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SEBI Committee on Regulating Proxy Advisors

Over the last decade, India has witnessed considerable shareholder activism in that shareholders, particularly institutions, have become more active in exercising their corporate franchise. Proxy advisory firms have formed an integral part of this movement, as they provide advice to both institutional and individual shareholders on how they may exercise votes at shareholder meetings of companies...

SEBI’s DVRs Framework: How Will the Indian Market React to a Super Voting Stock Structure?

[Sarthak Sharma and Aabha Dixit are 3rd year and 4th year students respectively at Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur] The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on 27 June 2019, after much deliberation, approved the issuance of shares with differential voting rights (DVRs) and issued a framework governing issuance and listing of shares with DVRs. Prior to this, whilst issuance...

Lessons from L&T’s Takeover of Mindtree: Can Differential Voting Rights Aid Promoters in Peril?

[Rongeet Poddar is a final year B.A. LLB (Hons.) student at West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences] A hostile takeover is a rare occurrence in the Indian market because of the stringent control of promoter-families over companies and concentrated shareholding patterns in India. L&T’s hostile takeoever of IT services firm Mindtree however is an exception to this general trend...

SAT Order: Stock Exchanges not to Follow SEBI’s Circulars and Directions Mechanically

[Anand Narayan is a corporate and securities lawyer currently working as an in-house counsel in Mumbai] One has lately witnessed a trend that the stock exchanges, such as NSE, BSE and NCDEX, are following the circulars and directions issued by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) mechanically without application of mind, which has not gone down well with the market participants. Much...

Insider Trading: Will the Informant Mechanism be Effective?

[Sakshi Ajmera is a 2nd year B.A.LL.B. (Hons.) student at the National Law Institute University, Bhopal] The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on 10 June 2019 proposed an ‘informant mechanism’ to safeguard the interests of the investors and limit insider trading. In light of the difficulty in tracking illegal transactions, SEBI has released a discussion paper, which could be...

SEBI’s Proposed Buyback Rules for Leverage Limits

[Pammy Jaiswal is a Partner at Vinod Kothari and Company, and can be reached at [email protected]] The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has issued a discussion paper on 22 May 2019 on proposed changes to the conditions relating to a buyback.  While one of the proposed changes in terms of computing the buy-back size is logical, the other change on taking the debt to equity...

Obliterating Unnecessarys Delays: SEBI Proposes 10% Mandatory Deposits for Appeal

[Shubham Gupta is a 4th Year Student at the Institute of Law, Nirma University] The Indian judicial system is grossly afflicted with litigation, some of which tends to be frivolous. The Supreme Court, in its Sahara decision, stated that ‘ways and means need to be evolved to deter the litigants from their compulsive obsession toward senseless and ill-considered claims’.  Therefore, with the aim of...

IBC and its Interface with Other Legislation: NCLT Clears the Air Again

[Rongeet Poddar is a final year BA LLB (Hons.) student at the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata and Yashika Gupta a fourth year BA LLB (Hons.) student at Hidayatullah National Law University] The Principal Bench of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has, in April this year, ordered the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to de-attach the immovable...

Complexities in Regulating Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning in the Indian Financial Market

[Rishabh Sharma is a IV Year student at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad] The Algorithmic Trading Market: Global Industry Analysis, Trends, Market Size, and Forecasts up to 2025 Report forecasts the global algorithmic market in trading to expand at a compound annual growth rate of 11.8 percent between the period from 2019 to 2025. In the backdrop of such a rapidly booming global trading...

Financial Statements of Foreign Subsidiaries of Indian Listed Companies

Corporate group structures are common among Indian listed companies which hold shares in subsidiaries both in India and other countries around the world. Due to differences in financial reporting requirements in all jurisdictions where the corporate group is present, the Companies Act as well as regulations issued by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) have sought to harmonize such...

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