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The Finance Minister brought big relief when she announced in the union budget that start ups which file requisite declarations will be exempted from angel tax. This is has far reaching impact on the start up ecosystem.

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IBC Cases

Get your staple dose of the NCLAT / NCLT judgement that deal with insolvency and bankruptcy cases.

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What’s Brewing

Some key amendments have been made to the UAPA and NIA – “terror laws” which help in strengthening the way India deals with terrorists nationally and globally.

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Circulars & Notifications

Learn about this month’s circulars and notifications brought out by the SEBI.

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The Verdict

The Supreme Court recently passed a Judgment over ruling the order passed by the NCLAT on the rights of the suspended Board in the process of insolvency . This judgment has received mixed response.

Go Figure

All the statistics and information on the Arbitration and Conciliation Act in India and abroad.

Infographic

India is the first South Asian country to enact the The Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (Prevention and Control) Act, 2017, simply known as the HIV/ AIDS Act, 2017. Essentially enacted to prohibit discrimination against people affected with HIV/ AIDS virus, it is of vital importance considering India is one of the nations that has largest number of HIV/ AIDS patients.

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Legal-ease

Legal words that are not as difficult as they sound! Know their meaning and use them appropriately.

Lawlipops

Record 78 women MP’s in Lok Sabha.

Govt to cast KYC net to pick out con accountants and CS’s

(P)review

Young Mr. Lincoln – An American biographical drama that traces the life of young Abraham Lincoln and his brilliance as a lawyer before he became the President of the United States of America.

Treason by Don Brown – A novel that based on Navy justice and how infiltration in the forces are dealt with legally.

Goliath – An Amazon web series that focuses on the life of a disillusioned but brilliant lawyer who has seen the ups and absolute down of being a lawyer.

 

The Union Budget unveiled in July, 2019 brought about the much needed relief to the start up fraternity. Get an insight into the same. The Infographic depicts all details on the 2017 enacted legislation – The HIV AIDS Prevention and Control Act, 2017 – a path breaking law aimed at securing the rights and protecting the interests of people affected by HIV / AIDS. “Did you know” the latest on Arbitration law and recent developments? “Go figure”. The amendments in the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill have been brewing for a while now. Read more on them in the “Whats brewing “section. In The “Verdict” section, we bring you a recent judgment on the rights on suspended Board in the insolvency process. Learn your regular dose of legal words and phrases in “legalese”. Besides, the circulars and notifications necessary for professionals. Round off with Review on a book, movie and TV series. Read the Quote and enjoy the lawlipop.

Insights

It was the IPO of the decade (after Facebook in 2012 and Ali Baba in 2014). Uber went public in May, 2019. Get an insight into whether it lived up to all its hype or finished a damp squib.

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IBC Cases

Get your staple dose of the NCLAT / NCLT judgement that deal with insolvency and bankruptcy cases.

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What’s Brewing

On 30th May, 2019 the DIPP published and circulated amendments to the Copyright Act, 1957 and its rules with a view to enlarge the scope of its applicability and governance.

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Circulars & Notifications

Learn about this month’s circulars and notifications brought out by the SEBI.

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The Verdict

The Madras HC passed a landmark judgment that has widespread ramification on the manner and intent of using social media platforms such as Face Book, Twitter and Instagram to share ones personal views and beliefs. Read on to know more.

Go Figure

The actual number of Corporates facing the heat of prosecution for non compliance under the Companies Act, 2013

Infographic

The Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy Act, 2017 was enacted to incorporate a niche university / institute in Vishakapatnam, Andhra Pradesh with the objective of creating an institute of national importance and a centre of excellence in petroleum and energy studies.

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Legal-ease

Legal words that are not as difficult as they sound! Know their meaning and use them appropriately.

Lawlipops

Do not identify terrorist by religion.

India’s victory in general elections. Cricket World cup?

