Category: India Legal News and Analysis

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 […]

India Closes the Year with Economic Optimism

India continued to maintain momentum on economic recovery as projected forecast for growth was reduced by some global agencies. This is linked to the Covid 19 related situation prevailing in India currently. There has been a marginal rise in daily reported cases since the Omicron variant […]

India Stays Steady as Storm Looms in Horizon

Just as we thought that the pandemic was slowly receding in India with very low daily cases and festive season behind us now, a fresh threat looms on the horizon. The Omicron variant is being seen as a concern worldwide now. India was gearing up to […]

‘The Thing About……Nishith Desai’  

Nishith Desai, founder of the eponymous firm Nishith Desai Associates, talks to Patrick Dransfield about strategy, technology and people management.

India: Should We Celebrate this Diwali

There has been cause for cheer as India scripted history by achieving administering 100 crore (one billion) Covid-19 vaccination doses in just about nine months of its rollout. The daily increase in new cases has remained on the lower all throughout the festive season. India is […]

India: Economy Shows Signs of Revival

There has been recovery of the Indian economy in the past month. The daily new Covid 19 cases have gone down some more to around 30,000 and even below on certain days. This is coupled with staggering coverage on vaccination across the country. Considering the vast […]

India: Economy Sees Green Shoots as Vaccination Coverage Increases

There have been some green shoots in economic activity as new Covid 19 cases seem to have stabilized around the 40,000 daily mark. The festive season has just commenced and there are apprehensions as well as expectations. The apprehension stems from gatherings and people coming together […]

At the forefront of legal innovation in India. An interview with Shreya Vajpei

Shreya Vajpei is a legal innovator, legal technology writer and advisor, and practice development professional – having begun her career as a lawyer.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, she details the journey that led her to her focus on legal innovation – and how […]

How Naina Pachnanda achieved her dream of contributing to India’s innovation in her own innovative way

Naina Pachnanda’s study of law and legal career, combined with her love of her country, led her to pursue a career with Invest India, where she helps simplify India’s business environment through innovation and technology regulation. In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Naina recounts her […]

India: Economic Impact of Second Wave

The second wave of Covid 19 seems to be continuing and the warning from health experts that the tail of the decline could be prolonged is coming true. India continues to record average of around 40,000 cases for the past 3 weeks with large numbers seen […]

How remote work is impacting legal services in India. An interview with Bhagyashree Pancholy

Bhagyashree Pancholy founded All Remotely, where she helps co-located and office-based teams to transition to remote teams and helps remote teams understand their teams better with the help of her proprietary assessments. She is also General Counsel at Lano, where she helps clients expand internationally by […]

In a Minute – Foreign Seat of Arbitration, Vasanth Rajasekaran

There has been a lot of debate on the issue of whether Indian parties can elect a foreign seat of arbitration. Recently the Supreme Court of India answered in affirmative on this issue.  In the first LawWiser #Inaminute video powered by Phoenix Legal watch Vasanth Rajasekaran, […]

India: Clawing its way back from the devastating Covid 19 Second Wave

India breathed a collective sigh of relief as the second wave seemed to have abated for now. The daily new cases of Covid 19 have come down quite steadily and gave respite to all anxious citizens of this vast country. The prediction of a third wave […]

The Emergence of Commercial Justice Through IBC

Watch our new video on the recently launched Book titled “The Emergence of Commercial Justice: Insolvency And Arbitration” by Vivek Sood, Senior Advocate. The book explores and analyses game-changing judgments delivered by the Supreme Court in establishing the concept of Commercial Justice. Our Guest speakers include […]

India: Covid 19 Second Wave Leaves Behind Devastation and Death

The ferocious second wave of Covid 19 has caused severe wreckage in India. The depth of the destruction and death exposed the poor preparedness and sorry state of affairs that the country found itself in during the last few weeks. Several local lockdowns were imposed by […]

Covid-19 Second Wave Sends Shivers Down India’s Spine

It is unnerving to see what is happening all around us in India. The second wave of Covid 19 has been ferocious and severely impacted Indians. The daily new cases recorded have been the highest in the world for the past few days. The economy is […]

Providing tech-enabled legal services to private equity and venture capital in India. An interview with Rasmeet Charya, Chief Innovation Officer, Algo Legal

Algo Legal is a new age technology backed firm focused on venture capital and private equity firms, VC-funded start-up companies and corporate businesses. The firm is Headquartered in Bangalore and has offices in Mumbai and Delhi.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Algo’s Chief Innovation […]

Covid-19 Second Wave Hits India on Lockdown Anniversary

India is once again witnessing a surge in Covid-19 infections. As the anniversary of the lockdown approached the increase in cases reared its ugly head and this time the numbers are skyrocketing in affected areas. The second wave is threatening to undo the gains from the […]

New Year New Hopes for India

The new year began on positive sentiments with vaccination drives across the world including India. What has helped further is the reduction in active Covid-19 cases in the country. It looks like the peak in infections has been passed and this is somewhat helping the recovery […]

Realizing India’s potential in Intellectual Property: An interview with Kangan Roda, Partner, illuminIP

