Entries by Staff Publication

SEBI requires disclosure by banks in case of NPA divergence

By Mayank Agarwal, (finserv@vinodkothari.com) The banking sector is one of the pillars for economic development of any country, and any well balanced and healthy economy is largely dependent on a transparent and credible banking system. In recent years, the Indian economy has recognized the importance of a well-regulated and fundamentally strong banking framework and made […]

Standard Procedure for Valuation to be followed by HFCs.

By Shreya Routh, (finserv@vinodkothari.com)   Housing Finance Company (HFC) is a type of non-banking financial institution which is primarily engaged in the business of providing home loans and other related products. Unlike other Non-Banking Financial Companies which are governed under the regulatory framework of RBI, HFCs are regulated by the National Housing Banks (NHB). Collateral […]

Hundreds of LLPs may be vanishing soon

By Sandeep Kumar Mishra, (corplaw@vinodkothari.com) Introduction After issuing of show cause notices[1] (SCNs) for striking of names of more than 3 lakh non-operating companies, the Registrar has now taken the same action for LLPs. It seems that government has decided to heavily come down on existence of non-operative Limited Liability Partnerships (‘LLPs’) or say fake […]

Revised Secretarial Standards- Key Amendments

By Team Vinod Kothari & Company, (corplaw@vinodkothari.com) Considering the various changes brought in the Companies Act, 2013, vide barrage of notifications, clarifications and amendments, there was a need to align the current Secretarial Standards viz. Secretarial Standard -1 (‘SS-1’) and Secretarial Standard -2 (‘SS-2’) with the changes in the provisions of the Act brought by […]

Troubled times: 21 firms seek winding up on their own

A number of cases the parent companies had been trying to invest in their subsidiaries but these investments had not taken off. – Vinod Kothari.   Read more

Brief of Amendments reflecting in FDI Policy, 2017

CS Vinita Nair, corplaw@vinodkothari.com The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has issued the Consolidated FDI Policy 2017 (Policy 2017)[1] incorporating the amendments made to the erstwhile Consolidated FDI Policy 2016 (Policy 2016) through various Press Notes issued during the year 2016 (Press Notes 5 and 6 of 2016 series) and 2017 (Press Note […]

Inapplicability of Limitation Act to Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code?

By Richa Saraf , (legal@vinodkothari.com)   In a recent National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) ruling of Neelkanth Township and Construction Pvt. Ltd. v. Urban Infrastructure Trustees Ltd.[1] (11.08.2017), several issues with regard to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016[2] (IBC) were discussed. One of the issues for consideration before the NCLAT was whether the […]