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intellectual property

Creative synergy

Intellectual property and R&D teams need to work closer in order to better monetize IP for companies, writes Mythri Kota High-quality protection of intellectual property (IP) is a crucial factor for companies to succeed in...

Keeping competitors at bay

Parties must take care not to have unreasonable or one-sided non-compete clauses in agreements, as these can be rendered ineffective by the courts, writes Kunal Mehta It is well-settled law that a non-compete obligation in...

Existential wobbles

Recovering confidence is key Economies and people across the globe continue in some chaos thanks to a virus that has been replicating itself within humans for at least the past six months. This is not...

Awkward regulatory tango over COVID-19 relief

By Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava, Phoenix Legal
The COVID-19 pandemic and its dampening effects on economies has compelled governments and regulators to introduce innovative measures, in particular to restore stakeholder confidence in financial markets. Among Indian regulators, the Reserve Bank of...

Electricity Bill lights path but sparks controversy

By Abhishek Tripathi and Narayan Gupta, Sarthak Advocates & Solicitors
In the fourth segment of the Atma Nirbhar Bharat (Self-reliant India Mission) economic package, the finance minister announced several measures affecting the power sector. Many policy reforms are contained in the proposed Electricity (Amendment)...

COVID-19 moratorium package: An RBI safe haven

By Nishtha Arora and Anjuli Hora, SNG & Partners
The relentless and rapid spread of COVID-19 during the last quarter has severely impacted economies the world over, including that of India. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), has recognized the challenge faced by...
real estate

Foreign entities acquiring real estate in India

By Alok Tewari and Simrat Grover, Kochhar & Co
Every non-Indian entity (foreign entity) setting up operations inevitably becomes involved in the acquisition of real estate whether by lease, licence or sale. While Japanese entrepreneurs have long been doing business in India, their...

New corporate partner for Link Legal in Mumbai

Link Legal has hired Vijay Sureka as a partner in the firm’s corporate practice in Mumbai. Sureka joins from Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, and has experience in working on several joint venture and M&A transactions. He...
dispute resolution

Singh & Associates hires dispute expert

Singh & Associates has appointed Apoorve Vashistha as a partner (designate), specializing in dispute resolution. “The firm has created a niche in arbitration and dispute resolution, and I am excited to contribute my expertise towards...

A tool for financial trouble

Now is a perfect time to introduce a composite code for the resolution of financial service providers, following a series of high-profile incidents in this area, writes Mohit ShuklaEditor’s note: Large banking and financial...

New rules to socially distance non-resident investors

By Snigdhaneel Satpathy and Sanchita Kumari, L&L Partners
“The times they are a-changin”, Bob Dylan sang in his famous song, which seems as apt for the current regulatory regime of foreign exchange laws as it did for the turbulent times in which...
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Surviving a ‘new normal’

India Business Law Journal teamed up with prominent arbitrator Ashok Sharma and a stellar panel of GCs to debate how in-house legal teams should rise to the unprecedented challenges facing Indian companies in a...

Analysing financing models for infrastructure projects

By Sharmil Bhushan and Jyoti Punjabi, HSA Advocates
The infrastructure sector is critical to India’s development. Financing in infrastructure is expected to grow exponentially over the next few years, particularly as India needs to spend about US$1.4 trillion on infrastructure if it...

CCI gives green light to Fiat-Peugeot merger

Trilegal advised Peugeot and Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co (SAM) advised Fiat Chrysler Automobiles when the Competition Commission of India (CCI) gave its go-ahead on 4 June for the first merger filing of two...

Are you being watched?

Governments adopting trace-and-track apps to prevent the spread of the pandemic have raised questions about the ‘right balance’ between pandemic response and privacy considerations. James Nunn-Price and Manish Sehgal set out the risks and...

Innovative new debt financing method for UDICs

By Matthew Ching and Zhang Dong, Jingtian & Gongcheng
Affected by novel coronavirus outbreaks, new infrastructure is deemed to be an important tool to stabilize growth, and the urban development investment corporation (UDIC) will remain an important player in infrastructure investment. Infrastructure requires...

Managing outsourcing contracts

Outsourcing companies face severe operational challenges under the pandemic and understanding the impact of the force majeure clause and the doctrine of frustration is important in determining recourse for parties. Arijita Kakati and Aparna...

Moving past the pandemic

The pandemic has thrown up challenges for maintaining productivity, honouring contracts and keeping workers employed. Mansha Shukla writes about the key considerations for in-house counsel COVID-19 is preying on thousands of lives and has battered...

Jio-Facebook deal: Competition in jeopardy?

On 23 April, the Indian market saw one of its biggest deals go off. Facebook bought a 9.9% stake in Jio Platforms for a whopping US$5.7 billion. With Jio attracting the largest FDI deal...

New corporate head at Chandhiok & Mahajan

Chandhiok & Mahajan (C&M) has appointed Sujoy Bhatia as partner and head of the firm’s corporate practice. Prior to joining C&M, Bhatia was a partner with J Sagar Associates’ corporate and commercial practice in Gurugram...