Entries by Staff Publication

APPLICATION UNDER SARFAESI- A Liberal Approach by the Supreme Court

By Richa Saraf, (legal@vinodkothari.com)   In the case of M.D. Frozen Foods Exports Pvt. Ltd. v. Hero Fincorp Ltd.[1], the Hon’ble Supreme Court held that there was no illegality in an Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC) invoking SARFAESI Act for recovery of loan arrears with respect to an account classified as Non-Performing Asset (NPA) before the NBFC […]


By Richa Saraf, (legal@vinodkothari.com) -Mobilox Innovations Pvt. Ltd. v. Kirusa Software Pvt. Ltd.[1] The Supreme Court of India has provided a much required clarity on the provisions of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (IBC) vis-à-vis the existence of dispute. In this article, we broadly discuss the various issues that were dealt with in the judgment. […]

SEBI’s Yet Another Move to Ensure Minimum Public Shareholding

By Parul Bansal, (corplaw@vinodkothari.com) Background With the development of the economic conditions of the country, various investors including the retail investors are stepping into the securities market with the intention to earn higher return on their investments which has lead to large portion of their income being invested in shares, bonds or securities of listed […]

Plight of a Power of Attorney Holder Vis-À-Vis Insolvency Proceedings

By Richa Saraf, (legal@vinodkothari.com) –Palogix Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd. v. ICICI Bank Ltd.[1] The Hon’ble National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has held that ‘Power of Attorney’ holders are not authorized to present Insolvency Application under Section 7, 9 and 10 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (IBC). It is only authorized representatives, duly authorized […]

New rules of corporate control: Limit on layers of subsidiaries

By CS Vinita Nair, (corplaw@vinodkothari.com) MCA has issued a notification notifying the Companies (Restriction on Number of Layers) Rules, 2017[1], imposing a limit of two layers of subsidiaries which shall be effective from September 20, 2017[2]. Earlier, MCA vide public notice dated 1 June 28, 2017[3] had conveyed its intent of issuing a notification proposing […]

The Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill, 2017: Key Highlights

By Nidhi Bothra, (nidhi@vinodkothari.com)   In March, 2016 a committee was constituted under the Chairmanship of Mr. Ajay Tyagi to draft and submit a bill on resolution of financial firms. In September, 2016, the Committee submitted its report and bill which was titled as “The Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill, 2016”[1] (Bill 2016). The […]