India not alone in preferential market access for electronics
TS Vishwanath, principal adviser at APJ-SLG Law Offices, on National policy for Electronics comments......
Insurance Bill now holds the key to FTA with EU
TS Vishwanath, principal adviser at APJ-SLG Law Offices, said the trade negotiations between India and the European Union (EU) with respect to Free Trade Agreement (FTA) are heading towards a conclusion......
India joins war against the virtual world
A court in India, on Monday, January 16, said that websites, such as Google and Facebook, are liable for the content posted on their platform by users, as they benefit from the content. Joseph Pookkatt referred to Supreme Court's judgement in the landmark case of Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) where it was held that freedom of speech and expression includes right to impart and receive information which includes freedom to hold opinions, and pointed out that it would take much more than the threat of a Judge for India to go the China way.
December ministerial may decide fate of Doha round talks
T S Vishwanath indicated that failure of the multilateral process would impact developing countries and would also hurt the credibility of an institution, the WTO.
Proposal to dilute Doha Round agenda comes under criticism
EU’s demand for additional concessions stalls trade talks (Livemint)
China WTO row spotlights nations clamping down on resources (Reuters)
The WTO dispute opens a larger debate on the changing dynamics of global trade in which developing countries, like China or India, are slowly looking at moving away from the model of exporting raw materials to the developed world to produce value-added products.
APJ-SLG Law Offices placed in Band One -
APJ-SLG Law offices has been placed in “Band One” for international trade among firms in India by Chambers and Partners , a leading UK based ranking agency for lawyers. APJ-SLG has been placed in Band 1 on international trade continuously since 2006 by Chambers and Partners.
Development or Market Access - Focus of Doha Round
May 12 2011 T S Vishwanath report that focus in Doha Round was on Market Access and not on Development
Protection of Industrial Designs
Apr 14 2011 T S Vishwanath discusses WIPO's effort to harmonise protection of industrial designs at all levels
APJ-SLG provided content for Investment toolkit launched by OIFC
Feb 1, 2010 - APJ SLG Law Offices has prepared content for 'Investment Guide to India', a project of Overseas Indian Facilitation Centre (OIFC).
APJ-SLG Law Offices ranked 8th -
Jan 21, 2011 APJ-SLG Law Offices secured 8th rank at the League Tables published by Venture Intelligence in respect of the PE transactions advised by the Firm during the calendar year 2010
APJ-SLG rated as band 1 firm by Chambers and Partners, UK
July 26, 2010 - Chambers and Partners from UK has rated APJ-SLG Law Offices a band 1 firm in the area of International Trade for the fifth consecutive year.
Time for European lessons
Indian industry needs to understand EU markets better to benefit from a potential bilateral free trade agreement, states TS Vishwanath in this article published in the Business Standard on March 17, 2011.
Multilateral trade deal may elude WTO, again
T S Vishwanath, principal advisor, APJ-SLG Law Offices highlighted “These texts would make sense if they come out without many square brackets. It can then provide the much-needed momentum to complete the round at the earliest. India has been engaging positively in the negotiations and has shown tremendous leadership in moving the Round ahead. New texts should be fine for India as long as they reflect the interests of developing countries, as espoused by New Delhi during these negotiations”
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