(P)review

Legally blonde – Adapted from a novel, the movie is based on the true story of the author’s journey studying law in a reputed law school. Legally Blonde questions stereotype thinking and judging based on the look / colour of a person. Light hearted yet with profound message.
The Associate by John Grisham – The story is set in a fictional small town where a young boy dreams of making it big in the legal world while doing public service. Read the book to know if he really does.
Ally McBeal – A trendsetting American legal drama and comedy, the TV series hilariously traces the professional and personal lives of its protagonists especially when both get intertwined!

One of the most awaited and talked about events in the tech startup world was the Uber IPO that came out in May, 2019. Read our “Insights” section to know all about it. The “infographics” section illustrates about the Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy Act, 2017 – a first of its kind university in India . “Go Figure” brings you statistics on the number of companies that faced prosecution under the Companies Act, 2013. “Did you know” the number of companies that faced prosecution for failure to comply with annual filing compliance? The “Whats brewing” section brings you details of the proposed amendments to the Copyright Act, 1057 and it Rules. The “Verdict” focuses on a judgment that will have a bearing on the usage of social media and its various platforms to share one’s views. Besides, legalese we bring you circulars and notification that are crucial for accounting, compliance and legal professionals. For some entertainment (mixed with law) red our Review on a book, movie and TV series. For dessert , there is legal quote and lawlipop!

Insights

SEBI’s latest amendment puts onus on the promoters / management / insiders to prohibit trading of shares based on unpublished price sensitive information for extended periods of time.

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IBC Cases

Get your staple dose of the NCLAT / NCLT judgement that deal with insolvency and bankruptcy cases.

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What’s Brewing

The amendments to the Medical termination of Pregnancy Act which have been pending for more than 5 years will be truly life altering if implemented at the earliest.

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Circulars & Notifications

Learn about this month’s circulars and notifications brought out by the IBBI, SEBI & RBI.

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The Verdict

The SC passed an order quashing a circular issued by RBI in 2018 on radicalizing the debt recovery process. Its been a mixed bag of response. Read on to know more.

Go Figure

The numbers of companies that have been struck off / closed / revived are mind boggling.

Infographic

The Central government in 2014 did believed that (erstwhile) Anti hijacking Act, 1982 was ineffective in dealing with hijacking / hijackers. The penalties did not seem to act as deterrent in prevent hijacking. The Anti Hijacking Act, 2016 was then introduced to building in the Hague Hijacking convention. The Infographics illustrates the same.

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Legal-ease

Legal words that are not as difficult as they sound! Know their meaning and use them appropriately.

Lawlipops

  1. Even the Supreme Court says the Wife is always right!
  2. # Me too movement in the Apex Court

(P)review

Kramer vs Kramer  is a movie  that deals with changing perception of equal parenting by mother and father. Besides it is a movie that deals with how Court room battles bring a father and young son together. A must watch.
Personal Injuries by Scott Turow is a fiction set in a fictional village that deals with the a lawyer wanting to make it big through corrupt practices.
Judging Amy is an American television series that centres around a Judge who is a single mother and hence draws from her own experiences in judging cases in a fair manner.

The amendment in the Prohibition of Insider trading regulations seems to be a whiff of fresh air in the scorching summer. Read the Insights section to find out if it is indeed so. The Anti hijacking laws have been highlighted in the infographics section. “Did you know” the law and modalities for striking off / removal and closure of a company? “Go Figure”!
An amendment to increase the gestational period of medically and legally terminating a pregnancy has been lying in the cans for almost 5 years now. Learn more on that in our “Whats brewing” section. The “Verdict” deals with the admissibility of a case pertaining to entry of women in mosques. Besides, we bring you circulars and notification that impacted India Inc., last month. Some legal entertainment? Sure, with our book, Review, movie and TV series preview. Complete with a quote and don’t forget to enjoy the lawlipop! Happy holidays!

Insights

The TN government has issued an order giving clarity on the stamp duty to be paid in corporate restructuring. Intended to erase ambiguity and increase ease of doing business, we bring you an insight into the same.

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IBC Cases

Get your staple dose of the NCLAT / NCLT judgement that deal with insolvency and bankruptcy cases.

