The conundrum around arbitrability of disputes was first settled by the Supreme Court in Booz Allen and Hamilton v. SBI Home Finance Limited and Others (“Booz Allen”), where the court laid down the ‘test of arbitrability’ and categorized arbitrability into two segments, namely (i) rights in personam (right against specific individuals) to be amenable to arbitration; and (ii) rights in rem (rights against world at large)...
Estate and succession planning aids in establishing an orderly process of transferring a person’s wealth and assets. As the catastrophic outbreak of COVID-19 continues to wreck a global havoc, it is imperative for the families to secure their hard- earned wealth and assets through estate planning. A well-defined estate and succession plan can prevent future... Continue Reading →
Use of digital contracts have been on a rise due to several dynamic factors such as technological developments and globalization. These factors have acted as a catalyst to the growing trend of digitalization of commercial business models and transactions. This in turn has given a significant rise to digital contracts and electronic records. E-commerce businesses... Continue Reading →
The Information technology (Amendment) Act, 2008 provides with various provisions regarding the DSC and ES. This amendment recognizes ES and takes it under the purview of the IT Act. The word “digital” was replaced by “electronic”, this was done to make the IT Act more technology neutral and expand its applicability beyond digital medium. The... Continue Reading →
First published on Mondaq - June 2021 Introduction With the consolidation of several labour legislations into codes, the Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946 got subsumed into the Industrial Relations Code, 2020 (“IR Code”) with two other legislations. IR Code, under Section 29, confers powers on the Central Government to make Model Standing Orders (“MSO”)... Continue Reading →
As the tussle with the spread of COVID-19 is prevalent, the Maharashtra Chief Minister, Mr. Uddhav Thackeray recently announced a new set of guidelines/ restrictions called the “Break The Chain Order” dated 13th April 2021 to curb the further spread of COVID-19 in the State of Maharashtra. These additional restrictions are a result of the... Continue Reading →