General Corporate Advisory

General Corporate Advisory

April 17, 2024
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FSSAI Advisory: E-Commerce Platforms to Properly Catego...

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India ("FSSAI") is a statutory body established under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 ("FSS Act"). It operates under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. The FSSAI is responsible for regulating and supervising the safety and standards of food products to ensure their quality and hygiene. ......
April 10, 2024
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Challenging Legal Norms: Analysis of the EIMPA Judgment...

The legal landscape surrounding corporate disputes in India underwent a significant transformation with the enactment of the Companies Act, 2013 ("Act"). Section 430 of the Act delineates the exclusive jurisdiction of the National Company Law Tribunal ("NCLT") and the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal ("NCLAT"), prohibiting civil courts from adjudicating matters falling within the purview of these tribunals. ......
April 3, 2024
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Freedom of Speech Essential for Media Platforms: Suprem...

On March 22, 2024, a 3 (three) judge bench of the Supreme Court passed an order reiterating the importance of freedom of speech and expression, granted by Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution of India, in relation to articles published by media platforms. ...
March 27, 2024
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COMPETING IN DIGITAL MARKETS: THE REPORT OF THE COMMITT...

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs set up the Committee on Digital Competition Law ("Committee") on February 6, 2023 in order to evaluate the need for an ex-ante regulatory mechanism for digital markets in India, reviewing the current provisions of the Competition Act, 2002 ("Competition Act"), assessing whether they are sufficient to deal with challenges that have emerged from the digital economy, and evaluating whether a separate legislation to regulate digital markets is needed. ......
March 21, 2024
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AI in the Spotlight: Insight’s from MeitY’s...

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology ("MeitY"), on March 1, 2024, issued an advisory for all intermediaries under the Information Technology Act, 2000 ("IT Act") and Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 ("IT Rules"). ......
March 13, 2024
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MCA Establishes Central Processing Centre to Process E-...

On February 2, 2024, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs ("MCA") issued a notification to establish a Central Processing Centre ("Centre") with territorial jurisdiction throughout India in IMT Manesar, Gurgaon. This notification came in force on February 6, 2024 and was issued pursuant to Section 396 of the Companies Act, 2013 ("Act"), which empowers the Central Government to notify offices for the purposes of registration of companies under the Act. ......
March 6, 2024
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Certifying a Bold New Future: The Draft Cinematograph (...

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting ("MIB") amended and notified new provisions of the Cinematograph (Amendment) Act, 2023 on August 4, 2023. To enable such provisions the MIB has introduced the draft Cinematograph (Certification) Rules, 2024 ("Draft Certification Rules") and invited comments on the same....
February 28, 2024
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Unveiling India’s Space Potential: A New Dawn for...

On February 21, 2024, the Union Cabinet made a historic stride by sanctioning a groundbreaking revision to India's Foreign Direct Investment Policy ("FDI Policy") in the space sector. This pivotal decision marks a significant departure from India's traditional stance, signaling a bold shift towards leveraging private investment and expertise to drive the nation's space aspirations forward. ......
February 21, 2024
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Amendment of the CIRP Regulations to Streamline the Ins...

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons) Regulations, 2016 ("CIRP Regulations"), which provide for detailed provisions for effectively regulating the insolvency resolution process for corporate persons, have been amended vide the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons) (Amendment) Regulations, 2024. ......