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Companies (Amendment) Act, 2017 – An analysis

By Pulkit Chaturvedi

The Central Government has notified Companies (Amendment) Act, 2017 (“Amendment Act”) on January 3, 2018 that was passed by the Parliament in its winter session [see End Note 1]. The Companies Act (Amendment) Bill, 2016 (“Bill”) was first introduced in the lower house of ...

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Act, 2018 – Analysis of the Key Changes

By Aishwarya Dubey


The Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (the “Code”) consolidated the archaic insolvency laws, provided a consolidated legislation and revolutionised the insolvency regime in India. Undoubtedly, the Code has had a significant impact on the way corporate India func...

Aiming greater transparency on sale of packaged commodity online

By Rohit Subramanian

The e-commerce sector has witnessed a phenomenal growth in the past few years resulting in the Central Government hightailing numerous legislative actions, initiatives and policies to regulate e-commerce companies. The Government vide these measures seek to ensure transparent and hassle-free operation of the e-commerce indus...

Condonation of Delay Scheme, 2018

By Pulkit Chaturvedi

Statutorily, Companies are required to file their annual financial statements and annual returns with the Registrar of Companies of their respective jurisdictions (“RoC”) in the forms as prescribed and rolled out by Ministry of Corporate Affairs (“MCA”) from time to time. Consequently, any non-filing of these ...

Luck Factor - An analysis of changes in Gaming Law

By Noorul Hassan SK and Aparajitha Narayanan

In today’s world, there is no sector or industry which does not marginally, if not entirely, depend on technology for its business purposes. This has shrunk the physical world and enlarged the virtual space, increasingly...

Restriction on number of layers on companies

By Pulkit Chaturvedi

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) vide Notification S.O. 3086(E), dated September 20, 2017 notified proviso to Section 2(87) of Companies Act, 2013 (Act). The notified clause provides for the definition of ‘Subsidiary company’ and specifies that such classes of holding companies, as prescri...

Key changes in 2017 FDI Policy for single brand retail trading sector

By Anurag Pareek and Rohan Singh
Foreign Direct Investment (“FDI”) upto 100 percent is allowed in single brand retail trade (“SBRT”) sector. FDI upto 49 percent is allowed under the automatic route and FDI in excess of 49 percent requires prior government appr...

Overriding effect of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code

By Aparajitha Narayanan


Until the commencement of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (hereinafter referred to as IBC) in May, 2016, there was no single legislation dealing with matters of insolvency and bankruptcy in India. It was widely known and accepted that a plethora of the erstwhile leg...

Code on Wages, 2017 – An Analysis

By Nikhil Singal

The labour law domain in India is a reaffirmation of India’s colonial past and industrial revolution. While current labour legislations have been significantly tailored to suit the unique conditions of the Indian industry and labour force, they are nevertheless still largely influenced by issues of a bygone era. Adding to t...

Mega merger in insurance on hold – A closer look

By Kanika Shukla


The complexity surrounding transactions in relation to mergers and acquisitions can never be underscored. Such transactions undergo a prodigious milieu, which involves discussions, proposals, negotiations and most importantly, regulatory approvals.

HDFC Standard L...

Disputing a dispute under Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016

By Arun Mohanty

Debt recovery in India has been a challenge with creditors and debtors disputing  rights and obligations in legal wrangles under various provisions under applicable laws making the process time consuming and costly.

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (“IBC” or “Code”) was enacted o...

Recent Rulings on ‘Offer Period’ under Takeover Regulations

By Anu Chowdhry

Public offers in relation to acquisition of shares and takeover of public companies in India is governed by a self-contained code enshrined in the SEBI (Substantial Acquisition of Shares and Takeovers) Regulations, 2011 (‘2011 Regulations’), that replaced the erstwhile SEBI (Substantial Acquisition of Shares and Takeov...

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