L and L Partners advises L and T Finance Limited in connection with financial assistance made available to a subsidiary of Renew Power Private Limited

Banking & Finance team at L&L Partners Law Offices advised L&T Finance Limited (the “Lenders“) in connection with financial assistance for an aggregate principal amount of INR 595,00,00,000 (approx.) made available to a subsidiary of Renew Power Private Limited for its operational wind power project located at Babaleshwarand Batkurki districts of Karnataka.  The team […]

Singapore publishes new financial guidelines to address business continuity

On 6 June 2022, following two rounds of consultations, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) published revised Guidelines on Business Continuity Management (BCM), updating the existing patchwork of primary and subsidiary legislation. This iteration of the guidelines (2022 Guidelines) introduces a slew of changes which are expected to […]

India on Economic Growth Path, Albeit Slower

India continues its slow economic recovery while Covid-19 cases are rising once again in the country. The economic growth forecasts have been reduced by global financial institutions amidst internal issues including inflation and external issues comprising largely due to the supply chain disruption arising out of […]

L and L Partners acts for Gaja Capital making MarketXpander the next unicorn

The Firm’s Corporate team recently acted for Gaja Capital(“Gaja”), that is an existing investor in MarketXpander Services Private Limited (“Company”) on the recent fund raise by the Company from WestBridge With the recent investment, the Company has become a ‘unicorn’. The Firm acted as legal counsel to Gaja and […]

L and L Partners acted for Bank of Baroda for funding of working capital requirements of OLA Electric

L&L Partners recently advised Bank of Baroda in connection with the funding of working capital requirements of Ola Electric Technologies Private Limited aggregating up to INR 616.00 Crore for its green field project for manufacturing two-wheeler vehicles at Krishnagiri District, Tamil Nadu with an initial capacity […]

L and L Partners advised ICICI Bank Limited on a re-financing transaction in relation to Rajiv Chowk and Gurugram National Highway – 248A

The Firm advised and acted for ICICI Bank Limited (“ICICI”) in connection with financial assistance sanctioned to Rajiv Chowk-Sohna Highway Private Limited for the purpose of re-financing part of existing secured indebtedness of the borrower company availed in relation to six-laning and strengthening of NH-248A from existing km 2.740 (Rajiv […]

L and L Partners acts on one of the largest projects financing transactions in the fertilizer sector in India

L&L Partners acted as lenders’ legal counsel for 3 separate consortiums of banks led by State Bank of India, in relation to the financial assistance in the form of term loan facilities and working capital facilities made available to Hindustan Urvarak and Rasayan Limited for the purpose […]

Chandhiok and Mahajan elects three to Partnership

Chandhiok and Mahajan has promoted Lagna Panda, Avinash Amarnath and Lovejeet Singh to partnership, effective 1 April 2022. Commenting on the promotions, Pooja Mahajan, Managing Partner of C&M said: “our newly elected partners represent a breadth of skills and experience across practice areas. These promotions demonstrate […]

A lawyer helping facilitate trade and investment between Asia and Europe. An interview with Delphine Constantin

Delphine Constantin is the Founder and Managing Director of D Sy Law, where she helps facilitate trade and investment between Europe and Asia. In this interview with Asia Law Portal, she explains her practice and its network of offices and how she has adopted an innovative […]

LITE Lab@HKU Receives Asia-Pacific’s first Prestigious International Industry Award for Legal Innovation in Operations

The Law, Innovation, Technology & Entrepreneurship Lab (LITE Lab) at the Faculty of Law of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) was presented with the 2022 Legal Innovation in Operations (LIO) Projects award by the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC). This is the first time a university programme […]

India Focuses on Business Operational Improvements

India is a state of static recovery with Covid-19 cases remaining low and other internal as well as external factors impacting major economic rebounds. The war in Ukraine has disrupted supply chain routes and Covid related economic packages are now adding to the inflation increase. This […]

ALITA Launches Annual Awards Recognising APAC Legal Innovation and Technology to be Presented at Techlaw.Fest on July 20 in Singapore

