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News The State of Tamil Nadu has been hard at work in setting up a legal framework to govern online gaming. Due to multiple suicides and rising crimes owing to...
Intellectual Property | Legal News | Information Technology |
Public Opinion Invited on TN Online Gambling Legislation
News The Finance Act, 2022 had provided tax exemption for amounts received by taxpayers for expenditure actually incurred by them towards their medical treatment or treatment of any member of...
Tax | Legal News |
CBDT: Conditions for Claiming Tax Exemption on Payments Received for Covid-19 Treatment
News The Competition (Amendment) Bill, 2022 was introduced in the Lok Sabha on August 05, 2022, seeking to amend the Competition Act, 2002. The majority of the amendments proposed to...
Mergers & Acquisitions | Legal News |
Competition (Amendment) Bill, 2022 Introduced in the Lok Sabha
News The Reserve Bank of India has brought temporary liberalisation measures to ‘enhance forex inflows while ensuring overall macroeconomic and financial stability which will be in force for ECBs raised...
Mergers & Acquisitions | Legal News |
RBI Adopts Liberalisation Measures – External Commercial Borrowing (ECB) Policy
News The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) issued a clarificatory circular on the applicability of service tax / GST on payments in the nature of liquidated damages...
Mergers & Acquisitions | Legal News |
CBIC Issues Clarification on GST Application on Payments in Nature of Liquidated Damages
News India is set to host the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup from October 11, 2022. FIFA expects that a democratically elected body of AIFF should carry out the inauguration...
Intellectual Property | Legal News |
SC: FIFA Requires Democratically Elected AIFF To Oversee U-17 Women’s World Cup
News The Bill provides a statutory framework for the functioning of the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) and the National Dope Testing Laboratory in sports. The bill gives powers to anti-doping...
Intellectual Property | Legal News |
The Lok Sabha Passes the National Anti-doping Bill, 2022
News By interim relief, the Karnataka High Court has stayed the letter issued by the Badminton Association of India, disaffiliating the Karnataka Badminton Association for not amending the byelaws in...
Intellectual Property | Legal News |
Karnataka High Court Stays Disaffiliation of Karnataka Badminton Association
News On July 28th, the app was removed from Alphabet Inc’s Google Play Store and Apple Store. BGMI had over 100 million users in India. The ban comes as a...
Intellectual Property | Legal News |
Krafton’s BGMI Blocked Over Data Sharing Concerns with China
News The British luxury giant is partnering with esports company Gen G for a four-part education series highlighting inclusivity in the competitive industry and a scholarship for emerging players. Gen...
Intellectual Property | Legal News |
Burberry and Gen.G Partner to Back Female Athletes in Esports
News In many online games like fantasy sports and other skill-based betting games, the prize pool is made up of the entrance fees that are paid by users when they...
Intellectual Property | Legal News |
GoM Proposes 28% GST: E-Gaming Industry in a Fix
News Reliance announced it’s support for the country’s athletes in major multi-sport events as part of a long-term partnership with the Indian Olympic Association (IOA). This decision was taken to...
Intellectual Property | Legal News |
Olympics-Reliance Joins India’s Olympic Body as a Principal Partner
News The Commonwealth Esports Championships are set to take place from August 6-7 in Birmingham. India will make its debut in this international esports tournament, along with other Commonwealth nations...
Intellectual Property | Legal News |
CWG 2022- India at Commonwealth Esports Championships
News The pendency in the disposal of opposition proceedings has for long been the bane of the Indian Trade Marks Registry (“Registry”), with stake holders often having to take up...
Intellectual Property | Legal News |
TMR Addresses the Issue of Opposition Backlogs
News On 14th July 2022 the Union Ministry of Commerce notified Rule 43A - Work from Home in Special Economic Zones Rules, 2006 for all Special Economic Zones. As per the...
Employment Law | Legal News |
Work From Home Rule for SEZs Notified
News On 17th July, the CBIC issued FAQs clarifying the GST applicability on pre-packaged and labelled goods. The said changes were introduced following the recommendations of the GST Council in...
Tax | Legal News |
CBIC Notifies FAQs on GST Applicability on ‘Pre-Packaged and Labelled’ Goods
News Fox Mandal & Associates is pleased to announce the appointment of Saurabh Bindal as Partner – Dispute Resolution. Saurabh will be steering the dispute resolution practice from the firm’s...
Dispute Resolution | Firm News |
Saurabh Bindal Joins as Dispute Resolution Partner in New Delhi
News The Ministry of Civil Aviation, through a notification dated 6th July 2022, sought amendments to the Aircraft Rules, 1937. The amendments shall come into force from the date of...
Government, Regulatory and Compliance | Legal News |
Aviation Ministry Proposes Amendments to Aircraft Rules, 1937
News In an appeal against the order of the Additional District Judge (“ADJ”) (non-commercial) refusing ex parte injunction against an alleged act of trademark infringement, the High Court of Delhi...
