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  • Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Ordinance, 2015 has amended Negotiable Instrument Act [ Press Release][24th July 2015]

  • Clarification with regard to circulation and filing of financial statement under relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 [ General Circular No. 11/2015][21st July 2015]

  • SEBI (Prohibition on Raising Further Capital From Public and Transfer of Securities of Suspended Companies) Order, 2015 [ General Order No.1 of 2015][20th July 2015]

  • Introduction of composite caps for simplification of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy to attract foreign investments [ Press Release][16th July 2015]

  • Issue of shares under Employees Stock Options Scheme and/or sweat equity shares to persons resident outside India [ A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No.4][16th July 2015]

  • Foreign Investment in India by Foreign Portfolio Investors [ A.P.(DIR Series) Circular No.6][16th July 2015]

  • Review of minimum contract size in equity derivatives segment [ CIR/MRD/DP/14/2015][13th July 2015]

  • Relaxation of additional fees and extension of last date of in filing of forms MGT-7 (Annual Return) and AOC-4 (Financial Statement) under the Companies Act, 2013 [ General Circular No. 10/2015][13th July 2015]

  • Returns to be submitted by NBFCs (Asset Size below Rs. 500 crore) [ DNBS (IT).CC.No. 01/24.01.191/2015-16][9th July 2015]

  • Clarification on FDI Policy on Single Brand Retail Trading [ ][]

  • Competition Commission of India (CCI) Amends its Combination Regulations; The Proposed Amendments Provide Flexibility to Parties Regarding Signing of the Notice; Form-I Required to be Filed for Notifying Combination Revised [ Press Release][3rd July 2015]

  • Competition Commission of India (Procedure in regard to the transaction of business relating to combinations) Amendment Regulations, 2015 [ F. No. CCI/CD/Amend/Comb.Regl./2015][1st July 2015]

  • Digitization of applications/permissions by SEZ Units/Developers (Phase-II) [ No. D.12/25/2012-SEZ (Pt.)][30th June 2015]

  • Constitution of Company Law Board Benches [ Order][29th June 2015]

  • Review of Offer for Sale (OFS) of Shares through Stock Exchange Mechanism [ CIR/MRD/DP/12/2015][26th June 2015]

  • Clarification on inconsistency between secretarial standard and the MCA notification on exceptions, modifications and adaptations to Government companies, Private Companies, Nidhis and Section 8 (Non-Profit) Companies [ I/SSB/2015][26th June 2015]

  • Overseas Foreign Currency Borrowings by Authorised Dealer Banks [ A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 112][25th June 2015]

  • SEBI Board Meeting- streamlining process of public issue [ PR No. 167/2015][23rd June 2015]

  • Clarification on repayment of deposits accepted by the companies before the commencement of the Companies Act, 2013 under section 74 of the said Act [ General Circular No.09 /2015][18th June 2015]

  • Depositories to maintain Database for all shares both physical and dematerialized [ CIR/MRD/DP/ 10 /2015][5th June 2015]

  • 52 Weeks Entertainment Ltd. v. BSE Ltd.  [2015] 126 CLA 353 (SAT)- Fraudulent/Unfair Trade Practices- Securities and Exchange Board of India Act / Regulations

  • Vesa Holdings (P.) Ltd. and Another v. State of Kerala and Others  [2015] 126 CLA 348 (SC)- Offence and Prosecution- Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973

  • Jyoti Ltd. v. Bharat J Patel  [2015] 126 CLA 211 (SC)- Extra-Ordinary General Meeting- Companies Act, 1956

  • Kirshna Texport & Capital Markets Ltd. v. Ila A Agrawal and Others  [2015] 126 CLA 202 (SC)- Dishonour of Cheque- Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881

  • Ultra Tech Cement Ltd. v. Rakesh Kumar Singh and Another  [2015] 126 CLA 137 (SC)- Dishonour of Cheque- Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881

  • Madras Bar Association v. Union of India and Another  [2015] 126 CLA 111 (SC)- National Company Law Tribunal- Companies Act, 2013

  • ARG Auto Components (P.) Ltd. v. Atlas Pet Plas Industries Ltd.  [2015] 126 CLA 12 (CLB)- Transfer of Shares- Companies Act, 1956

  • Ashapura Mine-Chem Ltd. v. Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation  [2015] 126 CLA 1 (SC)- Appointment of Arbitrator by Chief Justice- Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996

  • Surendra Constructions (P.) Ltd. v. M Venkata Rao Infra Projects (P.) Ltd.  [2015] 125 CLA 546 (T&AP)- Winding Up- Companies Act, 1956

  • Shubhkam Ventures (I) (P.) Ltd. v. Milton Plastics Ltd. and Others  [2015] 125 CLA 517 (CLB)- Oppression- Companies Act, 1956

  • Sakhi Resorts & Farmlands (P.) Ltd. v. Sudershan Singh Sethi and Others  [2015] 125 CLA 502 (CLB)- Oppression - mismanagement- Companies Act, 1956

  • Vipul Prabhatkumar Maheshwari and Others v. Bi-Chem (India) (P.) Ltd. and Others  [2015] 125 CLA 491 (CLB)- Oppression - mismanagement- Companies Act, 1956

  • Official Liquidator v. D D Sinha and Others  [2015] 125 CLA 481 (Raj.)- Winding Up- Companies Act, 1956

  • Veena Naresh Seth v. Seth Industries (P.) Ltd. and Others  [2015] 125 CLA 448 (CLB)- Oppression - mismanagement- Companies Act, 1956

