Category: India Legal News and Analysis

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

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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 […]

The Business of Law in India in 2019: Marketing, Innovation, Technology and Market Liberalization. An interview with Aman Abbas of Commwiser

Aman Abbas is Co-Founder & CEO, Commwiser, a Delhi-based consultancy focused on public relations and law firm marketing.  His two decades of experience in public relations and communications in professional services includes work with Amarchand Mangaldas, India’s largest Law firm and Big4 acccounting firm KPMG, as […]

Slowdown Forecast for India’s Economic Growth

The five year term of the current Indian Government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is coming to an end as the electoral process commenced in the world’s largest democracy. The elections are being carried out phase-wise across the country and results are scheduled to be […]

Mixed Forecast for India’s Economic Growth

There were mixed forecasts for India’s growth in reports issued by Fitch and Moody’s. While one showed a continuous decline the other one appeared stable. There is a proposal to liberalise foreign direct investment in foreign portfolio investments. India and South Korea came together to create […]

Dip in India’s FDI While It Climbs Highest in IP Index

India reported reduction in its foreign direct investments. The draft national e-commerce policy has been introduced and currently available for submission of comments by stakeholders. The news to cheer was India’s climb in global intellectual property index. The RBI’s forecast on India’s GDP growth was announced […]

High Growth Forecast for India Amidst Some Concerns

India continued to receive high economic growth forecast, as per reports issued by the International Monetary Fund and United Nations (UN). However, the UN reported highlighted some concerns and worrisome factors. Government of India recently amended the external commercial borrowings rules to further enable ease of […]

M&A: Three easily mitigated but commonly overlooked pitfalls

New Delhi lawyers LexCounsel explore three of the most common mistakes made when it comes to Mergers & Acquisitions and their straight-forward solutions. Author Dimpy Mohanty Firm LexCounsel Mergers and Acquisitions (“M&A”) are an incredibly popular way to grow business inorganically. However, a failed M&A can have far-reaching consequences for […]

India Changes E-commerce FDI Rules

Government of India recently amended the FDI rules in the e-commerce sector. The amendment, though mentioned as a clarification, has made substantial changes to the regulations. Foreign portfolio investors’ registration has increased sharply during the year. The data protection bill appears to have been finalized. Fitch […]

Mumbai – A City Guide for Lawyers and Legal Professionals

Mumbai is the financial and commercial capital of India and home to the largest entertainment industry activity in the country. Originally a group of seven islands, Mumbai has grown into a dynamic and cosmopolitan city that never sleeps. Also known as a city of extremes, Mumbai […]

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India Jumps in Doing Business Ranking

India shot up in the World Bank’s Doing Business ranking this year, marking a consistent rise in its performance in the last 4 years. The Government introduced a new initiative to keep the momentum going. India’s was also recognized as the second fastest innovater among major […]

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India Recovers Slightly in Global Competitiveness Rankings

India climbed five places to reach rank 58 in the Global Competitive Index recovering from the huge dip last year, after stellar performances in 2015 and 2016. India’s economic growth forecast by the IMF remained slightly lower that its April forecast. The current royalty norms for […]

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20th D. M. Harish Memorial Government Law College International Moot Court Competition, 2019

It is our pleasure to announce the 20th edition of the D. M. Harish Memorial Government Law College International Moot Court Competition (“DMH”), hosted by Government Law College, Mumbai, India, in association with the D. M. Harish Foundation. DMH is India’s first International Moot Court Competition and started […]

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India’s High Trade Potential in South Asia

The World Bank released a report with startling study on how limited transport connectivity, onerous logistics and regulatory impediments, and lack of trust, it costs more to trade within South Asia than between South Asia and world’s other regions. To give an example – Its 20% […]

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India’s Growth Forecast High Amidst Dollar Woes

India’s economic growth forecast remained stable with Moody’s predicting growth of 7.5%. This was close to the forecast of 7.6% by Reuters. The Government is aiming for further jump in India’s ranking in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Report. Finally, the demonitisation report card […]

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India World’s Sixth Largest Economy

India became the world’s sixth largest economy recently. However, its economic outlook forecast was marginally reduced. In its continued effort to improve ease of doing business, India announced results of States and Union Territories’ performance in Ease of Doing Rankings. India also became home to the […]

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India’s Economic Growth Scores Highest in World Bank Report

India’s economic growth prospects received a major boost from the World Bank and the Government of India reports. The Government also simplified the reporting of the foreign investment by Indian entities. The Government’s increasing focus on intellectual property rights and its awareness resulted in creation of […]

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India Attracts Largest E-Commerce Deal

India’s potential for high growth in retail came to the forefront with the acquisition of its biggest homegrown online retail company. The high economic growth prospects were reaffirmed by the IMF. There will be a new system for monitoring of foreign investment in listed entities. The […]

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India receives high economic growth forecasts

The global discussions around India’s economic growth continue to gather focus as we enter into the fifth and final fiscal year for the current Government. There was mixed response from various international agencies, which we have captured below. Asian Development Bank – Asian Development Bank (ADB) […]