Thought Leadership

Doing Justice in Post – COVID World

The e-book focuses on our experiences of the past five months. Our aim is to condense the lessons we have learnt, our experiences, our understanding into nine comprehensive chapters that explore a range of practice areas including taxation, real estate, white collar crimes and investigations, and financial market regulation as well as the far-reaching implications of the shift to virtual workspace.

FICCI CAM – Entertainment Law Book 2020

The Report gives a bird’s eye view of all important and relevant developments in the past year. It includes several thought provoking articles on diverse topics, dealing with the relevant changes in the Media & Entertainment sector, such as, the impact of amendments made to the New Tariff Order by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) in January 2020, leading to a complete overhaul of the regulatory framework roughly 10 months after the 2017 regime came into effect. In addition, the Report also discusses some vital aspects, such as, the effect of the digital revolution caused by OTT platforms in terms of being the preferred mode of content consumption, the release of Press Note No. 4 dated September 18, 2019, capping of FDI in digital media at 26%, impact of Personal Data Protection Bill on media businesses, tax challenges in the respect of digital media, to name a few.

Dispute Resolution in India – Arbitration Primer

A comprehensive guide to arbitration in India, including matters relating to choosing an Indian seat, role of Indian courts in the arbitral process, new developments in the law and key amendments to the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 in 2015 and 2019. This is a primer parties and counsel can use when commencing arbitration in India or with Indian parties and responds to matters relating to jurisdiction, arbitrability, grant of interim relief, powers of Courts in aiding arbitral proceedings, timelines in the arbitration process, enforcement and execution of awards and a bird’s eye view of arbitration in India.

Eye on India

A compilation of selected essays, covering a range of topics that may interest foreign investors. The essays help paint a picture of the key legal developments that will impact and shape the business environment in India in the coming years.

Handbook on Listing in India

The handbook enables readers to comprehend the basics of the systems, procedures and rules that are essential for corporates seeking to access the Indian capital markets. The primary focus of this handbook is equity listing through the book building process.

Doing Business in India Handbook

The handbook enables readers to have an overview of the systems and legal rules and regulations that are essential for business operations in India.

De’constructing InvITs and REITs

Introduction of InvITs and REITs is a testimony to the dynamic regulatory regime in India. The handbook provides a reader with an overview of the structure of InvITs and REITs, procedures and rules that are essential for entities seeking to set-up, offer units of, and list units of, InvITs and REITs.

Dispute Resolution in India – Litigation Primer

A comprehensive guide to the Indian legal system, including to key substantive and procedural factors which parties and counsel would be required to consider when litigating before courts and tribunals in India such as questions of jurisdiction and limitation, rules of evidence, grant of interim relief, nature of final reliefs including specific performance, appeals, enforcement and execution of awards and decrees, as well as an overview of the various specialized tribunals in India.

M & A Thought Leadership: Spotlight on Some Current Issues

A selection of pieces focusing on issues which arise in M&A transactions. The compilation gives a practical insight into deal-making and covers a range of topics from an expert’s perspective, including structuring options, due diligence trends and best practices, governance considerations and pitfalls, manner of closing a deal, updates on “hot” sectors and issues and opportunities for distressed M&A in liquidation.

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code: Till Now and Beyond

A primer on the evolution of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016, that that may interest foreign investors. This publication provides a brief insight into the evolution of the new law, that will impact and shape the insolvency regime and ease of doing business in India in the coming years.

Third Party Funding (TPF) in India

A paper summarising the state of play for litigation finance in India for disputing parties, funders and in-house counsels. This article gives an insight into the legal framework, the process and factors influencing financing arrangements, future trends and the ethical considerations that must be considered in third party funding in the Indian context.

Arbitration in India – A Story of Growth and Opportunity

A brief essay tracing India’s experience with arbitration, which captures early efforts to encourage arbitration in India, the challenges to evolving a robust arbitration regime, recent legislative and judicial measures adopted to address these challenges, the growth of institutional arbitration in India and ongoing efforts to imbibe global best practices and cement India’s position as a world-class arbitral jurisdiction.

Emerging Trends – New Frontiers in Dispute Resolution

A compilation of updates identifying emerging legislative and market-driven trends in dispute resolution in India and around the globe. The piece discusses the establishment of special commercial courts and subject-matter focused tribunals, the growth of mediation and online dispute resolution as options for litigants, the impact of digital technology, climate change and biotechnology on the nature of new disputes, new regulatory frameworks for economic offences, gambling and cybercrimes, as well as developments in the nascent field of commercial space exploration.