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Financing gambling operations not easy

By Sanjay Asher and Bhumika Batra, Crawford Bayley & Co
F oreign direct investment (FDI) has been recognized as an important instrument for advancing India’s foreign exchange resources, its technological base and for globalizing the Indian economy. Gambling (gaming), lottery business and betting are...

The LPO revolution

Ben Frumin charts the development of India’s legal process outsourcing industry and assesses the opportunities and risks it poses to global businesses and law firms I n early 2006, a medium-sized US law firm sent...
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Competing interests

A recent conference brought together regulators, lawyers and international business leaders to debate the implementation of India’s new competition act. Raghavendra Verma was there to cover the action F or evidence of the global concern surrounding the...
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Buying land in India: From concept to completion

Sumes Dewan tells the story of Astra Infra to illustrate how innovative structures may overcome the hurdles associated with acquiring land I n March 2005, significant liberalizations to India’s real estate sector were set forth...
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The road to REITs and REMFs

Gautam Mehra of PricewaterhouseCoopers evaluates recent moves to introduce collective investment schemes into Indian real estate S ince April 2004, India’s real estate market has been open to investment by institutional investors and high net...
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Defying the laws of economics

Despite the sub-prime crisis in the US and a restrictive regulatory regime at home, Indian real estate continues to boom. Can it last? Alfred Romann reports N andan Nelivigi, a New York-based partner at White &...
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Opportunity in the face of adversity

Despite the carbon credits euphoria, climate change remains a serious threat to businesses in India For Indian corporations, carbon credits have been an unexpected silver lining around the cloud of greenhouse gases that has brought...
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Chasing the green dollar

The global trade in carbon credits is growing rapidly. Despite complex and uncertain regulations, Indian companies, assisted by local and international law firms, have been fast to cash in on the opportunity. Raghavendra Verma...
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Legislative and regulatory update

The budget India’s latest budget, unveiled by Finance Minister P Chidambaram on 29 February, includes a number of tax provisions that impact businesses and individuals. The budget had been expected to include significant changes to the...

Carbon credits are no panacea

Climate change must be tackled with local laws, regulations and enforcement, argues Chandran Nair of think tank Global Institute for Tomorrow This century’s greatest challenge is to understand how to mitigate climatic change. Years of...
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India, China crowned capital markets ‘hotspots’

Capital markets in emerging countries like China and India are increasingly important to the global economy, according to a survey by international law firm DLA Piper. DLA Piper’s International Capital Markets Survey included companies listed...

Derivatives spark legal struggle

Banks in India are set for a long and bloody battle with their clients over the legality of the derivatives market. Hundreds of Indian companies bought into cross-currency options and structured products to protect themselves...

Indiabulls take aim

Amarchand Mangaldas, Slaughter and May and Isle of Man-based law firm Cains have teamed up to advise Indiabulls Real Estate on an offer for Dev Property Development (DPD). The offer values DPD at approximately...

Kolkata land prices soar

FoxMandal Little is advising Kolkata’s Municipal Corporation on the auction of highly sought after land amidst a rapid appreciation of property prices in the city. The plots are to be leased out to hotel...
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Reserve the ‘best brains’ for Indian law firms

Dear Sir, In my view, the Bar Council of India has rightly taken a firm stand in opposing the entry of foreign law firms into India. The Bar Association of India has also supported this position. The...

Foreign VC funds may wish to register with SEBI

By Priti Suri, PSA
The Indian media are flooded daily with explosive figures earned by venture capital investors. Increasingly, new domestic and offshore funds are being formed with a specific India and industry focus. One avenue open to...

Investing in the post 9/11 US: CFIUS reform

By Wayne Rogers, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP US trade and investment
The United States is the largest international investor in the world and the largest destination for foreign investment. Foreign direct investment in the United States hovered around US$50 billion per year in the early 1990s...

A new era of securitization

By Sawant Singh and Ameya Khandge, Trilegal
The securitization market in India began evolving from the mid-1990s when originators such as ICICI and Citigroup took the lead in developing it at an institutional level.The issuance of securitization saw exponential growth from...

Development of India’s logistics industry

By Shardul Thacker, Mulla & Mulla & Craigie Blunt & Caroe
India is the ninth largest retail market in the world. Although this sector is still dominated by small retail players, recent times have seen large domestic and global firms launch retail projects that are...

Due diligence integral to successful M&A deals

By Baljit Singh Kalha, Titus & Co
Due diligence is a key element of any merger & acquisition (M&A) transaction. Not only does comprehensive due diligence help investors better understand the worth of the target company, but it also generates vital information...