In 2020 Kangan Roda founded IP boutique law firm illuminIP, in New Delhi, India. In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Ms. Roda explains what inspired her focus on intellectual property law, her new firm, illuminIP and the future of her practice, her experience of intellectual […]

India Sees Slight Economic Recovery

The Indian economy fared better to slightly recover from recessionary situation in the past few months. There is optimism due to the impending launch of the vaccination drive after the Government grants emergency authorisation. This is reflected in improved forecasts by global institutions. There is significant […]

Covid-19 Pushes India Into Technical Recession First Time In Its History

The Indian economy’s consecutive contraction in 2 back to back financial quarters ensured that it entered a phase of technical recession. This is what was feared at the start of Covid-19 pandemic when Asia Law Portal reported that the International Monetary Fund had projected India’s worst […]

In Conversation – Advertise With Caution

LawWiser in conversation with Gaurav Dani, Partner, IndusLaw, and Akhil Prasad, Director, Country Counsel India and Company Secretary, Boeing, discuss the new advertising guidelines and the issues around it.

In Conversation – Quick Guide on UPI Framework and Data Privacy

In conversation with Mr. Atul Juvle – General Counsel, Compliance Officer & Company Secretary, Schindler India: Data Security & Unified Payments Interface (UPI)

India’s Economy Continues to Fight Coronavirus Effect

The increase in India’s Covid-19 cases remains high though new cases have decreased steadily and recovery rate increased. With the ongoing festive season in the country and the lifting of the lockdown near complete, the situation can get worse if due precautions are not observed in […]

In Conversation – The Struggle of Joint Ventures

A Joint Venture (JV) is an arrangement between two or more business entities, often for the purpose of starting a new business activity. The aim is to bring the expertise of the parties involved and contribute to the growth of the business. Having consensus while starting […]

The Worst Economic Contraction since India’s Independence

The Covid-19 situation continues to deteriorate in India and cause contraction that the country has never seen since its independence. The Government is making desperate attempts to revive the economy and marginal effects can be seen in the increase in exports. Changes in the foreign direct […]

Unique challenges and opportunities to marketing law firms in India. An interview with Jaayaa Kumarr, Associate General Manager, Strategy & Development, J. Sagar Associates

While in law school, Jaayaa Kumarr found herself interning simultaneously in family court and a consulting firm catering to lawyers. Having exposure to the dual environment of working as a lawyer and for a firm gave her practical insights which helped her realize the importance of […]

How To Think Future – Steering Through Fundraising In The EV (Electric Vehicle) Sector

India has seen a proliferation of startups in the Electric Vehicle (EV) space in the past few years on the back of the government’s vision for 2030, improving charging infrastructure and reducing carbon emissions apart from increased investor’s’ interest. LawWiser brings discussion on “Steering through Fundraising […]

India’s online dispute resolution platform: An interview with Namita Shah, Co-founder, Presolv360

In 2017, Namita Shah Co-founded Mumbai-based Presolv360, an online alternative to traditional dispute resolution systems.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, she explains Presolv360’s services offer and details her extensive involvement in the ongoing expansion of legal technology and legal innovation in India. You’re Co-Founder […]

India: Economic Shock is Severe

The economic situation and severity of the Covid-19 crisis in India is now unfolding rather rapidly. The Reserve Bank’s annual report, while providing details on the current situation, has acknowledged that contraction in economic activity will likely prolong into Q2 and the path to recovery is […]

Innovation & Disruption – Innovation In Legal Tech In Asia

As hearings and trials now take place on video conferencing and the whole world is running on digital, the law firms working remotely have adopted Legal Tech (legal Technology) to align their processes. Know more about Legal Tech on our latest video! LawWiser brings you a Conversation […]

How To Think Future – Intellectual Properties And Its Importance For Startups

Intellectual Property has always been the most crucial and important point of discussion for every Startup. IP Protection is equally important like protecting yourself from any dispute. LawWiser brings you a Conversation between: Mahavir Pratap Sharma, Chairman – TiE, Siddharth Mahajan, Partner – Athena Legal, In the series – […]

India: Unlocking Benefits vs. Rising Covid-19 Cases

With the gradual unlock of the lockdown restrictions kicking in across various parts of the country, there are slim hopes of slow improvement in the economy. While some State Government are battling surges and the daily rise of new Covid-19 cases breaking new records, the Government […]

Know Your Law – Dodging The COVID Crisis In Sports Law

Even though the words pandemic and lockdown have become mundane, because of their consistent use, we cannot ignore the impact they have had on several sectors and industries. The Sports industry is one such sector that has also been on the receiving end of the lockdown. […]

India should support WTO discussions on investment facilitation, but negotiate a better deal to safeguard its interests

By Julien Chaisse & Arjun Solanki Introduction Recently the Union Minister of India said that India requires Rs 50-60 lakh crore in FDI to overcome the corona-hit economy.[1] Foreign Investors are facing many challenges by the Indian bureaucracy which makes the situation hard for them to […]

Know Your Law – Arbitration Adapting to The New Normal: A Quick Explainer On Initiating Arbitration Proceedings

Arbitration has been an emerging and much needed alternative needed in India. Now we are seeing the new normal during the unlockdown and we are adapting the digital means to run our court system. It is time we adopt Online Dispute Resolution Mechanism more than the […]