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July/August 2020

July/August 2020

Foreign yet familiar

In an exclusive interview, Canadian Justice Beverley McLachlin talks about her role as an overseas judge in Hong Kong

Electric vehicles charged up by policy intervention

By Abhishek Tripathi and Anura Gupta, Sarthak Advocates & Solicitors

No online favourites in most favoured nation clauses

By Karan Chandhiok and Salman Qureshi, Chandhiok & Mahajan

SC brings consistency to electronic evidence

By Karthik Somasundram and Shreya Gupta,Bharucha & Partners

Guarantors may be vulnerable to pandemic default risks

By Anush Raajan and Swastika Chakravarti, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan

The courts fight back

In a very short span of time India’s courts have adapted to working during the pandemic, and the lessons learned during this time will be used to increase efficiency and productivity of the judicial system

Not so bitter medicine for covid blues

By Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava, Phoenix Legal

Cometh the hour, cometh the fast-track merger

By Rudra Kumar Pandey and Vishal Nijhawan, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Impact of covid-19 on project finance, banking transactions

By Amit Ronald Charan and Anshita Kaur, HSA Advocates

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Indian Law Firm Awards 2020

In this difficult and dynamic environment, India Business Law Journal’s editorial team was once again tasked with selecting the winners of the Indian Law Firm Awards. Our decisions are based on thousands of nominations and endorsements received from in-house counsel, other senior corporate executives and legal professionals around the world, as well as hundreds of submissions from Indian law firms

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The International A-List 2020

Of the hundreds of lawyers around the world who claim to be India experts, which ones are leading the field? To find out, India Business Law Journal sought answers from a large number of professionals, mainly experienced lawyers at Indian law firms and India-focused in-house counsel around the world.

The A-List 2019

The fourth annual edition of the A-List is a continuation of India Business Law Journal’s efforts to recognize India’s most outstanding lawyers. This year, in order to acknowledge the grandees of the legal profession, as well as recognizing our regular 100 A-List of highly talented practitioners, we identify 35 legal “icons”.

Correspondents

Manisha Singh,Simran Bhullar,LexOrbis,Intellectual Property Enforcement

The epidemic of fake branded masks

By Manisha Singh and Simran Bhullar, LexOrbis

Stricter approach to similarity in pharma trademark cases

By Omesh Puri and Ruchi Sarin, LexOrbis
Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava are partners at Phoenix Legal. Sristi Yadav, an associate

Much needed alignment for housing finance companies

By Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava, Phoenix Legal

Features

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Greener pastures

What is the best way for a law firm to manage the exit of a star partner? Six senior lawyers share their views

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A cut above the rest

The leading international law firms for India-related matters

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Just virtually

The pandemic has pushed courts to undergo a technological evolution, but is it working?

Practitioner’s perspectives

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Enforcements add a new dimension to M&A

Acquisitions through enforcement of pledged shares have become a feasible route, with courts playing a supportive role

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New era for justice delivery

Despite the flaws, the advantages of virtual courts mean they should continue even after the pandemic has abated

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Left without remedy

Creditors are in need of a credible mechanism for the resolution of covid-19-related distress until the suspension of the corporate insolvency resolution process is in place

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The courts fight back

In a very short span of time India’s courts have adapted to working during the pandemic, and the lessons learned during this time will be used to increase efficiency and productivity of the judicial system