Category Archives: General Law

Winding up of companies fall within the exclusive jurisdiction of NCLT: NCLAT

The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) reiterated that dispute relating to oppressional mismanagement and cases where winding up of companies may be required fall within the exclusive jurisdiction of National Company Law Tribunal and cannot be referred to arbitration. … Continue reading

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Arbitration clause has no existence in an unstamped agreement: SC

The Supreme Court of India recently held that an arbitration clause has no existence until the contract containing the arbitration clause is duly stamped. “When an arbitration clause is contained “in a contract”, it is significant that the agreement only … Continue reading

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Part sale consideration or stamp duty can’t be sole criteria to hold transaction as benami: SC

The Supreme Court of India recently reiterated that the payment of part sale consideration or stamp duty by another person cannot be the sole criteria to hold the sale transaction as benami. After a review of plethora of case law, … Continue reading

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Review petition maintainable before High Court: SC

The Supreme Court of India clarified that a review petition is maintainable before the High Court seeking review of a judgment against which the special leave petition has already been dismissed by the Supreme Court in limine. A Large (three) … Continue reading

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Arbitrator to be replaced as per agreement between parties: SC

Setting aside an arbitral award under Article 142 of the Constitution of India, the Supreme Court of India recently held that the courts cannot replace the arbitrator in deviation of the terms of the agreement between the parties The Court … Continue reading

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Special allowances not part of basic wages: SC

The Supreme Court of India recently clarified that the special allowances paid by an employer to its employees would not fall within the expression ‘basic wages’ for computation of deduction towards the provident fund if the payment have a direct … Continue reading

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National Guidelines on Responsible Business Conduct released: Govt.

Indian Ministry of Corporate Affairs has revised the National Voluntary Guidelines on Social, Environmental and Economic Responsibilities of Business, 2011 (NVGs) and formulated the National Guidelines on Responsible Business Conduct (NGRBC). These guidelines urge businesses to actualize the principles in letter and … Continue reading

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Non-Indian citizenship denies certain rights under adoption proceedings: SC

The Supreme Court of India ruled that the right of a person during adoption proceedings in India as a resident Indian is lost after the person acquires a non-Indian citizenship even though the law does not contemplate such a situation. … Continue reading

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Active Company Tagging Identities and Verification rules: Govt.

Ministry of Corporate Affairs (“MCA”) vide its notification dated February 21, 2019 amended Companies (Incorporation) Rules, 2014 by insertion of new rule 25A  – “Active Company Tagging Identities and Verification (ACTIVE)” with effect from February 25, 2019. Per the notification, every … Continue reading

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Turant Customs – Next generation reform for Ease of Doing Business: Govt.

The Government of India vide Circular No. 09/2019-Customs dated February 28, 2019 introduced next generation of reform called ‘Turant Customs’ for ease of doing business, which includes the following key elements to be implemented in next few months: In terms … Continue reading

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