We are now accepting submissions for the ALB India Top Intellectual Property Lawyers 2020.
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 & 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.
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
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.
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.
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, India’s third-largest firm by headcount, has appointed Nawneet Vibhaw as a partner in Delhi from Khaitan & Co.
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.
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.
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.