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What’s Brewing

In Tamil Nadu the new tenancy act has it mandatory for owners ans tenants alike to register their tenancy agreements to be entitled to enforcing their rights.

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Circulars & Notifications

Learn about this month’s circulars and notifications brought out by the IBBI, SEBI & FEMA.

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The Verdict

The SC passed an order quashing a circular issued by RBI in 2018 on radicalizing the debt recovery process. Its been a mixed bag of response. Read on to know more.

Go Figure

Statistics and data on the number and status of pending civil and criminal cases pending in our Courts.

Infographic

The first ever legislation on the design and development of footwear enacted in 2017.

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Legal-ease

Learn new legal words that are not as difficult as they sound!

Lawlipops

  1. Adventures of GST Man: India’s first comic book series on GST

  2. Go vote!

(P)review

“Amistad” is a ground breaking movie that dealt with a true story on abolition of slavery.
“She- Hulk” is an imaginative of a female superhero cum lawyer who defends other super heros!
 “Civil Wars” was a TV series that dealt with war on the domestic front – divorce and its aftermath.

Its April! Election fever is rising across the country and so are the legal developments impacting India Inc. Recently the Tamil Nadu state government issued an order giving clarity on the stamp duty payable on transfer of property in the course of merger / amalgamation. More on that in our Insights section. There is a legislation governing the design and development of Footwear! The infographic section will throw light on the same. “Go Figure” on the pendency of civil and criminal cases in our Courts while the “Did you know” section brings you information on the status of pending writ petitions in courts. The State of Tamil Nadu has been in the news for bringing in a legislation on tenancy. Check it out in the “Whats brewing” section. The “Verdict” deals with the one RBI circular and the SC order that shook the debt recovery process in the country. Get your regular dose of circulars and notification, book, movie & TV series review. Cool off the spiking summer with our Lawlipop and quote!

Insights

The sudden enforcement of the Ordinance on banning unregulated deposits has received a mixed response from industry and investors. Get an insight into the all key provisions of the Ordinance.

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IBC Cases

Get your staple dose of the NCLAT / NCLT judgement that deal with insolvency and bankruptcy cases.

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Q&A

Mr. Siby Antony, Chairman &  Whole-time Director of Edelweiss Asset Reconstruction Company Ltd, Edelweiss Group answers to candid questions on what it takes to get to the top.

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Circulars & Notifications

Learn about this month’s circulars and notifications brought out by the MCA, SEBI & FEMA.

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The Verdict

An interim order passed by the Supreme Court in a Forest rights Act has triggered a debate on whether the judiciary is doubling as the executive. Read on to know more.

Go Figure

Since its inception a couple of years ago the laws relating to insolvency resolution process has been dynamic and ever evolving. A look at where the IRP stands now.

Infographic

An illustrative depiction of the The National Sports University Act, 2018

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Legal-ease

Very often, we come across legal words which are used and (mis) interpreted by the common man. This section will help you decode legal jargon. From Legalese to “Legal- ease”..know your law!!

 

Lawlipops

  1. GST rates slashed for under construction properties

  2. The Pranam Act – First Geriatrics based Legislation

(P)review

A successful defence attorney finds himself at the center of the murder mystery of his colleague. Is he “Presumed innocent”? Watch the movie.
The Childrens Act of the UK forms the crux of the of this judicial cum family drama that is based on a woman as its central character.

The Ordinance banning unregulated deposits was a surprise yet welcome move. In this edition we bring you the details on the same. The Infographics takes a look at one of the most recent legislation governing the national sporting scenario. The statistics on the insolvency resolution process since its inception is thematically in the Go Figure section. An interesting Q&A session with Mr. Siby Antony-Chairman & Whole-time Director of Edelweiss Asset Reconstruction Company Ltd, Edelweiss Group. The Verdict deals with an interim order passed by the Supreme Court which has created a future on whether the judiciary is fast becoming the Executive as well. We also bring our regular dose of latest decided cases of NCLT / NCLAT cases this month. A set of legal phrases to learn from our Legalese section.
Catch the (P)review of 1990 movie is a concoction courtroom drama and family relations.The American TV series that is naval legal thriller. Read the review of a novel which is based on the children legislation of the Unite Kingdom. Cool off with the Lawlipop and the quote.

