ArchiveMay 2015

Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2014 Passed by Rajya Sabha

The freshly minted Companies Act, 2013 (the “2013 Act”), which is yet to take effect in full, is already in the process of undergoing change. Late last year, the NDA Government introduced amendments to the legislation in the form of the Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2014 (the “Bill”). A copy of the Bill as introduced in Parliament is available here, although the Government has moved further...

Symposium on Arbitration Laws at NLU, Delhi

[The following announcement is posted on behalf of the National Law University, Delhi] The National Law University, Delhi is organizing a Symposium on Arbitration Laws on the 16th of May, 2015. The Symposium promises to be an exciting event and will comprise of 2 sessions.  Schedule:      1st Session: 10.45 – 1.30 pm (Interpretation of Pre-BALCO agreements)...

SEBI Circular Directs Companies to Identify Insiders Among Outsiders

[The following guest post is contributed by Vinita Nair and Aman Nijhawan, Vinod Kothari & Company, Practising Company Secretaries] The Securities and Exchange Board of India (‘SEBI’) rolled out the SEBI (Prohibition of Insider Trading) Regulations, 2015 (the ‘Regulations, 2015’) on January 15, 2015 which will come into force on the 120th date of its publication in Official Gazette i.e. on...

Voting Agreements and Takeover Regulations

Earlier this week, SEBI issued an informal guidance based on a request by the promoters of Cipla Limited on the implications of voting agreements under the SEBI (Substantial Acquisition of Shares and Takeovers) Regulations, 2011 (the “Takeover Regulations”). Background; Facts The brief facts are that Dr. Y.K. Hamied and his family members control a significant stake in Cipla. Historically, all...

Consilience 2015: Net Neutrality

[The following announcement is posted on behalf of the Law and Technology Society at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore] The Law and Technology Society (L-Tech) at NLSIU is proud to bring to you our annual conference Consilience, 2015. The theme for this year’s conference is the topic of Net Neutrality.  Net Neutrality refers to the idea that all data on...

The Black Money Bill: Piecemeal and Superfluous

[The following guest post is contributed by Dr. Nigam Nuggehalli, who is an Associate Professor at Azim Premji University, Bangalore] The Modi government has been unique among the current and past political dispensations in giving unprecedented political currency to the issue of undisclosed foreign assets of Indian residents. The so called black money issue, always simmering under the surface in...

2nd GNLU – ONGC International Essay Competition on International Contracts

[The following announcement is posted on behalf of the Gujarat National Law University (GNLU)] The 2nd edition of the GNLU – ONGC International Essay Competition on International Contracts is being organized for the year 2015 on the theme “Identifying and Comparing the trends in International Contract Laws and Probing the Critical Issues for Multinational Contracting Parties”. The essay...

Labour Market Reforms

The Government has donned the mantle of reforming labour laws, with this being one of several measures to ease the doing of business in India. Recent news reports indicate concrete proposals for reform in various labour legislation (here and here). On the academic front, a new paper “How Should India Reform Its Labour Laws?” by Simon Deakin and Antara Haldar explores the issue from a law and...

Investor-State Dispute Settlement In India

[The following guest post is contributed by Aakarsh Narula, who is a lawyer and currently working as a Legislative Assistant to a Member of Parliament from Hyderabad] Introduction The 1965 Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States (“ICSID Convention”), for the first time, created an international forum for resolution of disputes between...

8th Annual NLSIR Symposium on Competition Law

[The following announcement is posted on behalf of the National Law School of India Review] The National Law School of India Review (NLSIR) – the flagship journal of the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore is pleased to announce the VIII NLSIR Symposium on Competition Law scheduled to be held on May 2-3, 2015 at the International Training Center (NLSIU), Bangalore...

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