Entries by Staff Publication

Comparative Analysis of changes in Standards on Leasing over time

By Ankit Bhalotia,  (finserv@vinodkothari.com)   Introduction Accounting  for  lease  has  been  a  concern  for  the  leasing  industry  from  very  beginning  of  the industry. Over  the  years,  the  leasing  industry  has  grown  under  the  shadow  of  the  accounting  standards. There has been a revolutionary change taking place in the leasing standards which forms a basis for […]

NHB softens provisioning norms for HFCs

By Anita Baid, (legal@vinodkothari.com) The National Housing Bank (NHB) vide its notification no. NHB.HFC.DIR.18/MD&CEO/2017[1] dated 02nd August, 2017 has made certain amendments to the Housing Finance Companies (NHB) Directions, 2010 (‘Directions’). The provisions of the Directions is applicable to every housing finance company (HFC) registered under section 29A of the National Housing Bank Act, 1987. […]

SEBI mandates timely disclosure of ‘default’: intends to fill credit information gaps

By Vallari Dubey, (vallari@vinodkothari.com) The Securities and Exchange Board of India (‘SEBI’) has vide circular dated 4th August, 2017[1], issued a set of additional disclosures for default in payment of interest/repayment of principal amount on loans from banks/financial institutions, debt securities etc. the same are to be complied with by all listed entities, The circular […]

No separate Application is required where 100% Subsidiary seeks Amalgamation with its Holding Company: NCLT Bengaluru Bench

In the recent ruling of National Company Law Tribunal[1]Bengaluru Bench (‘the Hon’ble NCLT’), the Bench has held that no separate application is required to be filed by the transferee company in case of merger of a wholly owned subsidiary company with its parent company by virtue of scheme of amalgamation. Below we discuss the same […]

Concurrence of Pledgee Sufficient For Creating Pledge

Introduction The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) vide its notification dated July 25th, 2017[1] has come up with SEBI (Depositories and Participants) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2017 (hereinafter referred to as “DP Second Amendment Regulations, 2017”) substituting sub-regulation (3) of regulation 58 of the SEBI (Depositories and Participants) Regulations, 1996[2] (hereinafter referred to as […]