Insights

The National Financial reporting Authority is designed to be a one stop legislation on the procedures, manner, quality and review of services rendered by auditors of certain specified companies. A detailed look at the same.

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IBC Cases

Get your staple dose of the NCLAT / NCLT judgement that deal with insolvency and bankruptcy cases.

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What’s Brewing

The President of India recently promulgated the Companies (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019 with the object of divesting the NCLT from dealing with the routine cases and focusing on offences of more serious nature.

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Circulars & Notifications

Learn about this month’s circulars and notifications brought out by the SEBI & FEMA.

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The Verdict

We take a look at one of the first liquidation of an oil corporation due to insolvency order by the NCLT in December, 2018.

Go Figure

All you need to know about rotation of auditors in companies.

Infographic

An illustrative depiction of the various armed forces laws in India with special emphasis on the Indian Army, Navy and the Air force Acts.

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Legal-ease

Very often, we come across legal words which are used and (mis) interpreted by the common man. This section will help you decode legal jargon. From Legalese to “Legal- ease”..know your law!!

 

Lawlipops

  1. The new e-commerce laws that became effective in China.
  2. Directors of companies fined for not paying TDS.

(P)review

The 1993 movie “In the name of the father” is based on a true story of an innocent man wrongly convicted for bombings that he was not involved in. The movie poignantly traces the bitter sweet battle that eventually set him free after 15 years of being in prison losing everything including his father.
The TV series “Shark” deals with a hot shot criminal defense lawyer turned do gooder for society.
The novel “The silent killer” by William Bernhardt  is a thrilling read about two seemingly unconnected stories that are chillingly connected.

The long awaited 5 year proposal for a one stop regulation to monitor the manner and quality of services rendered by chartered accountants of certain types of specified companies has arrived. Get an insight into the National financial Reporting Authority. The Infographics takes a look at an amalgam of the armed forces laws in all its glory. Whats brewing? The promulgation of the Companies Amendment Ordinance, 2019! The verdict  deals with a recent NCLT case involving an oil giant. “Go figure” on the provisions of rotation of Statutory Auditors and their technicalities. The “Did you know?” section illustrates crucial aspects of the same. We also bring our regular dose of latest decided cases of NCLT / NCLAT cases this month. A set of legal phrases to learn from our Legalese section. Catch the (P)review of 1980’s movie based on the first war crime prosecutions in British military history  and an American TV series that centers around a criminal defense attorney. Read the review of powerful novel which deals with racism. Read about a legal thriller novel in the “Review” section and watch the “Preview” of a true story which was authored into a novel and then made in to a movie on the Guildford Four who were wrongly convicted for an offence they had not committed. Round off with the Lawlipop and the quote.

Insights

In December, 2018 SEBI announced a host of relaxations on norms governing listing of Start ups on the stock exchanges. The relaxations are especially intended to encourage start ups get listed and promote ease of ding business in India.

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IBC Cases

Get your staple dose of the NCLAT / NCLT judgement that deal with insolvency and bankruptcy cases.

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What’s Brewing

In January, 2018 we brought an article on drones. By the end of the year, we bring you the multi farious developments at policy level on drones.

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Circulars & Notifications

Learn about this month’s circulars and notifications brought out by the SEBI & FEMA.

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The Verdict

Read and refresh your memory on a plethora of judgments passed by the apex court.

Go Figure

Dispute in space? How do we arbitrate? Learn about the very niche outer space arbitration.

Infographic

An illustrative depiction of an amalgam of two sister professions – medicine and law. The Medico legal Act since its evolution and its current state.

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Legal-ease

Very often, we come across legal words which are used and (mis) interpreted by the common man. This section will help you decode legal jargon. From Legalese to “Legal- ease”..know your law!!

