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Lessons for India from the US-France digital tax war

When France imposed its 3% digital services tax on large US digitized businesses, the US trade representative responded by imposing additional duties of up to 100% tariffs on French products worth USD 2.4 billion

Suspension of initiation of corporate insolvency proceedings

The introduction of new sub-section (3) to section 66 seems to be merely clarification based, and made by way of abundant caution for removal of doubts, as without it too the position of law would have been the same.

Treading a tightrope: The way forward for the virtual currency sector in India

“When digital transformation is done right, it’s like a caterpillar turning into a butterfly, but when done wrong, all you have is a really...

Future Frame of Arbitration post COVID-19

It may be noted that even after getting no place in statutory provisions, Emergency Arbitration is trying to absorb its place in the rules and procedures of several arbitration institutions.
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A Conspectus of the Indian Judicial Response to COVID-19

On 26 May 2020 a three-judge bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan took note of the plight of migrant workers during the lockdown, which galvanized the judges to observe, ‘We take Suo Moto cognizance of problems and miseries of migrant labourers’.

The Duty of Full and Frank Disclosure: Serious consequences of failure for Punjab National Bank, before the English Court

It is a basic principle of justice that a respondent to an application to court should have the opportunity to be heard by the...

Right to information: The unspoken casualty of Covid-19 lockdown

With the lone exception of the Central Information Commission, its counterparts in the States did not display the same proclivity. As on 1 May 2020, 29 State Information Commissions were non-functional.

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