• AIF Committee Recommends Revamp of Regulations

    January 21, 2016 | Codhai Raghavan

    In March 2015, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”) constituted the 21 member Alternative Investment Policy Advisory Committee (“AIF Committee”), under the chairmanship of Infosys founder Mr. Narayan Murthy, to advise on ways to encourage the development of alternative investment and start-up ecosystems in India. The AIF Committee was well represented by various
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  • Green Bonds – Use them to clean up

    January 17, 2016 | Amit Vyas

    The corporate sector has been very keen on helping the Government of India in its various initiatives whether it is the Swach Bharat Abhiyaan or the introduction of the Corporate Social Responsibility Norms, there have been efforts by the corporate sector to take these missions forward. In continuation to the same, there have also been
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  • Exit Offers for Dissenting Shareholders

    January 12, 2016 | Prashant Kataria

    Though the Companies Act, 2013 (“Act”) had provided for the treatment of dissenting shareholders and their exit in case of a company which, after raising funds from the public through a prospectus, has varied the terms of a contract referred to in the prospectus or the objects for which the prospectus was issued, it is
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  • Arbitration in India: The Seat is Still Vacant

    January 8, 2016 | Vishnu Chandran

    The Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Act, 2015 (“Amendment Act”), which was passed by the Parliament towards last year-end has come into force after its notification in the official gazette on January 1, 2016. The Amendment Act, brings about a slew of changes to the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (“Arbitration Act”) and addresses several concerns
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