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  • An Introduction of ESG Disclosures in Indian Regulatory Space – Part 1

    Introduction The 2021 conference of parties (CoP26) on climate change was recently held in Glasgow, with the global community negotiating ways to manage climate change and mitigate its impact while ensuring that no adverse effect is felt on employment, food security, and living standards of the masses. Addressing climate change is one the most urgent...

  • Commerce Initiates New Administrative Reviews on AD/CVD Orders

    On November 29, 2021, the U.S. Department of Commerce published a notice initiating new administrative reviews for antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders with October anniversary dates. Listed below are the countries and products named in the notice: India Stainless Steel Flanges (A–533–877/C–533–878) Japan Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products (A–588–874) Mexico Carbon and...

  • Global Law and Business Podcast – Sital Kalantry (India’s Judiciary and Supreme Court)

    Listen HERE or stream on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Stitcher, or Soundcloud! At Harris Bricken, we keep close tabs on what is happening around the world, and we know that our friends and clients do, as well. We are happy to provide this podcast series: Global Law and Business, hosted by international attorneys Fred Rocafort and Jonathan Bench, where we look at the...

  • Flurry of activity in the Privacy Act review, including tougher penalties and new online privacy framework

    This article was co-authored with India Bennett. After months of anticipation regarding the ongoing review of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), the Federal Government has galvanized the Australian privacy landscape with two significant developments. Firstly, the Government has released a discussion paper about the reform of the Privacy Act. The discussion paper considers stakeholder feedback on the issues paper released in October 2020...

  • Indian Joint Parliamentary Committee Adopts Report on Personal Data Protection Bill

    On November 22, 2021, according to India Today, the Indian Joint Parliamentary Committee responsible for reviewing the Personal Information Protection Bill 2019 issued its report on the proposed law.

  • Overhaul of the ARC Framework – Need of the hour

    In continuance of various measures to resolve the pile of non-performing assets (NPAs) in the financial sector, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has now turned its focus on the role and framework of Asset Reconstruction Companies (ARCs) in being an important part of the solution. Even though the ARCs were in the game since...

  • Part III (B): Aircraft Leasing in IFSC – Let’s kick the tires and light the fires!

    In our previous post we had provided a synopsis of the legal framework relating to aircraft leasing in India and Indian IFSCs. In this piece, we will provide an overview of the tax incentives offered to the aircraft leasing activities undertaken from  IFSCs located in India to achieve the dream of developing the GIFT IFSC...

  • Online Travel Update: Amazon expands India travel offerings; Sabre loses Expedia’s North America business; flights drive most of Booking Holdings' quarterly success

    Last week was earnings week for many of the public online travel companies, and we’ve included stories summarizing those releases for several of the largest – Expedia Group, Airbnb, Booking Holdings and Sabre. We’ve also included copies of the transcripts of last week’s earnings calls for both Expedia and Booking. Enjoy. Amazon Expands India Travel...

  • Identification of SBO – Deeper Reflections

    Background Ever since the notification of the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2017 (“2017 Amendment”), the identification and declaration of Significant Beneficial Owners (“SBO”) has been a vexed issue for India Inc. The SBO regime, under Section 90 of the Companies Act, 2013 (“Act”), and the Companies (Significant Beneficial Owners) Rules, 2018 (“SBO Rules”), has its genesis...

  • Part III (A): Aircraft Leasing in IFSC – Let’s kick the tires and light the fires!

    The Government of India (“GOI”) has, in the recent years, realised the importance of aircraft leasing activities in the global market and has made its intentions clear to promote aircraft leasing and financing activities in India’s first International Financial Services Centre (“IFSC”) situated in GIFT City, Gandhinagar. The aim is to bring the aircraft leasing...

Featured documents

  • Ayurvedic Herbal Medicines Criticized

    An article in Frontline, India’s national magazine, argues that the efficacy and safety of Ayurvedic drugs, and especially those claiming to provide miraculous cures, need to be subjected to scientific scrutiny. In “Ayurveda under the scanner” (4/17/06), Meera Nanda, a Templeton Foundation Fellow,...

  • Herbal medicine for diabetes, new CAM survey

    A new survey of alternative therapies reveals extensive use; herbal medicine is promoted for sugar control; a skeptic knocks CAM. An Ayurvedic herb for diabetes: Known as Gurmar and Merasingi, gymnema sylvestre is a member of the milkweed family. It is a woody plant that grows in the tropical...

  • Best in Law Blogs : LexBlog Network : November 3, 2009

    It’s 5:30 in LexBlog’s Seattle office and it feels like it’s 9:30. Thank you Daylight Savings Time. For those of you already away from work, not about to walk through Seattle at night (awesome, by the way), here’s some reading material. There’s an interesting post by Brian Galbraith on deciding if...

  • Foreign Airline Crashes Predominate

    Counting today’s Air India crash, the last 11 airline accidents resulting in passenger fatalities have all involved foreign airlines (fatalities in parenthesis): 2010: May 22 – Air India Express Flight 812 at Mangalore International Airport  (158) May 17 – Pamir Airways Flight 112, Afghanistan (43) ...

  • Crew Member Missing from the Grandeur of the Seas – Why Are So Many People Disappearing From Royal Caribbean Cruise Ships?

    Newspapers in India are reporting that a young man working as a crew member on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship disappeared at sea. “Disappearances” at sea have been a regular occurrence on Royal Caribbean cruise ships over the past several years.    The Times of India (“Did ‘Missing’ Ship Staffer End ...

  • India Issues Clarification of Recent Privacy Rules

    As mentioned in a prior post on this blog, earlier this year the Indian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology issued new privacy and data security rules under the Information Technology (Reasonable security practices and procedures and sensitive personal data or information) Rules,...

  • Staying Relevant – Part 3: Competition Takes Many Forms

    Image [cc] marcokalmann In Part 2 of this series we covered the beginnings of major change in the legal market along with the initial responses from firms and lawyers. Non-Traditional Competitors An emerging and compelling reason for lawyers to make different business decisions is coming from new...

  • Publisher’s Platform: Salmonella Import Problem

    Collaborative investigation efforts of state, local, and federal public health agencies indicate that a frozen raw yellowfin tuna product imported from India, known as Nakaochi Scrape, from Moon Marine USA Corporation is the likely source of this Salmonella Bareilly and Salmonella Nchanga outbreak. ...

  • Medical Records Program in Rural Clinics of India

    Contributed by Lee Kim, Esq. 412.594.3915 The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has a pilot program called the Humanitarian Technology Challenge.  It has implemented a central database in two clinics fed by information from RFID tracking cards for identifying patients and...

  • Will EB-3 Catch Up to EB-2 for India?

    The State Department released the January 2013 Visa Bulletin last week. Among the items of interest was the disappointing news that the visa cut-off date for the EB-2 category for India remains September 1, 2004, for the fourth straight month since the new fiscal year began in October. This means...

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