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future

Succession planning at India's iconic law firms

The A-List 2019

India Business Law Journal reveals the country’s top lawyers and legal icons

billing rates

Feeling the squeeze

Billing rate survey: Rising fees and falling margins

Investment

Open for business

Foreign investment requirements relaxed in single brand retail and other areas

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INBOX

clinical

Revitalizing clinical legal education

Clinical legal education serves as the critical link between theory and practice

VANTAGE POINT

Take the chains off business

Recent moves to decriminalize violations of corporate and tax law are welcome

Lose the legalese please

Many lawyers overlook the usefulness of effective writing

Innovative play in the sandbox

Insurance regulators need to adopt a flexible approach to startups

CORRESPONDENTS

Patent processes: Who carries burden of proof?

By Swati Gupta, LexOrbis

Rights ignored in optimising trademark processes

By Keya Joshi, LexOrbis

FAQs for encumbrance definition raise concerns

By Yogesh Chande and Preeti Kapany, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
vehicles

Are electric vehicles sparking into life at last?

By Abhishek Tripathi and Anura Gupta, Sarthak Advocates & Solicitors
environment

EVs: Driving towards a sustainable environment

By Dipti Lavya Swain and Ketaki Dandiya, HSA Advocates
FDI

FDI reforms give embattled economy a shot in the arm

By Vaibhav Kakkar and Sahil Arora, L&L Partners
tax

Methods to levy indirect tax on e-commerce players

By Gautam Khurana and Mamta Saluja, India Law Offices
leniency

Taking a lenient approach to leniency

By Karan Chandhiok and Ruchi Khanna, Chandhiok & Mahajan
claims

IBC: Clarity needed on status of disputed claims

By Charanya Lakshmikumaran and Gopal Machiraju, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan
ECB

Tweaks to ECB directions helpful, but clarity needed

By Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava, Phoenix Legal
GST

Managing your GST for cross-border transactions

By Rajesh Kumar and Abhishek Hans, India Law Offices
Energy

Energy DRM adds more confusion than clarity

By Abhishek Tripathi and Mani Gupta, Sarthak Advocates & Solicitors
intermediaries

How much regulation can intermediaries bear?

By Shilpa Mankar Ahluwalia, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
investigation

New dawn for CCI’s investigation techniques

By Karan Chandhiok and Lagna Panda, Chandhiok & Mahajan
SEBI

Recent SEBI amendments to pledge disclosures

By Jyotika Bajaj and Medha Unadkat, SNG & Partners
insolvency

India at crossroads with cross-border insolvency

By Shweta Bharti and Sukrit Kapoor, Hammurabi & Solomon

PRACTITIONERS' PERSPECTIVES

Food safety and standards regulation

By Navarre Ebenezer Roy, Anand and Anand

Insolvency code: Judicial trends

By Abhishek Tripathi and Avantika Shukla, Sarthak Advocates & Solicitors

Investing through insolvency code

By Sanjay Asher and Nikhil Kaul, Crawford Bayley & Co.

Giving creditors their fair share

By Mahesh Agarwal, Agarwal Law Associates

Charting the way ahead for IBC

By Dhananjay Kumar and Hamraj Singh, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Focus on the Spotify case

Manoj K Singh and Samridh Ahuja explore compulsory licensing in India’s copyright regime

FEATURES

A fine balance

Merging the wants of employers and employees is no easy task

State of play

Lawyers beset by challenges on many fronts

Dial M for merger

Competition law: Assessing global TMT mergers

An Asian mosaic

Women lawyers' quest for inclusive profession

The AIs have it

AI's rise demands regulatory reboot

Rebuilding trust

Interview with MahaRERA chief Gautam Chatterjee

AROUND THE REGION

enforcement

Developments in PCC enforcement activities

By Korina Ana T Manibog, ACCRA Law Offices
toolkit

Guernsey, Jersey toolkit for UK and Europe

By Andrew Tually and Susan McKinstray, Carey Olsen
trademark

Overcoming trademark refusal in China

By Nick Ji, Corner Stone & Partners
US-China trade war: Can Vietnam capitalize on a true opportunity?

Trading trove

Can Vietnam capitalize on a true opportunity?