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IBLJ recognizes the top deals of 2017 and the law firms behind them

India in 2018

India in 2018

In-house counsel predictions for the year ahead

Laws in conflict

Bharat Vasani explores the clash between foreign arbitral awards and domestic regulations

A time for prudence

Tushar Chawla of Jones Lang LaSalle explains how the insolvency code was used in the real estate sector

RESOURCES

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

1712 Leader Discordant voices
When four judges of the Supreme Court recently spoke out about what they see as abuse of power by the chief justice of India …

VANTAGE POINT

India in 2018

In-house counsel predictions for the year ahead

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

Corporate branding key to stronger enforceability

By Dheeraj Kapoor and Aniruddh Singh, LexOrbis

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

Clearer policy needed on cross-border share swaps

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

Operational creditors face new challenges all the time

By Sachin Gupta, Dhir & Dhir Associates

Boards must plan to meet EU data protection norms

By Manoj Kumar and Shweta Bharti, Hammurabi & Solomon

Resolution regime needed for financial sector entities

By Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava, Phoenix Legal

Insolvency ordinance: A boon or a bane?

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

Rule change urged to allow insolvency proceedings halt

By Deepak Biswas and Sneha Jaisingh, Bharucha & Partners

Conundrum of funding for insurance companies

By Roopal Kulsrestha, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

PRACTITIONERS' PERSPECTIVES

Trademarking the Taj

By Pravin Anand and Geetanjali Visvanathan, Anand and Anand

What makes a law firm a deal maker?

By Bithika Anand and Jogesh Sharma, Legal League Consulting

Why RERA matters for lenders

Srishti Ojha and Nupur T Malde advise lenders about compliance obligations for real estate developers

FEATURES

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

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

AROUND THE REGION

SIPS opens Beijing office

An intellectual property ‘byte’ into blockchain

By Pravin Anand and Siddhant Chamola, Anand and Anand

New MP for Reed Smith

Will Philippines catch the TRAIN at start of 2018?

By Eric R Recalde, ACCRA Law Offices

Arbitration law in the Philippines

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

Homo futuris: AI, data privacy and uncertainty

By Pravin Anand and Mrinali Menon, Anand and Anand

The Asia game

Corporate counsel associations move to stay relevant at a time when the significance of borders is diminishing

Patent protection in era of Industry 4.0

By Ivy Chin, Lee and Li