Category: India Legal News and Analysis

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 […]

Fake News has been a matter of concern since ancient times, but now it’s important to discuss how it’s regulated

LawWiser brings you a conversation with Sachin Kalra, Deputy General Counsel – HT Media Ltd. In their One-on-One Series. The conversation will help you to understand Fake News and Its Regulations. Want to get invited for a conversation? Visit us at www.lawwiser.com Email us on editorial@lawwiser.com Contact: +911126397160 Mention “Asia Law Portal” […]

India’s Economy Likely to Contract

India is limping back to some normalcy in economic activity and resumption of business operations despite the rising Covid 19 cases. While partial lockdowns are still in force in certain pockets where the concentration of cases is high, industrial establishments and offices have opened up in […]

How To Think Future – Startup Ecosystem & Law

Law is the most crucial need for every startup. LawWiser brings you an exclusive conversation between: Mahavir Pratap Sharma, Chairman – TiE Avimukt Dar, Partner – Induslaw, and Aman Abbas, Founder – LawWiser In the series – “How to think Future” The conversation will help you to understand the current situation […]

Get to Know Sourish Mohan Mitra: New Delhi-based Corporate Lawyer and Asia Law Portal Contributing Writer

New Delhi based corporate lawyer Sourish Mohan Mitra is a long-standing Contributing Writer to Asia Law Portal.  In this interview, he details what motivated him to pursue a career in law, his passion for writing, his observations about India’s economic future and legal market liberalization – […]

Impact of the COVID19 Lockdown on M&A Deals – By Rashi Kapoor Mehta

Have you wondered how Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) deals have been affected by the COVID19 pandemic? LawWiser brings you Rashi Kapoor Mehta, Partner – Universal Legal. Want to get invited for a conversation? Visit us at www.lawwiser.com Email us on editorial@lawwiser.com Contact: +911126397160 Mention “Asia Law Portal” for discounted pricing

India’s Economy Locked Down

The grim fallout of India’s self-imposed lockdown of more than 2 months is coming to the fore now. The economic growth has now dipped to zero or even negative leading to a contraction. While continuing the lockdown, the Government has relaxed restrictions on certain business activities, […]

Understanding The Force Majeure Clause – Corporate Law Team, IndusLaw

The businesses have been impacted by the lockdown due to the outbreak of COVID-19, raising the issue of performance of the contracts for them. They are considering invoking the ‘Force Majeure’ clause in the contracts to seek relief in these tough times. IndusLaw’s Corporate Law Team […]

IP Prosecution and considerations for foreign companies doing business in India. An interview with Yashvardhan Rana, Intellectual Property Lawyer, New Delhi, India

Yashvardhan Rana, Editor – The Trademark Reporter, INTA and a recent recipient of the Top 50 Emerging IP professional in the world award—found inspiration at a young age to become an Intellectual Property Lawyer. In this interview with Asia Law Portal, this highly decorated IP Lawyer […]

India’s Economy Wilting Under Covid-19 Headwinds

India’s self-imposed near total lockdown of 21 days has been further extended to May 03, 2020. This 40-day shutdown has derailed the economy as per reports of global financial institutions. There has been marginal lifting of the restrictive measures in select areas for some essential services […]

India Battles to Survive Covid-19

A slipping economic growth in India was compounded with a rude jolt by the WHO declared pandemic which is threatening to wipe out many global economies. Covid-19’s sudden spike in March is wreaking havoc and in order to contain the fast spreading outbreak, India has decided […]

India’s Finance Budget and slipping economic growth

The Union Finance Budget was announced without much in it for foreign investors. The economy remains a point of discussion with global financial institutions as recovery does not appear in the horizon. While India has not been directly hit by Coronavirus, it is feeling the effect […]

Law firm marketing – Making sense of puzzling propositions

In the legal profession, traditionally a lot of business ‘walked-in’ based on the reputation of the Firm or due to equity created by some prominent lawyers in the firm. However, with intense competition among Firms that have similar kinds of talent pool and increased pricing pressure, […]

Will 2020 be make or break year for India’s economy?

