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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...

Is the Alternate Listing Platform for Start-Ups Really an Alternative?

[The following guest post is contributed by Geeta Dhania, Partner and Abhyuday Bhotika, Associate at Luthra & Luthra Law Offices. Views are personal.] For any business to grow it is pertinent that it has access to capital and is able to complete the capital formation cycle. Companies should be able to access the funding they need for their growth and the investors should be able to smoothly...

Personal Liberty vs. Public (Financial) Interest

In the prolonging Sahara saga, following a contempt action initiated by SEBI last year the Supreme Court ordered judicial custody for Mr. Subrata Roy Sahara and certain other individuals. This is on account of their failure to comply with a previous judgment of the Supreme Court that orders two Sahara companies to repay monies to investors obtained in violation of various securities laws...

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