Voluntary Winding up under Insolvency Bankruptcy Code

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (“IBBI”) vide its notification dated 31 March 2017 has issued the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Voluntary Liquidation Process) Regulations, 2017 (“the Regulation”) and shall come into force on 1 April 2017. These regulations apply to the voluntary liquidation of Corporate persons under Section 59 of Chapter V… Read More


SECTION 55 -58 OF THE INSOLVENCY AND BANKRUPTCY CODE, 2016, READ WITH (Fast Track Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons) Regulations, 2017 CHAPTER II, PART II OF THIS CODE (Procedural Manner) CHAPTER VII, PART II OF THIS CODE (Offences & penalties) ________________________________________________________________________________ Note: The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) has notified the Insolvency… Read More

Amendment to Investor Grievance Redressal System and Arbitration Mechanism

The SEBI (Securities and Exchange Board of India) has notified a Circular (CIR/CDMRD/DEICE/CIR/P/2017/77) on 11th July amending the Investor Grievance Redressal System and Arbitration Mechanism. The SEBI has issued the circular under Section 11(1) of the SEBI Act 1992, read with Section 10 of the Securities Contracts (Regulation) Act, 1956 to protect the interests of… Read More

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Shifting of Registered Office Address

SHIFTING OF REGISTERED OFFICE ADDRESS {Section 12 and 13 of the Companies Act, 2013 and Rule 25, 26, 27, 28, 30 & 31 of Companies (Incorporation) rules, 2014}   {Power of Central Government of section 13 of the Companies Act, 2013 delegated to the Regional Director vides notification dated 19th December, 2016}   INTRODUCTION Every… Read More

Filing of Financial Statements and Cost Audit Report using XBRL taxanomy

NOTE ON XBRL FILING {Companies (Filing of Documents and Forms in Extensible Business Reporting Language) Rules, 2015}     INTRODUCTION   As per section 137 of the Companies Act, 2013, every Company is required to file its financial statements along with consolidated financial statements, if applicable, to the Registrar within 30 days of Annual General… Read More

Loan Against Fixed Deposit: How Good is it?

Fixed deposits are the most preferred way to save some funds in India. Fixed deposits are measured as a safer option as opposed to the stock market and mutual funds. Term of deposits can be of couple of types: first on is FD and second one is recurring deposits. FD is a most powerful investment option where… Read More

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Abstract The foundation of corporate governance rests on the principle that a company is a separate legal entity, distinct from its members and its shareholders offering them financial protection. Gradually, Courts realized that this ensured limited liability of individuals is often abused to achieve their selfish goals. The necessary ascent of an equitable doctrine of… Read More

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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

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FAQ’s on Foreign Liabilities and Assets (FLA) annual return

The Annual Return on Foreign Liabilities and Assets (FLA) has to be filed by the Indian resident companies whosoever has received Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and/ or made Overseas Direct Investment (ODI) in previous year(s), including the current year under FEMA 1999. The FLA return has to be filed by July 15 of every Year.… Read More

FastTrack Merger- A novel change in the restructuring of Companies

Corporate restructurings often are tailored to the needs of the business undergoing the overhaul. The main objective behind corporate restructuring is realignment of business divisions, positioning the company to be more competitive, surviving an adverse economic climate, or acting on the self-confidence of the corporation to move in an entirely new direction. In commercial parlance… Read More

Exemptions to IFSC Companies under Companies Act, 2013

In exercise of powers under the Section 462(1) of Companies Act, 2013 (“the Act”), the MCA has exempted the Companies which are licensed to operate by the RBI or SEBI or IRDA from the International Financial Services Centre (“IFSC”) located in an approved multi-services Special Economic Zone set-up under the Special Economic Zones Rules, 2006… Read More


Imposition of minimum penalty not mandatory in compounding of offences: NCLT

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Compliance to the laws enacted for man results in good governance, whereas its non-compliance can result in offence. To understand the present order of NCLT in the matter of UW International Training & Education Centre for Health Pvt. Ltd.[1] where it has held that the principle of imposition of minimum penalty is non-mandatory… Read More


A corporation is a web of contractual arrangements. Post the infamous Satyam case, the need of structured and democratic governance is felt by one and all. The concept of Differential Voting Rights is a traditional one and has received acceptance from other jurisdictions as well. The approach of the author in understanding the treatment of… Read More

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