By Prarthna Baranwal
The idea of corporate control has been subject to a longstanding debate in India and elsewhere. A fluid concept such as ‘control’ is a term of wide connotation and, by its very nature, is not amenable to any precise standard definition of general application. What constitut...
By Vijaya Sampath
The universal complaint against lawyers is that they have five different and contradictory interpretations of the same sentence, each fully justified. Some of our laws are centuries old and the language is so archaic that the original intent of the then legislature is obfuscated by time and technology advances. But the same can al...
By Ronak Ajmera
The business rationale for a joint venture (JV) ranges from pure play financing of business operations to longer strategic partnerships for sharing of technical/business knowhow. To a large extent, the issues which need to be resolved between potential JV partners depend on the deal commercials and nature of the proposed ...
By Dinesh Babu Eedi
On 2nd December, 2014, the Union Cabinet, approved the Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2014 (‘Amendment Bill’) for introduction in Parliament (Lok Sabha) to make certain amendments in the Companies Act, 2013 (‘2013 Act’). The 2013 Act was brought into force partly on 12th September, 2013, and on 1st April, 2014, of 470 Sections of the 2013 Act, 283 Sections and 22 s...
By Devaditya Chakravarti and Varun Chablani
The recently enacted Companies Act, 2013 (“Act”), has not only ushered in a new legislative framework but has also put in a place a new paradigm of corporate governance with detailed provisions as to appointment of independent directors. In the past few months, this model has been further bolstered by the clarifications issued by the Securities and ...
By Anup Koushik Karavadi
With an eye on improving governance the Companies Act, 2013 (2013 Act) mandates a number of Board committees for specified companies for audit, nomination and remuneration, Corporate Social Responsibility and stakeholders relationship. Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement also envisages such committees for listed entities.
By Kritika Krishnamurthy
A class action allows a number of claimants with a common grievance against a company to file a lawsuit against it. Claimants can pool their resources, share attorneys’ services and save the time and costs of litigation. The scale of economies associated with class actions seem especially critical to those individuals who have limited resources or small cl...
By Anup Koushik Karavadi
‘Squeeze Out’ provisions in the Companies Act, 1956 enable the majority shareholder holding above a prescribed threshold limit to “squeeze-out” the minority shareholders and acquire the entire shareholding in a company.
Shareholding – Majority rule & minority rights
Shares in a company comprise a bundle of rights and responsibilities subject to t...
Experts from Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan will discuss major changes in the seminars to be held in Bangalore and Gurgaon on 29 June, 2015 and 10 July, 2015 respectively.
The seminar on “Companies Act – Issues and recent amendments” will be organized by Institute of Business Laws in Bangalore at World Trade Center, Bang...
ASSOCHAM is organizing a National Conference on “Mergers & Acquisitions in the New Era of Companies Law” on 24 October, 2013 in New Delhi.
This conference will cover some of the key changes in merger/demerger processes, cross border mergers, fast track mergers between small companies and holding – subsidiaries, and provisions relating to minority shareholders’ protection and exit.
22nd December, 2011
The Unlisted Public Companies (Preferential Allotment) Rules, 2003 have been amended by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs by a notification dated 14th December, 2011. As per the notification, the definition of preferential allotment has been amended to cover any other instrument convertible into shares on preferential basis. It will also cover hybrid instruments as per the...
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