Latest Updates

  • Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in India - Issue of equity shares under the FDI Scheme against legitimate dues [ A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No.31][17th September 2014]

  • Clarification with regard to provisions of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) under section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013 [ 36/2014][17th September 2014]

  • Amendments to SEBI (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2009 - Increasing the investment bucket for anchor investor and regulations concerning the preferential issue norms [ CIR/CFD/POLICYCELL/6/2014][11th September 2014]

  • Guidelines on Wilful Defaulters -Clarification regarding Guarantor, Lender and Unit [ RBI/2014-15/221 DBOD.No.CID. 41/20.16.003/2014-15][9th September 2014]

  • Upper age limit for Whole Time Directors on the Boards of Banks [ RBI/2014-15/217 DBOD. APPT.BC.No. 40 /29.39.001/2014-15][9th September 2014]

  • Risk Management and Inter Bank Dealings: Hedging Facilities for Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs) [ RBI/2014-15/216 A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No.28][8th September 2014]

  • Basel III Liquidity Returns [ RBI/2014-15/213 DBS.No.OSMOS.2915/33.01.001/2014-15][5th September 2014]

  • Exim Bank''s Line of Credit of USD 18 million to the Government of the Republic of Mauritius [ RBI/2014-15/ 215 A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No.27][5th September 2014]

  • Exim Bank''s Line of Credit of USD 26.50 million to the Government of the Republic of Honduras [ RBI/2014-15/214 A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No.26][5th September 2014]

  • Companies (Removal of Difficulties) Seventh Order, 2014 [ F. No. 1/33/2013 CL.V][4th September 2014]

  • Know Your Customer (KYC) Norms /Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Standards/ Combating of Financing of Terrorism (CFT)/Obligation of banks under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002 Obligation of banks - Client Due Diligence measures [ RBI/2014-15/212 DBOD.AML.BC. No.39 /14.01.001/2014-15][4th September 2014]

  • Simplification of KYC Norms- Creating Public Awareness [ RBI/2014-15/209 DBOD. AML. No. 3356/14.01.001/2014-15][4th September 2014]

  • External Commercial Borrowings (ECB) in Indian Rupees [ RBI/2014-15/207 A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No.25][3rd September 2014]

  • Three divisions of Foreign Exchange Department shifted to FED CO Cell at New Delhi [ RBI/2014-15/204 A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No.23][2nd September 2014]

  • Exim Bank''s Line of Credit of USD 89.90 million to the Government of the Republic of Congo [ RBI/2014-15/205 A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No.24][2nd September 2014]

  • Inoperative Accounts [ RBI /2014-15/200 DBOD.No. Leg. BC. 36 /09.07.005/2014-15][1st September 2014]

  • Treatment of accounts opened for credit of Scholarship Amounts under Government Schemes [ RBI /2014-15/202 DBOD. No.Leg. BC.37/ 09.07.005/ 2014-15][1st September 2014]

  • Timelines for Credit Decisions [ RBI/2014-15/199 DBOD.No.BP.BC. 35/21.04.048/2014-15][1st September 2014]

  • Notification No. S.O. 2113(E) amending Notification No. S.O. 477 (E) dated 25th July 1991 allowing private investment in Rail infrastructure [ S.O. 2113(E)][22nd August 2014]

  • Amendment in schedule II of Companies Act, 2013 [ Notification File no. 17/60/2012-CL-V][29th August 2014]

  • Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. v. Nagarjuna Travels & Hotels Ltd.  [2014] 121 CLA 558 (CLB)- Charges- Companies Act, 1956

  • Mathstraman Manufacturers & Traders (P.) Ltd. v. Malayalam Industries Ltd.  [2014] 121 CLA 562 (CLB)- Rectification of Share Register- Companies Act, 1956

  • Nitin Mukund Sahasrabhojanee and Another v. Venus Automation (P.) Ltd. and Others  [2014] 121 CLA 565 (CLB)- Buy-back of shares- Companies Act, 1956

  • Bhupinder Rai v. S M Kannappa Automobiles (P.) Ltd.  [2014] 121 CLA 538 (Kar.)- Company Law Board- Companies Act, 1956

  • Apex Distributors and Anotherv.Timex Group India Ltd.  [2014] 121 CLA 534 (SC)- Dishonour of Cheque- Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881

  • Mannalal Chamaria and Another v. State of West Bengal and Another  [2014] 121 CLA 536 (SC)- Dishonour of Cheque- Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881

  • Sree Mahesh Stationaries and Another v. Indiabulls Financial Services Ltd.  [2014] 121 CLA 531 (SC)- Dishonour of Cheque- Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881

  • Dashrath Rupsingh Rathod v. State of Maharashtra and Another  [2014] 121 CLA 499 (SC)- Dishonour of Cheque- Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881

  • Reliance Industries Ltd. v. Securities and Exchange Board of India  [2014] 121 CLA 369 (SAT)- Adjudication- Securities and Exchange Board of India Act / Regulations

  • Association for Democratic Reforms v. Union of India  [2014] 121 CLA 407 (Del.)- Foreign Companies- Companies Act, 1956

  • Deccan Chronicles Holdings Ltd. v. Union of India and others  [2014] 121 CLA 383 (Mad.)- Non-performing assets- Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act, 2002

