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Role of In-House Counsel – Adapting to different Jurisdictions |Saloni Tuteja

Lawyers are always learning and adapting to new laws. Over time depending on opportunities, they also adapt to different roles from law firm professional to independent to in-house counsel.

The role of an #inhouse counsel as we know is diverse and they work with a variety of laws depending on the business they support. At times working with their counterparts in different jurisdictions. This may be an advantage when they switch working to another jurisdiction. However, it may come with certain challenges, and it is always helpful to hear from someone who has the experience of working in different jurisdictions.

Watch this super engaging #LawWiser video with Saloni Tuteja, Regional Legal and Business Conduct Counsel, Middle East, Gilead Sciences, hosted by our consulting editor @Sania Husaini video on the Role of an In-House Counsel: Adapting to different jurisdictions.

We understand the journey of such transitions and hope many legal professionals can take cues for considering such transitions when an opportunity arises.

Tune in now and watch Saloni sharing
 the myths around changing jurisdictions
 Can Indian Lawyers take the opportunity to work in another jurisdiction?
 challenges that are faced in transitioning or adapting to practices of different jurisdictions
 how to be better prepared for such opportunities

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Geographical Indications – Understand the Basics | #InConversation

We often hear products like Belgian Chocolates, Nagpur Oranges, Kolhapuri Chappals, etc.

But do you wonder why they are named in a certain way representing a particular geographical area?

Watch our Latest video on ‘Geographical Indications- Understanding the Basics’ where Sania Husaini and Avani Shukla help us understand the basics of what is Geographical Indication

They talk about the rights and products that come under it.

They further explain how geographical indications can be protected and their validity.

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Distressed M&A (Mergers and Acquisitions)

Watch our new Lawwiser video on ‘Distressed Mergers and Acquisitions’ with our host Lavanya Behl #inconversation with Jayesh H, Founding Partner, Juris Corp.

Distressed acquisitions have always been part of the M&A arena in India. Such acquisitions require lot of research, due diligence and proper procedures to be followed. By 2018, distressed acquisitions accounted for around 12% of overall M&A activity and with the introduction of IBC (Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code), it has only increased. It is considered that the IBC regime has not only aided the M&A sector but also provided procedures with timelines for effective distressed Merger and acquisition transactions.

Watch this video where our guest speaker discusses some important aspects including –

  • The role played by IBC in distress acquisition,
  • The CIRP process to settle such acquisitions,
  • Opportunities for investors and
  • The impact of pandemic on these acquisition.

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The Conundrum of Compliance – In Conversation

Watch this interesting conversation focusing on The Conundrum of Compliance featuring Parvez Memon, Senior Partner, MZM Legal, and Saloni Tuteja, Director – Legal (South Asia), Zimmer Biomet.

For the success of any business, having a robust compliance mechanism is very crucial. This discussion helps us understand the ambit of compliance, risk management, and the regulations involving statutory, internal and anti-corruption compliance.

The speakers from their experiences as in-house counsel and as an external advisor share the distinctions between the different sets of compliance including statutory compliances, anti-bribery and anti-corruption (ABAC) among others.

Lastly, they also highlight the challenges faced due to continuous changes in the regulations, and the impact which lack of expertise and management unawareness have on the compliance process.

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Enforcing Maritime Claims: Decoding Admiralty Jurisdiction – In Conversation

Watch Gautam Bhatikar, Partner, Phoenix Legal answer questions that you always had about maritime law.

He begins with the historical perspective and goes on to some rather interesting concepts.

One of the highlights is where he describes how this jurisdiction is different from other kinds of jurisdictions exercised by courts in India. He also explains how India may be a preferred spot for Admiralty proceedings especially in comparison with other parts of the world.

Tune in to learn all of this and much more. As parting thoughts, he also spoke to us about the benefits as well as disadvantages of a policy like this.

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In Conversation – Pre-Packaged Insovency

Watch this video where Mr. Mukund P Unny talks about Pre-pack insolvency.

He touches upon various important points right from the basics. It’s a newly announced policy and the effect of it is yet to be seen. In light of that, he analyses the impact on MSMEs as well as the process in detail.

As parting thoughts, he also spoke to us about the benefits as well as disadvantages of a policy like this.

