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dispute resolution

Singh & Associates hires dispute expert

Singh & Associates has appointed Apoorve Vashistha as a partner (designate), specializing in dispute resolution. “The firm has created a niche in arbitration and dispute resolution, and I am excited to contribute my expertise towards...
financial

A tool for financial trouble

Now is a perfect time to introduce a composite code for the resolution of financial service providers, following a series of high-profile incidents in this area, writes Mohit ShuklaEditor’s note: Large banking and financial...
investors

New rules to socially distance non-resident investors

By Snigdhaneel Satpathy and Sanchita Kumari, L&L Partners
“The times they are a-changin”, Bob Dylan sang in his famous song, which seems as apt for the current regulatory regime of foreign exchange laws as it did for the turbulent times in which...
new normalvideo

Surviving a ‘new normal’

India Business Law Journal teamed up with prominent arbitrator Ashok Sharma and a stellar panel of GCs to debate how in-house legal teams should rise to the unprecedented challenges facing Indian companies in a...

Analysing financing models for infrastructure projects

By Sharmil Bhushan and Jyoti Punjabi, HSA Advocates
The infrastructure sector is critical to India’s development. Financing in infrastructure is expected to grow exponentially over the next few years, particularly as India needs to spend about US$1.4 trillion on infrastructure if it...
merger

CCI gives green light to Fiat-Peugeot merger

Trilegal advised Peugeot and Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co (SAM) advised Fiat Chrysler Automobiles when the Competition Commission of India (CCI) gave its go-ahead on 4 June for the first merger filing of two...
privacy

Are you being watched?

Governments adopting trace-and-track apps to prevent the spread of the pandemic have raised questions about the ‘right balance’ between pandemic response and privacy considerations. James Nunn-Price and Manish Sehgal set out the risks and...
financing

Innovative new debt financing method for UDICs

By Matthew Ching and Zhang Dong, Jingtian & Gongcheng
Affected by novel coronavirus outbreaks, new infrastructure is deemed to be an important tool to stabilize growth, and the urban development investment corporation (UDIC) will remain an important player in infrastructure investment. Infrastructure requires...
contracts

Managing outsourcing contracts

Outsourcing companies face severe operational challenges under the pandemic and understanding the impact of the force majeure clause and the doctrine of frustration is important in determining recourse for parties. Arijita Kakati and Aparna...

Moving past the pandemic

The pandemic has thrown up challenges for maintaining productivity, honouring contracts and keeping workers employed. Mansha Shukla writes about the key considerations for in-house counsel COVID-19 is preying on thousands of lives and has battered...
JIO

Jio-Facebook deal: Competition in jeopardy?

On 23 April, the Indian market saw one of its biggest deals go off. Facebook bought a 9.9% stake in Jio Platforms for a whopping US$5.7 billion. With Jio attracting the largest FDI deal...
C&M

New corporate head at Chandhiok & Mahajan

Chandhiok & Mahajan (C&M) has appointed Sujoy Bhatia as partner and head of the firm’s corporate practice. Prior to joining C&M, Bhatia was a partner with J Sagar Associates’ corporate and commercial practice in Gurugram...
editor

A formative moment

Time to rethink priorities Even as the global pandemic wrecks lives and livelihoods, it is triggering timely introspection on various issues, including how we do business and communicate with each other. Added to this is...
relief

Slowing the free fall

Taking stock of the relief measures deployed by regulators to soften the impact of the lockdown. Gautam Kagalwala reports With the COVID-19 outbreak, the government has been fighting on two fronts. It has introduced a...
home

Home and safe?

With COVID-19 forcing companies to implement work-from-home policies, Jim Fitzsimmons analyses the cybersecurity risks posed by a remote workforce The COVID-19 pandemic has forced organizations around the world to implement working from home. The challenges...
disputes

Pandemics unforeseen

How will the courts respond to an anticipated deluge of disputes relating to frustration of contracts in a post-COVID-19 world? Ritin Rai provides an analysis The law of frustration has developed by reconciling two competing...

News in Brief

Disputes partner joins IndusLaw IndusLaw has hired Mayank Mishra as a partner in its Delhi office. Mishra joins from J Sagar Associates' dispute practice, where he was a partner and has more than 15 years...

Ministry of corporate affairs rolls out relief measures

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has sought to ease the compliance burden of companies and limited liability partnerships (LLPs) facing challenges posed by COVID-19, with general circular No 11, dated 24 March 2020,...
VIRTUAL EGMS

Circular on virtual EGMs

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) published its general circular 14/2020 on 8 April 2020 (EGM circular No 1) on extraordinary general meetings (EGMs). It notes that the act does not contain any specific...
India

Indian Law Firm Awards 2020

And the winners are ... Rebecca Abraham reports Companies and law firms across India have been grappling with a global pandemic in what was already a challenging market, and are now facing an economic downturn....