Due diligence vital for start-ups

28 Jun 2015

Sebi norms for listing of these entities require minimal disclosures and compliance

New secretarial standards to boost investor confidence: Atul Hasmukhrai Mehta

28 Jun 2015

Recently, the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) issued two new secretarial standards, to be applicable from July 1 this ...

Why NGOs are ending up on the wrong side of the law

28 Jun 2015

Experts say most such NGOs are on a sticky wicket when it comes to compliance with various provisions governing them

Courts can skip empty formalities: SC

28 Jun 2015

It is a basic principle of law that no action shall be taken without providing a hearing to the affected party. This principle, called the ...

Dealing with write-downs

21 Jun 2015

The challenge for auditors is to ensure impairment charges are recorded in a timely manner, while for companies it is important to convey ...

Making company registration easy

21 Jun 2015

The government introduced a new registration form INC-29 - which combined seven different forms into one - on May 1 this year as part of ...

IT raids: Assessee's rights limited

21 Jun 2015

Before launching an income tax search and seizure, it is not necessary for the authorities to allow the assessee to inspect documents to ...

Saving banks' distressed assets

14 Jun 2015

RBI's move to empower banks to take charge of companies that default on loans could run into legal hurdles

A questionable anti-corruption system

14 Jun 2015

This edition of the column is going to talk about a particularly problematic area of law and regulatory policy governing doing business in ...

0fficial discretion must be used fairly

14 Jun 2015

A weekly selection of key court orders

Rules, procedures cause delay in disciplinary proceedings: Manoj Fadnis

14 Jun 2015

Interview with President, ICAI

Making celeb endorsers liable

07 Jun 2015

The letter of the law currently favours celeb endorsers, unless the government decides to bring in stricter provisions to make them ...

United Spirits Limited - a case of corporate governance failure?

07 Jun 2015

Internal banking within a business group is a traditional and well-known practice recognised by law

Bizwoman freed from husband's shadow

07 Jun 2015

When she applied for renewal of the registration, she was asked to submit a solvency certificate and a character certificate from the ...

A GST World View

07 Jun 2015

But perhaps the most contentious issue that still needs to be resolved among the different stake holders is the GST rate

Getting insider trading norms right

31 May 2015

New Sebi guidelines seek customised codes of conduct, doing away with a tick-the-box approach

IFRS puts shareholders at the front: Kenneth Marshall

31 May 2015

Interview with Americas FAAS leader & member of the Global FAAS leadership team

Tax terrorism can be reduced if FM is serious

31 May 2015

Despite finance minister's assurance, tax officials seem reluctant to take steps for tackling issues at stake

Tax relief for housing projects with shops

31 May 2015

The tax authorities appealed against each of the high court judgment to the Supreme Court

Decoding the mystery of falling company registrations

24 May 2015

In 2014-15, about 64,000 enterprises got registered, a drop of 35%


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