Entries by Staff Publication

State of Indian Capital Markets

By Mayank Agarwal (finserv@vinodkothari.com ) Capital market is the one-stop solution for both companies and investors looking to utilize idle money in the most financially sound manner. While money markets provide short-term (generally less than one year) route of raising money, capital markets provide a much broader avenue. Although businesses rely upon money market sources […]

Cautious Approach to be taken by NBFCs while outsourcing activities ancillary to financial services

By Mayank Agarwal & Anita Baid, ( finserv@vinodkothari.com) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), on the 9th of November, 2017 released a notification bringing out the Directions on Managing Risks and Code of Conduct in Outsourcing of Financial Services by Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs).[1] (“Directions”) These Directions are a much awaited outcome of the draft […]

RBI revamps FDI Regulations

By CS Vinita Nair corplaw@vinodkothari.com RBI vide notification No. FEMA 20(R)/ 2017-RB dated 7th November 2017 issued Foreign Exchange Management (Transfer or Issue of Security by a Person Resident Outside India) Regulations, 2017[1] (hereinafter referred as ‘Regulations, 2017’) in supersession of Notification No. FEMA 20/2000-RB and Notification No. FEMA 24/2000-RB both dated May 3, 2000, […]

Contents of Resolution Plan redrawn, duties of RP redefined

IBBI notifies 3rd amendment to CIRP and Fast Track Regulations   08.11.2017 Vallari Dubey resolution@vinodkothari.com Introduction Resolution plans pursuant to Section 30 and Section 31 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (“the Code”) will hereon be required to contain details of the Resolution Applicant along with the Connected Persons. A time bound corporate insolvency […]


By Aakanksha Banthia, (finserv@vinodkothari.com) Introduction The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) issued International Financial Reporting Standard 16 (IFRS 16) on ‘Leases’ in January 2016 replacing the previous accounting standard on leases, IAS 17 Leases, and related Interpretations. IFRS 16 sets out the principles for the recognition, measurement, presentation and disclosure of leases for both parties […]

LEI becomes mandatory for Large Corporate Borrowers

By Mayank Agarwal (finserv@vinodkothari.com) Overview The global financial crisis of 2007-08 underlined the importance of maintaining a common global database that facilitates identification of parties to a financial transaction. Ambiguity of the dealing parties and a shortage of information led to a breakdown in the financial ecospace, contributing to the downfall of established stalwarts such […]