 

Lawlipops

A sneak peek into what’s in store in 2019!

(P)review

Read the novel “Sycamore Row” from the master story teller John Grisham  – a poignant and hard hitting based on racism.

Breaker Morant is a 1980 period film that deals with Nurember Defense in the British Military

Murder One is a TV series based on Theodore “Teddy” Hoffman and his associates who deal with a variety of criminal litigation.

It is the finale edition for 2018! SEBI has rounded off the year by announcing major relaxations on compliance provisions especially for start ups! Read more about this in the Insights section. The ethics of medicine and the tenets of law together forms the crux of the Medico legal Act. The Infographic section illustrates crucial aspects of the same. We also bring our regular dose of latest decided cases of NCLT / NCLAT cases this month. A set of legal phrases to learn from our Legalese section. Ever heard about outer space arbitration? Go figure! Catch the (P)review of 1980’s movie based on the first war crime prosecutions in British military history and an American TV series that centers around a criminal defense attorney. Read the review of powerful novel which deals with racism. It’s been a historic year as the Supreme Courts had passed path breaking judgments on issues ranging from gender neutrality to religion. We bring you a compilation of such judgments in the Verdict. In the “What’s Brewing” Section, we bring to you a follow up on our January 2018 article on drones. A lot has brewed in less than a year! Do not forget to go through the circulars and notifications this month for the benefit of professionals. The Lawlipop captures a few things to look out for in 2019. Complete your knowledge gain in 2018 with our quote. Happy reading. Happy 2019!

Insights

The Companies (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018 has over 30 amendments primarily to encourage compliance and promote good governance while balancing the work burden on the regulatory authorities.

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IBC Cases

Get your staple dose of the NCLAT / NCLT judgement that deal with insolvency and bankruptcy cases.

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What’s Brewing

With serious juvenile crimes on the rise and the endless debate between human rights activists and statutory authorities, we take a look at the history, evolution and amendments proposed to the Juvenile Justice Act.

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Circulars & Notifications

Learn about this month’s circulars and notifications brought out by the MCA, IBBI & SEBI.

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The Verdict

The Supreme Court passed a Judgement allowing live transmission Supreme court cases of national importance. Read their verdict.

Go Figure

The dynamic and omnipresent intellectual property laws is depicted figuratively in the “Go Figure” series.

Infographic

An illustrative depiction of the comprehensive and consolidating statute protecting and promoting public health by supervising and promoting food safety and standards.

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Legal-ease

Very often, we come across legal words which are used and (mis) interpreted by the common man. This section will help you decode legal jargon. From Legalese to “Legal- ease”..know your law!!

 

Lawlipops

  1. Pleas seeks ban on convicts from contesting polls
  2. Ease of doing business ranking: India may register “big jump” like previous year

(P)review

Read the book about “An Innocent Client” – a story about a criminal lawyer on the verge of quitting practice until he is asked to represent an innocent client.
The “Paper Chase” is a first of its kind in its genre – a coming of age story of a law school student and his tribulations in dealing with demands of Harvard law school. “Harvey T Birdman” is a TV series based on superhero turned lawyers.

In early November, The President promulgated an ordinance with some key amendments to the existing Companies Act, 2013. We bring you an insight into the key amendments which will have far reaching impact if implemented. The ever important Food safety and standards legislation has been graphically depicted in the Infographics section. We also bring our regular dose of latest decided cases of NCLT / NCLAT cases this month. Yet another bunch of legal phrases to learn from from our Legalese section. Catch the (P)review of  a coming of age story of a law student in our monthly legal movie  and an American court room drama for TV series. Read the review of a debut novel of an attorney turned author who died tragically recently. “Go Figure” is our take on data visualization on all key legal issues on law using patterns, diagrams and trends. In “The Verdict” read about the judgement which is touted as a giant step in making judiciary transparent. In the “What’s Brewing” Section, we take a look at the recent amendments passed on issues of rapid growing concern – juvenile justice. Do not forget to go through the circulars and notifications this month for the benefit of professionals. Digest all the content with our Lawlipops. Round off with the Quote.

