The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (the MCA) in the month of January & February 2019 has issued the following amendments notification under the Companies Act 2013 (the Act): (a) Changes in Companies (Significant Beneficial Owners) Rules 2018 to identify individuals/entities
The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (the MCA) on 2 November 2018, has notified the Companies (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018 (Ordinance) in order to amend provisions under the Companies Act of 2013. The following are the major changes brought about by the
The global scenario was riddled with the issue of money laundering, bribery, corruption, insider trading, tax fraud, terrorist financing and other illegal activities. These global issues were suggested to be combated by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an inter-governmental
The recent changes to Section 90 of Companies Act, 2013, is to determine the identity of the person behind the curtain who is having a significant ownership of the company and is essentially controlling the management and daily affairs of
Gone are the times when the world viewed Indian Companies as ‘family businesses’. With time, the structures adopted in Indian companies have grown increasingly specialized and complex, with specific directors being nominated to take charge of specified activities of the
The Ministry of Corporate Affairs(“MCA”) on 31 July 2018 published the Companies (Accounts) Amendment Rules 2018. With the amendment coming into effect, the MCA has mandated few insertions to be made by a Company while preparing its Board Report and
Background The term differential rights with respect to shares can be interpreted to mean the existence of rights different in nature than the rights that are inherently associated with ordinary shares. The holder of these shares has rights which are
The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (the MCA) vide its notification dated 5 July 2018, has notified the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) fourth Amendment Rules, 2018 which shall come into force with effect from 10 July 2018. The MCA
Background The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (the MCA) on 8 May 2018, notified the Companies (Registration Offices and Fees) Second Amendment Rules 2018. With this notification, all annual filings filed post 30 June 2018, would incur a penalty of Rs.
The MCA vide its notification dated 7 May 2018 has amended Companies (Prospectus and Allotment of Securities) Rules 2014 and done away the requirement of detailed list of contents of the prospectus following suggestions from the stakeholders that offer documents
The MCA vide its notification dated 7 May 2018 has amended Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Rules 2014 by Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Second Amendment Rules 2018 expanding the scope of qualifications of independent directors. Rule 5
Introduction While the rights, powers, and duties of Directors defined in the Articles of Association of the Company, a need was felt for legal clarity. Under the Companies Act 1956 (the Erstwhile Act), there were no explicit provisions regulating the
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