Labour woes ahead of reforms

25 Jan 2015

Centre has set the ball rolling for radical changes in labour laws, instrumental to its 'Make in India' campaign

Collaboration with US law firms will strengthen Indian firms: Ken Randall

25 Jan 2015

Ken Randall, president/CEO, iLaw Global, a leading provider of legal education, and former dean of Alabama School of Law for 20 years, was ...

What to learn and unlearn from the US

25 Jan 2015

Prior public consultations when making regulations should be a critical feature

Non-use of acquired land makes it invalid

25 Jan 2015

It is not just under the old central Land Acquisition Act 1894, but even under state laws, land is acquired and not used for decades, ...

Making India easy for business

18 Jan 2015

The country needs to fix its dismal track record when it comes to issues around cross-border trading, dealing with construction permits, ...

The road to Ind-AS

18 Jan 2015

Earlier this month, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs came out with a road map for companies to migrate to Indian Accounting Standards ...

Board evaluation - Is the law misleading?

18 Jan 2015

There is strength in the argument that inclusion of non-independent directors' views in board evaluation will distort the result

Row over old and new provisions

18 Jan 2015

When a law is amended, litigation which started earlier is usually caught midway between the old and the new provisions. Each contending ...

Does The Indian Contract Act need a re-look?

11 Jan 2015

One of the oldest acts in Indian statute books, The Indian Contact Act, 1872, needs to recognise non-compete restrictions, bring more ...

When taxman comes calling on your bonus

11 Jan 2015

If fringe benefit tax makes a comeback in the forthcoming Budget, there could be some tightening of tax evasion

How GST will benefit traders and manufacturers

11 Jan 2015

Concept of manufacture will be replaced by value added which is numerically measureable and is not controversial

Supreme Court nixes short cut to justice

11 Jan 2015

A weekly selection of key court orders

Land acquisition: Despite cut in time lag, spiralling project cost remains a concern

04 Jan 2015

The Ordinance to amend the land acquisition law (Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and ...

Legal reforms: One step forward, but a long road ahead

04 Jan 2015

The one great leap forward on judicial reforms so far has been the presidential assent to the 121st Constitution Amendment Bill on New ...

Mining law: Auction rules may benefit previous coal block owners

04 Jan 2015

The stalemate in the coal sector is finally over. The Union Cabinet has approved re-promulgation of the coal Ordinance. This will pave the ...

Regulating e-commerce: Complaints and regulations along with big leap forward

04 Jan 2015

The year gone by could easily be termed as the year when e-commerce in India took its giant leap with millions of consumers logging in to ...

Share holder activism: Miles to go for minority shareholders

04 Jan 2015

Minority shareholders had a few major victories in 2014, but 2015 will have its new share of challenges.Be it the defeat of the move of ...

When law takes effect

28 Dec 2014

Business Standard takes stock of key changes in the legal and regulatory environment in the course of the year, and how it impacted ...

10 landmark judgments of 2014

28 Dec 2014

Largesse of natural resources stoppedThe most resounding judgment which the Supreme Court delivered this year was the one cancelling about ...

Levy exemptions for J&K floods

22 Dec 2014

The notifications were issued on the 11th of this month, amid phased polling in the state and a little over three months after the floods

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