Intellectual Property | Legal News |
Delhi HC: IP Disputes to be Adjudicated by Designated Commercial Courts
News In Munjaal Manishbhai Bhatt vs. UOI, the Appellant had entered into an agreement for the purchase of land from a developer and the construction of a building on the...
Real Estate | Tax | Legal News |
GST Relief for the Real Estate
News The Delhi High Court restored two patents filed by the European Union which were subsequently abandoned due to non-filing of the Reply to First Examination report. The High Court...
Intellectual Property | Legal News |
Delhi HC Restores Patents Filed by EU
News The Government of India notified the IT Rules in 2021 with an aim to address concerns regarding the lack of transparency and accountability among the intermediaries, who are exempted...
Technology Law | Legal News | Information Technology |
Comments on Draft Amendments to IT (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 Invited
News The Gujarat Appellate Authority for Advance Ruling (AAAR) in reference to 'Healthcare Services' has confirmed that a health-related service supplied by a clinical establishment irrespective of whether provided inside...
Tax | Legal News |
AAAR-Gujarat Clarifies GST Exemption to ‘Healthcare Services.’
News On 27th May 2022 the government approved the revised guidelines of its key scheme for cluster development, "Micro and Small Enterprises-Cluster Development Programme (MSE-CDP)". The guidelines shall be implemented...
Government, Regulatory and Compliance | Legal News |
Guidelines for Small Business Cluster Development Programme Approved
News On 18th May 2022, the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) released FAQs to address queries on Cyber Security Directions of 28.04.2022. The FAQs, consist of 44 questions that endeavour...
Technology Law | Legal News | Information Technology |
CERT-In Issues FAQs to Address Queries on Cyber Security Directions
News On 14th May 2022 the Department of Telecommunication launched the “GatiShakti Sanchar” portal for Centralised Right of Way (RoW) approvals (www.sugamsanchar.gov.in).Telecom minister Ashwini Vaishnaw  said that “The portal shall...
Infrastructure & Energy | Legal News |
DoT Launches ‘GatiShakti Sanchar’ Portal for Centralised RoW Approvals
News On 10th May 2022, the Securities Exchange Board of India notified SEBI (Infrastructure Investment Trusts) (Amendment) Regulations, 2022 which are set to come into force on the date of...
Corporate | Legal News |
SEBI (Infrastructure Investment Trusts) (Amendment) Regulations, 2022 Notified
News On 6th May 2022, The Central Board of Direct Taxes notified Income Tax Amendment (Thirteenth Amendment) Rules, 2022, set to come into force on the date of their publication...
Tax | Legal News |
CBDT Notifies Income Tax Amendment (Thirteenth Amendment) Rules, 2022
News On 4th May 2022, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs notified amendments to the  Companies (Share Capital and Debenture) Rules, 2014. The Rules shall come into force from the date...
Corporate | Legal News |
MCA Amends Companies (Share Capital and Debenture) Rules, 2014
News On 28th April 2022, the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India amended the Liquidation Process Regulations clarifying the applicability of Sections 2A, 21A, 31A and 44.The said amendments have...
Corporate | Legal News |
IBBI Amends Liquidation Process Regulations, 2016
News On 27th April 2022, the International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) issued a detailed Framework for FinTech Entity in the IFSCs (International Financial Services Centres). The Framework aims to...
Funds | Legal News |
IFSCA Issues Framework for FinTech Entities in the IFCSs
News On 19th April 2022, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs notified amendments to the Rules governing Nidhi Companies in the Official Gazette.  The Amendments mandate Public Companies seeking to function...
Corporate | Legal News |
MCA Amends Rules Governing Nidhi Companies
News International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA), has notified a comprehensive regulatory framework for Investment Funds in the official gazette on April 19, 2022.The salient features of the regulations includes:(I) Registering...
Funds | Legal News |
International Financial Services Centres Authority (Fund Management) Regulations, 2022
News On 18th April 2022 Congress Leader Jairam Ramesh announced that the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science and Technology, Environment, Forests and Climate Change has finalised and adopted its report...
Environmental Law | Legal News |
Parliamentary Panel Adopts Report on Wildlife Protection Bill
News On 13th April 2022, the Union Cabinet approved the policy for utilising the land acquired under the Coal Bearing Areas (Acquisition & Development) Act, 1957 [CBA Act].  The objective...
Infrastructure & Energy | Legal News |
Policy for Use of Land Under CBA Act Approved
News Through a Press Release posted on 12th April, 2022, it has been duly notified that for the first time in the last 11 years, the number of domestic patent...
Intellectual Property | Legal News |
Domestic Patent Filings Surpass International Patent Filings in India
News The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has directed the Registrar of Companies of National Capital Delhi and Haryana to file complaints against CA/CS who allegedly have been indulging in professional...
