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IBA India Working Group

About the India Working Group

The India Working Group (IWG) was set up in late 2016 and is made up of 28 lawyers representing firms across India. The IWG was formed to act in an advisory capacity to the IBA officers of the Asia Pacific Regional Forum (APF), senior IBA officers and the Asia Office regarding various aspects of the IBA’s activities in India and specific to Indian members. The main aims of the IWG are to engage Indian members to become more actively involved in IBA activities, to increase the number of Indian members of the IBA, and to identify and implement ways the IBA can assist lawyers in India with issues pertinent to the legal profession there.

Click here to view the IWG Charter

Click here to view current members of the IWG

Contact the IWG

If you have any thoughts, questions, or contributions, please get in touch with IWG Co-Chairs: Satyajit Gupta at satyajit.gupta@gmail.com and Ramesh Vaidyanathan at ramesh@advayalegal.com.

Exhaustion of rights and liability for joint tort – the hazards of e-commerce platforms

With the pandemic hitting hard, online shopping has become the new normal. The pandemic accelerated the shift towards a more digital world and fuelled e-commerce growth, not just on a business-to-consumer basis but on a consumer-to-consumer basis as goods and services become more ‘fluid’ and transactions become less territorial. This article considers the hazards of using e-commerce platforms for various transactions.

Released on Apr 29, 2022

Data compliance: challenges to foreign companies doing business in and relating to China

The Chinese data protection legislations, although they transplant many ideas contained in the GDPR, form a different regime for data protection. This article observes China’s key data protection laws and the challenges these pose to foreign companies doing business in China.

Released on Apr 29, 2022

Tax compliance in the context of live e-commerce

The webcasting industry has played an important role in the development of the digital economy and the emerging entertainment ecosystem in recent years, but this development has highlighted new issues in tax compliance for the live e-commerce industry.

Released on Apr 05, 2022

Highlights of the revised draft of the Company Law of China

On 24 December 2021, the revised draft of the Company Law of China was released to solicit public opinion following its deliberation. The revisions reflect the development of business environment improvement and property rights protection in China and include several remarkable changes to current legislation.

Released on Apr 05, 2022

Hot topics in compliance part two – anti-corruption compliance trends in the US, UK and Hong Kong

The enforcement of global anti-corruption regulations by various governments worldwide has created heightened compliance regulations for companies globally. This webinar discussed the different anti-corruption regimes in three different jurisdictions respectively, as well as comparing the similarities in the compliance requirements.

Released on Mar 23, 2022

Hot topics in compliance part three – antitrust compliance issues in the digital economy

New antitrust compliance issues in the digital economy have emerged in the past few years, and competition enforcement authorities have adopted different measures to respond in different jurisdictions. This webinar mainly discussed the current status quo, new updates, abuse of dominance in the digital economy and killer acquisitions from different jurisdictions.

Released on Jan 19, 2022

Hot topics in compliance part one – Cross-border data transfer: necessity and barriers

Although cross-border data transfer is essential for international trade and the development of the digital economy, the various rules and requirements in different jurisdictions create a dilemma for global companies and may affect international politics. Therefore, this webinar predominately discussed the current status, barriers and solutions for cross-border data transfer in different jurisdictions.

Released on Jan 05, 2022

Asia Pacific Regional Forum Co-Chair's note

Welcome to our final e-Bulletin for 2021. While this year did not allow us the freedom of movement we were perhaps hoping for, it has nonetheless been eventful and productive.

Released on Dec 14, 2021

The IBA Young Lawyers’ Committee’s Training Series: Session three, ‘Career models for young lawyers and the qualities of a future partner’

Summary of the third session of ‘The fundamentals of international legal business practice: global trends in changing times’, a virtual eight-part training series presented by the China Working Group (CWG) of the IBA Asia Pacific Regional Forum (APF) and IBA Young Lawyers’ Committee (YLC), 7 July 2021.

Released on Dec 13, 2021

The IBA Young Lawyers’ Committee’s Training Series: Session One ‘Avoiding conflicts of interest and other ethical traps’

Summary of the opening session of ‘The fundamentals of international legal business practice: global trends in changing times’, a virtual eight-part training series presented by the China Working Group (CWG) of the IBA Asia Pacific Regional Forum (APF) and IBA Young Lawyers’ Committee (YLC), 22 June 2021

Released on Dec 13, 2021