Time for companies to come clean

17 May 2015

Businesses need to spruce up their compliance regimen in line with the government's move to curb generation of illegal money - in India and ...

'Welcome relief to closely held companies'

17 May 2015

Parliament last week cleared the Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which seeks to simplify some provisions of the Companies Act, 2013, to ...

Outsiders cannot be insiders

17 May 2015

Insider trading regulations are all about prohibiting someone with asymmetrical access to inside information

Case of absent-minded legal draftsmen

17 May 2015

The best legal brains can forget to include crucial clauses in agreements and the authorities may also be negligent in detecting them while ...

Decoding the new labour code

10 May 2015

Proposals in the wage and industrial relation codes could reshape labour-management ties

Assess MAT impact before adopting Ind-AS: Sai Venkateshwaran

10 May 2015

Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) could raise its head as companies move to Ind-AS, the new International Financial Reporting Standards ...

Objective function of firms and sustainability

10 May 2015

Value of a firm depends on its ability to generate free cash flows over a long period of time

Better but not quite enough

10 May 2015

The Duty Free Import Authorisation (DFIA) scheme has been revamped in the new Foreign Trade Policy (FTP). It is now a post-export scheme, ...

No notice to directors in cheque bounce cases

10 May 2015

Directors of companies and partners of firms have been fastened with stricter onus by the Supreme Court in cheque bouncing cases. It ruled ...

Living with shareholder agreements

03 May 2015

The boardroom battle at United Spirits raises questions over related party transactions, legal sanctity of a shareholder agreement, rights ...

Related-party transactions: A case of regulatory dissonance?

03 May 2015

One of the most debated aspects of the Companies Act, 2013, has been the introduction of a revised regime pertaining to related party ...

Criticisms of proposed GST are mostly wrong

03 May 2015

All GSTs in federal countries all over the world are imperfect

Excise duty at point of sale: SC

03 May 2015

A weekly selection of key court orders

Liberalising legal services

26 Apr 2015

A divided industry does not augur well for India's efforts to emerge as regional hub for legal services

Wake up call for justice delivery

26 Apr 2015

Based on data computed as of June last year, India ranks ahead of only of Timor-Leste, Bangladesh and Angola

10 things to watch out for in GST Bill

26 Apr 2015

The Constitution does not provide for a parallel levy of indirect taxes by the Centre and states, a pre-requisite for the roll-out of goods ...

Customs rule on handling charges illegal

26 Apr 2015

A weekly selection of key court orders

Indian taxmen beat the world

19 Apr 2015

No other country has mandated disclosure of foreign travel; govt's promise of review being watched keenly

Will the corporate governance structure change?

19 Apr 2015

Stringent rules for independent directors in state-run banks and insurance companies

Regulating app-based services harmful to start-ups: Vishal Misra

19 Apr 2015

New York-based Vishal Misra, associate professor in the department of computer science at Columbia University, and a serial entrepreneur, ...

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