Corporate | Legal News |
ROC Granted Permission to File Complaint Against CA/CS by MCA
News   Fox Mandal & Associates (FMA) announces the integration of Mr. Shourya Mandal and his team into the firm. One of the Kolkata branches and the Ahmedabad...
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Fox Mandal & Associates Expands Operations in Kolkata & Ahmedabad
News SEBI, vide Circular no. SEBI/HO/CDMRD/DNP/CIR/P/2022/34 dated March 24, 2022, permitted the recognised Stock  Exchanges having a Commodity  Derivative segment, to introduce options on commodity indices.The said framework has been...
Government, Regulatory and Compliance | Legal News |
SEBI: Risk Management Framework for Options on Commodity Indices
News On 16th March, 2022, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) issued a draft notification which proposes to formalise the movement of personal vehicles registered in other countries...
Government, Regulatory and Compliance | Legal News | Automotive |
Draft Notification to Formalize Movement of Foreign Personal Vehicles Released
News Through a Press Release dated 17th March 2022, the RBI has notified the amended Payment and Settlement Systems Regulations, 2008. In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) read...
Technology Law | Legal News |
RBI Releases Amended Payment and Settlement Systems Regulations, 2008
News On 16th March 2022, the Tamil Nadu Government released Tamil Nadu Data Policy 2022 with the objective of aiding policy-making, improving implementation of schemes, encouraging value-added services and improving...
Technology Law | Legal News | Information Technology |
Tamil Nadu Data Policy 2022 Unveiled
News On 14th March, 2022, the government released a Press Note issuing clarification and amendments to certain provisions of the Consolidated FDI Policy of 2020. One of the significant changes...
Government, Regulatory and Compliance | Legal News |
Government Brings Clarity to the FDI Policy
News The Department of Pharmaceuticals under the Chemicals and Fertilizers Ministry released an Approach Paper for the Draft National Policy for the Medical Devices, 2022, inviting feedback of the relevant...
Legal News | Healthcare & Life Sciences |
Approach Paper on Draft National Medical Devices Policy released
News The draft national policy for MSMEs was notified on 2nd March, 2022. It aims to address pressing sectoral issues in the areas like intergovernmental roles and responsibility, legislation and...
Government, Regulatory and Compliance | Legal News |
Draft National Policy for MSMEs Notified
News The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) vide its Notification dated 04th March, 2022 has published Limited Liability Partnership (Second Amendment) Rules, 2022 to further amend the existing Limited Liability...
Corporate | Legal News |
MCA Notifies Limited Liability Partnership (Second Amendment) Rules, 2022
News On 2nd March 2022, The International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) released a draft framework on sustainable and sustainability-linked lending by financial in IFSCs.The Consultation framework states that, “Banks and Finance...
Environmental Law | Legal News |
IFSCA releases Draft Framework on Sustainable Financial Lending
News As per the latest notification by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, the compensation to the kin of hit-and-run victims has been increased by eight-fold to Rs 2...
Dispute Resolution | Legal News | Automotive |
Govt. increases Compensation for the Victims of Hit-and-Run Cases
News Sushant Shetty, our Practice Head, Real Estate & Infrastructure, Fox Mandal, Mumbai & Pune has been featured by Asian Legal Business as one of ALB India's Rising Stars of...
Real Estate | Awards & Recognitions |
Sushant Shetty- One of ALB India’s Rising Stars of 2022
News On 23rd February, 2022 the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) released guidelines that have been made applicable to all virtual digital assets (VDA) related ads, including cryptocurrencies and...
Intellectual Property | Legal News |
ASCI frames advertisement guidelines for Virtual Digital Assets
News On 16th February 2022, the Central Government published Rules to amend Schedule II of Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016 , in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 3,...
Environmental Law | Legal News |
Govt. Notifies Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2022
News Following the recommendations of the Kotak Committee, SEBI had decided to make it mandatory for the listed companies to have their post of Chairman and Managing Director separated from...
Corporate | Legal News |
SEBI makes the Separation Norm of MD and Chairman Roles Voluntary
News On 14th February 2022, the Karnataka High Court lifted the ban on the State’s recent online gambling law on the grounds of being unconstitutional, providing a major relief to...
Intellectual Property | Legal News |
Karnataka HC lifts Ban on Online Gambling
News The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India vide its notification dated 7th February 2022 published “Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016”. The current version of the...
Mergers & Acquisitions | Legal News |
IBBI Publishes FAQs on Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016
News With the objective to boost the ‘Make in India’ scheme, the government has banned import of foreign manufactured drones with an exception of those required for the defence, security...
Government, Regulatory and Compliance | Legal News |
India Bans Import of Drones
News The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways issued a draft notification on 2nd February 2022 that further amended the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989. The proposed rules make Vehicle...
