The POSH Act, 2013 Is IC The Right Forum To Implement The Act?

This article gives an overview of the law and points out areas where there is lack of legislative clarity which could do with changes… It took 16 years for Parliament to implement the directions of the Supreme Court of India issued in 1997 in the prominent case of “Visakha vs. State of Rajasthan” to enact […]

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DEBT FUNDING THROUGH NBFCs

With liberalization of the legal regime regulating foreign direct investment (“FDI”) in financial services and continuing restrictions under the FDI route on directly infusing debt in Indian companies, foreign investors are actively looking to set up or acquire existing NBFCs and use such NBFCs to further lend to or invest in Indian companies India’s non-banking […]

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The GAFTA Arbitration Process: A Review

Pavani Reddy, Managing Partner of Zaiwalla & Co. Solicitors, analyzes the GAFTA arbitration process. Arbitration is a process which provides a confidential alternative to open court for disputing parties There are two types of arbitrations: (i) Ad-hoc arbitrations, where tribunals are appointed by parties according to a method that they determine by themselves; (ii) Administered […]

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Employment Opportunity or scam?

While law may always play catch-up with technology, it is critical to establish and foster institutions such as those under the Information Technology Act, 2000 to combat scams using technolegal solutions… Indian youth is entering the workforce in large numbers and is poised to take over the wheels of the Indian economy. The lack of […]

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Quick fix solution to recover bank debt

Will the ministry of corporate affairs consider invoking the provisions of Section 396 of the Companies Act, 1956 to make recoveries for bank loan defaults? A new solution for recovering outstanding debt owed to public sector banks may have been discovered which may obviate the need for a recapitalisation plan of Rs 2 lakh crore […]

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Focus on ease of compliance, taxpayers rights

For various reasons, the year 2017 will stand out as having witnessed disruptive tax reforms — the GST roll-out, coupled with a plethora of measures to crack the whip on the parallel economy, tightening the grip on political funding, and enhancing the investigative powers of the tax administration, to name a few. These measures have […]

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2017- Round up of UK politics

• Main political events in a nutshell Like 2016, 2017 had been a turbulent year for UK politics. There was little doubt at the start of the year that Brexit was going to be the dominant political story in 2017. Brexit took an ever more prominent role after Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50 […]

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Net Neutrality: Boon or Bane?

Popular perception is that due to Net Neutrality, small businesses and entrepreneurs have been able to thrive online. But without Net Neutrality, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) will exploit their gatekeeper position and destroy the Internet’s fair and level playing field. The debate on Net Neutrality in India has gathered public attention after Airtel’s announcement in […]

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Whistleblower Protection – Veil Or Shield?

Does whistleblower protection in India really amount to resolution of an issue or is it just a toothless tiger!… “PAPER TIGER” – is the closest phrase to define the Whistle Blower Protection Law in India – with a legal sanctity of more than half a decade, and yet no tooth and nail so that it […]

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HIGHER EDUCATION SECTOR IN INDIA: BIRD’S-EYE VIEW

In a continuation, the series looks at key regulators that grant access and continuity to higher education institutions in India Background We have, in an earlier edition, looked at some noteworthy considerations when one is interested in establishing a K-21 school. In the current piece, we speak about the key regulators who grant access and […]

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