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The Need to Revisit Merger Control Thresholds in a Data Driven Economy

[Priyadarsini T P is a 4th year B.A LL.B (Hons) student at the National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi] Implications of data on competition are manifold. One of the ways in which these manifest is when a horizontal merger takes place between two undertakings in a market where data are the input for delivery of a certain service. The adverse effects may be more serious when the market...

IBC and its Interface with Other Legislation: NCLT Clears the Air Again

[Rongeet Poddar is a final year BA LLB (Hons.) student at the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata and Yashika Gupta a fourth year BA LLB (Hons.) student at Hidayatullah National Law University] The Principal Bench of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has, in April this year, ordered the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to de-attach the immovable...

Complexities in Regulating Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning in the Indian Financial Market

[Rishabh Sharma is a IV Year student at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad] The Algorithmic Trading Market: Global Industry Analysis, Trends, Market Size, and Forecasts up to 2025 Report forecasts the global algorithmic market in trading to expand at a compound annual growth rate of 11.8 percent between the period from 2019 to 2025. In the backdrop of such a rapidly booming global trading...

RBI’s Revised Circular on Resolution of Stressed Assets

[Aayush Mitruka and Vividh Tandon graduated from ILS Law College, Pune and are currently working with law firms in Delhi and Mumbai respectively. They can be reached at [email protected] and [email protected]] The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced the much-awaited revised circular on resolution of stressed assets on 7 June 2019. It may be recalled that the Supreme Court had...

Call for Blog Posts: RMLNLU Arbitration Law Blog

[Announcement from RMNLU’s Society for Excellence in Arbitration Law] RMLNLU’s Society for Excellence in Arbitration Law invites guest contributions to its blog. Offers for contributions are welcome from academics (including researchers and Ph.D. students), practitioners (lawyers, NGO employees, and civil servants) and students. Blog posts could cover any area of Arbitration Law, but must (a)...

Demystifying Pre-Deposit Clauses in Arbitration Agreements

[Anirudh Lekhi is an associate at a law firm in New Delhi, having graduated from National University of Juridical Sciences in 2017] Parties elect to incorporate pre-deposit clauses (PDCs) in arbitration agreements to principally weed out frivolous claims. Typically, PDCs provide for parties to deposit a portion of the amount claimed, with a bank, before initiating arbitration. In this regard, a...

Concept of Retiring Auditors under the Companies Act, 2013

[Munmi Phukon is a Principal Manager at Vinod Kothari & Company, and can be reached at [email protected]] Five years since the implementation of the Companies Act, 2013 (CA 2013), a common agenda pertaining to appointment/ reappointment of statutory auditors is going to be placed before the shareholders in the ensuing annual general meetings of most of the companies. Since the scheme of...

Call for Papers: NLIU-Trilegal Summit on Corporate and Commercial Laws

[The following is an announcement from the Centre for Business and Commercial Laws, NLIU Bhopal] The Centre for Business and Commercial Laws of National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU), in collaboration with Trilegal, is organizing the 5th NLIU-Trilegal Summit on Corporate and Commercial Laws on 31 August 2019. The present edition of the summit is an effort to continue the successful...

Bombay High Court Differentiates Options from Forward Contracts

[Debayan Gangopadhyay is a 3rd year B.A., LL.B. student at ILS Law College, Pune] An option in securities popularly known in forms such as “call” or “put” option is typically a clause in an agreement for transfer of shares through which the option holder gets the option to sell its shares to or buy additional ones from the transferor on a future date. An “option” is the right or entitlement, but...

Who Does India’s Draft Enabling Framework for Regulatory Sandbox actually Enable?

[Anupriya Dhonchak is a student at the National Law University New Delhi A longer version of this post is available on the Kluwer Competition Law Blog] One of the salient recommendations of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Working Group’s Report on FinTech and Digital Banking was the introduction of a regulatory sandbox in India. A regulatory sandbox is an innovative tool which allows market...

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