Government, Regulatory and Compliance | Legal News | Automotive |
Rules governing Vehicle Fitness Certification amended
News The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has issued a fresh set of regulations to amend the existing SEBI (LODR) Regulations, 2015  which have come into force on the date...
Corporate | Legal News |
SEBI Amends LODR Regulations, 2015
News The apex indirect taxes body on 19 January 2022, published detailed guidelines for the recovery of arrears and write-offs in order to prevent multiplicity of recovery processes by various...
Tax | Legal News |
CBIC Issues Master Circular on Recovery and Write-offs of Arrears of Revenue
News The Department of Telecom, on 17th January amended telecom license to allow service providers to start machine-to-machine communication- a key driver to facilitate 5G adoption in the country. The...
Technology Law | Legal News |
DoT allows service providers to initiate machine-to-machine communications
News Following the surge in Covid-19 cases across the country, on 10th January, 2022, the Supreme Court of India directed that the period from 15.03.2020 till 28.02.2022 shall be excluded...
Tax | Legal News |
NCDRC Issues Directions for Computation of Limitation Period
News Fox Mandal has been ranked for eight practice areas by Legal500 in its ranking released for the year 2022. The ranked practices are: Corporate and M& A Intellectual Property...
Awards & Recognitions |
Legal500 Ranks Fox Mandal for Eight Practice Areas
News In consideration of the challenges reported by the taxpayers and relevant stakeholders following the recent surge in the COVID-19 cases across the country and issues faced in electronic filing...
Tax | Legal News |
CBDT eases Income Tax and Audit Compliance Norms
News Our Partner, Santosh Vikram Singh was recognised as one of India’s top 15 IP Lawyers in 2021 by the Asian Legal Business in its November- December Edition, 2021. What...
Intellectual Property | Awards & Recognitions |
Santosh Vikram Singh – One of India’s Top IP Lawyers in 2021
News Fox Mandal & Associates is pleased to announce the elevation of three of its Partners to equity partnerships. The promoted partners are S.T. Prashantha Kumar, Santosh Vikram Singh and...
Renewable Energy | Firm News |
Fox Mandal Elevates Three Partners to Equity Partnership
News Fox Mandal has been ranked for five practice areas by IFLR1000 in its 31st Edition released for the year 2020/2021. The ranked practices are: 1. M&A 2. Private Equity...
Awards & Recognitions |
Fox Mandal Ranked for Five Practice Areas by IFLR1000
News Fox Mandal has been ranked for three practice areas and four industry sectors by Asialaw in its  ranking released for the year 2021. The ranked practices are: Corporate and...
Awards & Recognitions |
Asialaw Ranks Fox Mandal for Seven Practice Areas
News Fox Mandal is pleased to announce the elevation of Chandrasekharan Ramanathan as Partner. An Advocate and Company Secretary with over 45 years of experience, he leads the firm’s infrastructure...
Infrastructure & Energy | Firm News |
Chandrasekharan Ramanathan Elevated as Partner
News Fox Mandal & Associates is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr A. P. Pasupathy, formerly the AVP – Project development at ReNew Power, as Practice Head of the...
Renewable Energy | Firm News |
A.P. Pasupathy Joins Fox Mandal as Practice Head – Renewable Energy
News Yoga has been a part of the Indian culture for eons and is now a symbol of our traditions across the world. In fact, it is a way of...
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Fox Mandal Celebrates International Yoga Day
News Santosh Vikram Singh, Partner, Fox Mandal & Associates was quoted in Asian Legal Business (ALB) June Edition in response to the query: Given that 2021 is expected to see...
Media Mentions |
Quote Shared by Santosh Vikram Singh on “Branding Your Business”
News Rajesh Vellakkat, was recognised as one of India’s top 15 TMT/FinTech Lawyers in 2021 by the Asian Legal Business in its June Edition. Read More Share Download Related News
Awards & Recognitions |
Rajesh Vellakkat – One of India’s top TMT/FinTech Lawyers in 2021
News Fox Mandal has been ranked as one of the 'Most Responsive Domestic Law Firm' in the Law Firm of the Year 2021 ranking by InHouse Community. Only three other...
Dispute Resolution | Government, Regulatory and Compliance | Awards & Recognitions |
Firm of the Year 2021 – In House Community
News Fox Mandal has been recognized as an award winning law firm in the Indian Law Firm Awards, 2021 for Real Estate Practice by Indian Business Law Journal. The Bangkok,...
Real Estate | Awards & Recognitions |
Indian Law Firm Awards, 2021-Real Estate
News ALB Asia Employer of Choice 2021Fox Mandal has been ranked as one of Asia's Employer of choice by Asian Legal Business. The selection was on the basis of extensive...
