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COVID-19 and continuity of 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.

Slowing the free fall

With the COVID-19 outbreak, the government has introduced a lockdown to limit the spread of the virus among the population, while introducing a raft of measures to protect businesses

Home and safe?

With COVID-19 forcing companies to implement work-from-home policies, Jim Fitzsimmons helps us understand the cybersecurity risks posed by a remote workforce

Pandemics unforeseen

How will the courts respond to an anticipated deluge of disputes relating to frustration of contracts in a post-COVID-19 world?

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

Shining a light on unsafe practices

Inadequate enforcement of Indian standards has encouraged spurious manufacturers to put unsafe products on the market

At a crossroads

Recognizing homebuyers as financial creditors in the event of insolvencies is a welcome move, but the RERA remains the preferred route for recovering funds

Diversity adversity

Corporate counsel are in favour of meritocracy and an equality charter that transcends numbers and quotas, but the battle is far from won

A new dawn

As employers wake up to the reality of COVID-19, how can they minimize risks for employees and ensure business continuity?

The International A-List 2020

The analysis that follows provides highlights of the International A-List, including endorsements of many of the recognized lawyers by those who nominated them

India unplugged

As the country grapples with the dual realities of Digital India and being the ‘internet shutdown capital of the world’, it analyses a recent Supreme Court judgment challenging blackout actions in Kashmir

Out of harmony

Clarity from the Intellectual Property Appellate Board is required to lessen tensions between music labels and broadcasters

Bridges not barriers

Membership of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership would allow India to overcome its stunted trading relationship with its neighbours

Securing the family silver

Why many wealthy Indians are shifting capital overseas

Deals of the Year 2019

Revealing the most significant deals and disputes, and the lawyers who guided them

Juggling act

How conflicting interests shaped the data protection bill

Pecking order

The significance of the insolvency code may be put into question if state governments do not observe the order of priority for creditors over a corporate debtor’s assets

Courting mediation

The Singapore Convention brings hope to businesses looking for a faster route to dispute resolution

Rising Stars 2019

India Business Law Journal’s Rising Stars honours 50 small and medium-sized firms that we believe should be on the discerning in-house lawyer’s radar

In the hot seat

Baker McKenzie’s first Asian global chair discusses India, trade war and the firm’s future

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India

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

international

The International A-List 2020

The analysis that follows provides highlights of the International A-List, including endorsements of many of the recognized lawyers by those who nominated them

The A-List 2019

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

brands

Brands adopt stronger enforcement strategies

By Manisha Singh and Keya Joshi, LexOrbis
Due diligence

What should be disclosed during due diligence

By GV Anand Bhushan and Abhishek Jain, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
yes bank

A speedy resolution scheme for Yes Bank

By Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava, Phoenix Legal

Features

contracts

COVID-19 and continuity of 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.

Shining a light on unsafe practices

Inadequate enforcement of Indian standards has encouraged spurious manufacturers to put unsafe products on the market

relief

Slowing the free fall

With the COVID-19 outbreak, the government has introduced a lockdown to limit the spread of the virus among the population, while introducing a raft of measures to protect businesses

Practitioner’s perspectives

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Staying in step with the times

Patent offices and courts have introduced proactive measures in response to the COVID-19 lockdown

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COVID-19: Ensuring business as usual

Despite the disruption created by the lockdown, Remfry & Sagar has been providing real-time updates on IP matters to clients

CCI

Blue sky thinking

The competition regulator has over the years allowed companies to undertake innovative commitments to enable their mergers to go through

Vantage point

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Dealing with delays at the IPO

The Patent Office making exceptions for delays to applications due to COVID-19 is welcome, but it should adopt more applicant-friendly policies for other cases too