The Asia Pacific Legal Innovation and Technology Association (ALITA) has launched its second annual ALITA Awards, Asia Pacific’s first community-based legal innovation and technology awards. Finalists will be invited to the award ceremony in person at TechLaw.Fest’s Live opening on July 20 at Marina Bay Sands […]

Singapore Court of Appeal overturns High Court decision to set aside an award for excess of jurisdiction

Under Singapore law, the scope for judicial intervention in arbitration proceedings is narrowly circumscribed. In the recent case of CJA v CIZ [2022] SGCA 41, the Singapore Court of Appeal examined the principles to be considered when determining whether a tribunal has exceeded its jurisdiction. In […]

All About NFTs and Art. Universal Legal – LawWiser

Know all the Jazz about NFT and Art in #LawWiser‘s fireside chat. Watch the full feature on All about NFTs and Art with with renowned artist and sculptor @Arzan Khambatta and @Anuradha Chowdhary, Tech Lawyer, @Universal Legal. Anuradha very succinctly explains what NFT means and Arzan takes […]

5 Global best Practices Every GC Must Consider

Today as businesses expand, GCs are part of business development and strategies as well. Do you wonder what are the best practices that a General Counsel must follow to bring quality and seamless workflow to any organisation? Watch #LawWiser’s latest video on “5 Global Best Practices […]

ONC TMT Influencer Joshua Chu Leaves for Group Chief Risk Officer Role at a Publicly Listed Blockchain Technology Company

ONC TMT litigator and legal influencer Joshua Chu is leaving the firm to join Coinllectibles™, the first publicly traded blockchain Fusion DOTs™ technology company on the US OTC Markets as the Group’s Chief Risk Officer. A Personal Brand For nearly three years, Joshua Chu has built […]

Singapore updates media and telecoms competition rules

To ensure that Singapore’s regulatory framework remains up to date with today’s ever- evolving technology and business landscape, the infocommunications and media regulator (IMDA) has issued a revised code of practice (the code) to govern fair competition and consumer protection in the broadcasting, newspaper and telecoms […]

SeedLegals hits £1bn in startup funding

LegalTech platform SeedLegals has reached a significant funding milestone, announcing it has closed over £1bn (1.25bn USD) in investments for its portfolio of startup customers. Some of the most exciting disruptors including Qured, Oddbox and dating app Thursday have used SeedLegals to expedite their rapid growth. […]

30 women legal innovators in Asia to follow in 2022

The importance of legal innovation in the Asia-Pacific region is growing rapidly. And many women are leading legal startups, incubators, tech-enabled consultancies, and legal tech initiatives throughout the APAC region.  Asia Law Portal has reported on and interviewed many of these legal innovators.  With this in […]

The first 15 years in my life as a Hong Kong employment lawyer

As Adam Hugill, partner of Hong Kong firm Hugill & Ip, enters his 15th year working in Hong Kong we discuss with him his experience as an employment lawyer in United Kingdom and Hong Kong, what challenges he has faced over the past 15 years including […]

Singapore Monetary Authority to hold increased powers over technology risk management

The Singapore Financial Services and Markets Bill (FSM Bill) was moved for a second reading in Parliament on 4 April 2022. This follow-up alert focuses on the increased powers the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will have over technology risk management (TRM) under the FSM Bill.

Data-driven legaltech platform SeedLegals expands into Asia-Pacific to strengthen the flourishing startup ecosystem

Leading UK legaltech platform SeedLegals, today announced the launch of its platform and service in Asia-Pacific. SeedLegals brings their automated legal solutions to Singapore and Hong Kong-based startups and small businesses, enabling them to raise investment, provide ESOP share options to their team and grow their […]

Are existing environmental laws effective?

