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What an English court's decision means for tycoons on the run

High fliers

Top foreign law firms for India-related work

Caught in the firing line

How law firms and in-house teams avoid conflicts of interest

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One head, many hats

A modern-day general counsel’s role goes much beyond a lawyer on a payroll

RESOURCES

Asia Business Law Directory
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FROM THE EDITOR

The fightback begins

Asia Business Law Directory

VANTAGE POINT

Fake news: A real problem

Fake news and the challenge for traditional media

Keeping world order

Interview with the UN’s top lawyer

Why fear virtual currencies?

We must adapt to virtual currencies like we adapted to past disruptions, writes Akhil Prasad at Boeing

CORRESPONDENTS

Procedure not to bar right to renew trademark

By Naman Jain, LexOrbis

Well-known red sole, not even a trademark?

By Omesh Puri and Dheeraj Kapoor, LexOrbis

Serial filing of divisional patent applications in India

By Joginder Singh, LexOrbis

Ordinance marks overhaul of Commercial Courts Act

By Deepak Sabharwal, Deepak Sabharwal & Associates

Smart cities mission meshes with communications policy

By Sharath Chandrasekhar and Soujanya Gollapudi, HSA Advocates

Timely ordinance replies to resolution process feedback

By Manoj Kumar, Hammurabi & Solomon

Trends show need to adjust GST advance ruling scheme

By L Badri Narayanan, Jyoti Pal and Disha Jain, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan

More action needed to ease contractors’ liquidity crisis

By Dhirendra Negi and Ananya Kumar, J. Sagar Associates

Upswing in M&A activity expected to gather steam

By Rupinder Malik and Revathy Muralidharan, J. Sagar Associates

Decision marks another step widening the arbitration net

By Karthik Somasundram and Shreya Gupta, Bharucha & Partners

Convertible notes: A viable option for Indian startups?

By Aparna Ravi, Samvad Partners

Issuance of FAQs clarifies GST on financial services

By Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava, Phoenix Legal

Clarity needed on contract or job worker manufacturing

By Sourav Kanti De Biswas, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

PRACTITIONERS' PERSPECTIVES

Court’s role in insolvency cases

Subodh Sadana and Bhuvan Arora analyse judicial intervention in insolvency resolution

The appellate court’s purview

Shrawan Chopra and Pundreek Dwivedi assess grounds for intervention by an appellate court

Financial targets for law firms

Bithika Anand and Nipun Bhatia discuss how to set revenue targets for Indian lawyers

FEATURES

High fliers

Top foreign law firms for India-related work

Full steam ahead

Insolvency code: Investors continue to face daunting challenges

Locked in

How EU’s GDPR affects Indian companies

Stress test

Vodafone case a gauge for how the courts exercise powers in treaty disputes

Seeking simpatico

Personal rapport is key for external counsel to have the ear of their clients, writes Smita Priyadarshini, senior managing legal director at Dell

Finding satisfaction at work

Alternatives should be available for lawyers who cannot or do not want to work long hours

Dishing up the deal

How a merger overcame news of loan default and US$4.3b debt

Tech savvy

What are the must-have legal software products for in-house counsel?

Trademark toolkit

Smart strategies to protect your marks inside and outside the courts

AROUND THE REGION

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Committee of creditors: An instrumentality of state

By Shardul S Shroff, Ambarish and Roma Das, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Trapped in tradition

Japan’s legal sector must evolve the role of in-house counsel and explore new markets to stay relevant

New regs for asset management on PE to invest in PPPs

By Wang Jihong and Tang Hongwei, Zhong Lun Law Firm
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Cryptocurrency laws and regulations in The Philippines

By Aida Araceli G Roxas-Rivera and Paolo S Tamase, Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia

Proposed regulations and rules on crowdfunding in the Philippines

By Leia Clarissa Veronica R Veracruz, ACCRA Law Offices