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The world is in a different place today. Global supply chains have been under an unprecedented strain since the start of the pandemic in early 2020, and delays, interruptions and escalated costs continue to be the norm. This means companies are continuously navigating an unpredictable environment as they go through shortages while grappling with continuous...
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The need to address modern privacy issues and protect data privacy rights is a global trend and necessity. In India, the Personal Data Protection Bill of 2019 (“PDP Bill”) was expected to control, govern, manage and shape the future of India’s data driven geopolitical landscape. However, after more than four years of being in the...
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The Employees Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 (“EPF Act”) provides for institution of provident funds, pensions funds and deposit-linked insurance schemes for employees in factories and other establishments. It also provides for appointment of Provident Fund commissioners to initiate inquiries for assessment under section 7A of the EPF Act in case of a...
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Acquisitions of companies can be simultaneously challenging and fascinating, given the gamut of issues one needs to take care of. Regardless of how clean and well-governed a target can be, the scope of any diligence will always be confined by the level of information provided to the buyer and its advisers.
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Regulation of Indian employment matters is a concurrent subject and covered by both central and states’ laws. The relationship between an employer and employee is regulated by contract law. Generally speaking, the framework of Indian labor law differentiates between an employee and workman, the latter is equated to a blue-collar worker.
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It is common knowledge that the Indian justice system is largely adversarial. Yet, judicial and quasi-judicial forums continue to grapple with systemic inadequacies and rising case pendency. To resolve this, the government has taken several measures including promotion and development of alternate means of dispute resolution.
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In 2008 Satoshi Nakamoto, a pseudonym, released the legendary white paper[1] on a peer-to-peer electronic cash system supported by a secure, decentralized, immutable technology. The advent of blockchain was, in essence, a rebellion of technology against the established societal norms and rules, that have served as the foundational institutions of society. While it was created...
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A corporation is a separate legal entity in law and exposed to liability, civil and criminal, for any wrongdoing. The latter is premised on the maxim actus non facit reum nisi mens sit rea which means an act is wrongful only when it is done with wrong intent. The question whether wrongdoing by a company...
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September 2021 1. Introduction On July 17, 2021, Delhi’s Karkardooma Court Complex (a district court) witnessed a dramatic re-enactment of the iconic “Tareekh pe Tareekh” (literally meaning dates after dates) dialogue from a famous Indian movie.[1] The angry litigant allegedly vandalized[2] the dais, furniture and computers inside a courtroom because the magistrate was only giving adjournments! While...
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