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The power of persuasion

A critical part of a lawyer’s job is being a good negotiator. It requires people skills, well-ordered priorities and a positive approach to doing business

What’s blocking the chain?

Blockchain can be a disruptive technology for the administration of smart contracts in the financial sector if some regulatory hurdles are cleared

Keeping competitors at bay

It is well-settled law that a non-compete obligation in an employment contract in India is unenforceable after termination of the employment. However, an acquirer in an M&A transaction can require a promoter to not compete with the business that he is selling

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

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

Shining a light on unsafe practices

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

Bridges not barriers

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

Juggling act

How conflicting interests shaped the data protection bill

In the hot seat

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

A fine balance

Merging the wants of employers and employees is no easy task

The AIs have it

AI's rise demands regulatory reboot

Watch your step

Steering clear of conflicts of interest in private equity

Taking stock

Assessing the impact of GDPR a year since introduction

Running in circles

New advertising laws: A move away from self-regulation

Inside out

Complying wtih India's amended insider trading regulations

Risky business

Akhil Prasad: How to implement sound risk management practices

A burning issue

Fire safety laws: More than a tick-box exercise

2018: The year that was

A look back at the major legal developments that dominated headlines

Weighed down

Looking beyond the law to ensure gender parity

Deciphering data privacy

Forging a new path for data localization

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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

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Cometh the hour, cometh the fast-track merger

By Rudra Kumar Pandey and Vishal Nijhawan, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
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Not so bitter medicine for covid blues

By Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava, Phoenix Legal
Manisha Singh,Simran Bhullar,LexOrbis,Intellectual Property Enforcement

The epidemic of fake branded masks

By Manisha Singh and Simran Bhullar, LexOrbis

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A cut above the rest

The leading international law firms for India-related matters

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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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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

Vantage point

Mishi Choudhary is founder and legal director at Software Freedom Law Centre. India’s TikTok ban and need for privacy legislation

Pulling the plug

In the aftermath of the TikTok ban Mishi Choudhary, the founder of Software Freedom Law Centre (India), says the government must enact pro-privacy legislation that protects private data from tech companies, regardless of their origin