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Corporate Amicus: October 2014

‘Responsibilities of an independent director’ is the topic of discussion in this October 2014 issue of Corporate Amicus. The article in this issue holds that recent legislative measures should instill confidence in the minds of otherwise competent and capable individuals for taking unfettered deci

Corporate Amicus: September 2014

FDI in India is the topic of discussion this month. While certain recent FDI reforms in India have been elaborately discussed in this issue, Notifications and Circulars part of the Amicus covers recent decision of the Government of India to allow FDI in railway transport sector. Ministry of Corpor

Corporate Amicus: August 2014

Major obligations for companies under the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) provisions, as introduced by the new Companies Act, 2013, have been highlighted by the author in the article carried in the August issue of Corporate Amicus. The author says that though the principle of CSR is laudable

Corporate Amicus: July 2014

Satellite Communications Policy in India is the topic of discussion this month in Corporate Amicus. According to the author, a major overhaul in the legal and administrative policy framework governing satellite communications in India is required to achieve the dream of a “Digital India”. The se

Corporate Amicus: June 2014

To improve corporate governance, the new Companies Act, 2013 mandates a number of Board committees for specified companies for various purposes like audit, nomination and remuneration, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and stakeholders’ relationship. The basis, structure and functions of these

Corporate Amicus: May 2014

Over the years, thousands of Share Purchase Agreements (SPAs) have been executed but the perfect and completely error free agreement eludes us all. The article in this issue brings out some of the essential features of a classic textbook document for better understanding of the topics that need to

Corporate Amicus: April 2014

The agenda for sports law reform in the year 2014 has been laid down by the author in his article in this month’s issue of Corporate Amicus. Among other issues, the author is of the view that an area of sports law where reforms are badly needed is anti-doping programme implementation. Under ‘Notif

Corporate Amicus: March 2014

This March 2014 issue of Corporate Amicus carries two discussions of recent topics of interest. While the first article talks about provisions relating to 'Directors' in both old and new Companies Act, second article covers voting rights of holders of depository receipts abroad. CSR provisions are

Corporate Amicus: February 2014

This issue of Corporate Amicus is special – it brings to readers two articles. Restraining legal proceedings and rights of nominees are the two topics of discussion in the articles. The author of the first article observes that the judicial opinion is now somewhat entrenched in honouring the choic

Corporate Amicus: January 2014

Bitcoins – an area not explored much - is the topic of discussion this month in Corporate Amicus – January 2014 issue. The article in this issue, discussing elaborately legal provisions present in different jurisdictions, concludes that governments should attempt at regulating the sector rather th

Corporate Amicus: December 2013

Article in this December 2013 issue of Corporate Amicus deliberates upon the question as to whether role of ‘Independent Directors’ will truly become independent with the introduction of Companies Act, 2013. This issue covers clarification issued by Ministry of Corporate Affairs that provisions of

Corporate Amicus: November 2013

Specific provisions relating to ‘mergers and acquisitions’ and ‘one person companies’ as brought into force after introduction of Companies Act, 2013 are discussed at length, in two articles, in this issue of Corporate Amicus. First article highlights a few key changes made in the new Act and conc