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The top 100 overseas lawyers for handing India matters

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NSE scandal reveals unfortunate consequences of turning a blind eye and deaf ear to corruption

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Former chair Dhanendra Kumar comments on CCI’s new assertive avatar

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EU’s Digital Markets Act and implications for Big Tech Ashima Obhan Samridhi Poddar

EU’s Digital Markets Act and implications for Big Tech

By Ashima Obhan and Samridhi Poddar, Obhan & Associates
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Winning the race for online engagement

Future Legal Leaders 2022

50 up-and-coming lawyers who are poised for further success

FEATURES

International A-List 2022

India Business Law Journal reveals the top 100 legal experts around the world who are leading the field with their work on the international aspects of india-related matters

Growing a conscience

Current events dictate that ESG considerations are increasing in importance for companies as well as regulators, warns Ashutosh Senger, lead counsel at Florence Capital

Cheques and balances

The number of criminal cases filed against cheque defaulters has overwhelmed India’s judicial system. One obvious solution is to decriminalise what is often a civil dispute, but lawyers aren’t convinced that’s the answer. George W Russell reports

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?

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, India Business Law Journal reveals 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

VANTAGE POINT

Don’t ignore CCI’s teeth

The competition regulator has taken an assertive enforcement stance in the post-pandemic era

Deconstructing AI

Hype and hysteria over artificial intelligence must be tempered to prevent knee-jerk reactions from regulators and to ensure India can reap the benefits cutting edge technology offers

Overstepping the mark

The requirement to submit a test licence in the drugs and cosmetics rules goes beyond the ambit of the Parent Act, and is a hindrance to R&D for pharma companies, writes Syngene International's Shreekanth Katti

CORRESPONDENTS

Interoperability and data portability not market power busters

By Karan Singh Chandhiok and Lagna Panda, Chandhiok & Mahajan

MICECA – Key to expanding India-Malaysia economic and trade ties

By John Rolan and Lim Siaw Wan, Christopher & Lee Ong

Improper communication in M&A leads to trouble

By Iqbal Khan and Ambarish, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.
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Insolvent financial service providers a class apart

By Abhirup Dasgupta and Bhawana Sharma, HSA Advocates

Discoms cannot pull the plug on contracts

By Abhishek Tripathi and Shivika Agarwal, Sarthak Advocates & Solicitors
RBI recasts framework for microfinance providers

RBI recasts framework for microfinance providers

By Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava, Phoenix Legal
Private client models enter the modern world

Private client models enter the modern world

By Rishabh Shroff and Chirag Shah, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
Fintech is the future of inclusive finance

Fintech is the future of inclusive finance

By Bagmisikha Puhan and Siddhant Gupta, TMT Law Practice
RBI to revise export-import payment aggregation framework

RBI to revise export-import payment aggregation framework

By Shilpa Mankar Ahluwalia and Himanshu Malhotra, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Assured increase of FDI in the insurance sector Shinoj Koshy

Assured increase of FDI in the insurance sector

By Shinoj Koshy and Muskan Agrawal, L&L Partners
EU’s Digital Markets Act and implications for Big Tech Ashima Obhan Samridhi Poddar

EU’s Digital Markets Act and implications for Big Tech

By Ashima Obhan and Samridhi Poddar, Obhan & Associates
NCLT’s ability to issue warrants strengthens insolvency resolution Sonam Gupta

NCLT’s ability to issue warrants strengthens insolvency resolution

By Sonam Gupta and Saumay Kapoor, Bharucha & Partners
RERA poses a challenge for private equity Vandana Pai

RERA poses a challenge for private equity

By Vandana Pai and Subham Chatterjee, Bharucha & Partners
Regulations to implement changes to Factoring Act

Regulations to implement changes to Factoring Act

By Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava, Phoenix Legal
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Superstructure mortgages – A bit wobbly?

By Amaresh Kumar Singh and Dipti Lavya Swain, HSA Advocates

EXPERT BRIEFINGS

Nokia-Lenovo dispute: All’s well that ends well

By Pravin Anand and Vaishali Mittal, Anand and Anand

Regulatory landscape for debt capital markets

By Aditya Bhargava and Sristi Yadav, Phoenix Legal

Role of SEBI in ‘year of IPOs’

By Manshoor Nazki, IndusLaw

Jury out on fate of cryptos, NFTs

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

Opportunities for overseas IPOs

By Bobby Majumder and David J Zylka, Frost Brown Todd

Uniformity needed for IP disputes

By Manisha Singh and Varun Sharma, LexOrbis

INTELLIGENCE REPORTS

International A-List 2022

India Business Law Journal reveals the top 100 legal experts around the world who are leading the field with their work on the international aspects of india-related matters

DAOism: a new kind of faith

The idea for a decentralised autonomous organisation, where the rules are baked into its code with no management structure or board of directors, has emerged with the rise of blockchain technology

Future Legal Leaders 2022

India Business Law Journal identifies 50 promising lawyers who are poised for greater success

Deals of the Year

India Business Law Journal reveals the standout deals and disputes of 2021 and the law firms that worked hard to successfully conclude them

Cheques and balances

The number of criminal cases filed against cheque defaulters has overwhelmed India’s judicial system. One obvious solution is to decriminalise what is often a civil dispute, but lawyers aren’t convinced that’s the answer. George W Russell reports

Getting the price right

Hourly rates bounce back, but legal fees remain competitive as clients push for predictability. Vandana Chatlani reports

AROUND THE REGION

In her words

Senior women lawyers across Asia describe their journeys to success and share words of wisdom for aspiring juniors in the profession. Vandana Chatlani reports

Indonesia’s top 100 lawyers 2022

After experiencing its first economic contraction in two decades, Indonesia’s strong rebound was interrupted by the spreading delta variant of covid-19 in 2021

A comparison of M&A regulatory updates

Global M&A activity has climbed sharply since last year, creating opportunities in emerging markets like India and the Philippines, which have relaxed and liberalised their investment policies

Pressing need for regulating cryptocurrencies

By Abhishek Malhotra and Bagmisikha Puhan, TMT Law Practice

Different approaches to cryptocurrencies across jurisdictions cause disparity in the understanding and classification of digital assets

Metaverse opens quagmire of Indian IP issues

By Manisha Singh, Dheeraj Kapoor, and Simrat Kaur, LexOrbis

Many unforeseen issues that entail comprehensive changes to global law will emerge as the Metaverse unfolds further, with Intellectual Property Law in India front and centre

Sri Lanka’s top lawyers

Following an extensive nomination process, Asia Business Law Journal unveils its top performers of the country’s legal profession

Taxation era for Indonesia’s digital financial world

By Freddy Karyadi and Anastasia Irawati

The rapid development of crypto-asset trading and transactions in the country has enticed the government to impose a tax on the commodity

A comparison of trademark frameworks

Safeguarding trademarks poses real challenges as the virtual world collides with the real one, but opportunities abound for those who are quick to adapt

IP protection in Germany for Japanese companies

By Peter Reckenthäler and Gottfried Schüll, Cohausz & Florack

In late 2021, a German-Japanese symposium attended by 400 international guests was held at the German Patent and Trademark Office (GPTO)

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