Awards & Recognitions |
Asia’s Employer of Choice by the Asian Legal Business
News Asian Legal Business (ALB) has recognized Fox Mandal as a Tier I Firm in Asia for Patents, Copyright and Trademark. This is the fourth year in a row that...
Intellectual Property | Awards & Recognitions |
Tier I Firm in India – Copyrights/Trademarks and Patents
News Fox Mandal has been ranked as a Recommended Firm for 'Labour & Employment' Practice by Benchmark Litigation in its Asia Pacific Ranking. We have also been ranked in the...
Awards & Recognitions |
Fox Mandal Ranked for Three Practice Areas by Benchmark Litigation
News In association with Keiretsu Forum, Fox Mandal is organizing an event to deliberate on impact of Union Budget-2021. Apart from Budget analysis from the direct and indirect tax perspective,...
Tax | Events |
UNION BUDGET-2021: From Recovery to Rapid Growth
News Fox Mandal has been enlisted in the Forbes Legal Power List 2020 as one of the Top Law Firms in Corporate & Commercial practice category. Read More Share Download...
Corporate | Awards & Recognitions |
Forbes Legal Power List 2020 – Top Corporate Law Firm
News The CII press release announced Ms. Purnima Kamble's election as chairwoman of CII-Indian Women Network (IWN) Telangana for 2021-22.Publication: The Hindu  Read More Share Download Related News
Media Mentions |
Mention – New office-bearers of CII-IWN Telangana
News Our Group Head, Aruna Singh has been ranked as one of the three Best Property Case lawyers in Chennai ,Tamil Nadu by @threebestrated. The ranking is the result of...
Real Estate | Awards & Recognitions |
Aruna Singh – Top Property Case Lawyer in Chennai – Three Best Rated
News Our Real Estate Practice Head, Sushant Shetty, has been appointed as the Newsletter Editor for the International Bar Association Real Estate Section.  Read More Share Download Related News
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Sushant Shetty Appointed as Newsletter Editor by IBA
News Santosh Vikram Singh, Partner, Fox Mandal & Associates was quoted, "Fox Mandal had embarked on its digital journey much before it became a necessity for everyone owing to the...
Media Mentions |
Quote- Spreading the Word
News In continuance of our ‘Be Heard’ initiative, this women’s day, we asked FM women to share their experience dealing with the lockdown situation last year.From taking the help of...
Firm News | Agribusiness |
Fox Mandal Celebrates International Women’s Day – Part of Be-Heard Initiative
News The panelists decode the union budget 2021-22 and highlight the implications, summarizing the key themes and deep diving into tax and other policy announcements. Panelists from Fox Mandal: Sandip...
Tax | Events |
Post Budget Analysis with CII Telangana
News India Business Law Journal polled 150 of India’s A-List Lawyers and Legal Icons to find out what it takes to be one of India’s elite lawyers.They asked them to...
Media Mentions |
Shuva Mandal shares his “Secret to Success”
News Fox Mandal & Associates is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Pramod Banthia as Director - Indirect Taxes. Pramod would operate from the Bangalore office and lead the...
Tax | Firm News |
Pramod Banthia Joins Fox Mandal as Director – Indirect Taxes
News We have been recognized by Legal500 for rendering eclectic services in the following practices: Corporate and M&A Data Protection Intellectual Property Projects & Energy Real Estate & Construction Labour...
Awards & Recognitions |
Legal 500 Ranks Fox Mandal’s Seven Practices
News Satya Prasad T, director, FM Advisory Services at Fox Mandal & Associates, points out that the divided/contradictory decisions of the Tribunals exist due to facts of the case which...
Media Mentions |
Sathya Prasad on the legal ambiguity in accepting bids beyond stipulated deadlines
News Our Partner, Santosh Vikram Singh was recognised as one of India’s top 15 IP Lawyers in 2020 by the Asian Legal Business. Read More Share Download Related News
Awards & Recognitions |
Santosh Vikram Singh – One of India’s top 15 IP Lawyers in 2021
News The recent pandemic has reignited the long-debated issue of Patent Rights Vs. Public Interest. We all have been deliberating on whether Patent rights are Public rights or Private rights...
Intellectual Property | Events |
Covid-19 vaccines: Patent Rights Vs. Public Interest
News Fox Mandal & Associates is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Sandip Mukherjee as Director, International Tax Practice. Sandip would operate from the Pune office and lead the...
Renewable Energy | Firm News |
Former Big Four partner Sandip Mukherjee joins Fox Mandal
News Booking.com case came to limelight on June 30, 2020 when the US Supreme Court gave it’s ruling in favour of the Company allowing the mark to be registered with...
Intellectual Property | Events |
The Future of Protecting Generic Terms: Post Booking.com

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Insights The nineteenth issue of our monthly tax newsletter - Tax Inform is out. Through these newsletters, we provide a compilation of key tax-related case laws, circulars, notifications, etc. issued...
