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SEBI’s Consultative Paper: A Step towards a Stricter Regime for Auditor Resignation

[Shreshtha Mathur is a fourth year law student at National Law University, Jodhpur] A statutory auditor is appointed by a company according to the statutory requirement, in order to inspect and form an opinion about the fair presentation of a company’s accounts. Section 139 of the Companies Act, 2013 mandates that every company must appoint an individual or a firm as an auditor at its first...

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...

SEBI’s Order against PwC: A Questionable Approach towards Mens Rea

[Sanchit Varma is a 4th year BA.LL.B (Hons) student at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad] The nearly decade-old Satyam controversy has left a lasting impact on the Indian corporate sphere, raising dormant issues of corporate governance and the need for stricter regulatory control over listed entities. The fallout from the scam especially affected Satyam’s auditors, who were hauled up in equal...

More on SEBI’s Order in the Price Waterhouse Case

In an earlier post, Jayant Thakur had discussed the order of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) passed against Price Waterhouse last week. In addition, readers may find the following two further pieces on the legalities of the SEBI order of relevance: In a column titled “SEBI’s ban onPwC:Learnings for an auditor” in Bar & Bench, Kanwardeep Singh examines SEBI’s...

Omnibus Approval of Related Party Transactions and Threshold for Fraud Reporting by Auditors

[The following guest post is contributed by Amitabh Robin Singh, who is an Associate at DSK Legal] With the notification bringing Sections 13 and 14 of the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2015 (“Amendment Act”) into force being published in the official gazette on December 15, 2015, we now have new provisions on the omnibus approval of related party transactions by companies. On a separate note, a...

Changes in the Fraud Reporting Mechanism Under the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2015

[The following guest post is contributed by Suprotik Das, a 4th year law student at the Jindal Global Law School, Sonepat, Haryana.] The Companies (Amendment) Act, 2015 is a harbinger of positive trends in the ease of doing business for Indian companies. This post is specifically with regard to Section 143 of the Companies Act, 2013 concerning the power and duties of auditors and its...

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...

Guest Post: MCA Finalises Cost Audit Rules

[The following post is contributed by Nivedita Shankar of Vinod Kothari & Company. She can be reached at [email protected]] Putting all speculation to rest, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) on June 30, 2014 finally came out with the final rules relating to cost audit and cost records. Although, the rules are yet to be gazetted, yet the finalized rules have surely given an...

Guest Post: MCA notification on Audit Committee

[The following post is co-authored by Yogesh Chande and Manendra Singh. Yogesh is an Associate Partner and Manendra is an Associate with ELP. Views of the authors are personal.] In terms of section 177(1) of the Companies Act, 2013 (Act) read with rule 6 of the Companies (Meetings of Board and its Powers) Rules, 2014 (Rules), following companies are required to constitute an audit committee:...

RBI makes 1000s of companies anxious by “Are you an unregistered NBFC?” notices

Over last week, Reserve Bank of India has sent notices to thousands – tens of thousands perhaps – of companies asking them whether they are NBFCs. And, if yes, why they have not registered. This is worrying because if a Company is an NBFC and has not registered, it entails serious consequences for the Company and its concerned directors/officers. For example, the law provides for minimum and...

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