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Supreme Court on Takeover Regulations: Daiichi appeals allowed

A three-Judge bench of the Supreme Court has delivered its judgment (per Aftab Alam J.) in Daiichi Sankyo v. Chigurupati and Daiichi Sankyo v. Narayanan (Civil Appeal No. 7148/2009 and Civil Appeal No. 7314/2009, judgment dated 8 July, 2010); where the Supreme Court has in a common judgment allowed appeals against orders of the SAT in cases involving interpretation of the Takeover Regulations...

SAT on indirect acquisitions – correct in letter and spirit

Earlier this month, the Securities Appellate Tribunal (“SAT”) opined on the computation of the minimum offer price for an indirect takeover of a listed company. An interesting critique of this opinion was published on this blog the next day. The SAT had disposed of two appeals (Appeals No. 137 and 139 of 2009) by a common order. I respectfully disagree with the critique on the blog. In my view...

Indirect Acquisitions and Determination of Open Offer Price

(The following post has been contributed by Avinash Balasubramaniam, who is an alumnus of the ILS Law College and a practising lawyer based in Chennai) The Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT) yesterday delivered its verdict in the Zenotech open offer case directing Daichi to offer Rs.160/share to the shareholders of Zenotech. So is Dr. Jayaram Chirugupati, the chief protagonist in the challenge...

Precision Remains Elusive with Investment Law

I wrote the following column in the Business Standard on February 23, 2009: In a bold move, the government has opened up foreign investment in an unprecedented manner. The move legitimizes many a structure that would have hitherto been keeping even their authors shy. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has taken a policy decision that any Indian company in which foreign ownership is not...

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