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Tax INFORM- July 2022
Insights The eighteenth issue of our monthly tax newsletter - Tax Inform is out. Through these newsletters, we provide a compilation of key tax-related case laws, circulars, notifications, etc. issued...
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Tax INFORM- June 2022
Insights In the recent judgment in Soothe Healthcare Private Limited v. Dabur India Limited, CS(COMM) 18/2022, the Delhi High Court, on March 3, 2022, emphasized that descriptive and laudatory words cannot be protected as...
Intellectual Property | Article |
Descriptive and Laudatory Words Nixed as Trademarks
Insights Even though the Sexual Harassment at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act and Rules, 2013 (herein referred to as the POSH Act)2 can be regarded as a ‘good law’,...
Employment Law | Others |
Gender Neutrality in Workplace Sexual Harassment Laws
Insights Company Law Committee proposed various amendments to Companies Act 2013 to recognise new concepts which are in tune with global developments. Some of the primary suggestions envisaged by the...
Corporate | Others |
Company Law Committee Recommendations- Proposed Amendments to Companies Act 2013
Insights The purpose of this article is to examine the applicability of relevant provisions of the Income-tax Act of 1961 (“the Act”) to Virtual Digital Assets  (“VDA”), also known as...
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Nitty-Gritties of Direct Taxation on Transfer of Virtual Digital Asset
Insights The seventeenth issue of our monthly tax newsletter - Tax Inform is out. Through these newsletters, we provide a compilation of key tax-related case laws, circulars, notifications, etc. issued...
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Tax INFORM- May 2022
Insights The sixteenth issue of our monthly tax newsletter - Tax Inform is out. Through these newsletters, we provide a compilation of key tax-related case laws, circulars, notifications, etc. issued...
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Tax INFORM- April 2022
Insights The fifteenth issue of our monthly tax newsletter - Tax Inform is out. Through these newsletters, we provide a compilation of key tax-related case laws, circulars, notifications, etc. issued...
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Tax INFORM- March 2022
Insights The fourteenth issue of our monthly tax newsletter - Tax Inform is out. Through these newsletters, we provide a compilation of key tax-related case laws, circulars, notifications, etc. issued...
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Tax INFORM- February 2022
Insights With India celebrating Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav and entering Amrit Kaal, the 25-year-long leadup to India@100, the Government intends to complement the macro-economic level growth focus with a micro-economic level...
Tax | Report |
Union Budget Highlights 2022-23
Insights The thirteenth issue of our monthly tax newsletter - Tax Inform is out. Through these newsletters, we provide a compilation of key tax-related case laws, circulars, notifications, etc. issued...
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Tax INFORM- January 2022
Insights The twelfth issue of our monthly tax newsletter - Tax Inform is out. Through these newsletters, we provide a compilation of key tax-related case laws, circulars, notifications, etc. issued...
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Tax INFORM- December 2021
Insights The eleventh issue of our monthly tax newsletter - Tax Inform is out. Through these newsletters, we provide a compilation of key tax-related case laws, circulars, notifications, etc. issued...
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Tax INFORM- November 2021
Insights Charity and Non-Profit Sector The non-religious charities and the non-profit sector in India had been inherently functioning in regulatory disarray resulting from a serpitine regulatory regime, lax enforceability, and...
Tax | Article |
Scheme of Taxation of a Charitable Trust
Insights The introduction of faceless assessment was a landmark move by the Indian Income Tax Department to honour the honest taxpayers and bring transparency to the entire tax litigation system....
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Faceless Assessment – Practical Challenges and the Way Forward
Insights The ninth issue of our monthly tax newsletter - Tax Inform is out. Through these newsletters, we provide a compilation of key tax-related case laws, circulars, notifications, etc. issued...
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Tax INFORM- September 2021
Insights The eighth issue of our monthly tax newsletter - Tax Inform is out. Through these newsletters, we provide a monthly compilation of key tax-related case laws, circulars, notifications, etc....
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Tax Inform – August 2021
Insights This newsletter provides a monthly compilation of key tax-related case laws, circulars, notifications, etc. issued by the authorities impacting entities & individuals operating in India. Read More Share Related...
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Tax Inform – July 2021
Insights This newsletter provides a monthly compilation of key tax-related case laws, circulars, notifications, etc. issued by the authorities impacting entities & individuals operating in India. Read More Share Related...
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Tax Inform – June 2021
Insights This newsletter provides a monthly compilation of key tax-related case laws, circulars, notifications, etc. issued by the authorities impacting entities & individuals operating in India. Read More Share Related...
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Tax INFORM – Issue IV – May 2021
Insights This newsletter provides a monthly compilation of key tax-related case laws, circulars, notifications, etc. issued by the authorities impacting entities & individuals operating in India. Read More Share Related...