  • Great View Properties (P.) Ltd. v. Shakti Insulated Wires (P.) Ltd. and Others  [2015] 125 CLA 437 (CLB)- Rectification of Share Register- Companies Act, 1956

  • S Satyanarayana v. Energo Masch Power Engineering & Consulting (P.) Ltd. and Others  [2015] 125 CLA 431 (SC)- Offences- Companies Act, 1956

  • Harmony Innovation Shipping Ltd. v. Gupta Coal India Ltd. and Another  [2015] 125 CLA 338 (SC)- Foreign Award- Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996

  • HMT Watches Ltd. v. M A Abida and Another  [2015] 125 CLA 333 (SC)- Dishonour of Cheque- Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881

  • Panjab University v. Unit Trust of India  [2015] 125 CLA 321 (SC)- Consumer- Consumer Protection Act, 1986

  • Indian Bank v. Sub-Registrar  [2015] 125 CLA 136 (T&AP)- Winding Up- Companies Act, 1956

  • Independent Directors – Start of journey [ Namo Narain Agarwal*]

  • Secretarial Standards on Board meetings and on general meetings – Critical analysis [ T V Narayanaswamy]

  • Analysis and impact of Supreme Court’s ruling confirming constitutional validity of Company Law Tribunals [ Gaurav Pingle*]

  • Contravention of orders passed by Competition Commission [ Surendra U Kanstiya*]

  • Sunil Bharti Mittal v. CBI – Supreme Court clears the air on the doctrine of attribution of corporate criminal liability [ George Kurian*]

  • SEBI (Prohibition of Insider Trading) Regulations, 2015 – An Analysis [ T V Narayanaswamy]

  • Comprehending related party transactions under the Companies Act 2013 [ Gaurav Pingle*]

  • Modification of Combination and the Competition Act [ Surendra U Kanstiya*]

  • Unresolved issues in private placement under the Companies Act, 2013 [ Abhinav Kumar* • Prakhar Bhardwaj*]

  • Analysis of SEBI (Prohibition of Insider Trading) Regulations, 2015 [ Gaurav Pingle*]

  • Arbitrability of disputes relating to oppression and mismanagment – An anlaysis [ Aditya Gupta* • Varun Mansinghka*]

  • Non-cooperation with the competition authorities [ Surendra U Kanstiya*]

  • Board meeting through video conference [ T V Narayanaswamy]

  • Companies (Amendment) Bill 2014 [ T V Narayanaswamy]

  • Bouncing of cheque – A shift in favour of the accused [ G P Sahi*]

  • Analysis of provisions relating to Board meeting through video-conferencing [ Gaurav Pingle*]

  • E-voting – Whether to protect or extinguish corporate democracy ? [ Saloni Bhandari* • Subhashree Pani*]

  • Related party transactions and corporate governance in india: new problems and challenges [ Sagnik Das* • Ayan Sinha*]

  • Foreign direct investment in e-commerce – The flipkart saga [ Vishesh Arora*]

  • Why it is worth to be a private company ? [ Dr. K S Ravichandran*]

  • Whether a listed company is under an obligation to disclose the details of shares of promoters or persons acting in concert with them, not encumbered by them to the stock exchanges ?

  • Will it be necessary for the company in general meeting to approve individual cases of investment of surplus funds exceeding the limits set out in sub-section (3) of section 186 of the Companies Act, 2013 ?

  • Is a subsidiary of a subsidiary of a holding company, a subsidiary of the holding company ?

  • Can a private limited company appoint an independent director within the meaning of the Companies Act, 2013 ?

  • How many days before the date of a general meeting of a company, the notice of the meeting should be posted to its members ?

  • Can an open offer for acquiring shares made under the SEBI (Takeover Regulations) be withdrawan after the acquisition has become uneconomical after the public announcement for such acquisition was made ?

  • Whether for the purpose of complying with the requirements of paragraph 6A(g) of General Instructions for preparation of balance sheet given in schedule III appended to the Companies Act, 2013, joint holdings of a person with different combinations should be taken into account or his holdings in his individual name alone would enter the computation ?

  • Is auditor’s report on accounts required to be read at the annual general meetings of companies under the Companies Act, 2013 ?

  • Whether elevation of an employee of a company who is a relative of its director without any change in the terms and condition of his appointment attract the provisions of section 188 of the companies act, 2013?

  • Which organ of a company can appoint an independent director under the Companies Act, 2013 ?

  • For the purposes of section 186 of the Companies Act, 2013, will subscription to debentures, issued by a company, by another body corporate which includes a company would be treated as a loan made by the latter or acquisition of securities by it ?

  • Whether accumulated share premium, which forms part of proceeds of earlier issue of shares can be utilised for buy-back of shares ?

  • Whether it is mandatory for a person, holding shares or voting rights in a company, along with persons acting in concert with him, of five per cent or more of the shares or voting rights in that company to disclose under regulation 29(2) of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Substantial Acquisition of Shares and Takeovers) Regulations, 2011 (Takeover Regulations) his individual acquisition, which does not exceed 2 per cent of the shares or voting rights but which crosses the said limit of 2 per cent if taken together with the acquisition made by persons acting in concert with him, from the last disclosure made?

  • Will the appointment of a person who is a relative of a director of a company as its managing or whole-time director attract the provisions of section 188 of the Companies Act, 2013 ?

  • Is it necessary for a company to verify the correctness of the disclosures made to it before forwarding the same to the stock exchange or other authorities under various regulations promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Board of India ?

  • Whether loan to employees of a company can be given without complying with the requirements of section 186 of the Companies Act, 2013?

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

  • 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?

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