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Fake news: A real problem

Fake news and the challenge for traditional media

Keeping world order

Interview with the UN’s top lawyer

Building your firm’s brand

A robust marketing strategy can distinguish a law firm from the competition, writes Aman Abbas of Commwiser Consultants

Investing with a conscience

A combination of will and a code of practice are necessary for the success of ethical investing, writes PM Devaiah

India in 2018

In-house counsel predictions for the year ahead

Finding a match

Zeroing in on the right kind of external counsel requires time and a great deal of savvy, writes Kiran Radhakrishnan, legal counsel at Diversey

Bumpy road to a green transport plan

The government’s push to adopt higher emission standards and later switch to electric vehicles creates practical challenges, writes Girish Gadgil of Mahindra & Mahindra

Spice management for restaurant partners

When a restaurant-franchise relationship becomes heated, ending an agreement must be a last resort, writes Vinod Mahboobani, the general counsel at KFC and Pizza Hut

General counsel: The silent force

GCs’ contributions can’t be measured in numbers but they enable a company to achieve its aims, writes Nitin Mittal, the head of legal and company secretary at Philips Lighting, India

Still stalking?

India heads at international law firms say they have not waivered in their commitment to India

Correspondents

Well-known red sole, not even a trademark?

By Omesh Puri and Dheeraj Kapoor, LexOrbis

Clarity needed to facilitate country-by-country reports

By L Badri Narayanan and Bharathi Krishnaprasad, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan

Restrictions eased for related-entity lending

By Soumyajit Mitra and Kawaljeet Kaur, SNG & Partners

Features

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Full steam ahead

Insolvency code: Investors continue to face daunting challenges

Seeking simpatico

Personal rapport is key for external counsel to have the ear of their clients, writes Smita Priyadarshini, senior managing legal director at Dell

Finding satisfaction at work

Alternatives should be available for lawyers who cannot or do not want to work long hours

Practitioner’s perspectives

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Court’s role in insolvency cases

Subodh Sadana and Bhuvan Arora analyse judicial intervention in insolvency resolution

The appellate court’s purview

Shrawan Chopra and Pundreek Dwivedi assess grounds for intervention by an appellate court

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Financial targets for law firms

Bithika Anand and Nipun Bhatia discuss how to set revenue targets for Indian lawyers

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Keeping world order

Interview with the UN’s top lawyer