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Tax INFORM – Issue IV – April 2021
Insights Read about the importance of airport infrastructure in the development of a nation with special focus on the regulatory mechanism existing in India and policy initiatives taken up by...
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Airport Infrastructure – Yet to take off
Insights This newsletter provides a monthly compilation of key tax-related case laws, circulars, notifications, etc. issued by the authorities impacting entities & individuals operating in India.   Click Here to Read the...
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Tax Format – Issue III -March 2021
Insights This newsletter provides a monthly compilation of key real estate-related case laws, circulars, notifications, etc. issued by the authorities impacting entities & individuals operating in India.  Read More Share Related...
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Ground Reality – March 2021
Insights Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in June 2020 constituted an Internal Working Group (IWG) to review extant ownership guidelines and corporate structure for Indian private sector banks and other...
Corporate | Article |
Under Attack: IWG’s Recommendation to RBI in Favour of Large Corporates Owning Banks
Insights The article discusses how from a practical perspective, it is much easier to follow the tried and tested framework of Copyright law to manage NPD datasets than creating a...
Technology Law | Article |
Copyright Framework: The Panacea For The Non-Personal Data Governance
Insights The Union Budget was announced on 1st February 2021. Significant changes to the tax system, the finance minister announced the relaxation in income tax filing for the elderly under...
Tax | Report |
Union Budget 2021-Tax Highlights
Insights This newsletter provides a monthly compilation of key tax-related case laws, circulars, notifications, etc. issued by the authorities impacting entities & individuals operating in India. Click Here to Read the...
Tax | Newsletter |
Tax Format – Issue II -February 2021
Insights This newsletter provides a monthly compilation of key real estate-related case laws, circulars, notifications, etc. issued by the authorities impacting entities & individuals operating in India.  Read More Share...
Real Estate | Newsletter |
Ground Reality – February 2021
Insights This newsletter provides a monthly compilation of key tax-related case laws, circulars, notifications, etc. issued by the authorities impacting entities & individuals operating in India.   Click Here to Read the Newsletter Share...
Tax | Newsletter |
Tax Format – Issue I -January 2021
Insights This newsletter provides a monthly compilation of key real estate-related case laws, circulars, notifications, etc. issued by the authorities impacting entities & individuals operating in India.  Read More Share...
Real Estate | Newsletter |
Ground Reality – January 2021
Insights The article deals with the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) introduced Guidelines to make real-money gaming advertising safer and more responsible for the consumers. These guidelines are to...
Intellectual Property | Article |
Online Gaming Advertisements To Be Self Regulated
Insights The controversy stemming from the face-off between Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB) and Comptroller & Auditor General of India (CAG) with respect to premature disclosure of the latter’s...
Infrastructure & Energy | Article |
Is KIIFB accountable to CAG: A legal viewpoint
Insights The recent news about the Government issuing a notification thereby bringing online content providers (OTT platforms) such as Netflix, Hotstar, Amazon, etc. under the ambit of the Ministry of...
Intellectual Property | Article |
Govt. Takes The First Step Towards Regulating OTT Platforms In India
Insights Abstract Infrastructure Investment Trusts, also known as InvITs, are gradually gaining traction amongst investors owing to its diverse nature of investments. InvITs can be utilised for monetization of infrastructure assets...
Infrastructure & Energy | Article |
How InVits will Push Infrastructure Growth in India
Insights The concept of dynamic injunctions was recently introduced in the Indian Courts to prevent the hardships faced by domain name registrants in filing a suit every time a pirated...
Intellectual Property | Article |
Dynamic Rulings on Dynamic Injunctions
Insights The newsletter explains the extension of the time limit for convening the annual general meeting of companies for the financial year 2019-2020 on account of the Covid pandemic.  Read More...
Corporate | Legal Updates |
INFORM – Corporate Compliance Update – September 2020
Insights The recent political twitter battle where Mr. Rahul Gandhi tweeted that “BJP & RSS control Facebook & WhatsApp in India. They spread fake news and hatred through it and...
Technology Law | Article |
Regulating Digital Media Platforms & Free speech rights
Insights The article pays homage to modern elevators by discussing its global laws for operation. It also provides specimens of elevators around the world! Click Here to Read the Original...
Infrastructure & Energy | Article |
E(law)vating Your Thoughts
Insights This alert provides an update on the key announcements in the field of Income Tax that includes the circulars, notifications, etc. issued by the Authorities impacting entities & individuals...
Tax | Legal Updates |
#MovingAhead Transparent Taxation – Honouring the Honest – September 2020
Insights This alert provides an update on the key announcements in the field of Income Tax that includes the circulars, notifications, etc. issued by the authorities impacting entities & individuals...
Tax | Legal Updates |
#MovingAhead – Boosting The Economy – August 2020
Insights This update sheds light upon the announcement of a 2-lakh crore economic stimulant package intended to uplift the economy due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the consequent amendments to Micro Small and Medium...
