In this post, the authors draw the attention to Facebook Inc.’s recent acquisition of a 9.99% minority stake in Reliance Industries’ digital arm, Jio Platforms Limited. They analyse how such deals may arise problems of a dual nature, revolving around data protection and competition law, and point to the lack of a data protection statute in India to tackle the same. Continue reading The Reliance-Facebook Deal: A Case for Data-Driven Mergers
In this article, the authors discuss whether the government can force the citizens to give up their Fundamental Rights to avail a government benefit, in light of the recent Jharkhand High Court order which made it mandatory for an under-trial to download the Aarogya Setu Application in order to get a bail. Continue reading Whether the State can Force Citizens to Give Up their Rights in Exchange for Government Benefits? An Analysis in Light of Aarogya Setu being made Mandatory for Getting Bail
In this post, the author focuses on the need to rethink the utility of some of the agri-related legislation and policies and elaborates on how these statutes are contributing to the woes of the farmers. The author focuses on the role of the Essential Commodities Act, 1955 in discouraging investment in the agriculture sector and the role of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Animal Markets Rules, 2018 in devastating the livestock economy. Continue reading Rethinking Populist Paternalistic Legal Prescriptions & Policies to Address Agrarian Distress in India
In this post, the author draws an analysis of the safeguards which the competition law regime in India offers, in regard to the current situation of economic crisis, by comparing it with those offered in other jurisdictions. By doing so, he calls for the need for creating joint ventures among market players for mitigating the effect of the crisis. Continue reading An Analysis of the Indian Competition Law Regime During the COVID-19 Pandemic
In this article, the author seeks to analyse both, the majority and the dissenting opinion, of the US Supreme Court, offered in the interpretation of the doctrine of stare decisis in Ramos v Louisiana. The author concludes by arguing as to why the Sixth Amendment right shall be applicable against the States and not only against the Federal Government. Continue reading Ramos v. Louisiana: The US Supreme Court’s Interesting Take on the Doctrine of Stare Decisis
In this post, the author aims at tracking the cumulative impact of WTO panel’s interpretation of the scope of allowable export subsidy and expansion of products under the Information Technology Agreement (ITA-2) on the domestic electronic manufacturing industry in India. Further, the article raises issues with the Start-up India policy with regard to targeting incentives for innovation and recommends the integration of industrial and innovation policy of the government. The article concludes by suggesting that India should utilise the flexibility provided to developing countries with respect to R&D subsidy as incentive for domestic players to innovate products that can take benefit of reduced tariff under ITA-2.
Continue reading Incentive Structure for Domestic Electronic Manufacturing Industry Under the WTO regime
In this post, the authors discuss the nuances of shifting towards virtual courts, and the issues and challenges faced in the process. Further, they put forward the steps which would help in embracing the much-needed change. Continue reading Virtual Courts: Is it Time to Embrace the Much-Required Change in India?
In this post, the author attempts to analyse the current position with respect to the laws and policies concerning telemedicine and health-data protection in India. The author further examines the gap in the implementation and suggests the boosting up of telemedicine by ensuring the effective implementation of the data protection laws of our country. Continue reading Ensuring Effective Implementation of Data Protection Laws to Secure Telemedicine: The Need of the Hour
In this post, the author stresses upon the need to legislate to ensure the safety of healthcare personnel from the instances of violence against them. Further, the author sheds light on the draft bill on Protection Against Healthcare Professionals, 2019, and how it could be beneficial in safeguarding the interests of healthcare personnel in these stressful and unprecedented times. Continue reading Protection of Healthcare Personnel against Violence- A Wake-Up Call Amidst Crisis
In this post, the authors analyse whether the current pandemic situation qualifies as a force majeure event through various judgments and how it could lead to the frustration of contracts. They also write about what approach the courts should opt while hearing cases of breach of contract and suggests certain measures the government could take to provide relief Continue reading Coronavirus: Answering the Legal Dilemma