We have grown quite used to receiving news about bushfires and wildfires affecting various parts of the world. Time and again, we have been required to deal with pressing concerns such as wildlife extinction, severe droughts and the melting of icecaps in the Arctic. All of […]

Hugill & Ip deepens its pro-bono commitment and launches the #PathGuardiansHK campaign

The firm has kicked off a new corporate social responsibility initiative starting on Children’s Day (4th April) and lasting until  Mother’s Day. The campaign sees Hugill & Ip supporting PathFinders with a series of collaborative events throughout its duration which aim to increase legal awareness and […]

Doing business in the metaverse: legal risks and opportunities

So what, when the world is busy getting back into the post-pandemic groove; why should HR even be interested in this?  The Metaverse, and the proliferation of remote working arrangements are the two tectonic shifts that are reshaping the world we work in since the onset […]

India Sees Glimpses of Pre-Pandemic Times

India is feeling the impact of the ongoing war with lower economic forecasts as a fallout of the ongoing conflict. The situation relating to Covid 19 pandemic in India has seen significant improvement in the last month leading to lifting of restrictions across the country. We […]

Singapore announces sanctions against Russia

Singapore unveiled its sanctions against Russia on 5 March 2022. These focus on the control of exports of military and technological goods to Russia and financial measures against Russian banks, entities and activities. Authors: Hagen Rooke Leigh T. Hansson Calvin Chan Alexander Brandt Catriona Casha Michael J. Lowell Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian […]

Legal tech company Lawcadia unveils Native Document and Email Management and enriched Outlook Integration, enabling greater productivity

Native Document and Email Management and the Microsoft Outlook integration are the first of several releases slated in 2022 for leading Australian legal technology company Lawcadia. The enriched Outlook integration enables emails and attachments to be saved directly and securely into Lawcadia’s platform, without navigating away […]

SeedLegals on providing startups with automated legals and empowering legal talent: An interview with Hsiang Low, Head of Asia-Pacific, SeedLegals

SeedLegals is one of the hottest lawtech offerings – taking care of the legals for creating, running and funding startups. Hsiang Low, Head of Asia-Pacific at SeedLegals dives into the transformation of the legal sector, outlining how legaltech is paving new paths for legal services, building […]

How Oon and Bazul grew to become one of Singapore’s largest law firms.  An interview with Founding Partner Bazul Ashhab

Oon & Bazul has grown to become the largest conflict-free firm in Singapore. The firm is a large leading commercial practice and their lawyers are known for their ability to deliver high quality work as well as their commitment to helping clients achieve success. Given their […]

India Improves Internally as Conflict Rages Externally

The third wave of Covid 19 pandemic in India abated as quickly as it has engulfed the entire country in a very short span of time. All activities have resumed in the country as the situation improved in the last few weeks. The forecasts by global […]

Online Dispute Resolution platform Presolv360 raises $1.08 Million (INR 8.13 crores) in Seed Funding from MGA Ventures, Omidyar Network India, and others

The legaltech startup’s portfolio has grown 10X; and is one of the only ODR platforms to be enlisted by the Ministry of Law & Justice and empaneled by a High Court in the country

Setting Goals for Your Legal Career in 2022

We might overlook it sometimes, but setting and striving for aspirational goals can significantly improve your sense of happiness. The start of the year is a great time to take a fresh look at your career and professional goals: what you love doing, what you want […]

Omicron Drives in the Indian New Year

The new year was ushered in riding on the third wave of Covid 19 pandemic in India largely due to the spread of the Omicron variant across the country. The daily case load shot up in the first 3 weeks of the month and restrictions were […]

Ritika Ganju, Partner, Phoenix Legal, on India’s “Cosmetic Rules, 2020”

Cosmetics although a substantial industry has been regulated thus far alongside drugs under the provisions of the Drugs and Cosmetic Act, 1940. With a huge range of international brands and booming domestic cosmetic production, it became inevitable for the regulator to streamline the regulatory process and […]

Remembering Christopher Hunter BA, 1964– 2021   

Christopher Hunter, publisher, journalist, scholar of Chinese, father of Jessica and son of Gillian and Frederic, passed away at home in Berkhamsted, England on Sunday, 21 November, 2021.  Chris, who lived in Hong Kong from 1987 to 2016, had been suffering from Multiple Sclerosis (MS) for […]