Corporate | Legal Updates |
Corporate Compliance Update – June 2020
Insights The India Chapter of the Global Legal Insights - Employment & Labour Law 2021, Ninth Edition has been jointly authored by our Senior Associate, Kaamya Ramanan and Associate, Nishtha...
Employment Law | Article |
Global Legal Insights – Employment & Labour Law 2021, India
Insights This alert provides an update on the key announcements in the field of Income Tax that includes the circulars, notifications, etc. issued by the Authorities impacting entities & individuals operating in India.   Read More...
Tax | Legal Updates |
#MovingAhead – Boosting the Economy – May 2020
Insights This newsletter provides the key announcements in the field of Income Tax that includes the circulars, notifications, etc. issued by the authorities impacting entities & individuals operating in India.   Read More Share Related...
Tax | Newsletter |
Tax INFORM – April, 2020
Insights This Newsletter discusses the Press Note No. 3 (2020 series) dated 17th April 2020, issued by the Department of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), (Ministry of Commerce & Industry) that sought to...
Corporate | Newsletter |
INFORM – Corporate Compliance Update – April 2020
Insights To minimize the impact of the pandemic on the general public as well as business establishments and ensure minimum disruption in the supply chain, many amendments, advisories and announcements...
Intellectual Property | Report |
COVID 19 Legal FAQ Series – Intellectual Property Law – April 2020
Insights To minimize the impact of the pandemic on the general public as well as business establishments and ensure minimum disruption in the supply chain, many amendments, advisories and announcements...
Corporate | Report |
COVID 19 Legal FAQ Series – FDI Policy – April 2020
Insights This newsletter deals with the clarification on convening Extraordinary general meetings through video conference facility. The Ministry of Corporate Affairs had issued a general circular No. 14/2020 dated 8th...
Tax | Newsletter | Automotive |
INFORM – Corporate Compliance Update
Insights To minimize the impact of the pandemic on the general public as well as business establishments and ensure minimum disruption in the supply chain, many amendments, advisories and announcements...
Corporate | Report |
COVID 19 Legal FAQ Series – Corporate Law – April 2020
Insights To minimize the impact of the pandemic on the general public as well as business establishments and ensure minimum disruption in the supply chain, many amendments, advisories and announcements...
Real Estate | Report |
COVID 19 Legal FAQ Series – Force Majeure & Impact on Real Estate Issues – April 2020
Insights Lockdown of businesses due to Covid 19 pandemic has created an unprecedented business situation. The symmetry among all factors of production like materials, labor and capital have been disrupted. ...
Corporate | Article |
Coronavirus lockdown: Time for businesses to renegotiate contracts to avoid catastrophic fallouts
Insights To minimize the impact of the pandemic on the general public as well as business establishments and ensure minimum disruption in the supply chain, many amendments, advisories and announcements...
Corporate | Report |
COVID 19 Legal FAQ Series – Corporate Law – Force Majeure & Other Contractual Obligations – April 2020
Insights To minimize the impact of the pandemic on the general public as well as business establishments and ensure minimum disruption in the supply chain, many amendments, advisories and announcements...
Employment Law | Report |
COVID 19 Legal FAQ Series – Labour & Employment – April 2020
Insights Following the announcement of the Pandemic, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs [“MCA”] introduced certain relaxations vide amendments to some of the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 including convening...
Corporate | Newsletter | Start-Ups |
INFORM – Corporate Compliance Update – April 2020
Insights The report captures the key tax-related announcements made by the finance minister on account of the Covid 19 pandemic. Various deadlines are extended, and other reliefs have been provided to...
Tax | Report |
Announcement on the Covid 19 Relief Measures – March 2020
Insights This newsletter discusses the ordinance dated September 20, 2019, which provided an option to domestic companies to pay income tax without any exemption/incentive at a reduced effective rate of...
Tax | Newsletter |
Tax INFORM – October 2019
Insights The Newsletter provides the important circulars issued by the Securities & Exchange Board of India (SEBI), as well as amendments and guidelines with respect to the investments in the...
Corporate | Newsletter |
INFORM– Capital Market Update – September 2019
Insights The Newsletter provides the important circulars issued by the Securities & Exchange Board of India (SEBI), as well as amendments and guidelines with respect to the investments in the...
Corporate | Newsletter |
INFORM – Capital Market Update –May 2019
Insights The Newsletter provides the important circulars issued by the Securities & Exchange Board of India (SEBI), as well as amendments and guidelines with respect to the investments in the...
Corporate | Newsletter |
INFORM – Capital Market Update –June 2019
Insights The Newsletter provides the important circulars issued by the Securities & Exchange Board of India (SEBI), as well as amendments and guidelines with respect to the investments in the...
Corporate | Newsletter |
INFORM – Capital Market Update –May 2019

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