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Buyback during Pendency of Amalgamation: SEBI Order in the Wipro Case

The SEBI (Buy-back of Securities) Regulations, 2018 states in regulation 24(ii) that a company shall not announce a buy-back when a scheme of amalgamation or compromise or arrangement pursuant to the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 is pending. Such a proscription against buy-back operates because a scheme of amalgamation is a material transaction and could potentially alter the fundamental...

Direct Overseas Listing: Assessing the Viability of Proposed Reforms

[Suneha Kasal and Swini Khara are III year law students at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad] Considering the ongoing evolution and internationalization of capital markets across the globe and change in the complexion of Indian companies, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) recently acknowledged that the current regulatory framework on ‘direct overseas listing of equity shares’...

Amendment to Insider Trading Regulations: An Incentive for Insiders?

[Bhavin Gada, Soumya Shanker and Mehak Gupta are with M/s Economic Laws Practice, Advocates and Solicitors. The views of the authors are personal] On 31 December 2018, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”) issued an amendment to the SEBI (Prohibition of Insider Trading) Regulations, 2015 (“PIT Regulations”). The amendment was pursuant to the recommendations made in the...

SEBI’s Considerations for Granting Exemption from a Takeover Offer (Batliboi)

[Prateek Surisetti is a V Year B.A. LL.B. student at NALSAR University of Law]  I write to analyze an Order (dated 5 July 2018) of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”), which exempted a proposed acquirer from complying with regulation 3 of the SEBI (Substantial Acquisitions and Takeovers) Regulations, 2011 (the “Takeover Regulations”). The Order sheds light on the particular...

Insider Trading in Commodity Derivatives

[Peeyush Agarwal and Zarnaab Aswad are both 5th year law students at Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow] Introduction Consider this: X is an employee of Y Corporation, which is a leading steel manufacturing company whose scrips are listed on stock exchanges. X, being an employee gets to know that Y Corporation has just discovered huge deposits of iron ore that, if extracted...

SEBI Revisits the Settlement Mechanism

[Ambika Mehrotra is a Manager in the Corporate Law Services Division of Vinod Kothari & Company] Background to the SEBI Settlement Mechanism The settlement mechanism for violation of laws related to securities had been introduced in India in 2007. Further, in order to factor in various issues and aspects relating to its enforcement mechanism, the Securities and Exchange Board of India...

FAQs on Borrowing by Large Corporates: Unveiling the Perplexity

[Pammy Jaiswal is a Partner at Vinod Kothari and Company and can be reached at [email protected]] Background The untiring efforts of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) as well as the Government in uplifting the bond market is quite commendable. SEBI has started taking major steps towards the accomplishment of the budget announcement by the Government for the year 2018-19...

SEBI appointed administrator to recover monies for investors: Boon or bane to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016?

[Bhavin Gada is a Partner at Economic Laws Practice, Advocates and Solicitors (“ELP”), and Manendra Singh is a Senior Associate at ELP. The views and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not reflect the view of their firm nor do they constitute any legal opinion/ On October 3, 2018 the Securities and Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”) notified the SEBI (Appointment of Administrator...

Proposed New Regulatory Framework for Delisting Companies

[Manal Shah a 4th year student pursuing B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) with specialization in Corporate Law from the National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi] Introduction The delisting process is presently regulated by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Delisting of Equity Shares) Regulations, 2009 (‘Delisting Regulations’). The Securities and Exchange Board of India (‘SEBI’) on 26 July...

Will SEBI Succeed in Creating a Vibrant Bond Market?

[Rajeev Jhawar is an Executive at Vinod Kothari Consultants Pvt Ltd] As part of the budget this year, India sought to expand its bond market beyond the traditional ambit of sovereign debt. Pursuant to this, Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has initiated efforts to diversify borrowings of Indian corporates by mandating them to raise at least a quarter of their incremental funds from...

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