General Corporate Advisory

General Corporate Advisory

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The Competition (Amendment) Bill, 2022: A Study on the ...

The Competition (Amendment) Bill, 2022 (Bill No. 185 of 2022) (the "Bill") was introduced in the Lok Sabha on August 5, 2022. It seeks to, "carry out certain essential structural changes in the governing structure of the Competition Commission of India and changes to substantive provisions to address the needs for new age markets," and amend the Competition Act, 2002 (the "Act"), following the circulation of the draft Competition (Amendment) Bill, 2020 and the 2019 report issued by the Completion Law Review Committee. ......
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SEBI’s Thorough Classification of Public Sharehol...

Pursuant to the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015 ("Listing Regulations"), companies listed on the Indian stock exchanges are required to submit a statement which describes the shareholding pattern separately for each class of securities in the format prescribed by the Securities and Exchange Board of India ("SEBI") . ......
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CCPA Guidelines tighten the noose around misleading ads...

When was the last time you were baited by an advertisement into believing something was priced attractively only to discover that there was a catch to the purchase?, or you thought something was free or discounted, except that it really was not, and that was available only under limited circumstances? Misleading ads can be troublesome, sometimes even dangerous (in the case of children, for example), for consumers and regulators alike. ......
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Work From Home Allowed in Special Economic Zone Units

In the year 2020, work from home gained popularity and various sectors in the country were able to shift gears and adopt a total work from home or a hybrid work model. However, companies in Special Economic Zones faced challenges with enabling a work from home structure for their employees due to a lack of uniform guidelines/directions for the same. ......
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REGULATION OF DIGITAL MEDIA: BILL IN THE MAKING

Urban India has witnessed replacement of newspapers and magazines with e-newspapers and e-magazines. Mobile apps and websites are the new source of news on digital platforms. Major news and broadcast companies have ventured into the digital media and news sector to benefit from this new age medium. ......
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Digital Payments and Payment Aggregators: A Regulatory ...

In recent years, the digital payments space has grabbed eyeballs across India, with the upsurge in the use of debit cards, credit cards and UPI payments. The increase in the use of digital payments can be largely attributed to the increase in access to the internet, e-commerce websites, mobile applications and the pandemic that forced several individuals to shop online, even for basic necessities. ......
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Amendments to the Companies (Appointment and Qualificat...

The Companies Act, 2013 was passed in 2013 with the aim to revamp the Indian corporate governance regime. The new act superseded the erstwhile Companies Act, 1956 and is based upon the three pillars of liberalization, globalization and privatization. ......
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THE ROAD MAP TO ADVERTISING REAL MONEY ONLINE GAMING

The popularity of online gaming platforms has soared high in recent times with enthusiasts from all age groups. The rising trend of demand for such games has made it critical to speculate its promotion through advertisements. ......
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Defamation and a Tale of Two Rules of Publication

Defamation is the act of intentionally injuring one’s character by false and malicious words in such a manner that it lowers or injures the reputation of that individual in the eyes of society or the community to which they belong. Traditionally defamation is of two varietals: libel and slander. ......