Read our update on the drastic labour law reforms introduced by the governments of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh to attract investment and boost the economy in their states in light of ongoing COVID-19 crisis, by Yosham Vardhan, Associate Partner and Rahil Thakkar, Associate.
Soon after the nationwide lockdown was announced, the courts all over the country began functioning in a limited manner, for hearing urgent/ extremely urgent matters and the use of video conferencing has been the prescribed norm.
The Supreme Court of India and the respective High Courts have issued Standard Operating Procedures/ Guidelines, from time to time for filing, listing and hearing of urgent/ extremely urgent matters during the lockdown.
For ease of reference, we have compiled the procedure for filing, listing and hearing of matters during the lockdown for prominent courts/tribunals in states of Delhi, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
Read our update on General Circular No. 20/2020 issued by Ministry of Corporate Affairs (“MCA”), allowing convening of Annual General Meeting through video conferencing or other audio visual means during the calendar year 2020, by Yosham Vardhan, Associate Partner and Ankit Agarwal, Senior Associate.
Our earlier update on Circular 14/2020 and Circular 17/2020 can be referred here.
Check out the video and article "Online lending: Chinese investors get second chance" where Mr. Santosh Pai (Partner and Head - China Desk) and Mr. Vinu Peter Immanuel (Associate Partner) share their expert views on Chinese investors and their growing interest in India's booming online lending business, published on China Business Law Journal, Vantage Asia.
The video and article highlights some of the important regulatory aspects which might be relevant when planning their market entry.
Read the full article below.
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We are pleased to announce that Mr. Vijay Sureka has joined as a Partner in the Firm’s Corporate practice in Mumbai.
Vijay has extensive experience in representing various clients in several joint venture and M&A transactions. He has advised investors and promoters/ investee companies from time to time and also acted as transaction counsel in a number of transactions across varied sectors. He has wide experience assisting banks & NBFCs in their loan transactions and working on schemes of mergers for various companies. Vijay regularly represents clients across diverse sectors & industries including manufacturing, infrastructure, IT, hospitality, education etc.
Vijay’s addition will further strengthen the firm's capability in the Corporate practice.
Read more here.
We are proud and honoured to announce that our Managing Partner, Atul Sharma has been recognised as "Litigation Star" in Commercial and Transactions in the prestigious Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2020 Edition.
The firm has also been ranked in the following Practice Areas:
Check out the rankings here.
Read the article "India’s data protection regime: Are you ready for the change?" authored by Mr. Santosh Pai (Partner and Head - China Desk) and Ms. Yosham Vardhan (Associate Partner) published in China Business Law Journal by Vantage Asia.
The article highlights the opportunities and risks for Chinese investors once the Personal Data Protection Bill 2019 is approved.
Read the Full article here.