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In a celebration of ingenuity and excellence, we reveal the winners of our annual law firm awards

Why the automation of compliance processes is the need of the hour

Shaky Ground

Spate of real estate defaults tests creditors’ faith in the IBC

Price of protection

India’s data protection plans broadside invested companies

SEBI must disclose says Supreme Court, Sneha Jaisingh

Supreme Court rules that SEBI must disclose

By Sneha Jaisingh and Aniruddha Banerji, Bharucha & Partners
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Winning the race for online engagement

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Does the de minimis exemption help or hinder the CCI?

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FEATURES

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

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

Don’t ignore CCI’s teeth

The competition regulator has taken an assertive enforcement stance in the post-pandemic era

Deconstructing AI

Hype and hysteria over artificial intelligence must be tempered to prevent knee-jerk reactions from regulators and to ensure India can reap the benefits cutting edge technology offers

CORRESPONDENTS

New ASCI code prohibits stereotypes and prejudice

By Ashima Obhan and Anubhav Chakravorty, Obhan & Associates

Ethical challenges in the internet of bodies

By Bagmisikha Puhan and Siddhant Gupta, TMT Law Practice

Private equity investment in P2P solar trading

By Vandana Pai and Subham Chatterjee, Bharucha & Partners

Sale to self of pledged securities not legal

By Karthik Somasundram and Khyati Mehrotra, Bharucha & Partners
RBI increases responsibilities of loan transfer parties, Aditya Vikram Dua, Parvathi Menon

RBI increases responsibilities of loan transfer parties

By Aditya Vikram Dua and Parvathi Menon, SNG & Partners
A taxing time for crypto assets

A taxing time for crypto assets

By Shahid Khan, Kochhar & Co.
Online advertising must not overstep the mark, Essenese Obhan, Taarika Pillai, Shubhanshi Pohani

Online advertising must not overstep the mark

By Essenese Obhan, Taarika Pillai, and Shubhanshi Pohani, Obhan & Associates
Power ministry creates alternative alternative dispute resolution

Power ministry’s ADR alternative needs a rethink

By Mani Gupta and Saumya Upadhyay, Sarthak Advocates & Solicitors
Crystal gazing into the future of competition and digital marketsvideo

Crystal gazing into the future of competition and digital markets

By Atmaja Tripathy, TMT Law Practice
Who dares wins, but not at our expense

Who dares wins, but not at our expense

By Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava, Phoenix Legal
When not to trust your co-inventor DPS Parmar Lex Orbis

When not to trust your co-inventor

By DPS Parmar, LexOrbis
Blanket orders smother infringing trademark actions Manisha Singh Anirudh Arora

Blanket orders smother infringing trademark actions

By Manisha Singh and Anirudh Arora, LexOrbis

Ignoring precedent risks stability in real estate

By Pratik Ghose and Avishek Roy Chowdhury, HSA Advocates
Pricing dilemma in acquisitions by foreign owned companies, Anshuman Mozumdar, Ankur Kumaris

Pricing dilemma in acquisitions by foreign owned companies

By Anshuman Mozumdar and Ankur Kumar, L&L Partners
SEBI must disclose says Supreme Court, Sneha Jaisingh

Supreme Court rules that SEBI must disclose

By Sneha Jaisingh and Aniruddha Banerji, Bharucha & Partners

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

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

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

AROUND THE REGION

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

Bermuda perspectives on global tax initiatives

By Ashley Fife, Carey Olsen

The world has witnessed some major changes to tax laws and reporting requirements, but governments need to ensure their tax systems are simple, fair and reliable

Monkey Business

India’s NSE scandal comprising a mysterious Himalayan yogi, a “group operating officer” who had never worked in the securities market, and a board that looked the other way shows that it takes only a few key individuals to tarnish even a hallowed institution

In her words

Senior women lawyers across Asia describe their journeys to success and share words of wisdom for aspiring juniors in the profession. Vandana Chatlani reports

Indonesia’s top 100 lawyers 2022

After experiencing its first economic contraction in two decades, Indonesia’s strong rebound was interrupted by the spreading delta variant of covid-19 in 2021

A comparison of M&A regulatory updates

Global M&A activity has climbed sharply since last year, creating opportunities in emerging markets like India and the Philippines, which have relaxed and liberalised their investment policies

Pressing need for regulating cryptocurrencies

By Abhishek Malhotra and Bagmisikha Puhan, TMT Law Practice

Different approaches to cryptocurrencies across jurisdictions cause disparity in the understanding and classification of digital assets

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