Brief Overview of Important Considerations to Form a Joint Venture in India

A joint venture is a kind of business arrangement created jointly by two or more parties to form a separate legal entity while the joint venture partners retain their distinct identities. A joint venture might be ideal where two or more companies have complementary strengths which can be combined for maximum effect or in case […]

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Code on Wages, 2019

A. INTRODUCTION: The Code on Wages, 2019 (“Code”) aims at the consolidation of four major labour enactments which deal with the payment of wages and bonus to the employees and ensures the avoidance of discrimination with regard to payment of wages and  recruitment for employment. This Code also focuses on making the provisions with regard […]

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Mergers and Amalgamations under Companies Act, 2013

A. INTRODUCTION: Section 230-232 of the Companies Act, 2013 read with Companies (Compromises, Arrangements and Amalgamations) Rules, 2016 deals with the Mergers and Amalgamation of the Companies and Section 234 read with rule 25A of Companies (Compromises, Arrangements and Amalgamations) Rules, 2016 deals with Merger or Amalgamation of a foreign company with a company and […]

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Prevention of Sexual Harassment at Workplace

Sexual Harassment at the Workplace (SHW) has remained one of the central concerns of the women’s movement in India since the early-’80s. The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, in 1997 … Sexual Harassment at the Workplace (SHW) has remained one of the central concerns of the women’s movement in India since the early-’80s. The Hon’ble […]

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COVID-19-Supreme Court Orders Extension in Limitation Period

COVID-19 situation has put the world into chaos and has impacted our everyday life which has directly had an effect on the ability of individuals and corporates to effectively perform their regular activities and obligations. A. INTRODUCTION: COVID-19 situation has put the world into chaos and has impacted our everyday life which has directly had […]

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Promoters/ Founders Negotiating Strategy/Touchpoints for Seed or Series A Funding

I have attempted to list out below, the key rights and obligations which are contained in a standard term sheet/ investment doc, involving primary fundraise by a company. A company which is in its early stage and raising funds from venture capital players will mostly witness tight obligations and limited rights, with the promoters/founders being […]

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Leverage & Management Buyout

A. INTRODUCTION: A Leverage Buyout (“LBOs’), simplistically stated, implies the acquisition of controlling interest in a company, where the purchase price (or a majority of it) is financed through leverage, i.e. borrowing. The borrowing is often done using the target company’s assets as collateral. LBOs were a rage in the 1980s when promoters indulged in […]

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Legal Landscape for NRI’s in India

A. INTRODUCTION: India is the seventh-largest country by area and the second-most populous country in the world. It has a large and growing middle-class population with an increasing rate of domestic consumption that makes it an important market. Additionally, it has strong fundamentals like a stable Westminster-style parliamentary democracy, cost-competitiveness and abundant supply of well-qualified […]

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Core Investment Companies – A Big Confusion

The Company will be treated as a Non-Banking Financial Company (“NBFC”) if its financial assets are more than 50 per cent of its total assets (netted off by intangible assets) and income from financial assets is more than 50 per cent of the gross income. Further, both these tests are required to be satisfied as […]

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Labour Laws and Its Applicability in India

Labour law, which is also in general parlance referred to as human resource law, is an assortment and body of laws which addresses the legitimate privileges of, and limitations on … A. INTRODUCTION Labour law, which is also in general parlance referred to as human resource law, is an assortment and body of laws which […]

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