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You’ve Got TeLawgram: 2020 Roundup

2020 was a tough year for all of us. Regardless, the world has marched on. Countless changes have been wrought worldwide, in all spheres, including law. In furtherance of our goal of providing our readers with updates, we have collected the largest updates over the past year, in India, and have presented them with a curated reading list for your perusal.
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Taxation

Transparent Taxation– India Setting the Global Benchmark for Compliance Verification

Adesh Sharma & Saksham Shrivastav As the world adjusts to a faceless pandemic, India has introduced a major overhaul of its direct taxation regime by erasing physical interface along with jurisdictional boundaries and introducing a faceless tax assessment and appeals system in its place. On August 13th, the Prime Minister launched the new Transparent Taxation […]

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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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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 […]