ArchiveApril 2015

Proposed Amendments to Arbitration Law

[The following guest post is contributed by Shriya Jain, Fourth year student and Param Pandya, Fifth year student at the Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat. The authors can be contacted at and

Public Sector Undertakings and Corporate Governance

The NSE Centre for Excellence in Corporate Governance (CECG) has issued its most recent quarterly briefing titled “Corporate Governance in State-Owned Enterprises”. The executive summary is as follows: – State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) constitute an integral part of India’s economy, and their performance has generally been encouraging; – They are subject to stringent governance norms:...

Analysing the KBR Case through Indian Corporate Law

[The following guest post is contributed by Suprotik Das, a 3rd year law student at the Jindal Global Law School, Sonepat, Haryana. This is a follow-up to a previous post “Whistleblowing and Confidentiality Agreements”.] KBR, a US company, required employees and former employees to sign confidentiality agreements when they were being interviewed for internal compliance issues with...

Whistleblowing and Confidentiality Agreements

Earlier this week, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a settlement order in a case involving a company that required its employees to sign a confidentiality agreement when they were interviewed in internal investigations for allegations of potential violations of federal securities laws. The SEC decried the use of such confidentiality agreements as militating against laws that...

The Efficacy of a Listing Platform for Start-Ups

Last week, SEBI issued a discussion paper on “Alternate Capital Raising Platform and Review of Other Regulatory Requirements”, which is aimed at providing start-up companies the facility of listing their securities on a trading platform without going through the extensive onerous and listing requirements that might be applicable in the normal course. This is explicit recognition of the need to...

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