The MCA notified the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Amendment Rules, 2017 (‘Amendment Rules, 2017’) w.e.f July 5, 2017 exempting certain unlisted public companies from the requirement of appointing independent directors. Additionally, MCA has amended Form DIR-5 in relation to cancellation or surrender or deactivation of DIN.
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Inspite of the barrage of notifications, amendments, clarifications, MCA in an attempt to continue the tradition has issued another Notification dated July 5, 2017, amending Schedule IV of the Companies Act, 2013. The Notification will come into force on the date of its publication in the Official Gazette, which we assume will be done soonest. […]
By Abhirup Ghosh (email@example.com) One of the major highlights of the Finance Budget 2017 was the introduction of section 269ST of the Income Tax Act, 1961. The section was introduced with an intention to curb black money by reducing the scope of large ticket size cash transactions in the economy. As per the provisions of […]
To, Ms. Richa G. Agarwal Deputy General Manager Investment Management Department Securities and Exchange Board of India Sub: Representation on the exemptions related to International Securities Identification Number (ISINs) for debt securities issued under the SEBI (Issue and Listing of Debt Securities) Regulations, 2008 and clarity on initial reporting. Ref: SEBI Circular No. CIR/IMD/DF-1/ […]
By Nidhi Bothra, (firstname.lastname@example.org) As a securitization market matures, one of the surest things that should emerge is the market for mezzanine tranches. This article tries to articulate on the relevance of mezzanine tranche in the securitization market that is on an upswing currently. What is a mezzanine tranche? A mezzanine tranche is a […]
The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (“MCA”) vide its Notification No. G.S.R. 1119(E) dated December 7, 2016 issued the Companies (Transfer of Pending Proceeding) Rules, 2016 (‘TPP Rules, 2016’) in exercise of the powers conferred under section 431 (1) and (2) of the Companies Act, 2013 (‘Act, 2013’) read with section 239 (1) of the Insolvency […]
Ministry of Finance (MoF) vide notification dated 27th June, 2017 issued the Securities Contracts (Regulation) (Amendment) Rules, 2017 (Amendment Rules) to amend Rule 8 of the Securities Contracts (Regulation) Rules, 1957 (Principal Rules). Rule 8 of the Principal Rules deals with the qualifications for membership of a recognized stock exchange.
By Somesh Lund (email@example.com) Genesis of Category III AIFs Alternate Investment Funds (AIFs) are privately pooled investment funds, incorporated in India, in the form of a trust, company, LLP or body corporate not covered under any other regulations prescribed by SEBI. These funds are governed by Securities and Exchange Board of India (Alternative Investment Funds) […]