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.

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MCA Clarification on IFC Reporting in Auditor’s Report for Private Companies

MCA vide its General Circular No. 08/2017 dated July 25, 2017[1] has issued a clarification regarding applicability of exemptions provided to private companies. Till now MCA has issued two notifications viz., Notification No. GSR 464(E) dated June 05, 2015[2]and Notification No. GSR 583(E) dated June 13, 2017[3] providing various exemptions to the private companies. Some of the major exemptions are as follows: Read more

MCA clarifies on AC and NRC constitution

MCA vide its notification dated July 13, 2017[1] came up with the Companies (Meetings of Board and its Powers) Second Amendment Rules, 2017 (hereinafter referred to as “MBP Second Amendment Rules, 2017) substituting provisions of rules 3 and 6 of the Companies (Meetings of Board and its Powers) Rules, 2014 (hereinafter referred to as “MBP Rules, 2014). This notification shall come into force from the date of publication in the Official Gazette. Read more

SEBI amends ILDS Regulations, clarifies on AOA amendment

 

SEBI vide notification dated March 24, 2015[1] had provided framework for consolidation and re-issuance of debt securities under Regulation 20A of SEBI (Issue and Listing of Debt Securities) Regulations, 2008 (‘ILDS Regulations’) subject to fulfillment of certain conditions. One of the conditions was to have an enabling Read more

Appointment of IDs exempted by MCA for certain unlisted public companies

The MCA notified the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Amendment Rules, 2017[1] (‘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. Read more

MCA amends Schedule IV in an attempt to align and exempt certain provisions

Inspite of the barrage of notifications, amendments, clarifications, MCA in an attempt to continue the tradition has issued another Notification[1] 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. Certain amendments have been made in line with the recommendations made in Company Law Committee Report.

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