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Open for business? Key developments in India's legal sector

An assessment of the prevailing sentiments among the legal community about the regulatory environment

A work in progress infrastructure sector cover story

A work in progress

As the spotlight shines once again on India's infrastructure sector, we analyse what has changed

The future is fintech

A look at how Indian and other Asian companies are incorporating this critical technology to remain relevant

Slow road takes its toll

Working through regulatory uncertainties was vital to pulling off the maiden issue by an infrastructure investment trust.

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CORRESPONDENTS

New act poses challenges for real estate project financing

By Rahul Sud and Aditya Vikram Dua, SNG & Partners
The much awaited Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016, is a reality now. Hundreds of thousands of prospective homebuyers, and those who are stuck in under-construction projects, were eagerly waiting for the act to come into force. The act aims to bring transparency and accountability to the real estate sector, which had lost credibility...

Cruz City ruling: ‘Option’ for downside protection

By Damini Bhalla and Gargi Bohra, Luthra & Luthra Law Offices
Delhi High Court in its recent decision in Cruz City v Unitech rejected Unitech’s objections to enforcement of an arbitral award. The dispute related to the put option exercised by Cruz City obligating Unitech to cause payment of certain sums stipulated under the shareholders’ agreement, due to a delay...
Vivek Vashi, Parinaz Vakil, Bharucha & Partners, on Employees as an arbitrator

Employees’ power to act as and nominate arbitrators

By Vivek Vashi and Parinaz Vakil, Bharucha & Partners

‘Preferential allotment’ in restructuring schemes

By KA Najmi and Y Sriniwas Arun, Link Legal India Law Services
Sawant Singh, Aditya Bhargava, Phoenix Legal, on the Banking regulation act

Banking ordinance: Sound step or halfway measure?

By Sawant Singh, Aditya Bhargava and Sriram Ramachandran, Phoenix Legal
Omesh Puri, Abhigyan Ashoke, LexOrbis on Punitive damages in intellectual property infringements

Grants of punitive damages signal growing IP protection

By Omesh Puri and Abhigyan Ashok, LexOrbis
Anjan Dasgupta, Ajoy Halder, HSA Advocates on Inland ports development

Pilot project for developing inland ports across India

By Anjan Dasgupta and Ajoy Halder, HSA Advocates
Puja Sondhi, Sumeet Singh, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas on Minority investments in listed companies

Key concerns for minority investors in listed companies

By Puja Sondhi and Sumeet Singh, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas
Gautam Khurana, Anand Verma, India Law Offices, on joint venture between Indian and overseas companies

‘Estate planning’ needed as joint ventures may go awry

By Gautam Khurana and Anand Verma, India Law Offices
Shruti Rajan, Gazal Rawal, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, on trading regulations

Compliance issues under insider trading regulations

By Shruti Rajan and Gazal Rawal, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

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