  • Phatu Rochiram Mulchandani v. Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board  [2014] 121 CLA 350 (SC)- Winding Up- Companies Act, 1956

  • Reliance Industries Ltd. and Another v. Union of India  [2014] 121 CLA 322 (SC)- Arbitral Award- Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996

  • Anil Gupta v. Star India (P.) Ltd. and Another  [2014] 121 CLA 316 (SC)- Dishonour of Cheque- Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881

  • Bengal Chemist & Druggist Association, In re.  [2014] 121 CLA 196 (CCI)- Anti Competitive Agreement- Competition Act, 2002

  • Radhey Mohan Sharma v. Deputy Commissioner of Income-tax  [2014] 121 CLA 265 (Guj.)- Corporate Veil- Companies Act, 1956

  • P S Venkatachalam v. Samuthralakshmi Spinners (P.) Ltd. and Others  [2014] 121 CLA 271 (Mad.)- Company Law Board- Company Law Board Regulations, 1991

  • Indiabulls Properties (P.) Ltd. v. Treasure World Developers (P.) Ltd.  [2014] 120 CLA 242 (Bom.)- Winding Up- Companies Act, 1956

  • Exclusive Motors (P.) Ltd. v. Automobili Lamborghini SPA  [2014] 121 CLA 230 (CAT)- Anti Competitive Agreement- Competition Act, 2002

  • Wadala Commodities Ltd., In re.  [2014] 121 CLA 186 (Bom.)- Postal ballot- Companies Act, 2013

  • Acceptance of deposits and the Companies Act, 2013 – Stricter regime [ Gaurav Arora • Supritha Prodaturi*]

  • Self-assessment for compliance with the Competition Act, 2002 [ Vinay Kumar Sanduja*]

  • Stamp duty on amalgamation orders – Revisiting the dilemma [ Chitwan Deep Singh*]

  • Insider trading – Analysis of price sensitive information [ Nikhil Suresh Pareek • Soham Banerjee*]

  • Absurdities in definitions of ‘holding company’ and ‘subsidiary company’ [ Gaurav Pingle *]

  • Corporate Social Responsibility – New mantra gets crystallised [ Gaurav Arora* • Supritha Prodaturi**]

  • Ban on voting by shareholders at general meeting – A provision of questionable validity [ Dr. K R Chandratre]

  • Section 14 of the Securitisation Act – The troublesome facilitator [ PRANAV S ATIT • SHREYA MUKHERJEE]

  • Acquisition by Institutions and the Competition Act, 2002 [ Surendra U Kanstiya *]

  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on SEBI (Foreign Portfolio Investors) Regulations, 2014 [ Editorial]

  • Draft Sebi (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2014 – An Analysis [ Prarthna Baranwal*]

  • Practical aspects – Number of directorships [ Gaurav Pingle*]

  • Supreme Court verdict on transfer of securities of unlisted companies – A game changer [ Mugdha Joshi* • Gaurav Pingle**]

  • Corporate fraud – A holistic overview [ J Krishnamurthy*]

  • Board meetings through video conferencing [ Surendra U Kanstiya*]

  • Subsidiary – Definition needs amendment [ T V Narayanaswamy]

  • Rules under the Companies Act 2013 – Still many unresolved issues [ LALIT KUMAR]

  • Corporate contribution to political parties [ Surendra U Kanstiya]

  • How far will your CSR experiment work? [ CS Amitava Banerjee*]

  • Audit committees and auditors – Made for each other [ Sriraman Parthasarathy]

  • Is it mandatory to convene and hold the requisitioned meeting by the requisitionists, within three months of the date of the requisition, if the Board of directors of the company fails to take action on the valid requisition deposited by them ?

  • Can the Company Law Board remove an auditor of a company, by exercising its power under section 402 of the Companies Act, 1956 ?

  • Whether independent director of a company could be appointed by the shareholders in general meeting under the Companies Act, 2013?

  • Will it be necessary for a company which has already fixed a limit on the borrowing powers of directors to pass afresh a special resolution under section 180 of the Companies Act, 2013 which has been put into force as from the 12th September, 2013 ?

  • Can a bonus entitlement of a member of a company be renounced?

  • Can an allotment of shares in a company be cancelled ?

  • Can amalgamation reserve be utilised for payment of dividend ?

  • Who in a company is an ‘officer who is in default’ in relation to non-filing of documents and returns under the Companies Act, 2013 ?

  • Is “mens rea” an essential ingredient for prosecuting an insider for violation of Insider Trading Regulations ?

  • Are directors of companies in the place of thorse retiring by rotation can be appointed only at annual general meetings?

  • Apart filing a return in Form 18 with the registrar of companies is it necessary to give intimation of change in the address of the registered office to others?

  • When does the period of limitation commences in respect of an offence for utilisation of funds for purposes other than those mentioned in the prospectus ?

  • For computing ‘minimum subscription’ in relation to a public issue of securities, is it necessary to exclude applications for subscription of securities which have been withdrawn ?

  • Is a ‘rights’ issue by an unlisted public company, conferring a right to renunciation to its members numbering more than fifty, a public issue?

  • Has the depository of demated shares the power to decide and/or adjudicate the claim of title in such shares ?

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