Insights

The Supreme Court has sharply criticised the overbearing role of the NCLT in insolvency cases. An insight into the same.

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IBC Cases

Get your staple dose of the NCLAT / NCLT judgement that deal with insolvency and bankruptcy cases.

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What’s Brewing


The almost redundant Prevention of corruption Act, got a boost with recent sweeping amendments with a view to tightening screws on the corrupt in public service.

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Circulars & Notifications

Learn about this month’s circulars and notifications brought out by the MCA, IBBI & SEBI.

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The Verdict

The Supreme Court’s verdict on allowing women into the hitherto “males only” Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala temple has got a mixed response – jubilation and triumph on the one hand and protests and anguish over the Judiciary interfering with a centuries old tradition.

Go Figure

All you need to know about origin, development and research of genetic material – the exciting field of DNA technology for a variety of purposes including cloning.

Infographic

A graphic look from the genesis to the present state of Mental health legislation both globally and in India.

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Legal-ease

Very often, we come across legal words which are used and (mis) interpreted by the common man. This section will help you decode legal jargon. From Legalese to “Legal- ease”..know your law!!

 

Lawlipops

(1) Lottery can be taxed under GST
(2) Canada becomes second country to legalise Cannabis for limited recereational use

(P)review

Catch the preview of the “Chicago” – a movie based on the glitzy entertainment industry intertwined with crime, jealousy and antics in the courtroom! The TV series “Matlock” takes a look at the courtroom brilliance of a cranky and expensive lawyer.  “Compulsion”  is a compulsive novel  based on German Philosopher Nietzsche’s idea of the superhuman which is literally executed in the early 50’s by two elite Jewish students who beleive they could get away with anything – even a whimsical murder of a young boy.

Recently, the Supreme Court ticked off the the NCLT for too much involvement in cases involving insolvency resolution. Find out more about this in our Insights section. Mental health is a growing concern in India. The Infographics section evaluates the development, progress of mental health services provided by government / private organisations and the effective implementation of the Mental health legislation. This editions also brings the regular update of the latest decided cases of NCLT / NCLAT cases this month. Yet another bunch of legal phrases to learn from from our Legalese section.

Catch the (P)review of  a showbiz crime- courtroom drama in our monthly legal movie  and an American court room drama for TV series. Read the review of a novel of crime thriller based on a real life crime in the early 50’s in America.

“Go Figure” is our take on data visualization on all key legal issues on law using patterns, diagrams and trends.  In “The Verdict” we bring you the most recent historic and landmark Judgment that opened a pandoras box on faith vs Judiciary.  In the “What’s Brewing” Section, we take a look at the recent amendments passed in an ancient legislation on something that is omnipresent – corruption.

Do not forget to go through the circulars and notifications this month for the benefit of  professionals. Wind up this edition of Law Tree with our Lawlipop and quote. Get enlightened.

Insights

We take a look at the very hotly discussed topic – Significant beneficial ownership and how the Ministry proposes to ensure self declaration and compliance by the real owners of the companies.

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IBC Cases

Get your staple dose of the NCLAT judgement that deal with insolvency and bankruptcy cases.

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What’s Brewing


The government’s vision to make India a cashless economy by promoting of digital banking and payments requires equally taut laws to govern the same.

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Circulars & Notifications

Learn about this month’s circulars and notifications brought out by the MCA, FEMA, SEBI & RBI.

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The Verdict

The Supreme Court’s progressive verdict on abolishing Section 377 and granting equal rights to the third gender has truly made it a landmark judgement. A look at the genesis, struggle and finally the triumph.

Go Figure

All you need to know about origin, development, process and current state of the Corporate Insolvency resolution in India.

Infographic

A graphic look from the genesis to the present state of Maritime Laws in India.

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Legal-ease

Very often, we come across legal words which are used and (mis) interpreted by the common man. This section will help you decode legal jargon. From Legalese to “Legal- ease”..know your law!!

