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Recognising legal excellence that has shone through the darkness of the pandemic

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GC body seeks recognition for in-house counsel

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Women lawyers discuss finding success, overcoming gender barriers

Vaccinating your staff

Navigate government’s guidelines for setting up vaccination facilities for employees

Will PLIs give Japanese manufacturing a boost in India, Pradeep Ratnam, Kochhar & Co
Pros and cons of foreign-seated arbitration, Sumeet Kachwaha and Tara Shahani, Kachwaha & Partners

Pros and cons of foreign-seated arbitrations

By Sumeet Kachwaha and Tara Shahani, Kachwaha & Partners
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Changing regulators' perceptions of alcohol

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FEATURES

Gender in justice

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

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

Vaccinating your staff?

The government has allowed the private sector to step in and vaccinate staff. Pharma legal expert Shantanu Mukherjee and co-author Sampreetha Kumar explain how to navigate setting up a vaccination facility for your employees

Mood indigo

By Pallavi Shroff, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Soli Sorabjee was equally passionate about the law and jazz, but the latter harnessed his spirit

Panacea or problem?

SPACS have generated tremendous interest in India, but are these re-emerging investment tools really a practical alternative to IPOs and a panacea for reviving capital markets? And just how tightly should they be regulated?

Tread carefully with TM

By Shreekanth Katti and Harry Jose, Syngene International
Companies need to be cautious about using trademark symbols, as improper use can lead to legal hardship

Call to action

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?

VANTAGE POINT

Mood indigo

By Pallavi Shroff, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Soli Sorabjee was equally passionate about the law and jazz, but the latter harnessed his spirit

Getting what’s rightfully due

As important members of the legal profession, general counsel should be recognised by reviewing The Advocates Act and be supported by a regulatory body, write Akhil Prasad and Sanjeev Gemawat

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

CORRESPONDENTS

Captive generation: APTEL breaks a few chains

By Abhishek Nath Tripathi and Anura Gupta, Sarthak Advocates & Solicitors

Lockdown impact on travel, residency and finances

By Gautam Khurana and Abhishek Hans, India Law Offices

Regulating e-commerce: Do we see oversight or an overdose?

By Karan Chandhiok and Lagna Panda, Chandhiok & Mahajan
Commercial perspectives of the model tenancy law, Manoj Kumar, Hammurabi & Solomon Partners

Commercial perspectives of the model tenancy law

By Manoj Kumar, Hammurabi & Solomon Partners
Can exclusivity be claimed for imaginative spelling

Can exclusivity be claimed for imaginative spelling?

By Aprajita Nigam and Aarushi Mishra, LexOrbis
Red Bull not amused by red horseplay, Manisha Singh and Malyashree Sridharan, LexOrbis 

Red Bull not amused by red horseplay

By Manisha Singh and Malyashree Sridharan, LexOrbis 
Downstream investments by NRIs are not foreign investments, Shinoj Koshy and Purvi Khanna, L&L Partners

Downstream investments by NRIs are not foreign investments

By Shinoj Koshy and Purvi Khanna, L&L Partners
Will PLIs give Japanese manufacturing a boost in India, Pradeep Ratnam, Kochhar & Co

Will PLIs give Japanese manufacturing a boost in India?

By Pradeep Ratnam, Kochhar & Co
How blockchain enhances efficiency in trade finance, Devyani Dhawan and Shivendra Shukla, SNG & Partners

How blockchain enhances efficiency in trade finance

By Devyani Dhawan and Shivendra Shukla, SNG & Partners
Balancing commercial considerations with consumer interests, Shreya Sircar, Bharucha & Partners

Balancing commercial considerations with consumer interests

By Shreya Sircar and Ishita Jain, Bharucha & Partners
Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava are partners at Phoenix Legal. Sristi Yadav, an associate

Guidelines for provisional ratings by credit rating agencies

By Sawant Singh, Sristi Yadav and Aditya Bhargava, Phoenix Legal
The fragile position of independent directors of banks, Sumit P and Asima Ghosh, HSA Advocates

The fragile position of independent directors of banks

By Sumit P and Asima Ghosh, HSA Advocates
Obscurities relating to availability of ITC for covid-19 supplies, Kapil Kumar Sharma and Shubham Vijay, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan 

Obscurities relating to availability of ITC for covid-19 supplies

By Kapil Kumar Sharma and Shubham Vijay, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan 

EXPERT BRIEFINGS

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

Cryptocurrencies unchained?

By Anu Tiwari and Anindita Bhowmik, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas; Rajiv Luthra and Anirudh Gotety, L&L Partners
In this special report, co-published with Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas and L&L Partners, legal experts assess the status of cryptos in India and the prospects for effective regulation

Abolishing IPAB: An own goal?

By Pravin Anand, Anand and Anand

INTELLIGENCE REPORTS

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

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

AROUND THE REGION

Lawyering 2.0

Why have law firms been so sluggish to adopt technology? And where is the legal sector heading now it is on board?

Singapore’s secret recipe

The SIAC’s CEO talks about strategies for the centre’s success and emerging trends in arbitration

Foreign liquidator assistance and common law in Bermuda

By Keith Robinson and Emma Duffy, Carey Olsen
Foreign liquidators may apply for recognition in Bermuda pursuant to the common law by the application of the principles of comity

Spinning your Zoom

Communications expert John Miers offers some practical advice for engaging and retaining your virtual audience

A comparison of Cryptocurrency regulation

Asian jurisdictions have been cautious in developing legal frameworks around virtual currencies, but the volatile market and relentless evolution of cryptos are pushing regulators to act

Evolution of fintech regulation in Indonesia

By Freddy Karyadi and Anastasia Irawati, ABNR
With the continued rapid growth of the financial technology sector, the government has been reforming its licensing regime to provide business opportunities while also protecting local interests

Indonesia’s top 100 lawyers

Asia Business Law Journal presents its A-List of the top 100 lawyers practising in Indonesia

Fighting fund

Litigation financing has found favour in developed markets, but Asian jurisdictions remain guarded. With Hong Kong and Singapore leading the way, will others follow?

Gender in justice

Twenty senior women lawyers across Asia share their personal stories of success, strategy and struggle for a more inclusive legal profession