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Dentons highlights dangers and opportunities for hotel franchising in India

Franchising offers a good way of entering the Indian market, but is not without challenges, according to Dentons’ Babette Märzheuser-Wood.

Mediation a “buzzword” in India, says Rajiv Dutta

New Delhi’s Rajiv Dutta analysed the popularity of mediation in India at a meeting of the litigation and mediation committees at the International Bar Association conference in Boston on Wednesday.

Indian FDI under the spotlight in Boston

In the same week that US Secretary of State John Kerry has said that investment in Asia is a key priority for the United States, the International Bar Association’s Asia Pacific and North American regional forums met yesterday at the IBA annual conference in Boston to discuss investments between North American and Asian countries.

CSR: the tiger’s teeth are growing

The recent passage of India’s updated companies act has sparked considerable debate – within these pages and elsewhere – as it imposes new corporate social responsibility (CSR) obligations on profitable companies. In a panel discussion held yesterday at the International Bar Association annual conference in Boston, private practitioners and corporate counsel exchanged views on CSR around the world and agreed that its traditional status as “soft law” or a “toothless tiger” is changing.

Telecoms company sues India as talks fail

A Mauritian telecoms investor has launched a $1.4 billion investment treaty claim against India, in the latest fallout from the country's 2G spectrum scandal.

India in top three emerging markets for private equity, says Freshfields

New research published by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has found that India, China and Brazil have accounted for almost two thirds of all cross-border private equity investments in emerging markets over the past ten years.

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