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Coronavirus Policy

Circumvention of Right to Work by the Bar Council of India Rules in the Light of the COVID-19 Disaster

Abhiraam Shukla Introduction In a recent judgment, the Supreme Court reiterated that members of the Bar cannot earn their livelihood by any other means. The judgment was delivered during the suo moto proceedings in a case concerning financial difficulties being faced by lawyers, who are at a loss of work, amid the COVID-19 pandemic[1]. Time […]

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Coronavirus Insolvency

Pre-Packs in Indian Insolvency Regime – A Much-Needed Paradigm shift

Vishesh Jain and K.Amoghavarsha Introduction On 5th June 2020, the Government of India promulgated an ordinance for the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 as a closing move to what was a series of steps to protect Corporate Debtors from initiation of insolvency proceedings in these unprecedented times. It has inserted Section 10A which has effectively […]

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Banking Coronavirus

COVID Pandemic, Bank Guarantees, and Special Equity: Desperate Measures For Troubled Times

By Shivanakar Sukul and Mudit Burad  The recent Covid-19 pandemic has tremendously altered the dynamics in which commercial contracts operate. In such desperate times when the business machinery of the nation has been brought to a grinding halt, several parties are not able to honour their end of the contract. Consequently, the creditors or the beneficiaries seek […]

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Coronavirus Securities

Loot a house when it is on fire? : The fear of Chinese Hostile Takeovers during COVID 19

By Shreya Shrivastava The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound economic impact across the globe. The entire industrial sector has come to a halt and unemployment claims are soaring high with an all-time low demand, courtesy of government-mandated restrictions. It is quite obvious that this resulting market will likely bring a rise in instances of […]

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Coronavirus

The Gendered Impact of Coronavirus

By Dhanishta Mittal “The fact that we do not have enough women in leadership roles in the context of decision-making on the response to this pandemic means that we are missing huge pieces of information, of experience and that impacts all.”[1] Coronavirus pandemic exacerbates inequalities for women, UN warns, THE GUARDIAN The COVID-19 pandemic has […]

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Coronavirus

Analysing the Impact of COVID-19 on Contractual Obligations in the Supply Chain Mechanism

By Abhigyan Tripathi and Rishabh Chhabaria Introduction On December 31, 2019, China reported a number of pneumonia cases in Wuhan, Hubei Province, leading to the identification of the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19). Over the course of four months, the virus has transmitted to various parts of the world, including India and has claimed over two lakh […]

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Coronavirus

15 Selfies a Day Keeps the Police Away: Legality of Steps to Combat COVID-19 in Karnataka

By Aditya Krishna Introduction The fight against COVID-19 in India has been severely stifled by individuals violating the quarantine and lockdown enforced. There have been many cases of people either absconding from quarantine centers (which have been criticized for being unhygienic and mismanaged) or disregarding their home quarantine.[1] In the wake of the ongoing global […]

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Coronavirus

Compulsory Licensing: A Promising method to combat Coronavirus

By Ananya Singh The patent regime in India ensures protection for certain inventions and as an implicit rule, also grants certain exclusive rights and privileges to the patentee with respect to his invention. This protection vests monopoly rights in the creator to use, manufacture, and sell his invention. The same provisions extend to pharmaceutical products […]