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Panel suggests sweeping changes to Companies Act

A government-appointed panel on Monday suggested sweeping changes to the Companies Act, 2013, making it easier for companies to raise funds and reward senior management and ensuring that steps to enhance shareholder democracy

Panel suggests sweeping changes to Companies Act

Changes in six laws on the anvil to usher in bankruptcy code

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government is likely to propose amendments to six laws next year towards bringing in the new bankruptcy code for companies, partnerships and individuals.

Changes in six laws on the anvil to usher in bankruptcy code

Column: Par value of shares – An outdated concept

Company Law must replace it with a simplified disclosure and a modern regime

Column: Clarification raj

The regulators’ wide discretionary powers and ambiguous legislation are hurdles for a stable legal framework.

Government eases procedures for establishing companies

Single e-form now has been introduced by government to apply for DIN and reservation of name of the company.

Government eases procedures for establishing companies

The positive fallout: Better laws to govern corporates

The Satyam scam may have jolted both India Inc and the regulatory authorities by its sheer scale and brazenness but over the years it has led to major changes in the country’s corporate law...

Editorial: Preventing another Satyam

New Companies Act fixes many potential concerns

Verdict corner: Reforming India’s party financing

Failure to institutionalise political funding has opened the floodgates of corruption, and has led to lack of transparency in electoral system...

Column: Time to fine-tune Companies Act

Many provisions—such as, on exemptions—require clarity while conflicts with RBI and Sebi rules need resolution

Base insolvency law on Viswanathan committee report

The proposed bankruptcy law must protect unsecured creditors’ interests as well

Editorial: Insulating banks

Holding company structure is best way to do this

New companies law more ‘user-friendly’, says survey

More than nine months since the new companies law came into force, most executives feel that the legislation...

New companies law more ‘user-friendly’, says survey

Editorial: Evening the scales

Small shareholders can no longer hold firm to ransom

Editorial: Evening the scales

Column: An unfinished business

The significant changes are limited to related-party transactions and fraud reporting

Dispel uncertainty over related-party transactions

Sebi’s listing agreement should be in line with the ‘ordinary resolution’ provision for RPTs of the Companies (Amendment) Bill 2014

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