Foreign Investment In Retail In India – Restrictions And Way Around

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Policy of India permits foreign investment in India either under ‘automatic route’ or ‘approval route’. Under the ‘approval route’ prior approval of the Government of India is required for any foreign investment in an Indian company carrying on retailing business. FDI Policy on retail trading classified retail trade as either Single […]

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International Commercial Arbitrations Between Singapore And India

The present article focuses on International Commercial Arbitrations between Indian and overseas parties, where the seat of arbitration is in Singapore. It further discusses the issues faced by foreign companies trying to seek alternative methods of dispute resolution, obtain reliefs and remedies in India and Singapore as well as with the enforcement mechanism for Singapore […]

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Doing Business Abroad: Illegal Payoffs Can Take a Toll

Bribery of government officials is widely viewed as a major problem that, left unchecked, can draw in large and small companies as they compete to win foreign jobs or get approval to enter a new market. The Legal Elements of BriberyThe Foreign Corrupt Practices Act prohibits bribing foreign government officials to obtain or retain business. According to the […]

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Anuwat Ngamprasertkul Invited to Webinar on Preparing for PDPA Compliance

Anuwat Ngamprasertkul, Partner and Head of Litigation and Dispute Resolution as well as Co-Head of Tech-Media-Telecoms (TMT), will speak at an online panel discussion in a webinar titled “Check PDPA Compliance Readiness before Full Enforcement” at 9:30-12:00 on 19 May 2022. The webinar will cover the following topics: Overview of the Personal Data Protection Act […]

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Applicability of Section 9 (interim relief) to international commercial arbitrations having a foreign seat & governed by foreign law vis-à-vis ‘Implied Exclusion’ – Post Amendment Scenario

The recent amendments (Amendment Act 2015) brought to the Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996 (1996 Act) have brought about significant changes to the arbitration law in India with an objective to achieve speedy, efficient and effective dispute redressal mechanism, ultimately achieving the purpose for which the Act was enacted in the first place. One of […]

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Doing Business Abroad: Illegal Payoffs Can Take a Toll

Bribery of government officials is widely viewed as a major problem that, left unchecked, can draw in large and small companies as they compete to win foreign jobs or get approval to enter a new market. The Legal Elements of Bribery The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act prohibits bribing foreign government officials to obtain or retain business. According to […]

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When Is a Will ‘Ancient?’

There may be a time when you come across an old will of someone who recently died. Perhaps it is discovered in an old file cabinet. However, the witnesses to the will may have died as well — or they may not be able to be found. This leads to the questions: Is the will valid? How should […]

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International Commercial Arbitration between India and United States of America

Introduction The importance of transnational commercial arbitration has been recognized the world over. The aim is to achieve the sole objective of resolving the dispute timely and efficiently with minimum intervention of a Court of Law so that the trade and commerce is not affected on account of litigations before a Court. One of the […]

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Accounts Receivable Fraud: Lapping Up Profits

The sale has been made, the customer has paid, yet the company receives no revenue. How can this happen? Accounts receivable fraud, commonly referred to as “lapping,” occurs when an employee is entrusted with processing customer payments but then steals the money for his or her personal needs. Once a lapping scheme begins, subsequent checks are used […]

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Riccardo Benussi to Attend LEA’s European Conference in Athens, Greece – the First in Europe Post-Covid

On April 25, 2022, Riccardo Benussi, Head of Business Development for Central & Southern Europe, will travel to Athens, Greece to meet with strategic partners and participate in LEA’s European Regional Conference. The Conference will run from April 28 to April 30 in the Mediterranean capital, Athens, and will be LEA’s first, in-person European Conference […]

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Our Shanghai Staff Volunteers During the City’s Latest Covid Outbreak

Since the beginning of March 2022, Shanghai has been experiencing a new wave of COVID-19 infections and residents have been placed in lockdown to prevent the spread of the virus. Several of our Shanghai office team members have been active in their residential communities, volunteering to help with organizing nucleic acid testing and delivering food […]

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Profit From a Patent

Let’s say you’ve got an idea for an invention but you’re not in the business of selling, producing or marketing that type of product or service. Short of starting up a new company or subsidiary — a task not everyone wants to undertake — how can you profit from the invention? There are several possibilities. […]

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