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Do lawyers have an increased responsibility in averting a climate catastrophe? Vandana Chatlani reports

Do lawyers have a duty to help avert a climate catastrophe?

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Winning the race for online engagement

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Multilingual profiles of 100+ Indian law firms

Why have several India-focused foreign lawyers changed jobs recently?

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Prior use trumps later trademark registration

By Manisha Singh and Akanksha Kar, LexOrbis
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Top experts assess India's IP ecosystem

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Who’s in control?

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The markets regulator has begun the process to move away from the broad concept of promoters

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FEATURES

Devil in the e-detail

By Freny Patel
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?

By Shivanand Pandit
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, we reveal the top foreign law firms for India work

No place to hide

After years of freewheeling on light taxes, a global effort is closing in on big tech to extract a pound of flesh

Putting zip in your Zoom

Communications specialist John Miers offers practical guidance for engaging positively with your virtual audience

Rupee reboot

With the central bank poised to begin the process of adopting an official digital currency, veteran finance adviser Shivanand Pandit assesses the checks and balances needed to safeguard the process

Gender in justice

Prominent women lawyers in Asia share their experiences of finding success and overcoming gender barriers on the way

VANTAGE POINT

Game not over

A spate of high-stakes legal victories means the fantasy sports format is here to stay, but there is still much to be done to stabilise the industry, writes Amol Apte at Dream11

NFTs: would Vincent have approved?

Eros Digital’s GC delves into the latest investing fad, NFTs, which have reignited the debate on the creator’s right to resale

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

CORRESPONDENTS

India-Singapore corridor bridges fintech regulatory hurdles

By Arjun Goswami, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Setting the line between innovation and privacy

By Seerat Bhutani and Ashima Obhan, Obhan & Associates

Lack of option to opt out makes government contracts inequitable

By Shreya Sircar and Jyotsna Punshi, Bharucha & Partners
Sonam Gupta Partner Bharucha & Partners

SC overreach undermines the purpose of IBC

By Sonam Gupta, Bharucha & Partners
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Amendments to FDI in the telecom services sector

By Jay Parikh and Ayushi Toshniwal, L&L Partners
Jivesh Chandrayan Partner HSA Advocates

Analysis of restrictive covenants within employment agreements

By Jivesh Chandrayan, HSA Advocates
Abhishek Tripathi Managing partner Anura Gupta Principal associate Sarthak Advocates & Solicitors

Benefits of must-run status for renewable energy generators

By Abhishek Nath Tripathi and Anura Gupta, Sarthak Advocates & Solicitors
Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava, Phoenix Legal

Clarity required on framework for new securitisation

By Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava, Phoenix Legal
Karan Chandhiok,Vishnu Suresh,Chandhiok & Mahajan

Are territorial restrictions anti-competitive?

By Karan Chandhiok and Vishnu Suresh,Chandhiok & Mahajan
Satish Anand Sharma and Aniket Sawant, SNG & Partners

Bad bank to be the new banking saviour

By Satish Anand Sharma and Aniket Sawant, SNG & Partners
Manoj Kumar, Hammurabi & Solomon

2021 act brings LLPs into the modern world

By Manoj Kumar, Hammurabi & Solomon
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Unlocking new pastures for distressed investment in India

By Shardul Shroff and Shreya Prakash, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
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Card-on-file tokenisation introduced by RBI

By Shilpa Mankar Ahluwalia and Shobhit Shukla, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
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Legislating our way out of air pollution

By Gautam Khurana, India Law Offices
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Party autonomy now rules in arbitration law

By Shaneen Parikh and Shalaka Patil, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

EXPERT BRIEFINGS

Uniformity needed for IP disputes

By Manisha Singh and Varun Sharma, LexOrbis

Better days for IP disputes

By Essenese Obhan, Obhan & Associates
Delhi High Court’s new division is a step up for adjudication in this sector, writes IP expert Essenese Obhan

SPACs: Why PIPE investments play a key role

By Lynwood Reinhardt and Brooke Dorris, Reed Smith
Lynwood Reinhardt and Brooke Dorris examine the impact of private investment in public equity on de-SPAC transactions

New frontiers for arbitrations seated in Singapore

By Sreenivasan Narayanan, Raja Bose and Rob Houston, K&L Gates Straits Law
Supreme Court judgment opens new frontier for Singapore-seated arbitration for Indian parties

When SPACs come knocking

By Ashok Lalwani and Mark Bell, Baker McKenzie

Pros and cons of foreign-seated arbitrations

By Sumeet Kachwaha and Tara Shahani, Kachwaha & Partners

INTELLIGENCE REPORTS

Keeping up with IP

A panel of Indian experts debate the future of the IP ecosystem in light of monumental developments

India’s top law firm websites

Which firms are achieving the best online engagement?

Jumping ship

Several senior foreign lawyers with India expertise have joined new law firms of late. Vandana Chatlani explores what is prompting them to move

Mapping global expertise

As a wave of dealmaking showcases legal prowess around the world, we reveal the top foreign law firms for India work

Challenging tabooze

A conversation with Anand Vijay Jha, about taking on the challenging task of changing the negative social perception of alcohol among policymakers in India’s 28 states and convincing them to tax beer at a lower rate than hard liquor

Indian Law Firm Awards 2021

The first wave of the pandemic across India came and went and, at one point, life began again, hope was restored, and work seemed to pick up pace. Many law firms announced new hires and partner promotions, and some opened new offices

AROUND THE REGION

Korea Law Firm Awards 2021

Asia Business Law Journal presents the best law firm in South Korea for 2021 and four winners each in 27 practice areas

Hard talk

Our survey gets the candid opinions of regional in-house counsel when it comes to legal services from law firms, and they’re not pulling any punches

Asia eyes Jersey digital asset funds

By Susan McKinstray, Carey Olsen
There has been a surge in Asia-based fund managers looking to establish digital asset funds and holding structures in Jersey

A comparison of regulations surrounding NFTs

Blockchain technology has created ripples worldwide by turning art, music, videos and in-game items into digital assets, puzzling regulators into a cautious waiting game. But for how long? And where to from here?

Bracing for SPAC impact

The explosive growth of special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) in the US is coming to Asia. While the hype is immense, companies and investors need to do their homework before jumping into these new spaces

SPAC super league

SPACs have climbed into the big league of capital markets, so we crunched the stats on Asia-related SPAC listings to find the highest performing legal advisers

Thailand’s top 100 lawyers 2021

Asia Business Law Journal reveals Thailand's top 100 lawyers

NFTs and the IP conundrum

Are existing copyrights laws redundant in the case of NFTs, as blockchain technology itself provides for the protection of proof of authenticity and ownership of underlying digital assets?

A comparison of patent law developments

Patent legislation across Asian jurisdictions is constantly catching up with the pandemic’s demands, with stronger protection, foreign filing and higher compensation being common themes.