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Legal-year-review-2023

A look back at the chief geopolitical and economic trends that had a fallout on Asia’s legal world

Does private credit need stricter regulation?

By Aditya Vikram Dua and Aniket Sawant, SNG & Partners
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The legal and regulatory challenges holding back a promising infrastructure sector

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FEATURES

Stirring up a hornet’s nest

Disputes lawyers take up the cudgels over unpopular ruling on unstamped arbitration agreements

Weighing the future

India's future legal leaders show what it takes to stand out to clients and industry peers

Fresh directions

National Company Law Tribunal Mumbai counsel Mansi Kaku explores crucial changes to align corporate insolvency resolution and overcome challenges

The A-List 2023-24

Following an extensive nomination process, we reveal which Indian lawyers are most frequently recommended by their clients and international counterparts

Protection revolution

With the data protection act finally out after six years, the question arises whether it was worth the wait

The green scheme

India strides towards a green energy future, aiming to lead in global green hydrogen production

Tapping innate strengths

Law firm management professionals boost support functions and can play an important advisory role in succession planning

Touching down on workplace evolution

By Shashank Jain and Ayushi Yadav, TATA SIA Airlines (Vistara)

Beyond navigating employment laws, in-house counsel are ensuring their organisations grasp forward-looking inclusion issues to create an attractive workplace

Final frontier, first opportunities

India’s successful moon mission has shone a light on the expanding involvement of private companies in space. The afterburners are being applied to previously held up projects

VANTAGE POINT

Building an infrastructure superhighway

Mukul Shastry details how state and central governments can plug the legal and regulatory gaps holding back the infrastructure sector

Fresh directions

National Company Law Tribunal Mumbai counsel Mansi Kaku explores crucial changes to align corporate insolvency resolution and overcome challenges

Protection revolution

With the data protection act finally out after six years, the question arises whether it was worth the wait

CORRESPONDENTS

RBI may be learning to trust SROs

By Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava, Phoenix Legal

Repeal consumer protection disguised as tax provision

By Mukesh Butani, Shankey Agrawal, and Lopamudra Mahapatra, BMR Legal

Ensuring liquidation preference to protect investor rights

By Parag Bhide and Mitali Kshatriya, Bharucha & Partners
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Literal or liberal interpretation in extending arbitration

By Sudeshna Guha Roy and Ayush Chaturvedi, Bharucha and Partners

Does private credit need stricter regulation?

By Aditya Vikram Dua and Aniket Sawant, SNG & Partners
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The unexpected GST burden on Japanese corporate guarantees

By Reena Asthana Khair and Vrinda Bagaria, Kochhar & Co.

Monetisation of renewable energy in focus

By Milind Jha and Nakul Vohra, Dentons Link Legal
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Arbitrator still in place despite unilaterally adjusting fees

By Sneha Jaisingh and Zashank Mehta, Bharucha & Partners
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Action needed on lack of SIDI neutrality

By Vandana Pai and Priankita Das, Bharucha & Partners
India's data centre infrastructures

Only green energy will sustain data centres

By Prashanth Sabeshan, Dentons Link Legal
Cross-border tax in India

Cross-border tax sole benefit still a good object

By Mukesh Butani and Pranoy Goswami, BMR Legal

Supreme Court’s stand on unstamped arbitration agreements

By Ila Kapoor and Surabhi Lal, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Importance of Patent Rules compliance

Adhere to the patent rules or else

By Manisha Singh and Shilpa Priyadarsini, LexOrbis

Dynamic injunction a red card for sports pirates

By Ritika Agarwal, LexOrbis

Navigating the OTT landscape in broadcasting bill

By Ashima Obhan and Arnav Joshi, Obhan & Associates

EXPERT BRIEFINGS

Singapore blooms as hub for dispute resolution

By Ban Jiun Ean, Maxwell Chambers

The city-state is a prominent arbitration hub, including for India; growth expected, says Ban Jiun Ean, Maxwell Chambers CEO

Zero tolerance on inaction by intermediaries regarding content harmful to children

By Pravin Anand, Vaishali Mittal and Siddhant Chamola, Anand and Anand

Delhi High Court shoots down YouTube’s ‘mere passive observer’ stand, write Pravin Anand, Vaishali Mittal and Siddhant Chamola of Anand and Anand

Managing founder disputes in startups

By Nitu Agarwal, YNSS Law Offices

Investors must safeguard themselves from potential disputes arising between founders by having a strong encompassing agreement in place that foresees all possible scenarios

Navigating global privacy laws: Best practices

By Sreenidhi Srinivasan and Mayank Takawane, Ikigai Law

With privacy laws in rapid development around the world, businesses with global ambitions must implement an effective data strategy and improve ‘data hygiene’ within their organisations

Proxy wars in patent litigation: Not always a viable strategy

By Pravin Anand and Vaishali Mittal, Anand and Anand

A recent decision by the Competition Commission of India has put the lid on infringers with frivolous patent allegations

Rainbow Papers judgment: Clouds loom over IBC

By Soumitra Majumdar and Utkarsh Bandhu, JSA

By recognising the state government as a secured creditor, the Rainbow Papers judgment exposes the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code to incongruous uncertainty

INTELLIGENCE REPORTS

2023 – The legal year in review

In 2023, law firms and in-house counsel navigated AI, China de-risking, energy transitions, and global taxation challenges

The A-List 2023-24

Following an extensive nomination process, we reveal which Indian lawyers are most frequently recommended by their clients and international counterparts

Delisting Roadblock?

SEBI’s fixed-price mechanism to face challenges as the 90% delisting threshold remains for companies

Glimpses of the Road Ahead

'State of the Legal Market' survey finds that AI, specialist firms, discerning clients and the paired trends of fragmentation and consolidation are preoccupying the legal community

Full speed ahead

India Business Law Journal is pleased to present its selection of the top 15 foreign law firms for India-related work

The International A-list 2023

IBLJ identifies the top India-focused international lawyers who have led billion-dollar deals and won over clients

AROUND THE REGION

Bulls, bears and big moves

What trends are being observed in the region’s capital market strongholds, and what regulations are helping drive them?

Philippines Law Firm Awards

Asia business law journal presents our top law firms in the Philippines for 2023

Shuffling the deck

Enhanced regulations and China/US decoupling challenge China’s private equity, reshuffling the industry amid bleak prospects

A comparison of healthtech regulatory issues in North Asia

Drug pricing and reimbursement top the agenda in South Korea, while Japan is exploring the impact of digital technology on medical information

Vietnam’s top 100 lawyers

Asia Business Law Journal reveals the leading talent in Vietnam’s legal profession

Emergency arbitrator: a helping hand in times of need

When commercial or economic entities become embroiled in disputes, many take measures to quickly divert or conceal the property in question

Cayman toolkit for foreign arbitration

By Jeremy Lightfoot, Kimberley Leng, and Yi Yang, Carey Olsen in Hong Kong

Recent developments have reinforced the Cayman islands’ pro-arbitration reputation

Japan still hot for 2024

Japan has witnessed keen growth in 2023 and the year ahead looks just as optimistic, say top lawyers

Direction corrections on Singapore tax

By Eugene Lim, Christine Schwarzl and Mei Yeo, WTS Taxise in Singapore

The island nation is ringing in tax changes to keep it competitive, pay for an energy transition, and align with new international standards

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