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

A time for prudence

The impact of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code on the real estate sector. Written by Tushar Chawla, India general counsel at Jones Lang LaSelle

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

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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

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

Boards must plan to meet EU data protection norms

By Manoj Kumar and Shweta Bharti, Hammurabi & Solomon

Rule change urged to allow insolvency proceedings halt

By Deepak Biswas and Sneha Jaisingh, Bharucha & Partners

Corporate branding key to stronger enforceability

By Dheeraj Kapoor and Aniruddh Singh, LexOrbis

Conundrum of funding for insurance companies

By Roopal Kulsrestha, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Clearer policy needed on cross-border share swaps

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

Insolvency ordinance: A boon or a bane?

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

Resolution regime needed for financial sector entities

By Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava, Phoenix Legal

Operational creditors face new challenges all the time

By Sachin Gupta, Dhir & Dhir Associates

PRACTITIONERS' PERSPECTIVES

Why RERA matters for lenders

By Srishti Ojha and Nupur T Malde, Verist Law

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

FEATURES

Turf wars

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

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