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A lawyer who is not up to date with the current legal and regulatory updates is nothing short of dangerous. Therefore, at NovoJuris Legal, we strive to stay current. We are also strong believers of growth of knowledge through sharing. These articles and blogs help us share our research with the world, so that no one has to reinvent the wheel yet again.

  • IMPACT OF THE BUDGET 2012-13 ON THE PRIVATE EQUITY SECTOR

    IMPACT OF THE BUDGET 2012-13 ON THE PRIVATE EQUITY SECTOR

    With an attempt to take the country closer to Direct Tax Code (DTC) the Budget proposed for the year 2012-13 has a bearing effect on every strata of society. The Budget has posed a large impact on the private equity

    Sharda Balaji
    By Sharda Balaji about 10 years ago
  • Legal Issues in E-commerce - Part 1 of the series

    Legal Issues in E-commerce - Part 1 of the series

    E-commerce has picked up in India and how ! We love when a young e-com business gives a large traditional organization a run, whose competitive advantage is just being big. Over three posts we plan to present some of the

    Sharda Balaji
    By Sharda Balaji over 10 years ago
  • Legal Issues in E-Commerce - Part 2 of the series

    Legal Issues in E-Commerce - Part 2 of the series

    In the previous post  (http://novojuris.wordpress.com/2012/01/12/legal-issues-in-e-commerce-part-1-of-the-series/) we provided a glimpse, that based on the specific nature of business, there are various legislations that an e-com business has to comply with. This post examines some of the ‘core’ legal issues relevant to nature

    Sharda Balaji
    By Sharda Balaji over 10 years ago
  • Legal Issues in E-Commerce - Part 3 of the series

    Legal Issues in E-Commerce - Part 3 of the series

    In the earlier posts, Part 1 and 2, we examined a few legal issues related to the business side of e-commerce and conducting business electronically. In this post, we are detailing some of typical questions that e-commerce businesses ask us.

    Sharda Balaji
    By Sharda Balaji over 10 years ago
  • ESOP to employees outside India – Part V of the Series

    ESOP to employees outside India – Part V of the Series

    We’re probably making the startup founder an expert on ESOPs :).  Startups who work with us understand our obsession of making them a success. In this post, we’ll discuss about legal aspects of ESOP to employees of the Indian company based

    Sharda Balaji
    By Sharda Balaji over 10 years ago
  • VC Funding and treatment of ESOP – Part IV of the Series

    VC Funding and treatment of ESOP – Part IV of the Series

    This is the fourth part of the Series on ESOP. We’ll discuss about how Venture Funds view Employee Stock Option Plan (ESOP). Almost always VC’s investment is on a fully-diluted-basis (FDB for short). FDB means the number of shares that

    Sharda Balaji
    By Sharda Balaji over 10 years ago
  • De-mystifying ESOP Implementation – Part III of the series

    De-mystifying ESOP Implementation – Part III of the series

    It is nice to have you come back for more. In this post, we’ll cover the nuances for implementing an Employee Stock Option Plan (ESOP) through a Trust (formed under the Indian Trusts Act) This is a little complex compared

    Sharda Balaji
    By Sharda Balaji over 10 years ago
  • De-mystifying ESOP Implementation – Part II of the series.

    De-mystifying ESOP Implementation – Part II of the series.

    The previous post covered the Basic Primer on Employee Stock Option Plan (ESOP/ Plan) In this post, we’re going to chart out a clear ‘How To’ process for Startups. Most startups know about ESOP Trust. May be, because amongst the

    Sharda Balaji
    By Sharda Balaji over 10 years ago
  • All about ESOPs – Part I of the series

    All about ESOPs – Part I of the series

    An Employee Stock Option Plan (ESOP) is an option given to the employees to buy the shares of the Company. Until the option is exercised and converts into a share, an option holder does not get any shareholder rights of

    Sharda Balaji
    By Sharda Balaji over 10 years ago
  • Present Sir ! Board meetings through video conferencing counted for Quorum.

    Present Sir ! Board meetings through video conferencing counted for Quorum.

    After almost 13 years of constant request by the industry, Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) considers Directors attending Board / Committee Meetings through video conferencing as valid quorum.  Read the circular here http://goo.gl/HhI1f. I remember program co-ordinating Companies Bill, 1997 held

    Sharda Balaji
    By Sharda Balaji almost 11 years ago
  • Creation of ESOP Trust - Why complicate?

    Creation of ESOP Trust - Why complicate?

    Many small sized organizations prefer to have the Board approving the grant of stock Options.  In large organizations, they either have a Compensation Committee or set up a Trust. Many Indian companies, including Infosys Limited, have used trust route to

    Sharda Balaji
    By Sharda Balaji almost 11 years ago
  • Foreign Direct Investment is now permitted in LLPs

    Foreign Direct Investment is now permitted in LLPs

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on the 11May 2011 approved the proposal to amend the policy on allowing Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) firms.  A Notification to this effect (which covers minutia) is still

    Sharda Balaji
    By Sharda Balaji almost 11 years ago
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