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In Conversation – COVID Vaccine and Issue of Licensing

Today our country is facing challenges for availability and accessibility of the Covid vaccine. Since the Covid vaccine has been developed many are advocating for easing of #IP rights to overcome these challenges. In this video, Lawwiser discusses Covid Vaccine and the Issue of Compulsory Licensing with Rajeshwari Hariharan, Managing Partner, Rajeshwari, and Associate.

She explains what is compulsory licensing, the process, and whether competition law can be availed for its issuance during prevailing circumstances.

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In Conversation – YouTube Tax – Is it a hurdle for Indian Content Creators?

Watch now as Mr. Srinivas Kotni, Founder and Managing Partner, Lexport talks about the Youtube Tax.

He touches upon important aspects such as the effect of it on the Indian content creators. Watch and find out what the expert has to say about other similar platforms following the same route in the future. And shares how the impact of this law can be minimised.

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Understanding Cryptocurrency – in conversation

Bitcoins/cryptocurrency no matter how interesting investment in them may be, it still has legalisation issues in India and many countries. Watch Shashank Garg , Partner , Advani & Co. share the background on the introduction of cryptocurrency, quickly explains various aspects on its legalisation , the trends, issues in investment security and implementation of laws relating to cryptocurrency.

Watch it exclusively on #lawWiser.

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UNDERSTANDING THE CRYPTOCURRENCYIntroduction

If you’ve already begun your journey to learning about Cryptocurrency, the first step is to understand the two stages of the journey.

When people learn about Cryptocurrency, they usually start with stage one and work their way up.

This article provides an intro to the two stages that are involved when a person is studying Cryptocurrency.

Details About CryptoCurrency

The first stage is known as the Forex market cycle. This stage is the length of time that a typical investor will hold their position.

During this stage, many investors who participate in the Forex market will only be focused on the short-term profit potential of particular currencies rather than the long-term potential for profit that could be gained by investing in Cryptocurrency itself.

For those investors who hold onto their positions for a longer period during the Forex market cycle, they may become frustrated by the inability to gain any long-term profits and begin to look at other opportunities.

At this point, some of these investors will begin to educate themselves on the basics of investing in Cryptocurrency to open themselves up to potential long-term profit.

Some will even attempt to use analytical skills to determine if there may be a correlation between the stock market sentiment and the price increases and decreases of specific Cryptocurrency pairs.

During the second stage of learning about Cryptocurrency, an individual investor will begin to determine which Cryptocurrencies they may be interested in trading. At this point, the investor will have chosen which currency pairs they would like to trade.

On the flip side of the sentiment, we are currently in the “no investment” stage of understanding the Cryptocurrency market when the market is completely driven by sentiment.

What are the changes expected in the new cryptocurrency bill?

The cryptocurrency bill is still waiting in the cabinet. However experts from different spheres believe that bill must have to classify the standard qualifications of the crypto.

When can we expect Cryptocurrency to be legalized in all the countries?

In countries like India and China, the authorities are more likely to pave the path to CBDC’s and not existing cryptocurrencies, as there is no legal backing.

What would be the best way to implement the cryptocurrency laws as there is no precedent on its regulation?

Firstly, the government will consult its stakeholders as we are still in the drafting stage of the bill.

Secondly, the government should do a detailed SWOT analysis to understand the implication of introducing the law.

Some Important Measures

While investors may not be investing in the top 10 or even top 20 of Cryptocurrections right now, they are certainly getting involved in some sentiment-driven investment.

From here, we study the trends and volatility that are associated with the various domestic currency pairs. Trends typically occur over a longer period, but there are instances when the trend can happen much quicker.

Volatility is most commonly associated with larger values, such as the GFL and USD, but this is not always true. Watch crypto frauds to know more

In addition, there are many other important indicators for you to learn about, including those provided by the Cryptocurrency Research Society.

Cryptocurrency trading is a great way to make money from home if you properly analyze it. Once you have learned the basics of the process, you will never stop wondering what might happen next!

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Charting the way for Intermediaries and Digital Content rules

Here’s an interesting conversation between Vinod and Suchita who are both Partners at Argus Partners. They touch upon what the new Rules for regulation of intermediaries and digital content are.

They give us a very detailed take on what the differences are between these Rules and the previously notified 2011 Rules.

Everything from Due Diligence to redressal mechanisms as well as significant social media intermediaries has been covered in this video by LawWiser and Argus partners

We recommend watching for a holistic and balanced understanding of the 2021 rules!

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