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India's legal icons and top lawyers revealed

Pulling the plug

New FDI cap on digital media leaves unanswered questions and raises concerns over its implementation

labour law

How will the new codified labour laws fare in a transformed working environment?

Reach for the sky

Blue skies await aviation sector once it flies past the current turbulence

Gambling laws- Interpretations and issues, L Badri Narayanan and Gopal Machiraju

Gambling laws: Interpretations and issues

By L Badri Narayanan and Gopal Machiraju, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan
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Cash-strapped, Billing rates survey shows law firms are feeling the squeeze as clients demand fixed fees and discounts

Billing rates survey shows law firms are feeling the squeeze as clients demand fixed fees and discounts

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas

FEATURES

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

Cash-strapped

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

Reach for the sky

Blue skies await aviation sector once it flies past the current turbulence

Pulling the plug

New FDI cap on digital media leaves unanswered questions and raises concerns over its implementation

Will it work?

The government is working to implement newly codified labour laws, but how will they fare in a transformed working environment? Ragini Rastogi reports

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

Profit v losses

As an elusive covid-19 vaccine draws closer, big pharma is licking its lips at the monetary potential of what could be a virtually limitless ongoing global demand. But governments may use compulsory licensing regulation to tilt the scale towards affordability as the death toll escalates

Protection in paralysis

With India’s legal enforcement machinery neutralised by lockdown, infringement activity has climbed to an all-time high. What can IP owners do to stay afloat?

Crisis point

Faced with the greatest challenge in recent memory, law firms are ripping up the rule book in their battle for survival

VANTAGE POINT

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

Reach for the sky

Blue skies await aviation sector once it flies past the current turbulence

Reimagining INTA

The CEO of the International Trademark Association, Etienne Sanz de Acedo, talks to India Business Law Journal about his reinvention of the global flagship INTA Annual Meeting event with a bold move to the virtual sphere in this pandemic year

CORRESPONDENTS

SEBI imposes greater duties on debenture trustees

By Jyotika Bajaj and Shivendra Shukla, SNG & Partners

Analyzing the PLI scheme for battery manufacturing

By Dipti Lavya Swain and Esha Nair, HSA Advocates

Competition law and problems of common ownership

By Deeksha Manchanda and Vishnu Suresh, Chandhiok & Mahajan
Better regulation arrives in foreign contribution law, Manoj Kumar

Better regulation arrives in foreign contribution law

By Manoj Kumar, Hammurabi & Solomon
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
NITI brings reality to the fantasy industry, Vaibhav Kakkar and Paayas Pandit

NITI brings reality to the fantasy industry

By Vaibhav Kakkar and Paayas Pandit, L&L Partners
Gambling laws- Interpretations and issues, L Badri Narayanan and Gopal Machiraju

Gambling laws: Interpretations and issues

By L Badri Narayanan and Gopal Machiraju, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan
Profit not necessary before trademark infringement

Court will decide who owns a catchphrase

By Manisha Singh and Simran Bhullar, LexOrbis
Profit not necessary before trademark infringement

Profit not necessary before trademark infringement

By Manisha Singh and Simran Bhullar, LexOrbis
RBI ending the party for dividends, Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava

RBI ending the party for dividends

By Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava, Phoenix Legal
Right to property trumps economic expropriation, Vishrov Mukerjee and Yashaswi Kant

Right to property trumps economic expropriation

By Vishrov Mukerjee and Yashaswi Kant, J Sagar Associates
Changing regulatory landscape of AIFs, Nivedita Nivargi and Vineetha Stephen

Changing regulatory landscape of AIFs

By Nivedita Nivargi and Vineetha Stephen, Samvad Partners
Keeping the power on during insolvency, Abhishek Nath Tripathi and Vedant Kumar

Keeping the power on during insolvency

By Abhishek Nath Tripathi and Vedant Kumar, Sarthak Advocates & Solicitors

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

The A-List 2020

India Business Law Journal reveals the country’s top lawyers and legal icons in 2020

Crisis point

Faced with the greatest challenge in recent memory, law firms are ripping up the rule book in their battle for survival

All rise

Advocates and court administrators are navigating the technology and direction of virtual courts like never before, but is 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

AROUND THE REGION

Vietnam’s top 100 lawyers

Asia Business Law Journal reveals Vietnam's top 100 lawyers

Finding middle ground

Singapore Mediation Centre’s executive director, Ban Jiun Ean, discusses the art of mediation, the impact of the Singapore Convention on Mediation, emerging trends in the sector and the possibilities for online dispute resolution

Thailand’s top 100 lawyers

Asia Business Law Journal reveals Thailand's top 100 lawyers

Google Leegle

Google’s director of legal operations, technology and strategy Mary Shen O’Carroll talks about emerging trends in legal technology and the future of in-house legal teams

IP profit v human loss

Big pharma is racing to find covid-19 vaccines in the hope of profiting from a virtually limitless global demand, but governments are likely to step in to tilt the scale

Navigating the Channel Islands

Offshore jurisdictions are facing regulatory challenges and growing onshore competition, but the Channel Islands seems to be bucking the trend

Reimagining INTA

The CEO of the International Trademark Association, Etienne Sanz de Acedo, talks to Asia Business Law Journal about his reinvention of the global flagship INTA Annual Meeting event with a bold move to the virtual sphere in this pandemic year

Back off black

The EU removed the Cayman Islands from its blacklist of tax havens in October, after the British overseas territory was named a non-cooperative jurisdiction for tax purposes. Did the blacklist affect its business or reputation?

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