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Securities Laws

Issuance of shares with differential voting rights

May 06 2019

By Tanushree Pande Introduction The recent trend in the area of corporate laws has led to the emergence of various investments tools with multiple ways a


Supreme Court restates law vis-à-vis an arbitrator’s power to grant interest

May 06 2019

By Ankit Parhar The Hon'ble Supreme Court has recently restated the law vis-à-vis an Arbitrator’s power to grant interest under the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (‘1996 Act&r

Intellectual Property Rights

Dynamic injunction against ‘rogue websites’ in UTV case- Balanced remedy or excessive enforcement?

April 30 2019

By Sudarshan Shekhawat In a judgement [see endnote. 1] delivered on April 10, the Delhi High Court has granted a ‘dynamic’ blocking injunction against certain websites publishing p

Goods and Services Tax

Expenses incurred on CSR - Not so GST friendly?

April 24 2019

By Koushal Sonthalia One of the major advantages under the GST regime is the unlocking of tax credits, a lot of which was not available in the erstwhile Indirect tax regime. While the earlier legis

Direct Tax

Prosecution under Section 276C of Income-tax Act, 1961 – An Overview

April 24 2019

By Ravi Sawana Introduction The mechanism for enforcing tax compliances under the Income-tax Act, 1961 (‘the Act’) is provided by way of three pilla

International Trade & WTO

All is fair in trade and war – Panel Ruling on interpretation of security exceptions in Russia-Traffic in Transit

April 23 2019

By Jayant Raghu Ram Introduction On 05th April 2019, the WTO circulated the Panel report in Russia – Traffic in Transit (DS512), a dispute which was initiated by Ukraine agains

Regulatory Laws

Maximum pensionable salary - SC upholds HC judgment quashing cap thereon

April 08 2019

By Ankit Parhar The Employees' Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 (“EPF Act”) is a social welfare legislation enacted to provide social security to employees in the form of retirement or old age benefits. The EPF

Corporate Advisory

Companies (Significant Beneficial Owners) Amendment Rules, 2019: Significant clarity at last

April 08 2019

By Sudish Sharma, Samad Ali and Anantha Desikan S Introduction The Companies (Significant Beneficial Owners) Rules, 2018 (“SBO Rules”) was notified on June 14, 2018. The SBO Rules endeavor to iden

International Trade & WTO

US withdrawal of GSP benefits for India

March 27 2019

By Bhargav Mansatta Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) means a mechanism by which imports from developing countries are subject to lower tariffs in the importing country. This system has been implemented by the developed countries s

Direct Tax

Dichotomy between Gross and Net amount - Analysis of Vijay Industries Judgment

March 25 2019

By Mahendra Singh Introduction: The Income-tax Act, 1961, under Chapter VI-A, provides for certain special deductions. These special deductions have been subject matter of litigation all along. One such pr

Goods and Services Tax

Burden of unified registrations for EOUs and DTA units

March 22 2019

By Anupama Ravindran This article intends to highlight certain issues with regard to restrictions on refund of integrated tax paid on exports, for multiple business units having a single GST registration. Section 54 of the CGST Act st

Goods and Services Tax

Breaking the credit chain – An avenue to boost revenue?

March 22 2019

By Brijesh Kothary The Goods and Services Tax Council, in its 34th meeting held on 19-3-2019 recommended certain measures to streamline implementation of lower effective rates of GST for real estate sector. In its previous meeting, the GST Council r

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