Call for Papers: Scholasticus

[Announcement on behalf of Scholasticus] Scholasticus (ISSN 0975-1157) is one of the earliest publications by National Law University, Jodhpur, established with the objective of promoting academic research and fostering debate in the field of Banking & Finance. The Journal has been re-launched after a gap of a few years, and is now published under the aegis of the Centre of Studies in Banking...

Payments Regulatory Board: Merits and Criticisms

[Tishya Saran and Aayush Grover are both 5th year students of Government Law College, Mumbai] Introduction The Reserve Bank of India (“RBI”) and the Central Government seem to be embroiled in a regulatory tussle. It all started when an Inter-Ministerial Committee (the “Committee”) set up by the Department of Economic Affairs, in a report published by it (the “Report”), proposed the establishment...

Regulating India’s FinTech

[The following guest post is contributed by Vaibhav Parikh, who is a business lawyer associated with the Aditya Birla Group] “Disruption” is often used as a generic term to describe situations where smaller and newer companies with fewer resources are able to successfully challenge established incumbent businesses and upset status quo. Although a case has been made that it brings visibility to an...

Securitization: ‘True Sale’ of Receivables

In order to make a securitization transaction bankruptcy-proof with respect to the originator (seller) of receivables, it is necessary that there is a ‘true sale’ of the receivables to the assignee (purchaser). Failing this, the transaction could be recharacterized as a secured loan, thereby altering the rights and obligations of the parties under law (sometimes contrary to their original...

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