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The Conundrum of Inter-se Priorities between Secured Creditors in Liquidation

[Arvind Tiwari is a IV year student at the National Law University, Delhi] The recent ruling of the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (“NCLAT”) in Oriental Bank of Commerce v. Anil Anchalia has rekindled the debate concerning the significance of inter-se priorities among secured creditors in the process of liquidation. In this matter, it was held that once a secured financial...

Foreign Directors in a Protectionist Regime

[Ajitesh Arya and Mitakshara Singh are the 4th year BA LLB (Hons.) students at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad] In a bid to further tighten the noose on the investments coming in from China, Hong Kong, and other neighboring countries, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) through notification GSR 410E dated 1 June 2022 has made amendments to the Companies (Appointment and Qualifications of...

Open Banking and Competition in Retail Financial Markets

[Sourav Paul is a 3rd Year B.A. LL. B (Hons.) student at the National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata] Rapid technological innovations are changing the fundamentals of the retail financial markets, thereby opening up a new frontier for competition in the industry. The harbingers of the radical changes in the retail banking segment are fintech start-ups, who are deploying innovative...

Zero Clicks – A Tool for Abuse of Dominance by Google?

[Neha Maria Antony is a 4th year law student at the National University of Advanced Legal Studies] Competition authorities across the world have a chequered history with tech giant Google. India’s competition regulator, the Competition Commission of India (‘CCI’) has also been part of this saga, and the latest in a series of competition concerns against Google arose in the form of the...

Voluntary Separation of Chairperson and MD/CEO Roles: Analysing SEBI’s Recent Move

[Priankita Das is an undergraduate student pursuing B.A. LL.B. (Business Law Hons.) at Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow] By way of its board meeting on February 15, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”) amended its mandate on the separation of the roles of chairperson and managing director/chief executive officer (“MD/CEO”) of listed companies to be...

Credit Rating Agencies In India: A Critique of SAT’s Ruling Against Care Rating

[Sidharth Pattnaik and Sneha Rath are 4th Year B.B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) and 3rd Year B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) students respectively at National Law University Odisha] In this post, we focus on the developments around Care Rating Agency’s (CARE) alleged dereliction of its duty to rate Reliance Communications’ (RCom) creditworthiness over a period of four quarters, and the subsequent initiation of inquiry...

Will the Budget Proposal to Reduce Appeals by the Revenue Department Make Tax Litigation More Efficient?

[Surya Prakash BS is a chartered accountant and law graduate working at DAKSH, a non-profit working on transforming the law and justice systems. He has handled finance and tax functions at corporates in his previous roles. Views are personal] The 2022 Union Budget makes one more attempt to reduce the volume (the number of cases) and velocity (frequency of filing) of income tax litigation. The...

LIBOR Transition: Reassessing the Risks and the Viability of Alternative Reference Rates

[Mukund Arora is a second-year BBA LL.B. (Hons.) student at the Symbiosis Law School, Pune] London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) was a benchmark rate used to price lending transactions among major global banks in the international market. It demonstrated the borrowing costs between banks on unsecured terms. According to the Federal Reserve System, it was utilized to price financial products...

Rectifying the Law: CoC Approval for Withdrawal of CIRP Proceedings

[Pradhyuman Singh is a V year student of law from Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar] On 4 January 2022 in Vinayak Deshpande v. Nexo Industries, the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (“NCLAT”), Chennai allowed a corporate debtor to settle the matter with the creditor. Accordingly, the National Company Law Tribunal (“NCLT”) was directed to allow the application for withdrawing the...

Non-Fungible Tokens: An Indian Perspective

[Aiyushi Mehrotra is a 4th  Year B.A., LLB. student at Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar] Non-fungible tokens (“NFTs”) are digital blockchain tokens that identify ownership or particulars of unique items, whether they be digital or real in form. They are traded and programmed in the same way as cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin or Ethereum, but that is where the similarities...

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