The Government of India should be ready with its new year resolutions and timelines to achieve the same, as 2020 ushered in the lowest GDP forecast in the last 11 years, continuing the year-end gloomy economic situation in the country. The Government has an opportunity to […]

In conversation with Justice A. Muhamed Mustaque (Judge, the High Court of Kerala) on legal tech, space law and ADR in India

The Honorable Justice A. Muhamed Mustaque (Judge, the High Court of Kerala) has a vision. He’s the kind of leader India now needs to lead its legal tech innovation foreword. Already identified by some as an eminent jurist, he’s now heading the digital innovation of The Kerala […]

Why Should India Adopt the Kerala Model Community Mediation Volunteer System?

Kerala has always been a step ahead in development compared to other states in India. It’s been so vibrant because of its multi cultural ethnicity. Hence it’s called gods own country.  Now Kerala has introduced a new mechanism for dispute resolution at the grassroots level. It’s […]

India Ends 2019 on a Significantly Weak Economic Note

The Indian economy did not have any recovery on the economic front as per data released by 2 global financial institutions. The Personal Data Protection Bill made the much-awaited comeback to the forefront when it was introduced in Parliament. India’s regional trade and growth potential remains […]

India: Economic Growth Dips to Slowest in 26 Quarters

The Indian economy recorded its slowest growth in 26 quarters knocking in fears of a recession. While the Government denied this, the dipping growth rate continues to be the focus of global financial institutions. Foreign investment inflows increased compared to last year providing some hope and […]

India’s mobile app for lawyers: An interview with Dr. Arvind Singhatiya, CEO, LegalKart

LegalKart is an India-based technology platform that helps lawyers manage their legal practices. The firm uses artificial intelligence to connect qualified clients to lawyers — thereby helping lawyers build and grow their practices In this interview with Asia Law Portal, LegalKart Founder and CEO – Dr. […]

LawRato: India’s interactive online legal advice platform. An interview with Founder & CEO, Rohan Mahajan

LawRato.com is an interactive online platform that enables an individual to find experienced lawyers in any court or city in India.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, LawRato.com’s Founder & CEO Rohan Mahajan explains what inspired the company’s founding, its’ geographical reach and plans for […]

India: Doing Business Ranking the only Face-Saver

India’s improvement in the World Bank’s Doing Business ranking is the only bright spot in a lackluster economy that desperately needs reassurance of a revival. It’s akin to the Diwali sparkle which lights up India around this time but belies the darkness for the rest of […]

India: Will Corporate Tax Cut Revive Growth or Widen Fiscal Deficit

The mounting pressure of a sagging economy and sharp economic growth forecast reductions by global institutions, the Government of India announced significant tax relief to corporates. However, while this seemed to cheer the industry and may be a stimulus in the short term, experts have warned […]

India: Stimulus to Slow the Slowdown

The Government finally took some recourse to revise the slowing India economy by introducing a stimulus economic package. The foreign direct investment limits were further liberalized to add possibly as part of the stimulus. The slowdown was now reported by Moody’s as well. The Personal Data […]

Appointment of Full Service, National Law Firm KSK Expands Alliott Group’s Presence in India

Full-service Pan India law firm King Stubb & Kasiva (‘KSK’) has agreed to join Alliott Group, one of the world’s fastest-growing alliances of law and accounting firms. The appointment enables KSK to offer a comprehensive range of legal services to the clients of Alliott Group member […]

India: Renewed Interest in Entry of Foreign Law Firms

The discussion around entry of foreign law firms in India was resurrected recently. The economic slowdown is now even more glaring with ADB and IMF further lowering their respective April 2019 growth forecasts, which, together with the forecasts reported by World Bank and Fitch last month, […]

Opportunities for foreign investors in India. An interview with Zia Mody, Founder and Managing Director, AZB & Partners

Zia Mody is Founder and Managing Director of AZB & Partners, one of the most prominent law firms in India.  Founded less than 25 years ago with 12 lawyers, the firm has now grown to more than 450 lawyers practicing in offices in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, […]

India: Economic Growth Slows Amidst Data Localisation Concerns

The Indian economy is heading for a slowdown as growth forecasts are flat or lowered. The laws pending for approval before the general elections are now in focus. Data localization concerns are rising with the data protection related proposed legislations due to be passed law soon. […]

Modi Returns While India’s FDI Falls

The people of India voted the incumbent Prime Minister Narendra Modi back to power with a thumping mandate in the general elections which concluded this month. The reforms and other initiatives of the current Government are expected to continue and pending legislations such as data privacy […]