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Sumit Pahwa Partner eMinds Legal LLP

A Corporate Lawyer & Company Secretary, Sumit has over 17 years of experience in dealing with the Corporate Legal and Compliance issues of small, medium and large corporates and is the founder partner of the law firm “eMinds Legal”, a Corporate Law Firm based in Gurgaon specialising in Corporate Secretarial, Corporate Legal and Compliances.

Sumit is an expert in Corporate Laws, Governance, Risk & Compliance and has independently led investigations related to Sexual Harassment, Fraud, Cybercrime and whistle blower cases.

Sumit is also the Lead Author of “Corporate Law Referencer” - a leading book on Companies Act, 2013 and LLP Regulations and published by Lexis Nexis.

Sumit is a regular speaker at the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, various management colleges and several small and large corporates on Corporate Laws, Sexual Harassment Laws and Compliances.

Sumit leads the Corporate Legal vertical at eMinds Legal and is supported by a strong team of Corporate Lawyers at eMinds Legal who advise corporates for their routine corporate legal requirements.

Qualification : B Com, FCS, LLb, DBF, MBA

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A:544, Spaze iTech PArk Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Articles by Sumit Pahwa

Webinar on practical challenges, grey areas & FAQs in filing eForm INC-22A (ACTIVE)

Dear Professional Colleague: The Ministry of Corporate Affairs, in its pursuit to improve Corporate Governance and Compliances, has introduced eForm (INC-22A) christened ACTIVE (Active Company Tagging Identities and Verification) vide rule 25 A of the Companies (Incorporation) Rules, 2014 inserted vide notification dated 21st February 2019 which is effective from 25th February 2019 for Companies. Accordingly, all… Read More

MSME Compliances – Recent Notifications

Dear Professional Colleague: Currently there are an estimated 42.50 million, registered & unregistered Small and Medium Enterprises in India a staggering 95% of the total industrial units in the country. The SME sector employs about 106 million, 40% of India’s workforce, next only to the agricultural sector and contributes over 30% to the GDP of… Read More


Can Robots Manage Your Compliances?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been a fascinating concept of science fiction for decades, but now we are finally getting to see AI as a reality. Artificial Intelligence, also called machine learning, is the ability of computer systems to perform tasks normally requiring human intelligence and where computers automatically learn from past data and keep becoming… Read More

Tags: ComplianceCompliance FrameworkCompliance Managementcompliance software

Guidance note on Filing of Form DIR-3 KYC

Friends, The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has vide Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) fourth Amendment Rules, 2018 notified on 5th July, 2018 provided for filing of Form DIR-3 KYC in order to conduct KYC of all Directors of all companies annually. I. Applicable Rules Rule 12A, Rule 11(2) and Rule 11(3) of the Companies… Read More

Growing Trends in Compliance !

Friends: Did you notice the change in the Compliance paradigm in the last few years? Companies Act compliances got digitized with Ministry of Corporate Affairs Income Tax Returns got digitized and refunds became faster. Reporting to Reserve Bank of India for Foreign Direct Investment got digitized Application for Trademarks all over India got digitized Social… Read More

Tags: ComplianceCompliance FrameworkCompliance Management

Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process: A New Recovery Mechanism for Operational Creditors

Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process: A New Recovery Mechanism for Operational Creditors  Background The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (the Code) provides for a specialized forum to oversee insolvency and liquidation proceedings for individuals, firms and corporates.  The code also recognizes National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) as the Adjudicating Authority for the purpose of Insolvency and… Read More

Tags: Corporate Insolvency Resolution ProcessIBCInsolvency and Bankruptcy Code

9 reasons why you should set-up a Compliance Framework for your organisation

Dear Professional Colleague: I am sure that you will agree with me that the Compliance environment in India seems to suddenly have caught momentum. Many old laws are being repealed to give way to the new age laws like Companies Act, 2013 (CA2013), Prevention of Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act, Maternity Benefit (Amendment)… Read More

Tags: ComplianceCompliance FrameworkCompliance ManagementRegulatory compliance

Managing Internal Financial Controls – Recent Amendments

Dear Professional Colleague: Internal Financial Controls means the policies and procedures adopted by the company for ensuring the orderly and efficient conduct of its business, including adherence to company’s policies, the safeguarding of its assets, the prevention and detection of frauds and errors, the accuracy and completeness of the accounting records, and the timely preparation… Read More

Tags: ICOFRIFCInternal Controls Over Financial ReportingInternal Financial Controls

Compliances and Returns under Prevention of Sexual Harassment (POSH) Act

The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition & Redressal) Act, 2013 (commonly known as POSH Act or the Workplace Harassment Law) was notified on 23rd April, 2013 and the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition & Redressal) Rules, 2013 were notified on 9th Dec, 2013 (jointly referred to as “Sexual Harassment… Read More

Tags: POSHSexual Harrasment Law

100 % FDI in eCommerce Marketplace – DIPP defines the rules

The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has released Press Note No. 3 (2016 series) dated 29th March, 2016 on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in eCommerce Companies. The Press Note lays down the following key points:  Ecommerce defined: Ecommerce to include buying and selling of goods and services over any digital network; It includes… Read More

Name Availability of Companies Liberalised

Vide notification issued by Ministry of Corporate Affairs on 14th July, 2011, the procedure for name availability of Companies has been liberalised. Earlier Companies used to file form 1A for ascertaining name availability of Companies and the approval of said form was done on a case to case basis by the Registrar of Companies. The… Read More

XBRL goes Topsy Turvy – Unlisted Companies again in the ambit

MCA has issued General Circular 37 dated 7th June, 2011 on XBRL which supercedes its earlier two circulars on the subject. The implication of the above circular no. 37 is that even unlisted companies having a paid-up capital of Rs. 5 crores or more OR a turnover of Rs. 100 crores or more come under… Read More

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