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This section contains important Central and State notifications, Guidelines, Advisories and Court orders issued with reference to Covid-l9.



24 March 2020
Ministry of Finance
Relief measures for Taxes, Corporate Affairs, Banking Sector, Commerce etc. announced by Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman. Hon'ble Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman announced relief measures relating to statutory and regulatory compliances in areas of Income Tax, GST, Customs & Central Excise, Corporate Affairs, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code (IBC) Fisheries, Banking Sector and Commerce.
Regulatory Affairs
24 March 2020
National Company Law Appellate Tribunal
Extension of period of limitation for filing appeal w.e.f. 15.03.2020
Litigation & Disputes Practice
24 March 2020
High Court of Karnataka
Extension of interim orders and bail orders for a month. Abeyance of demolition and eviction orders.
Litigation & Disputes Practice
24 March 2020
High Court at Calcutta
Family Court, Mumbai Pronouncements of Judgements, court offices proceedings and other activities which will resume in Family Courts: Continuation of Order dated May 18, 2020 Download May 19, 2020 Supreme Court of India Standard Operating Procedure for Ld. Advocate / Party in person for e-filing, mentioning, listing and video conferencing hearing. Download May 16, 2020 National Company Law Tribunal As per the order of Hon'ble President, NCLT Delhi, the summer vacations falling in the months of May, June and July shall stand cancelled and the Hon'ble Tribunal will functional throughout. Download May 5, 2020 Supreme Court Guidelines for Court functioning through Video conferencing during Covid-19 pandemic Download April 6, 2020 High Court of Allahabad- PIL Extension of interim orders and bail orders. Abeyance of demolition and eviction orders. Download March 26, 2020 High Court at Bombay Extension of interim orders. Abeyance of eviction, dispossession, and demolition orders Download March 26, 2020 High Court of Madras Extension of interim orders and bail orders. Abeyance of eviction, dispossession, and demolition orders. Download March 26, 2020 High Court of Delhi Extension of interim orders subsisting as on 16.04.2020 and expired, or will expire thereafter. Download March 25, 2020 High Court of Kerala Extension of interim orders and bail orders for one month which are due to expire during lockdown period of 21 days. Deferment of recovery proceedings. Constitution of High-Powered Committee to consider release of prisoners on parole/interim bail. Download March 25, 2020 High Court at Calcutta Extension of interim orders subsisting as on 16.04.2020 and which have expired, or which are due to expire on or before 09.04.2020 Download March 24, 2020 High Court of Karnataka Extension of interim orders and bail orders for a month. Abeyance of demolition and eviction orders. Download March 24, 2020 National Company Law Appellate Tribunal Extension of period of limitation for filing appeal w.e.f. 15.03.2020 Download March 24, 2020 Supreme Court Extension of period of limitation for filing w.e.f. 15.03.2020 Download March 23, 2020 National Company Law Tribunal NCLT issues order imposing shut down of All NCLT Benches.Closure of all NCLT Benches from 23.03.2020 to 31.03.2020 Download March 23, 2020 Supreme Court Bar Association Resolves 4 weeks vacation to contain Covid-19 outbreak Download March 21, 2020
Litigation & Disputes Practice
24 March 2020
Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology
Advisory to State Governments to permit IT/ITeS industry to carry out essential functions
Labour & Employment - Centre
24 March 2020
Ministry of Home Affairs
Order directing strict implementation of nationwide lockdown
Labour & Employment - Centre
24 March 2020
Health & Family Welfare Department, Tiruvallur District, Chennai
Clarification Letter to notification dated 23 March 2020 on infection prevention and control regulations for Covid-19
Labour & Employment – State & Union Territories
23 March 2020
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Directions issued by the Ministry to ensure operational continuity of critical media infrastructure. Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has issued a circular to all the Chief Secretaries of all States/ Union Territories, stating that critical media infrastructure such as printing presses and distribution infrastructure of Newspapers/Magazines; all TV Channels and supporting services like Teleports and DSNGs; DTH/HITS operations connected equipment /facilities, etc. including maintenance; FM/CRS Networks; Networks of MSOs and Cable Operators; and News Agencies shall be kept fully operational during the Covid-19 pandemic
Regulatory Affairs
23 March 2020
Trade-Marks Registry, Ministry of Commerce & Industries
Extension to be provided to the applicant for all such acts envisioned under the Trademarks Act, 1999 and the rules thereunder. As per the public notice issued by the Registry, due regard will by the Registrar, considering the prevailing conditions arising out of Covid-19 pandemic, in granting extension of time to applicant/s for all such acts envisioned under the Trademarks Act, 1999 and the rules there under.
Regulatory Affairs
23 March 2020
National Company Law Tribunal
NCLT issues order imposing shut down of All NCLT Benches.Closure of all NCLT Benches from 23.03.2020 to 31.03.2020
Litigation & Disputes Practice
23 March 2020
Supreme Court
Extension of period of limitation for filing w.e.f. 15.03.2020
Litigation & Disputes Practice
23 March 2020
Ministry of Commerce & Industry
MEPZ circular on outbreak of Coronavirus
Labour & Employment - Centre

This section enlists articles and write-ups in which our lawyers have lent their perspective on important judgments and developments related to Covid-l9.



28 May 2021
Patent Waiver for Covid-19 Vaccines Necessary or Reckless (Mondaq)
Lynn Lazaro, Partner
30 September 2020
Covid-19: Counterfeit Products and Fake Goods-Indian Law Perspective
Lynn Lazaro, Partner
7 September 2020
COVID-19 : A Force Majeure Event Or Simply A Pandemic?
Private: Nishant Menon, Senior Partner
6 August 2020
Chennai Tribunal, holds loan foreclosure charges not subject to Service tax
Shampa Bhattacharya, Partner
24 June 2020
Covid-19: Impact on Right to Life and Personal Liberty during pandemic – Published in LexisNexis India
30 April 2020
Contracts and force majeure during a pandemic – Published in the Indian Business Law Journal – (Indo-Japanese Business Corridor)
Chandrasekhar Tampi, Senior Partner
28 April 2020
Injunctive relief against invocation of bank guarantee on the basis of special equities under section 9 of the arbitration act
Preetam D’Souza, Partner
Ranjit Mahishi, Partner
24 April 2020
Lockdown 2.0-MHA Notification -Some Ambiguities and Discrepancies Persist While New Ones Crop Up (Mondaq)
Manish Dembla, Partner
23 April 2020
Impact of Supreme Court’s order of March 23, 2020
Dhruv Wahi, Senior Partner
20 April 2020
Covid 19-Company Law Update on the New Circular Issued by the MCA (IN) (Mondaq)
8 April 2020
E-Courts: A possible solution for pending litigation amid Covid-19?
Dhruv Wahi, Senior Partner
Vishal Bhardwaj, Associate
8 April 2020
Impact of Force Majeure in Indian commercial contracts
Preetam D’Souza, Partner
Ranjit Mahishi, Partner
3 April 2020
Functioning of Courts in India and Abroad during Covid-19 Pandemic
Dhruv Wahi, Senior Partner
30 March 2020
9.After Drop in Sales, Will Covid-19 Lead to Eviction of Retailers from Malls (Mondaq)
24 March 2020
COVID-19: An Update for India March 24, 2020
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