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Rupee reboot

The RBI is poised to adopt a digital currency. What checks and balances are needed to safeguard the process?

Top Foreign Firms 2021 - Mapping global expertise

The top foreign law firms for India-related work

Gender-in-justice,-India-Business-Law-Journal

Women lawyers discuss finding success, overcoming gender barriers

Zoom John Miers

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

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Can exclusivity be claimed for imaginative spelling?

By Aprajita Nigam and Aarushi Mishra, LexOrbis
No place to hide

A multilateral effort to make big tech pay its fair share of taxes is close to reaching its goal

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INTA 2021

FEATURES

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

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

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

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

Digital intermediary rules leave open door for misuse

By Saurya Bhattacharya and Aseem Sahni, HSA Advocates

Copyrighted software not taxable royalty on resale

By Shahid Khan, Kochhar & Co.

New law on pre-pack resolution plans under IBC

By Manoj Kumar, Hammurabi & Solomon Partners
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Striking a balance with competing confidentiality interests

By Ruchi Khanna and Deeksha Manchanda, Chandhiok & Mahajan
Blockchain technology in Indian financial services, Anu Tiwari and Anindita Bhowmik, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Suggested framework for digital assets in India

By Anu Tiwari and Anindita Bhowmik, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
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Ignoring evidence renders an arbitral award perverse

By Karthik Somasundram, Bharucha & Partners
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Are states obligated to comply with GST Council recommendations?

By Raghavan Ramabadran, Rohan Muralidharan and Sahana Rajkumar, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan

Hedging your bets with the liberalised remittance scheme

By Gautam Khurana, India Law Offices
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Consolidation of debt listing regulations a questionable endeavour

By Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava, Phoenix Legal
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Singapore SPAC framework and opportunities

By Raymond Tong and Hoon Chi Tern, Rajah & Tann
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KAL Radio out of tune on copyright

By Manisha Singh and Simran Bhullar, LexOrbis.

Straightening the winding road for MNCs going private

By Sumithra Suresh and Arunima Vijay, L&L Partners
Rivals see red on biscuit packaging

Rivals see red on biscuit packaging

By Manisha Singh and Dheeraj Kapoor, LexOrbis

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

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

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

AROUND THE REGION

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.

Siri Hal Jarvis & Associates

We peer into the undefined future of legal tech and explore how AI is already reshaping the business of law. Just how long will it be before Jarvis makes partner?

Ruben’s rules

The OECD’s Paris-based senior competition expert, Ruben Maximiano, shares how adopting an effective competition policy helps increase investor confidence

The Philippines’ top 100 lawyers

Asia Business Law Journal reveals the Philippines’ top 100 lawyers

Indonesia Law Firm Awards

Asia Business Law Journal presents the best law firm in Indonesia for 2020 and four winners each in 22 practice areas

Looking to the East

The new president of the ICC Court, Claudia Salomon, discusses what changes she expects to see in the dispute resolution landscape in Asia

Spinning green into gold

ESG-focused fund inflows into Asia are growing, but investing is replete with risk given the region’s diversities and historical inequalities

Japan A-List

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