India Latest Updates India Update for May 2017The May 2017 India newsletter from Clasis Law includes an article on “Corporate Compliances: Necessity and Implication”, as well as Banking, Projects, Energy & Natural Resources and IP updates ... Regulatory challenges for Vodafone Idea mergerVodafone India is in discussions with Idea Cellular for an all-share merger. It appears that the intense competition the Indian telecom industry is facing due to freebies offered by the new entrant, Reliance Jio, has ... India News India introduces new bankruptcy codeIndia’s new insolvency and bankruptcy code came into force last week, raising hopes that failing companies will be recognised and wound up much quicker in the future... New beginnings for Indian law firmCommencing January 1, 2016, the reins at Indian law firm J. Sagar Associates (JSA) will be jointly placed in the hands of Ms Dina Wadia and Ms Shivpriya Nanda as Joint Managing Partners.... India Articles and Reports Brave new worldsAsia’s emerging economies continue to play bigger roles on our increasingly integrated world stage. Melinda Finch investigates the rising stars of India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam and considers the impact of their ascension on the legal industry. Life Sciences Special ReportOffering huge potential for expansion and returns, almost every active economy in Asia is making efforts to actively develop a niche in the life sciences industry. In ‘Asia’s winning formula’ Asian-Counsel discusses how countries are positioning themselves to carve out niches in this area of living jurisprudence. The report also features expert articles focussing on particular developments in China, Japan, India and Singapore. Destination: IndiaIn ‘Focus on India’, the continued momentum and salience of India as a premier investment destination is examined. What are the catalysts for the unprecedented amount of foreign investment flowing into the country? Mergers & Acquisitions Special ReportThe June issue of Asian-Counsel takes a look at M&A activity levels and trends across Asia Pacific and investigates factors which in-house counsel should consider in light of the downturn, whilst leading firms discuss how newly-enacted legislation and other issues will impact the M&A arena in Japan, Korea and China. Competition and Antitrust Special ReportIn the latest issue of Asian-Counsel, we are provided with an in-depth look at the competition regimes in South Korea, Singapore, China and India from leading legal practitioners in those jurisdictions, and investigate whether there is any merit in the possibility of a pan-Asian competition framework. Dispute Resolution Special ReportIn the latest issue of Asian-Counsel, we uncover the lofty aims of several arbitration centres in the region. We also receive comprehensive updates from a host of leading law firms, and the SIAC, as to the state of dispute resolution across the Middle East, Vietnam, South Korea, India, Hong Kong and Singapore. India In-House Insights Kicking the Tyres before lighting the firesSitting in the legal driver’s seat at a renowned MNC in India has its rewards. However, as Shahana Basu Kanodia, Chief Legal Officer/Global General Counsel of Apollo Tyres Limited explains, one of the biggest challenges can be integrating the legal function between different offices in Asia, Europe and Africa to provide timely, consistent and pragmatic legal advice to business divisions in different time zones. Here she tells us more about her role. International aspirationsFrom London to Cyprus, New Delhi to Singapore. We speak to Evangelos Apostolou, Vice President and Chief Counsel with BT Global Services, about his path to the top and the realities on the in-house role in today’s climate.
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