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17 Post-Corona Growth Opportunities for (Young) Lawyers – Lawctopus


By Vinay Kothari, Advocate, Rajasthan High Court

A couple of days again I had an opportunity to be part of an elite panel together with a number of the most interesting brains of the nation whereas talking on ‘Post-Corona Growth Opportunities for Young Lawyers’ a National CLE Webinar collection collectively organized by Surana & Surana International Attorneys and Lawctopus on subjects of all kinds and higher pursuits.


‘Post-Corona Growth Opportunities for Young Lawyers’, with permission of organizers I might tweak the subject a little bit for a similar to be learn as ‘Post-Corona Growth Opportunities for Lawyers’ as a result of a lawyer at all times stays younger and a scholar of regulation at heart, as put up this pandemic part all of us shall be required to re-calibrate, modify and adapt ourselves to the modified occasions to search out and make our place in a considerably new world. 

Having mentioned this, let me begin with a query to myself, when does an index within the inventory market or a requirement curve in economics, seem to have made a skyrocket rise, whereas a few of us could reply that;

  1. The similar would consequence after a really wholesome and populist finances, 
  2. An enormous monetary roll out by the federal government, or 
  3. A significant out of the country funding being made into the nation and so forth. 

The record and elements can go on and on however, I might say the curve would seem like the strongest and the most important upward rise within the curve could be observed after the worst has handed by means of. 

How many people even do not forget that the world has confronted 4-6 Global recessions put up World War II, as per the definition of the IMF in keeping with which the current pandemic has not but been declared as a world recession. 

Similar is that this gloomy part, which is able to quickly move by and we’ll have a much brighter part on the opposite facet of it, gleaming and brimming with possibilities. 

Its usually mentioned {that a} lawyer on a cyclic foundation has each thick and skinny phases in his career, however an ready lawyer is one who prepares and equips himself well within the skinny part to make and achieve probably the most within the thick one.

Even earlier than this gloomy part passes away the current occasions have a wide range of points awaiting intervention by attorneys, to call and handle some of the necessary one being, employment-related points.

The MHA by its order dated 29.3.2020 under the DMA, 2005 directed all of the industries, outlets, industrial institutions to pay all wages with none deductions.

The notification raises a variety of points to be regarded into from the attitude of each an employer and worker and includes a gamut of legal guidelines like, DM Act, Payment of Wages Act, ID Act and so forth. Similar such orders are being made in time period of development employees which represent one of many greatest migratory number living.


Normalcy being attained there are a variety of topics that await authorized interventions to set at relaxation the problems, to call just a few areas what place all of us could discover area to flourish. 

1. Insolvency and Bankruptcy code: One piece of laws which was enacted for time-bound restoration of money owed will act as shrapnel on this time of disaster.

Thus the identical would concern the lively participation of attorneys from either side by way of recovering the money owed for people that are owed money and on the opposite facet saving the already sinking debtors with no enterprise activity being performed through the lockdown.

2. Debt-Restructuring: Debt-Restructuring goes to be a serious device being adopted with the intention to overcome the monetary misery brought on by the pandemic. 

3. Foreign Investment: According to an OECD Index masking 68 international locations, India possesses the 8th most restrictive FDI regime. The similar would concern submitting proposals to the Government with the intention to loosen up the norms for such funding whereas safeguarding the interest of the home business.

Post Covid-19 and with a sense of hatred of the world in the direction of China lots of corporations could be shifting their bases. In order to draw these international locations, India should loosen up its FDI insurance policies, thus a prepared reckoner to those insurance policies could be very useful for any new entrant.

Knowledge of Foreign Exchange Management and allied legal guidelines shall be very useful too. 

4. Labour and Employment legal guidelines: With the good risk that the pandemic outcomes to a world recession or if i’ll time period it to be despair, there shall be a variety of employer-employee disputes surfacing.

There are all the chances of the economies not merely slowing down however the identical being contracted to a smaller measurement.

5. Mergers and Acquisitions: The historical past of the recession has proven that the smaller participant usually will get worn out, to ensure that such smaller gamers to outlive they should search for merging themselves with greater gamers or have been required even getting themselves acquired.

6. Banking defaults/disputes.

7. Rent defaults/disputes: MHA notification that fee of lease shouldn’t be pressed would elevate a variety of disputes which regard to fee of lease and default in the direction of the identical.

8. Non-performance of business transactions: Force majeure, which might be some of the contented and debatable subjects by itself as to the applicability of Force Majeure due to COVID.

9. Outside court docket settlements & Mediation, would possibly discover a flourishing area as a result of escalated litigation prices.

10. Transactional lawyering: The post-pandemic part will show us all kinds of disputes being germane, which might warning everybody for future and would additional end in prior execution of contracts and agreements thereby making an attempt to cowl all attainable disputes which may come up and their impacts on the efficiency being already put in black and white.

11. Advising startups: there are particular legal guidelines generally relevant to every startup however there are particular points particular to the sector of the involved start-up, thus the work is enterprising and difficult and rewarding.

12. Criminal legal guidelines: this fundamental facet of regulation involving IPC, CrPC, and Evidence Act may also see a surge in points.

With time attorneys will even should adapt themselves with the intention to meet the challenges of the time. The involvement of know-how within the authorized world in India is minimal.

Adaptability and involvement of know-how shall be a serious step required. This may imply:

1. Setting up authorized incubators for startups, nourishing the startups, and in flip, quick churn the wheel of the financial system. 

2. Creation of Online authorized platforms. As s a serious change in way of life of all is more likely to be seen post-COVID, folks will change into cost-conscious and at such occasions offering fundamental authorized companies at minimal prices could be a giant attraction for purchasers.

3. Integrated companies: with MBAs (enterprise improvement), Engineers (infrastructure works), Architects, Doctors (well being legal guidelines) with different professionals would possibly add as a giant attraction for purchasers searching for a one-stop resolution.

4. Lawyers ought to equip themselves technologically by way of each parts and software program to match with altering occasions.

Even in current occasions, an excellent variety of e-hearings are being defeated as a result of lack of availability of sources, there needs to be few hours of devoted discovering universities and faculties equipping college students with fashionable know-how and tendencies in regulation.

5. e-hearings in court docket are taking place solely in distinctive circumstances, the restricted circumstances being heard might be justified in current occasions however nonetheless, for future e-hearings may change into a standard each day follow.

One of our former Justices conceptualized a authorized world what place the large infrastructural buildings and sources spent, might be performed away with and work retains going unperturbed in any circumstance

So take a look at the silver lining within the hazy atmosphere and equip your self for the long run as there may be much to return your approach.

Vinay Kothari has been working towards earlier than the Rajasthan High Court and varied different Courts and Tribunals throughout the nation.

He has handled circumstances involving varied areas of regulation together with Constitutional, Corporate legal guidelines, Taxation, Anti Dumping & Safeguard Duty issues, Arbitration – Mediation, Mining, Land Laws, and Environmental legal guidelines. He has additionally handled circumstances regarding IPR, Broadcasting disputes, and Criminal legal guidelines.


Editor’s Note: This put up was first printed on 27th May 2020.



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