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New ethics code for social networks and digital news companies faces legal challenges across high courts

IP practitioners warn of dire consequences as Intellectual Property Appellate Board gets the chop

IP practitioners warn of dire consequences as Intellectual Property Appellate Board gets the chop

E-commerce sales do not infringe DSE IPR, Manisha Singh and Simran Bhullar, LexOrbis

E-commerce sales do not infringe DSE IPR

By Manisha Singh and Simran Bhullar, LexOrbis
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Will a ‘bad bank’ deflate the NPA bubble plaguing India’s financial sector?

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Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas

FEATURES

Policing the internet

The new ethics code for social networks and digital news companies raises questions of overreach, prompting legal challenges across high courts

Spiking the debt balloon

Can the government’s plans for a ‘bad bank’ balance the ledgers and deflate the bubble of non-performing assets plaguing India’s troubled financial sector?

New to the crew? Here’s what to do

Dibyajyoti Das of London Stock Exchange Group points to the critical first steps that in-house counsel should take in a new job

Axed!

IP practitioners warn of dire consequences as Intellectual Property Appellate Board gets the chop

International A-List 2021

The top 100 foreign lawyers for India-related matters

Insurance in bloom

Foreign insurers are cautiously optimistic over the decision to allow 74% FDI in the sector

Driver’s seat

The pre-pack insolvency resolution process allows corporate debtors to take the wheel and steer their way out of tricky situations, but its success will depend on how certain roadblocks are bypassed

Tax takeaways

The 2021-22 budget was a restrained exercise that prioritised tidying up tax administration, and while the tweaks may not have grabbed headlines, they are sure to have an impact

Eyes on the spies

Meant to protect companies, anti-counterfeit services agencies can create their own fair share of problems, so watch them closely

VANTAGE POINT

Businesses behaving badly

With a rise in corporate misdeeds, the courts and the parliament are responding by necessity to the definition and treatment of executive liability in India, writes Vikramaditya Khanna

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

CORRESPONDENTS

RBI restricts investments in NBFC from FATF non-compliant countries

By Anshuman Mozumdar and Anirudh Gotety, L&L Partners

Zero rating scheme gets controversial revamp

By Raghavan Ramabadran and Krithika Jaganathan, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan

NCLT proper forum for power purchase agreement insolvency

By Abhishek Tripathi and Vedant Kumar, Sarthak Advocates & Solicitors
Guarantees will now better ensure payment of debts, Aditya Vikram Dua and Aniket Sawant, SNG & Partners

Guarantees will ensure better payment of debts for now

By Aditya Vikram Dua and Aniket Sawant, SNG & Partners
Changes to directions on money markets are welcome

Changes to directions on money markets are welcome

By Sawant Singh, Aditya Bhargava and Sristi Yadav, Phoenix Legal
Government walks a tightrope in labour relations, Vijay Ravi, Kochhar & Co

Government walks a tightrope in labour relations

By Vijay Ravi, Kochhar & Co
IBC decides the fate of PPAs in insolvency, Abhirup Dasgupta and Bhawana Sharma, HSA Advocates

IBC decides the fate of PPAs in insolvency

By Abhirup Dasgupta and Bhawana Sharma, HSA Advocates
Commercial perspectives on the Intermediary Rules, 2021, Manoj Kumar, Hammurabi & Solomon

Commercial perspectives on the Intermediary Rules, 2021

By Manoj Kumar, Hammurabi & Solomon
Make in India- A reality through PLI scheme, Gautam Khurana, India Law Offices

Make in India: A reality through PLI scheme

By Gautam Khurana, India Law Offices
E-commerce sales do not infringe DSE IPR, Manisha Singh and Simran Bhullar, LexOrbis

E-commerce sales do not infringe DSE IPR

By Manisha Singh and Simran Bhullar, LexOrbis
IPAB recognises the concept of transborder reputation, Manisha Singh and Simran Bhullar, LexOrbis

IPAB recognises the concept of transborder reputation

By Manisha Singh and Simran Bhullar, LexOrbis
Data protection becomes a competition issue, Avinash Amarnath and Prachi Agarwal, Chandhiok & Mahajan

Data protection becomes a competition issue

By Avinash Amarnath and Prachi Agarwal, Chandhiok & Mahajan
Security by design in digital payment controls, Shilpa Mankar Ahluwalia and Vrinda Pareek, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Security by design in digital payment controls

By Shilpa Mankar Ahluwalia and Vrinda Pareek, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

EXPERT BRIEFINGS

Abolishing IPAB: An own goal?

By Pravin Anand, Anand and Anand

Delhi High Court breaks ground with AASI order

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

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

INTELLIGENCE REPORTS

Spiking the debt balloon

Can the government’s plans for a ‘bad bank’ balance the ledgers and deflate the bubble of non-performing assets plaguing India’s troubled financial sector?

Future legal leaders

50 up-and-coming lawyers who are making a name for themselves in the profession

Deals of the Year

A turbulent year did not deter deal makers and their legal advisers from closing cutting-edge transactions

Secrets to success

The top 10 performance-enabling habits of India’s elite lawyers

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

AROUND THE REGION

A comparison of data privacy laws

While the laws in the region share similar elements, gaps remain as privacy compliance culture is relatively new and jurisdictions vary in their approaches

Korea’s top 100 lawyers

Following an extensive nomination process, Asia Business Law Journal reveals the A-List of the country’s legal profession

Compliance challenges for foreign investment in the US

By Jeffrey L Kessler, Eva W Cole and Heather P Lamberg, Winston & Strawn

Outbound investment strategies into the US

By I Bobby Majumder, Lynwood E Reinhardt and Brooke C Dorris, Reed Smith

Regional perspective of Senegal and Ivory Coast

By Mouhamed Kebe, Mohamed A Dieng and Annick Kobenan, Geni & Kebe

IP, immigration and regulations for foreign innovators in Nigeria

By Afolasade Olowe, Yeye Nwidaa and Tolu Olaloye, Jackson Etti & Edu

Legislation, incentives to invest in Nigeria

By Fidelis Adewole and Marian Asuenimhen, G Elias & Co

Investment risks and opportunities in Angola

By Catarina Levy Osório, João Francisco Cunha and Frederico de Távora Pedro, ALC Advogados

Investment opportunities in the UAE

By Rohit Kochhar and Anjuli Sivaramakrishnan, Kochhar & Co