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What factors affect the rise of women in India's judiciary?

New connections

Is Beijing Digital Telecom's acquisition of a stake in Spice Online a harbinger of more Sino-Indian action to come?

Taking on the tax tricksters

Indian companies must re-examine their existing structures to comply with with GAAR or face adverse consequences

Fresh start

Sourish Mohan Mitra asks whether institutional arbitration will finally make an impact on India

FEATURED

Privacy matters

Khushboo Baxi and Siddhartha Sarangal explain why digital businesses would profit from a multilateral data protection framework

Indian Law Firm Awards

The outstanding law firms of 2016

Money matters

What the budget means for your business

A push for procedural certainty

The perils of delegated legislation

Banking on Asia

In conversation with AIIB general counsel Gerard Sanders

CORRESPONDENTS

FIPB phase-out: A bold and welcome move – or is it?

By Damini Bhalla and Samir Dudhoria, Luthra & Luthra Law Offices
In his 2017-18 budget speech, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced the decision to phase out the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) by 2018. He stated that after the government’s substantial reforms to the foreign direct investment (FDI) policy over the past two years, more than 90% of India’s total...

The M&A themes that may dominate in 2017

By Shuva Mandal and Ankit Mishra, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas
In 2016, the Indian government’s ban on high-denomination notes, the US presidential elections, the UK’s vote to exit the EU and the US Federal Reserve’s monetary stance occupied substantial boardroom bandwidth. Despite such economic and political headwinds the M&A landscape remained robust with India’s overall deal value reported to...

Foreign national employees in ‘Make in India’ initiatives

By Gautam Khurana and Promila Dhar, India Law Offices

Corporate governance and upside sharing agreements

By Vijai Mathur and Saiyam Chaturvedi, Link Legal India Law Services

Employee hiring structures in India and applicable law

By Rashmi Pradeep and Abe Abraham, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Smart City Mission: The challenges ahead

By Soumya Kanti De Mallik and Siddhanth Pandey, HSA Advocates

Payment banks: Attempt to stimulate cashless economy

By Kanika Malhotra and Pran Malik, SNG & Partners

Is the budget a bellwether or a Cassandra for reforms?

By Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava, Phoenix Legal

GST Council: New era of indirect tax administration

By L Badri Narayanan and Asish Philip Abraham, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan

Intermediaries rejoice after key appeal win by Myspace

By Daksh Kumar, LexOrbis

VANTAGE POINT

A woman’s worth

Outdated beliefs about the abilities, roles and behaviour of India's women lawyers must be dismantled, argues Parveen Mahtani, the head of legal at Tata Housing Development.