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Bharat Vasani of Tata Sons explores the legislative gap between the arbitration act and foreign exchange regulations

Getting inventive

Nishant Sharma of Dolby Laboratories examines the government’s efforts to build a conducive intellectual property eco-system

Bull run?

A suitable regulatory environment and positive investor sentiment allowed IPOs to flourish this year

Turf wars

Star India's Mihir Rale writes on the dispute between the antitrust and telecom regulators

RESOURCES

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FROM THE EDITOR

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VANTAGE POINT

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

CORRESPONDENTS

Resolution regime needed for financial sector entities

By Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava, Phoenix Legal

Corporate branding key to stronger enforceability

By Dheeraj Kapoor and Aniruddh Singh, LexOrbis

Operational creditors face new challenges all the time

By Sachin Gupta, Dhir & Dhir Associates

Insolvency ordinance: A boon or a bane?

By Amit Ronald Charan and Satish Anand Sharma, SNG & Partners

Boards must plan to meet EU data protection norms

By Manoj Kumar and Shweta Bharti, Hammurabi & Solomon

Clearer policy needed on cross-border share swaps

By Vikrant Kumar and Naren BS, Luthra & Luthra Law Offices

Rule change urged to allow insolvency proceedings halt

By Deepak Biswas and Sneha Jaisingh, Bharucha & Partners

Notice pay recovery: Then and under the GST regime

By L Badri Narayanan and Disha Jain, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan

Individual liability and the role of compliance officers

By Shruti Rajan and Garima Joshi, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Conundrum of funding for insurance companies

By Roopal Kulsrestha, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

PRACTITIONERS' PERSPECTIVES

Notes of caution on merger control

Anand Pathak sheds light on the regulatory pitfalls that remain for parties looking to enter into combinations

Dividing goods, services necessary under GST?

L Badri Narayanan discusses the need for more clarity and less superfluous tinkering with new system

Lessons for SEP holders

Pravin Anand and Abhilasha Nautiyal on trends, and do’s and don’ts, for standard essential patents litigation

FEATURES

Rising stars

50 Indian law firms that are on the ascent

Shot in the arm for ‘Bharat’

Bharat 22 ETF: A look at what the deal entailed for its legal advisors

Repelling the web pirates

A look at how governments across Asia are updating their cybersecurity laws ahead of the next cyber-attack

The A-List 2017: India’s top 100 lawyers

Get to know whether you have India's top private practice lawyers on your side ... or better yet, if you're one of them

Survey of law firm billing rates 2017

Hourly rates have fallen across the board due to fierce competition and alternative fee structures

The competition lawyer’s handbook

Antitrust regulator releases timely guidance for achieving company best practice

An eye for a deal

When pursuing mergers and acquisitions, comprehensive due diligence is vital for understanding the target company and identifying potential snags

Patent pace

The Indian Patent Office has taken a number of steps to speed up the patent approval process

Parliament: The monsoon session

The first in our regular series on parliamentary sessions looks at key bills that were debated and passed

AROUND THE REGION

Creditor conundrum persists under the code

By Misha and Siddhant Kant, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

New regulation for OTT activities in Indonesia

By Al Hakim Hanafiah and Mika Isac Kriyasa, HPRP Lawyers

Arbitration law in the Philippines

By Augusto A San Pedro Jr and Raquel Wealth A Taguian, Villaraza & Angangco Law Offices