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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Cable Television and Copyright Owners

Abstract: ‘TV is galloping in; the country has sixty million homes with TV, of which twenty eight million are cabled, bringing to city and hamlet alike a choice of around a hundred channels. ‘There are now more TV channels available in Mumbai than in most US cities,’ Bill Clinton noted on a trip to the… Read More

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Cabinet Approves Amendment to Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill 2014

The Cabinet on 6 February, 2014 approved the proposal of the Department of Disability Affairs to incorporate amendments in the proposed Rights of the Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2014, which are:- Definition of person with disability in terms of interaction with barriers also; High support needs person enabled to take independent and inform decision also;… Read More

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Conference : Corporate Landscape – Recent Developments and Perspective

 Achromic Point Presents  Corporate Landscape - Recent Developments and Perspective -  Mumbai 21st February 2014 Dear Industry Colleague, Greetings from Achromic Point We would like to take this opportunity to inform and invite you to our upcoming seminar "Corporate Landscape - Recent Developments and Perspectivewith our knowledge partner MPC Legal in Mumbai on 21st February 2014. The seminar aims… Read More

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Corporate Criminal Liability – An Indian Perspective

A.   INTRODUCTION CONCEPT & RATIONALE OF CRIMINAL LIABILITY OF CORPORATION Corporate bodies are more corrupt and profligate than individuals, because they have more power to do mischief, and are less amenable to disgrace or punishment. They neither feel shame, remorse, gratitude nor goodwill Hazlitt. [1] The evolution of the concept of criminal liability of corporations is… Read More

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The Anatomy of Section 29 : A Legal Autopsy

"The Anatomy of Section 29  : A Legal Autopsy " by R. Sridhar Head - India, Labour Relations, Caterpillar India Private Limited  Section 19 (2) of the Industrial Disputes Act (hereinafter referred to as the Act) deals with the period of operation of settlement which reads as follows: Such settlement shall be binding for such… Read More

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The Relevance of an Apostille

The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement for Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents, or the Apostille convention is an international treaty drafted by the Hague Conference on Private International Law(HCCH). It specifies the modalities through which a document issued in one of the signatory countries can be certified for legal purposes in all the other signatory… Read More

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Doctrine Of Notional Extension: A Comparative Analysis between India, U.S and U.K

There is a fundamental question which has influenced the history and present position of work claims: can the preferential treatment given to workers compared to other injury victims be justified? The industrial injuries scheme privileges workers by making available benefit which cannot be claimed by those not injured in the course of employment. Position in… Read More

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Employment contract has nothing to do with the market of providing outsourced legal solutions

CLR Editorial Note: A case was filed with the Competition Commision of India by an ex-employee working with an organization providing Legal Outsourcing Services. According to the terms of the employment contract with the organization, a clause barred him from accepting employment with a competitor for a year after the resignation. This was challenged by the… Read More

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The Securities Laws (Amendment) Bill 2013 – Complete Text as introduced in the Lok Sabha

The Securities Laws (Amendment) Bill 2013, which further amends the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992, the Securities Contracts (Regulation) Act, 1956 and the Depositories Act, 1996, has been introduced in the Lok Sabha. The Bill as introduced in the Lok Sabha has been attached here for reference. Securities Laws (Amendment) Bill 2013 Highlights of… Read More

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The Patent (Amendment) Rules, 2013 come into force on 15th October 2013

The Indian Patent (Amendment) Rules, 2013 notified in the Official Gazette of India on the 23rd of April 2013 has come into effect on the 15th of October 2013. The Gazette has been attached here for reference. Download the Patent (Amendment) Rules 2013 Here Read More

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Draft Forms Under Phase II of the Companies Act 2013 Made Live by MCA

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has released the Draft Forms under Draft Rules in Second Phase of the Companies Act 2013 and made them live for Public comments. Forms for 9 chapters issued under the 2nd phase of the Companies Act 2013 have been put for public comments. Download the Draft forms from the download section below. Download from here: Draft Forms in respect of… Read More

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MCA Extends feedback submission deadline for Companies Act 2013 Draft Rules Ph 1

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has extended the last date for submission of feedback/suggestion on 1st phase of draft rules by 2 days, i.e., evening of 10-Oct-13. The Community has been advised to hurry with their suggestions. The system will not accept any suggestions thereafter. The Draft Rules can be Downloaded from the adjacent Link:… Read More

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