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  • 17-Mar-2021 | Somasekhar Sundaresan

    Bond standoff exposes flawed policy

    Sebi is not wrong in expressing a desire to draw an empirical bright line for an outer limit, in order to be able to compute yields, and thereby value the bonds

  • 17-Feb-2021 | Somasekhar Sundaresan

    Make tribunals the first court

    A draft law to wind up a few tribunals and move their appellate jurisdiction to the high courts is afoot

  • 12-Jan-2021 | Somasekhar Sundaresan

    New regulators: Careful what you wish for

    If past experience is anything to go by, creating a new sectoral regulator for a specific industry is more likely to undermine the objective of combating anti-competitive conduct

  • 15-Dec-2020 | Somasekhar Sundaresan

    Don't fear a studious regulator

    If regulators had a greater understanding of market realities, universal conventions, global market practices and their implications, the market would benefit from a better appreciation

  • 18-Nov-2020 | Somasekhar Sundaresan

    Forget the uniform, focus on power

    The constitutional principle against self-incrimination is a vital and crucial element for society

  • 20-Oct-2020 | Somasekhar Sundaresan

    Corporate fraud is finally securities fraud

    The regulator can no longer be selective about the cases in which it would flex its muscle and those in which it would plead an absence of power

  • 23-Sep-2020 | Somasekhar Sundaresan

    Deceit-free fraud and stigma-free indictment

    If society feels that regulations can hold even the innocent to be guilty, the stigma attached to findings of guilt would also erode alongside

  • 25-Aug-2020 | Somasekhar Sundaresan

    Use existing powers before seeking more

    Seeking ever-increasing powers is an integral feature of regulatory agencies

  • 29-Jul-2020 | Somasekhar Sundaresan

    Celebrities beware: Greater diligence expected

    Thanks to the Consumer Protection Act, 2019, which was fully notified earlier this month, endorsers have the responsibility now to check out the veracity of a brand's claims

  • 15-Jul-2020 | Somasekhar Sundaresan

    A tale of two competing delays

    By upholding a Sebi order on delayed disclosures by a bank, SAT has clarified a host of vexing issues

  • 01-Jul-2020 | Somasekhar Sundaresan

    US ruling must inform disgorgement review in India

    There has been intense controversy on the subject with little clarity from the regulator

  • 17-Jun-2020 | Somasekhar Sundaresan

    Interesting nudge from Sebi with takeovers

    The thinking is, enabling infusion of funds into the company would be better than purchasing shares in the market

  • 03-Jun-2020 | Somasekhar Sundaresan

    Much ado about nothing

    The penalty imposed by Sebi on NHAI for not declaring financial results within the stipulated time seems like an exercise in tokenism

  • 20-May-2020 | Somasekhar Sundaresan

    Framework to waive open offers needed

    This is necessary to ensure that the entire activity is within the bounds of fairness and objectivity

  • 06-May-2020 | Somasekhar Sundaresan

    Fix the complexity in takeovers and delisting

    If we do not make M&A execution simple and logical, capital - Indian and foreign - would seek out jurisdictions that do not entail such complication

  • 22-Apr-2020 | Somasekhar Sundaresan

    Focus on capital formation policy

    It is vital to ensure that the clamour for suspending bankruptcy laws does not translate into reality

  • 08-Apr-2020 | Somasekhar Sundaresan

    Time to reform takeover pricing

    Enforcement apart, this is a good time to think about getting some structural reform underway

  • 25-Mar-2020 | Somasekhar Sundaresan

    War-time thinking needed, not therapy

    An extraordinary situation requires an extraordinary response from the framework of the law

  • 11-Mar-2020 | Somasekhar Sundaresan

    Enforcement action or shoot at sight?

    The fear of enforcement action often undermines the objective of achieving quality in corporate governance

  • 26-Feb-2020 | Somasekhar Sundaresan

    A framework of fear

    The risk of roping in bank officials whenever there is a fraud at the borrower's end is a stringent deterrent to bank officials taking credit decisions