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IPOs have returned with a bang, but are they a true indicator of an improved economy?

Turf wars

Both the antitrust and telecom regulators claim authority on competition-related matters

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

RESOURCES

Asia Business Law Directory
A-List lawyers 2017
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FROM THE EDITOR

Will the haze clear?

Foretelling what lies ahead for India is a risky business.

VANTAGE POINT

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

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

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

CORRESPONDENTS

Supreme Court resolves disputes over ‘dispute’

By Sneha Jaisingh and Shreya Gupta, Bharucha & Partners

New liquidation waterfall: A sea change for creditors

By Satish Anand Sharma and Aditya Dua, SNG & Partners

Circular on anomaly shows goals of code take priority

By Sachin Gupta, Dhir & Dhir Associates

Warranty and indemnity insurance: What can it do?

By Faraz Khan and Aishwaria S Iyer, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Business perspectives of mines and minerals regime

By Manoj Kumar, Hammurabi & Solomon

Court differs with view that all publicity is good

By Raashi Jain, LexOrbis

Draft directions a boost for electronic trading platforms

By Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava, Phoenix Legal

FDI policy: What is needed to draw more investment?

By Deepak THM and Vivek Pareek, Luthra & Luthra Law Offices

Developing infrastructure: Is a revival on the cards?

By Amitabh Sharma, HSA Advocates

Revisiting gift policy: Key lessons to be kept in mind

By Kunal Gupta, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

GST adjustments aim to help SMEs and exporters

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

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

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

Payback time?

A look at the insolvency code, one of the key instruments to tackle India's stressed assets

Taxing times

The GST rollout was expected to be bumpy and that expectation was accurate