Consumer Protection (E-Commerce) Rules, 2020

A. INTRODUCTION The Consumer Protection Act, 2019 (“Act”) and the Consumer Protection (E-Commerce) Rules, 2020 (“Rules”) have been recently notified by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution. The Rules have come into effect from 23rd July 2020 and have been framed to complement the provisions laid down in the Act. Significant changes […]

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E-Pharmacies-Regulations in India

I. INTRODUCTION: An online pharmacy or rather we call it as E-Pharmacy is an internet-based vendor that sells medicines online, i.e., it operates over the internet and sends the orders to customers through mail, courier or delivery persons. These contemporary times are witnessing a huge surge in E-commerce, including the sale of prescription and non-prescription […]

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Listing of Non Convertible Debentures by Private Companies

Funding is crucial for a corporate, not only to invest and to expand but also to operate their daily business. When a company needs to raise funds, it may look at various options such as debt, equity, venture capital etc.  Debt financing is done by way of issuing various bonds, debentures, bills or notes. Compared […]

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Law on Prevention of Sexual Harassment at Workplace in India

A. INTRODUCTION With the immense increase in employment of women at workplaces in India, the sexual harassment against women in India has reached greater heights and dimensions. Sexual harassment against women is a violation of the provisions of the constitution of India. Such harassment against women at workplaces creates uncomfortable and hostile working conditions impeding […]

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Legality of Online Fantasy Sports League Games In India

A. INTRODUCTION: Online fantasy sports league games are no longer something that India witnesses as an alien concept. It is an industry that is booming and has witnessed a surge in the Indian market in the recent past and still growing. This surge in the number of users of fantasy sports is due to the […]

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Enforcement of Arbitration Award and Decrees in India- Domestic and Foreign

A. INTRODUCTION: A domestic award is basically a result from an arbitration held in India, in accordance with provision of Part-1 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (“Act”). Given the scheme of the Act, Part I would apply only to cases where the place of arbitration is in India. Section 2(2), mandates that part-I […]

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Scheme of Arrangement during Liquidation under Companies Act, 2013

A. INTRODUCTION: Section 390 of the erstwhile Companies Act, 1956 which has now been replaced by Section 230 of the Companies Act, 2013 (“CA, 2013”), lays down that a scheme of arrangement can be proposed by a liquidator of a company, undergoing liquidation by filing an application before the National Company Law Tribunal (“NCLT”), to […]

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Reporting under Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999

A. INTRODUCTION:  Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 (FEMA) is administered through the authorized persons and is based on the declarations and averments made to them by persons while undertaking the transactions. The Reserve Bank, therefore, has prescribed various reports and forms under FEMA to be submitted by/ through Authorized Persons/ Authorized Dealer Category – I […]

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Personal Guarantor Insolvency under IBC

A. INTRODUCTION On 15th November, 2019, a notification was issued by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs which has rendered the insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings against personal guarantors to be governed by the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (“IBC”) and the regulations in this regard came into force as on 01st December, 2019. For the purpose […]

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Special Courts under Companies Act, 2013

A. INTRODUCTION: The Ministry of Corporate Affairs vide notification dated 18th May, 2016 has notified certain provisions under the Companies Act, 2013 (“CA, 2013”) for the setting up of Special Courts to specifically deal with and dispose of criminal offences under the CA, 2013 which are punishable with imprisonment of a period of 2 years […]

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