Competition Amendment Bill, 2022, seems to be revolutionary and innovative. However, its success will depend on the implementation of the regulations issued by the antitrust watchdog

Rules of engagement

There are two different rulebooks for dealing with anti-competitive behaviour around the world

Bouncing back

Revealed: The top international law firms for India matters

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

AROUND THE REGION

Damage controls

After months of clamping down and chaos, South Korea is taking a hard look at how to create a safe space for cryptocurrency to flourish while safeguarding investors

An update of NFT law developments

The past year saw crypto art break through to the mainstream, and many lawsuits involving non-fungible tokens making headlines. How are the region’s regulators responding?

A comparison of tax laws

Policymakers in the region are working to strike a balance between promoting economic development and raising revenue. Companies need to take a bird’s-eye view of the implications for their businesses

Settling cross-border commercial disputes in Singapore

By Una Khng, Helmsman in Singapore

Connectivity, an efficient legal system and a plethora of choice are making Singapore increasingly popular for resolving international disputes

Korea’s top 100 lawyers 2022 

Asia Business Law Journal reveals the top 100 lawyers practising in South Korea

Keymasters

As the world acknowledges the real threat of global recession, where and how a company should invest has never been more challenging

Fair & square

In-house lawyers can provide valuable guidance in compliance matters if brought in at the right time

Tests for apparent bias in international arbitration

By R Govin and Ang Yong Tong, Gurbani & Co

When doubt arises over an arbitrator’s impartiality, case law provides options to assess the appearance of bias, but some ambiguity may remain

A comparison of cybersecurity regulations

As the world grapples with rampant cyberattacks, policymakers in the region have toughened their data security measures and business compliance is crucial

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