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Synchronising the interpretation of Article VII of the Outer Space Treaty and State Obligations with the growth of Private Players in Space

In this post, the author attempts to explore the divergent perspectives held by the United States, Europe, and India on the phrase “procures the launch” in defining a “launching State.” While the USA traditionally maintains a conservative stance, excluding non-state actors from liability, Europe and India have been more inclusive. The article advocates for the USA to reconsider its position, suggesting amendments to legislation that would acknowledge government involvement in private launches, even beyond its territorial jurisdiction. By embracing a broader definition of a ‘launching state’ and adopting joint and several liability, the USA can align its space regulations with international standards, fostering a balance between private space exploration and global responsibility.

BNPL in India: A Convenient Solution with a Dark Side

In this post, the author addresses the exponential growth of India’s fintech sector, particularly highlighting the rise of Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) services driven by a lack of specific regulatory frameworks. They elucidate how while some companies offering BNPL are under NBFC regulations, there’s a need for tailored guidelines to oversee and protect consumers engaging in BNPL transactions. The article further discusses the burgeoning concerns in India’s BNPL market, advocating for a more encompassing regulatory approach to mitigate issues like transparency, fraud, and data protection, aiming to bolster consumer confidence and legitimacy in these services.

Harnessing AI for Legislative Drafting: Opportunities, Challenges, and the Road Ahead

In this post, the author attempts to discover the potential of AI in reshaping legislative drafting and administration in India. Outdated laws, complex legal structures, and slow adaptation to technology present challenges. AI can streamline legislative research, predict legal outcomes, enhance transparency, and optimize policymaking. AI’s impact in legislative procedures is explored, including the use of AI tools and virtual parliaments. While AI offers efficiency, concerns about bias, accountability, and transparency must be addressed. The article highlights the need for a balanced approach to revolutionize the legislative landscape in India and build public trust in AI-generated legislation.

Party Autonomy Conundrum Vis-à-Vis Arbitration

In this post, the authors critically analyze the applicability of the Group of Companies Doctrine in arbitration proceedings and highlight the importance of party consent and autonomy in light of the international arbitration rules. The authors identify the conflicting stance of Indian Courts while analyzing the impact of Arupri Judgement on this conflict.


The New Privacy Regime For Startups: A Dreamy Vision or a Wake-up Call?

In this post, the Author aims to delve into a complete analysis of what changes have been introduced (in the form of duties of Data Fiduciaries) that will cause corporate data processors to up their game, with a special focus on the position of Startups in the status quo, and the exemptions with respect to the desirability of the same vis-à-vis rights of citizens under the Privacy Law.