ALB India Top PE/VC Boutique Firms 2024

by Asian Legal Business《亚洲法律杂志》 |


Emerging as pivotal players in India’s vibrant investment landscape, boutique private equity and venture capital law firms are gaining recognition for…

RANKINGS: ALB India Top Disputes Boutique Firms 2024

In its inaugural list, Asian Legal Business shines a spotlight on India’s leading legal advocacy firms specialising in resolving complex legal challenges. These firms are redefining dispute resolution in India with their unparalleled expertise and proven track record.

FORUM: Building a Brand

by Nimitt Dixit |

The year 2024 is poised to bring about significant transformation in the field of marketing operations for many law firms, according to several panellists at the Thomson Reuters Institute’s 31st Annual Law Firm Marketing Partner Forum held recently.

Q&A: ‘Laws must be fair, clear, predictable, transparent and responsive’

by Nimitt Dixit |

TrustBridge Rule of Law Foundation was established in 2022 but two Trilegal co-founders with the stated aim of improving the performance and behaviour of the state and its institutions, as well as private market participants, in a manner that aligns with the wider economic goals of the country.

EXPLAINER: Why the DCB’s ex-ante approach may not be right to address Big Tech concerns

by Nimitt Dixit |

In March, the Committee on Digital Competition Law in India released its report, which included the draft Digital Competition Bill, 2024 (DCB).

FEATURE: Type C for Tech

by Nimitt Dixit |

Indian law firms have been reluctant to invest in legal technology. However, with the advent of precise AI-based technologies and an increasingly competitive market, embracing legal technology is no longer an option but a necessity.

IN HOUSE INSIGHT: The In-House Counsel’s Role in Fundraising

by Rini Mitra |

In the dynamic landscape of the private equity and venture capital  sector, the role of an in-house counsel extends far beyond mere advisory duties and handling negotiations during the investment stage.

Death of a Tribunal: How India's NCLT Fades in Influence

by Nimitt Dixit |

Lack of judicial capacity, incompetency, and frivolous litigation in the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) have led to decreased values and increased timelines for debt recovery under India’s bankruptcy code, driving financial creditors and prospective debt buyers away from India’s foremost stressed asset resolution scheme.

IN-HOUSE INSIGHT: ESG and a GC’s Role in Encouraging Sustainable Business Practices

by Anushree Saha |

Over the past few years, businesses are increasingly gaining a conscience regarding the need to address sustainability-related issues. Owing to this newfound corporate awakening, environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives have slowly transitioned from being beneficial add-ons to becoming business imperatives. ESG has become a focal point for investors, customers, suppliers, commercial partners, regulators, and other key stakeholders in the supply chain. Earlier this year, a report published by Morgan Stanley revealed that more than three-quarters of global investors are interested in sustainable investing, and believe that strong ESG practices can lead to higher financial returns.

Q&A: ‘This partnership aims to strengthen ties and promote legal cooperation’

by Nimitt Dixit |

Ajit Mishra is the founder and chair of the UK-India Legal Partnership (UKILP), which aims to bring about networking and closer ties between lawyers in the two countries. He explains his reasons behind setting up the UKILP, talks about why most UK law firms prefer to run their India desks from Singapore and Dubai instead of opening offices in India, and the industry view from within the country about the liberalisation of the legal market.