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New internal ombudsman scheme for NBFCs

By Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava, Phoenix Legal
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India’s path to carbon neutrality

By Priti Suri and Arya Tripathy, PSA
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FEATURES

Devil in the e-detail

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

Analysis of emerging trends in lease deeds

By Amaresh K Singh and Prashant Sood, HSA Advocates

India tries unfree trade for a change

By Reena Asthana Khair, Kochhar & Co
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Personal Data Protection Bill enables data flows from India to Singapore

By Arun S Prabhu, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
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Government enables FDI support for self-reliance

By Neha Sinha and Radhika Malpani, L&L Partners
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India tackles the difficulties of regulating cryptos

By Shilpa Mankar Ahluwalia and Shubhangi Garg, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
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Competition law needs framework for private enforcement

By Vikram Sobti and Anisha Mittal, Chandhiok & Mahajan
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Homebuyers versus lenders in fight for recovery

By Aditya Vikram Dua and Aniket Sawant, SNG & Partners
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Do shareholder activists face barriers to calling meetings?

By Justin Bharucha & Sneha Jaisingh, Bharucha & Partners
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Influence marketing stops where the law begins

By Ashima Obhan and Shuchi Dutta, Obhan & Associates
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Lack of avenue to opt out makes government contracts inequitable

By Shreya Sircar and Jyotsna Punshi, Bharucha & Partners
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A small suffix causes big IP dispute

By Manisha Singh and Malyashree Sridharan, LexOrbis
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Protection of IP dwindles at the border

By Manisha Singh and Dheeraj Kapoor, LexOrbis
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New internal ombudsman scheme for NBFCs

By Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava, Phoenix Legal
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Open access to electricity becoming a reality

By Abhishek Tripathi and Anura Gupta, Sarthak Advocates & Solicitors

EXPERT BRIEFINGS

Jury out on fate of cryptos, NFTs

By Raghavan Ramabadran & Sai Prashanth, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan in Chennai

International public offerings

By Bobby Majumder and David J Zylka, Frost Brown Todd

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

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

AROUND THE REGION

The A-List: Vietnam’s Top 100 Lawyers 2021 

Asia Business Law Journal reveals Vietnam's top lawyers

A-List: Bangladesh

Asia Business Law Journal reveals Bangladesh's top lawyers

Rise with the tide

Chen Yan, GC of KE Holdings, shares his experiences in adapting to China’s new personal data law

Down to brass tax

OECD tax expert reveals what is behind the sweeping overhaul of the international tax system

Digital banking and crypto regulations in Malaysia

By Rodney D'Cruz and Dato' AJ Surin, Adnan Sundra & Low
The growing use of technology has led to a seismic shift in traditional finance, and no country wants to be left behind

Asia renewed

Renewable energy projects have blossomed across Asia. What has led to the recent boom?

Offshore wind power generation in Japan

By Koji Fukatsu, TMI Associates
Nation steps up its game in renewable energy, but stringent regulation remains

A comparison of renewable energy regulations

Asian policy makers are shifting focus to prioritise renewable power in their energy mixes. With various green initiatives emerging, businesses should compare the regulations in jurisdictions before investing in sustainable power generation

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