Corporate Amicus: September 2021

The article in this issue of Corporate Amicus analyses the Master Direction on Prepaid Payment Instruments (PPI) issued by the Reserve Bank of India recently. The article notes that the latest directions have classified PPIs into two new categories, i.e. small PPIs and full-KYC PPIs, with an aim to simplify the regulatory procedure, as compared to the three categories provided in 2017 (Closed Systems PPI, Semi-Closed Systems PPI, and Open Systems PPI).

Corporate Amicus: August 2021

The first article in this 10th Anniversary issue of Corporate Amicus discusses a recent Supreme Court decision in the case of Silpi Industries v. Kerala State Road Transport Corporation. The Apex Court has categorically stated that, in order to seek the benefit under the Micro Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006, the seller should have been registered under the said Act on the date of entering into the concerned contract.

Corporate Amicus: June 2020

The first article in this issue of Corporate Amicus covers Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020 which has been recently promulgated in order to prevent corporates from being forced into insolvency/liquidation, due to unprecedented situations arising out of COVID-19 pandemic.

Corporate Amicus: June 2021

Highlighting the participation of corporate India in supplementing the efforts of the government, the first article in this issue of Corporate Amicus discusses at length an important recent amendment in the Corporate Social Responsibility (‘CSR’) provisions. According to the changes, Section 135(6) of the Companies Act, 2013 now enables corporates to transfer unspent amounts concerning an ‘on-going project’ to a separate account designated as an ‘unspent CSR account’.

Corporate Amicus: May 2021

The first article in this issue of Corporate Amicus discusses various changes in the framework of the contract labour, which will come into effect when the Code of Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions, 2020 (‘Code’) will come into force.

Corporate Amicus: April 2021

The article in this issue of Corporate Amicus raises many issues which may arise if the definition of ‘wages’ as envisaged in the Wage Code, 2019 is implemented. It traces the history of the changes as recommended in the report of the National Commission on Labour submitted in 2002, report of the Working Group on ‘Labour Laws & Other Regulations’, Code on Wages Bill, 2017 and the report of the Standing Committee on Labour (2018-19).

Corporate Amicus: March 2021

While social media has been playing a vital role in connecting people and building relations without any boundaries, its misuse by miscreants to spread fake news and for other illegal means, has also increased.

Corporate Amicus: February 2021

Today, startups are identified as vital engines for economic growth and job genesis. With the support of the government and due to the colossal commercial potential for startups, India has moved up to the third position on the global list in respect of number of startups.

Corporate Amicus: January 2021

The introduction of Companies (Amendment) Act, 2020 is the second attempt to decriminalize various offences, the first one being the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2019. The article in this issue of Corporate Amicus discusses at length the various amendments made by the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2020 related to the Corporate Social Responsibility (‘CSR’) mandate, and their implications.

Corporate Amicus: December 2020

Finance Act, 2019 has introduced various amendments to the Indian Stamp Act, 1899. Further, with an intent to bring uniformity in rates of stamp duty on both issuance and transfer of securities, whether in physical or dematerialized mode, the Central Government also introduced the Indian Stamp (Collection of Stamp-Duty through Stock Exchanges, Clearing Corporations and Depositories) Rules, 2019.