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Social Stock Exchange in India: Scrutinizing the Vision

[Prachi Agrawal is a 4th year B.B.A., LL.B. (Business Law Hons.) student and Stuti Bhargava a 4th year B.A., LL.B (Business Law Hons.) student, both at the National Law University, Jodhpur] “It is time to take our capital markets closer to the masses and meet various social welfare objectives related to inclusive growth and financial inclusion.”– Nirmala Sitharaman In her budget speech in...

Analysis of SEBI’s Proposal on the Delisting Regulations

[Abhinav Gupta and Ayush Khandelwal are final year students at National Law University, Jodhpur] The Securities and Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”) on 20 November 2020 issued a consultation paper to review the SEBI (Delisting of Equity Shares) Regulations, 2009. It aims to enhance disclosures to help investors to make informed decisions, rationalize the timeline under the Delisting Regulations...

Foray into Global Capital Markets: Is India Inc. Ready for It?

[Eshvar Girish is a 5th year BBA LLB student at Christ University] Recently, the Union Cabinet approved a proposal to allow the listing of Indian companies overseas directly, without being listed on the domestic stock exchanges. India Inc. has perceived this approval as a much-needed move. Keeping this in mind, this post aims to analyze the implications of direct listing of Indian companies...

Cross Listing of Shares: A Start

[Rahul Sinha is a consultant with EY] The Securities and Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”) constituted the ‘Expert Committee for listing of equity shares of companies incorporated in India on foreign stock exchanges and of companies incorporated outside India on Indian stock exchanges’ on 12 June 2018 with a view to facilitating companies incorporated in India to directly list their equity shares...

SEBI’s Policy on Self-Trades

[Guest post by Jitesh Maheshwari, Associate at Mindspright Legal in Mumbai] Introduction Self-trades are trades executed on the stock market in which the same entity is both buyer and seller. These trades do not represent a real change in beneficial ownership of the security. Earlier, the position on self-trades was that they create artificial or fictitious volume in the market, and give a false...

SAT on Market Manipulation Involving GDRs

Last year, we had discussed a decision of the Supreme Court which clarified that the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) had jurisdiction over the issuance of global depository receipts (GDRs), due to which lead managers to such issuances would also come within the purview of SEBI if their actions were found to violate Indian securities law. This involved PAN Asia Advisors Limited and...

Recent Measures to Curb ODI Abuse – Do They Represent an Equilibrium Point?

[The following guest post is contributed by Arka Saha, who is a 4th Year B.A.LL.B. (Hons) & Executive Student in CS (ICSI) at National Law University Odisha (NLU-O)] Offshore Derivative Instruments (ODIs) such as Participatory Notes (P-Notes) and equity linked notes constitute a significant chunk of total investments by Foreign Portfolio Investors in India, thus posing an imminent threat...

Recommendations of the Companies Law Committee: A Proposed Overhaul of the Private Placement Regime

[The following guest post is contributed by Amitabh Robin Singh, who is an Associate at DSK Legal] The recently released Companies Law Committee report (“Report”) has recommended a plethora of amendments to the current company law regime. However, some of the most sweeping changes have been proposed in relation to private placement of securities. In this post, some of the key changes...

Exit Route For Companies Who Have Made Deemed Public Issues

[The following guest post is contributed by Amitabh Robin Singh, who is an Associate at DSK Legal] The Securities and Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”) has recently issued a circular (“Circular”) which has allowed companies which have made deemed public offers (allotment of securities to more than 49 persons under the Companies Act, 1956) to escape penal action if the securities have not been...

Start-up India: Should foreign listing of start-ups be facilitated?

[This guest post is by Pratik Datta and Mehtab Hans, who are Consultants at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP), New Delhi. They can be reached at [email protected] and [email protected] respectively.] Last week, the SEBI (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) (Fourth Amendment) Regulations, 2015 were issued to facilitate listing of start-ups on institutional...

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