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Employer’s Provident Fund contribution over and above the statutory limit

By Avik Biswas, Partner and Ronak Chawla, Associate Issue The employer’s voluntary contribution under the Employees’ Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 (the “EPF Act”) over and above the statutory wage ceiling has always been a contentious issue. To … Continue reading

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Brick and Mortar – Cheer ! Relaxation of FDI rules in the Construction Development Sector

By Anupam Prasad, Partner and Anindita Ganguly, Associate In India, Foreign Direct Investment (“FDI”) in real estate has been permitted since 2002 and was fully opened in 2005. Subject to certain conditions, FDI in the real estate sector is allowed … Continue reading

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Indian Copyright Law Regime – Is it in tune with instrumental music?

By Abhyuday Bhotika, Associate Copyrightable works cover an expanse of items which can be broadly classified under the rubric of inter alia musical work, embracing vocal and instrumental, operas, musicals, bands and orchestras both solos and choruses. India is a … Continue reading

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Dashrath Requires a Second Read; Goodbye, Mr. Lodha!

By Rudrajyoti Nath Ray, Senior Associate In our post entitled “The Territorial Jurisdiction Conundrum”, we discussed how the Division Bench, in Dashrath, cleverly interpreted the “Harman Approach” and its effect on the “Bhaskaran Ratio”. It was fairly concluded by the … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Thika Tenancy

By Rudrajyoti Nath Ray, Senior Associate In Calcutta and its suburb Howrah, there have existed for many years precarious tenancies popularly known as Thika Tenancies. Under such Tenancy, vacant land was leased by the Landlord to a Tenant with liberty … Continue reading

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The Territorial Jurisdiction Conundrum

By Rudrajyoti Nath Ray, Senior Associate A person, A1, has an account, bearing No. Y, maintained by him with Bank X. A1 has a ‘debt or other liability’ to A2. A1 draws out a cheque to A2 in whole or … Continue reading

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… And we are back (with more Case Laws)

By Rudrajyoti Nath Ray, Senior Associate After a long summer holiday we are back again at the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India (“SC”). As we gear up to write more, analyze more and criticize even more – here are two … Continue reading

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