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Indian In-house counsels recognition

How far have in-house counsel groups come in their efforts to secure statutory recognition?

Siddharth Raja merges with Vertices Partners

The leading lawyers and icons most recommended by clients

India takeover code

Poison pills give immunity from hostile takeovers

By Soumya De Mallik and Prithviraj Chauhan, HSA Advocates
Akshat Pande joined Fox & Mandal

As clients get savvier, law firms face pressure to lower their fees

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FEATURES

The A-List 2022-23

Leaders from across various sectors, have provided us with personal accounts of why they prefer to work with certain lawyers and why they consider them outstanding

The business of billing

A climate of competition has kept legal fees stable as lawyers strive to provide certainty and prove their credibility

Black & white

At first glance, the Competition Amendment Bill, 2022, seems to be revolutionary and innovative. However, its success will depend on the implementation of the regulations issued by the antitrust watchdog

Too much power?

How the Enforcement Directorate turned into a veritable bogeyman for India Inc

Bouncing back

Revealed: The top international law firms for India matters

Condition critical

A conflict has played out before several judicial forums over the fate of Future Retail, a company in grave health with creditors and two of the world’s richest men entangled in its fate

Indian Law Firm Awards 2022

In a celebration of hard work, ingenuity and excellence, India Business Law Journal reveals the winners of the 2022 Indian Law Firm Awards

International A-List 2022

India Business Law Journal reveals the top 100 legal experts around the world who are leading the field with their work on the international aspects of india-related matters

Growing a conscience

Current events dictate that ESG considerations are increasing in importance for companies as well as regulators, warns Ashutosh Senger, lead counsel at Florence Capital

VANTAGE POINT

Where there’s a will

How legal advisers can guide clients and peers through the uncomfortable yet unavoidable subject of estate planning

Steering the ESG shift

For general counsel, embracing responsible governance may not be easy but it is the right thing to do, writes Mike Madden, global board chair of the association of corporate counsel

The patriarch

L&L founder Rajiv Luthra gets candid on the recent departures of his senior partners and his strategy for the firm’s recovery

CORRESPONDENTS

Dividing patent applications – a strategic approach

By Manisha Singh and Virender Singh, LexOrbis

Cybersquatters riskier to handle, harder to punish

By Manisha Singh and Akanksha Kar, LexOrbis

Suing AI will need better human law

By Sumathi Chandrashekaran and Essenese Obhan, Obhan and Associates
IBC valuationsvideo

IBC valuations may spike with proceeds of avoidable transactions

By Karthik Somasundram and Khyati Mehrotra, Bharucha & Partners
tech companies issuing DR sharesvideo

Tech companies favoured in issue of DR shares

By Swathi Girimaji and Varsha Singh, Bharucha & Partners
India takeover code

Poison pills give immunity from hostile takeovers

By Soumya De Mallik and Prithviraj Chauhan, HSA Advocates

Employees may soon get better privacy protection

By Mathew Chacko and Aadya Misra, Spice Route Legal
India Material adverse events

Deciding how material is an adverse event

By Raghubir Menon and Swati Sharma, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.
Indian hotel acquisitions

No room at the inn for inept acquisition

By Sumes Dewan and Tanya Mishra, Lex Favios

Regulation must match the speed of telecommunications

By Bagmisikha Puhan, TMT Law Practice

Planks missing from newly regulated online bond platforms

By Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava, Phoenix Legal
descriptive terms trademarks

Descriptive terms cannot be styled protected trademarks

By Manisha Singh and Malyashree Sridharan, LexOrbis

Apple not falling far enough from the tree

By Manisha Singh and Malyashree Sridharan, LexOrbis
India data protection law

Consent and security will underpin data protection

By Mathew Chacko, Aadya Misra, Shambhavi Mishra and Ada Shaharbanu, Spice Route Legal

No automatic right to wages during insolvency resolution

By Aditya Vikram Dua and Parvathi Menon, SNG & Partners

EXPERT BRIEFINGS

Time for pre-grant opposition process review

By Archana Shanker, Anand & Anand

Rising prominence of store layouts in IP disputes

By Prachi Agarwal and Mishthi Dubey, Anand & Anand

Nokia-Lenovo dispute: All’s well that ends well

By Pravin Anand and Vaishali Mittal, Anand and Anand

Regulatory landscape for debt capital markets

By Aditya Bhargava and Sristi Yadav, Phoenix Legal

Role of SEBI in ‘year of IPOs’

By Manshoor Nazki, IndusLaw

Jury out on fate of cryptos, NFTs

By Raghavan Ramabadran & Sai Prashanth, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan in Chennai

INTELLIGENCE REPORTS

The A-List 2022-23

Leaders from across various sectors, have provided us with personal accounts of why they prefer to work with certain lawyers and why they consider them outstanding

Green & keen

A framework for the deployment of sovereign green bonds shows the government is committed to a marriage of climate and infrastructure

The business of billing

A climate of competition has kept legal fees stable as lawyers strive to provide certainty and prove their credibility

Here comes the sun

Managing partners at law firms are more optimistic about the future than they have been in years as the negative effects of the pandemic on the economy decline

Black & white

At first glance, the Competition Amendment Bill, 2022, seems to be revolutionary and innovative. However, its success will depend on the implementation of the regulations issued by the antitrust watchdog

Rules of engagement

There are two different rulebooks for dealing with anti-competitive behaviour around the world

AROUND THE REGION

Bollywood buzzing over NFTs

By Pravin Anand, Dhruv Anand and Udita Patro, Anand and Anand

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are all the rage among Indian celebrities, but scepticism remains due to the legal ambiguity of the blockchain ecosystem

Vietnam’s top 100 lawyers

Asia Business Law Journal presents the A-List of the 100 best practising lawyers in Vietnam

The hit list

Slow turnaround time and overpricing are the biggest turn-offs for in-house counsel in the region when dealing with their law firm counterparts, according to our survey

High five

From creating a manga version of patent examination guidelines to easing applications without a patent attorney, the heads of five major IP offices share their strategies to spur innovation while fostering collaboration

Taiwan’s solar-powered fishery project

By Billy MC Chen and Lillian Chen, K&L Gates

Fishery solar plant projects could benefit farmers and investors, but complexities from this new initiative could drain the pond

Arbitration aspirations

As Hong Kong reopens its borders, Mariel Dimsey, secretary-general of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, explains her plans to enhance the city’s reputation as a leading dispute resolution hub

Taking the plunge

Disruption brought by global uncertainty has pervaded the dynamics of the legal workforce, with lawyers across Asia rethinking a career outside the same old fish bowl

Cayman Islands BOR back in spotlight

By Anthony McKenzie, Rebecca Lee, Cheow Eng How, and Toh Wei Xun, Carey Olsen

Cayman companies are required to maintain beneficial ownership information in line with international standards to combat money laundering, tax evasion and terrorist financing

Japan Law Firm Awards 2022

Asia Business Law Journal names the top firms in Japan

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