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  • When a tribunal gets benched

    19-07-2018 05:59:00

    If one were to run state agencies efficiently, there simply cannot be an absence of advance planning to ensure the tribunals we create are also well-manned by judges

  • Where the text trumps the context

    05-07-2018 05:59:00

    The tension between a regulator and the courts in interpreting the real meaning and the "facial" meaning of a ruling is not going away anytime soon

  • Much to thank Kejriwal and Baijal for

    21-06-2018 05:59:00

    When a vague and open veto power resides with an external authority, the effectiveness of its usage lies in the absence of confrontation. Only a litigious battle can put these arrangements to rest

  • Carte blanche to notify law requires reform

    07-06-2018 05:58:00

    The provocative abuse of the power to choose when to put into effect a law passed by Parliament has reached a point where judicial intervention is warranted

  • Surgical strike at a chronic ailment

    24-05-2018 05:59:00

    Our regulators have to go beyond procedural reform and gaming of processes to improve rankings on Ease of Doing Business

  • Fugitive law can victimise the victim

    10-05-2018 05:59:00

    Listing violations of takeover regulations could mean the state gave itself a tool to come after businesses with a heavy hand

  • The IBC requires some cleaning up

    26-04-2018 05:55:00

    Questions persist on the legal standard that insolvency professionals - particularly those who replace the authority of the boards of directors of insolvent companies - must follow

  • Crisis that will hurt bank resolution law

    12-04-2018 05:54:00

    Without serious confidence building measures being taken, and articulated well to the common man, the environment appears ominous

  • All that is needed is political courage to clean up PSBs' governance

    22-03-2018 05:35:00

    It is important to take a close and hard look at how to clean up poor and ineffective governance of public sector banks

  • Don't waste the bank scam crisis

    08-03-2018 05:58:00

    Think out of the box and bring in serious changes in the governance of public sector banks

  • Indian bourses' gag order on price discovery

    15-02-2018 05:55:00

    Three Indian stock exchanges have come together to announce they would stop feeding price data to foreign stock exchanges

  • Govt's electoral bonds for political funding: A cloak to hide the daggers?

    17-01-2018 22:39:00

    After a concerted effort by political parties to circumvent disclosures under the RTI Act come the electoral bonds that will confer on them the benefit of pretending to not know who has donated

  • 2017: The year of extremes

    27-12-2017 22:39:00

    2017 was marked by 3 extreme developments in law - surprising result in the 2G telecom case, changes in Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code and the push given to 'Money Bill' provisions of the Constitution

  • SC's wake-up call with bail law

    13-12-2017 22:39:00

    The abolition of grant of bail without hearing govt's position, and requirement to satisfy court that accused is not guilty, has become so rampant that it has now found place even in basic company law

  • Shun rhetoric, appreciate IBC problem

    28-11-2017 22:39:00

    The IBC ordinance is another example of attempting to write a law to solve a problem that is not properly defined at the threshold