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RBI releases prudential norms for urban banks

The RBI has released a Master Circular on Prudential Norms for Capital Adequacy in Primary Co-operative Banks, which consolidates and updates all the instructions and guidelines on the subject issued up to 19 April 2023

Indochine Counsel secures veteran lawyer from Tilleke & Gibbins

After spending 12 years, including more than five as a partner, at Tilleke & Gibbins, Ho Chi Minh City-based corporate and commercial lawyer Nguyen Quoc Vinh joins Indochine Counsel as a senior counsel

SNG & Partners promotes lawyers in five practice areas

SNG & Partners has promoted Soumyajit Mitra, Subrata Mukherjee and Aditya Vikram Dua to partner, and Sweta Mehta, Samreen Paloba, Rashmi Raveendran and Jahnavi Dwarkadas are now associate partners

Legal firms step up the game with scores of promotions

Multiple firms have announced the advancement of talent among their various practice groups during April when annual promotions are made for the new fiscal year

Stressed assets discussion

The RBI is seeking public comment on a discussion paper on the Securitisation of Stressed Asset Framework (SSAF)

RBI told to report daily on foreign remittances

The Ministry of Home Affairs has mandated the State Bank of India (SBI) to report daily reporting on all details of overseas donors, including the purpose of remittances

Crypto assets brought under anti-money laundering law

The government will add virtual assets to the Prevention of Money Laundering Act in a major step towards regulating the cryptocurrency market in India

Asset service trusts: pros and cons for trust companies

By Li Kailun and Zhang Yanjiao, Merits & Tree Law Offices 

New regulation for wealth management trust business

By Ouyang Fangfei and Wu Xinghan, Merits & Tree Law Offices

When marriages fail, validity of family trusts can be tested

By Ouyang Fangfei and Zheng Chunjie, Merits & Tree Law Offices

Why equity family trusts require proper due diligence

By Ouyang Fangfei and Zhou Lu, Merits & Tree Law Offices

New practices steer Helmsman into full service

Singapore-headquartered law firm Helmsman has established new practice groups – commercial disputes, employment, and corporate, banking and finance

Framework for cross-border settlement in rupees

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced an extensive mechanism to accelerate cross-border trade settlements in Indian rupees (INR) in a move to bolster trade in the Indian currency

Sustainable financial management push

In a move that aligns with global climate risk mitigation, the RBI has asked banks in the country to promote sustainable financial management and embed ESG policies across their lending portfolio

RBI announces forex inflow measures to curb risk

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) issued notifications covering a range of foreign investment options to increase foreign exchange inflows in response to a weakening rupee and a tightening of global financial conditions

Regulatory framework, trends of insurance investment in equity

By Deng Weifang and Zhang Chu'ao, Merits & Tree Law Offices

Main legal issues of equity family trusts

By Ouyang Fangfei, Merits & Tree Law Offices

New tax provision for digital assets

The Finance Act 2022 has inserted a new section in the Income-tax Act, 1961, under which a person responsible for paying to any resident for the transfer of a virtual digital assets (VDAs) will be able to deduct 1% of the paid amount from his or her income tax

RBI extends card tokenisation deadline

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has extended the deadline for card-on-file (CoF) tokenisation from 30 June to 30 September 2022, citing implementation issues highlighted by merchants

Dhir & Dhir advises new lenders in Suzlon’s USD513.5m loan

The Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) and the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) became the new lenders in the refinancing of wind turbine

Jindal Steel Odisha taps SBI for USD1.99bn project financing

Jindal Steel & Power’s subsidiary, Jindal Steel Odisha, has secured a loan from the State Bank of India (SBI) for INR157.27 billion (USD1.99 billion)

Hylands BJ headquarters appoints five partners

Hylands has appointed Tian Dapeng, Yin Yue, Cai Yuee, Lu Bing and Wang Yuan as partners at the firm’s Beijing headquarters

William & Hendrik and Siregar & Djojonegoro merge

Two Indonesian law firms William & Hendrik and Siregar & Djojonegoro have merged into William Hendrik & Siregar Djojonegoro (WH&SD)

Allen & Gledhill brings Phuong home to Vietnam

Phuong Tran has joined Allen & Gledhill as a partner in Ho Chi Minh City

Emergence of risk disposal trustee service trusts

By Long Haitao and Wu Yang, Merits & Tree Law Offices

Application of service trusts in distressed real estate

By Deng Weifang and Yu Jiahao, Merits & Tree Law Offices

Asset management challenges of the fintech era

By Li Kailun, Merits & Tree Law Offices

Pandemic-era asset management – challenges and opportunities

By Long Haitao and Li Kailun, Merits & Tree Law Offices

Further evolution required for ‘factoring’ to fulfil needs

By Babu Sivaprakasam, Deep Roy and Okram Singha, Economic Laws Practice




Opportunities, focus areas for Chinese companies listing in US

By Huang Xingwang and Liu Yao, Grandway Law Offices 

No green finance framework no sustainable development

By Rajesh K Sehgal, Dentons Link Legal
notarisation preservation of evidence

Preservation of evidence through notarisation

By Liang Xinzhu, CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office


Influence marketing on investment decisionvideo

The influence marketing has on investment decisions

By Vandana Pai and Hardik Dave, Bharucha & Partners
smoother aircraft runway under new billvideo

Aircraft lessors hope for a smoother runway under new bill

By Sudeshna Guha Roy and Jyotiranjan Nayak, Bharucha & Partners
Issues of D&O liability insurance policy

Typical issues of D&O liability insurance

By Wan Jia and Zhu Bingjing, AnJie Broad

Likelihood of confusion under India’s trademark law for ‘hush’ products

By Prachi Agarwal and Aditi Srivastasa, Anand and Anand in New Delhi

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