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International Trade & WTO

Final Findings in anti-circumvention investigation concerning Cold Rolled Flat Products of Stainless Steel – An analysis

August 30 2017

Final anti-dumping duty was imposed on cold rolled flat products of stainless steel of width between 600mm to 1250mm with certain exclusions.

Understanding composite supply under GST

August 30 2017

India embarked on its tryst with Goods and Services Tax (“GST”) on 1st July, 2017. In this regard, the Union Parliament and the State Legislatures have enacted various laws for the levy and collection of GST (hereinafter collectively known as “GST Acts”).

Direct Tax

Limitation of Benefits clause in the India Singapore DTAA - An analysis of recent decisions

August 17 2017

The Mumbai Bench of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal had occasion to examine the India Singapore Double Taxation treaty in a recent judgment in the case of Citicorp Investment Bank (Singapore) Ltd v. Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax (International Taxation) Mumbai.

Intellectual Property Rights

Patent refusal for Enzalutamide: An overview

August 17 2017

Enzalutamide, marketed by the name ‘Xtandi’, is a prescription medicine for treating men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.

Mergers & Acquisitions / PE

Mega merger in insurance on hold – A closer look

August 02 2017

The complexity surrounding transactions in relation to mergers and acquisitions can never be underscored. Such transactions undergo a prodigious milieu, which involves discussions, proposals, negotiations and most importantly, regulatory approvals.

Authority for Advance Rulings under GST

July 28 2017

In his Budget Speech of 1992-93, the then Finance Minister had assured that, in the interest of avoiding needless litigation and promoting better taxpayer relations in a scheme for giving advance rulings in respect of transactions involving non-residents was being worked out and would be put into op

International Trade & WTO

Compliance with recommendations and rulings of the DSB by the EU in trade remedy cases

July 19 2017

Article 19.1 of the WTO Dispute Settlement Understanding (DSU) provides that where a panel or the Appellate Body concludes that a measure is inconsistent with a covered agreement, it shall recommend that the Member concerned bring the measure into conformity with that agreement.

Direct Tax

Taxation of foreign companies regarded as ‘resident’ in India

July 17 2017

Tax liability under the Income-tax Act, 1961 (‘the Act’) of any person is determined based upon his residential status.

Intellectual Property Rights

Guidelines for patentability of computer related inventions – Is this the final chapter?

July 10 2017

The Patent Office has released another revised version of Guidelines for Examination of Computer Related Inventions (CRIs).


Disputing a dispute under Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016

July 05 2017

Disputing a dispute under Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (“IBC” or “Code”) was enacted on May 28, 2016 with an aim to inter alia address and resolve these issues in addition to providing for the mechanism for resolution of insolvency

GST - Old order changeth yielding place to new

June 27 2017

As I sit down to type this article with the famed saying of Alfred Tennyson, despite the hectic schedule of GST assistance to  the industry, both types of feelings gush – on the one side sadness creeps as the Central Excise as we know and we grew up with is going to be part of history .

International Trade & WTO

India-EU free trade agreement: State of play and way forward

June 20 2017

India and the European Union (EU) have been negotiating a bilateral free trade agreement known as the Broad-based Trade and Investment Agreement (BTIA) since 2007.

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