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  • Bring back court scrutiny of corporate schemes

    28-11-2018 22:51:00

    Shifting jurisdiction to the corporate affairs ministry would be retrograde and indeed unconstitutional

  • Govt vs RBI: Handle with dignity

    07-11-2018 20:44:00

    A public spat is no means of resolving complex differences, unless of course, the idea is to make the differences simplistic and assert power play

  • Is the path to god one of anarchy?

    25-10-2018 20:42:00

    Criticising a Supreme Court judgment is one facet of democracy, but physically violating the enforcement of the ruling, is just unacceptable promotion of anarchy

  • Time to harness an unruly horse

    10-10-2018 20:40:00

    Here are five areas in the Competition Act, 2002, that need intense review and intervention

  • Stepping forward with delisting reform

    19-09-2018 21:11:00

    A reform proposed by the Sebi offers another chance for a transaction to succeed instead of having a guillotine kill a deal because the price is unacceptably high

  • Opportunity lost, but embrace what's in

    05-09-2018 23:12:00

    The recommendations of a committee reviewing provisions of the Companies Act, 2013, present the low-hanging fruit for reform

  • Needed: A good settlement mechanism

    16-08-2018 21:16:00

    One area that needs more attention is the dichotomy between the principle that the strength of the defence is irrelevant and the consideration of major and minor character of the violation alleged

  • Capacity building is imperative

    01-08-2018 21:07:00

    If the executive believes its agencies can and must play judge, it must invest in building capacity in regulators to conduct court-like proceedings in a fair, objective, firm and yet polite manner

  • 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