SUBMISSIONS OPEN: ALB India Top Intellectual Property Lawyers 2020

BY Asian Legal Business |

We are now accepting submissions for the ALB India Top Intellectual Property Lawyers 2020.

ALB Conversations: Pavithra Anand, head of corporate legal, Decathlon Sports India

BY Aparna Sai |

Pavithra Anand, head of corporate legal at Decathlon Sports India, talks about why managing people is always a learning curve, how comfort leads to confidence, and the need for legal professionals to keep it simple.

AZB, Links, CAM, K&S, Trilegal involved in $980 mln India-Japan energy deal

BY Aparna Sai |

AZB & Partners and Linklaters have advised Japanese financial services group Orix on its $980 million investment in India’s Greenko Energy Holdings (GEH), which was represented by Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas and King & Spalding.

CAM, Khaitan, NDA, AZB act on $3.4 bln India telecom tower sale

BY Aparna Sai |

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas has represented India’s Reliance Group on the $3.4 billion sale of its Tower Infrastructure Trust to British Columbia Investment Management Corp

CAM, TTA, AZB act on India insurance demerger

BY Aparna Sai |

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas and Talwar Thakore & Associates have represented Bharti AXA General Insurance and Bharti General Ventures on the demerger of Bharti AXA’s general insurance business with ICICI Lombard General Insurance, which was counselled by AZB & Partners.

SAM, Khaitan, Trilegal, Wadia act on $3.38 bln India logistics deal

BY Aparna Sai |

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas and Khaitan & Co. have advised India’s Reliance Retail Ventures on its purchase of retail businesses of conglomerate Future Group for 247.13 billion rupees ($3.38 billion). The seller was represented by Trilegal and Wadia Ghandy & Co.

SAM hires environment lawyer from Khaitan in Delhi

BY Aparna Sai |

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, India’s third-largest firm by headcount, has appointed Nawneet Vibhaw as a partner in Delhi from Khaitan & Co.

Difficult Conversations

BY Elizabeth Beattie |

As the pandemic drags on, redundancies as a result of COVID-19 have begun to rise in the region, with Zoom, Skype or email used at times to deliver the bad news. But employers must be careful to ensure they don’t cross the line or skip necessary steps during these extraordinary times. Lawyers around Asia weigh up the risks and considerations that firms should bear in mind.

‘We are looking at a higher growth trajectory’

BY Aparna Sai |

Sriram Panchu, founder of The Mediation Chambers and president of Mediators India, talks to ALB about how mediation has become a fast-growing dispute resolution method in the country.

Decoding the Amended FDI Rules

BY Aparna Sai |

April, the government amended the country’s FDI rules, which now state that FDI investments into India by an entity of a country that shares a land border with India, or when the beneficial owner of investment into India is in or is a citizen of such a country, can invest only under the government route. India also banned certain Chinese apps, including popular social media platforms TikTok and WeChat.

Managing Change: The Key To a GC Being an Effective Business Partner

BY Manjaree Chowdhary |

There has been a paradigm shift in the role of the new-age counsel. From being “just a lawyer,” the focus has shifted to “effectiveness” and “impact” as the differentiating factor. Today, the general counsel needs to be an effective business partner.

ALB India Super 50 Lawyers 2020

BY Aparna Sai |

In the first India Super 50 Lawyers list, ALB puts the spotlight on standout private practitioners in the country when it comes to client service. These lawyers were selected based on client recommendations sent directly to ALB.