 

Lawlipops

(1) Government’s “smart” move: Geo-tagging Registered office of companies to unearth shell companies
(2) Abolition of Section 377: Going beyond Gender neutrality

(P)review

Watch the all time favourite legal movie – “Erin Brokovich” followed by and the TV series “Reasonable Doubts”. “Defending Jacob” a novel involving a child murdered will complete your weekend reading.

In this month’s edition, we bring you an insight into the recent proposal of compliance by the Re(a)l owners of companies as required by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. A look at the evolution, development and current scenario of the Maritime Laws in India are eye catchingly depicted in the Infographics section. Get a regular update of the latest decided cases of NCLT / NCLAT cases this month. Sharpen your legal knowledge with legal phrases from our Legalese section. Catch the (P)review of a woman centric true story in our monthly legal movie and an American court room drama for TV series. Read the review of a novel of crime thriller cum family drama rolled into one.

“Go Figure” is our take on data visualization on all key legal issues on law using patterns, diagrams and trends. In “The Verdict” we bring you the most recent historic and landmark Judgment that has proved how progressive we are as a nation. In the “What’s Brewing” Section, we take a look at some niche areas that are in immediate need of stringent and objective laws. Do not forget to go through the circulars and notifications this month for the benefit of professionals. Wind up this edition of Law Tree with our Lawlipop and quote. Get enlightened.

Insights

SEBI has approved all important amendments to the Buy back regulations and Take over Code. An insight into the approved and “coming soon” provisions / regulations.

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IBC Cases

Get your staple dose of the NCLAT judgement that deal with insolvency and bankruptcy cases.

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What’s Brewing


A look at the very recent and raging debate on making adultery laws – if it should be a law at all!

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Circulars & Notifications

Learn about this month’s circulars and notifications brought out by the MCA, FEMA, SEBI & RBI.

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The Verdict

The Supreme Court’s objective yet humane judgments ensuring that laws for the differently abled are not merely paper tigers.

Go Figure

All you need to know about Directors and the laws governing their rights and duties.

Infographic

India is one of the largest unregulated markets for surrogacy. A graphic look at the genesis, growth, regulation and more.

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Legal-ease

Very often, we come across legal words which are used and (mis) interpreted by the common man. This section will help you decode legal jargon. From Legalese to “Legal- ease”..know your law!!

Lawlipops

(1) A first – Supreme Court gets 3 woman serving Judges
(2) Nature comes thundering down on God’s Own Country

(P)review

Read our review and watch a navy court room drama – A Few Good Men followed by and the TV series “The defenders”. Round off with John Grisham’s best selling novel.

In a month of festivities, we have another reason to celebrate – the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) circulated a draft working paper on amendments to the Take over Code as well as replacing the Buy Back regulations with a new set of Regulations. This has been done to ease and encourage disclosure and compliance. While SEBI is in the process of notifying the same, we bring you an insight into such approved provisions / regulations in the buyback and take over code.

The infographics section brings to you graphic representation on laws of surrogacy – an all-important legislation waiting to take off. Our monthly update of the latest decided cases of NCLT / NCLAT for your knowledge. As always, new legal phrases from our Legalese section to enlighten and educate. Catch the (P)review of a commercially and critically acclaimed legal movie based on the best selling novel and an American courtroom drama for TV series. Read the review of a novel of one of the most celebrated lawyer-authors of our times. It is all the more intriguing as the central character is a young kid.

“Go Figure” is our take on data visualization on all key issues on law using patterns, diagrams, and trends. In “The Verdict” we bring you two landmark judgment (s) that were passed by the Supreme Court. Do not forget to go through the circulars and notifications of August, 2018 for the benefit of professionals. Wind up this edition of Law Tree with our Lawlipop and quote. Happy festivals…Happy reading!!

Insights

We live in a data driven world. From availing location services to booking tickets to e-commerce, our data gets shared in just any place and at any time. How safe is data? Read our insight into data protection and privacy in the backdrop of recent TRAI recommendations on the same.

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IBC Cases

Get your staple dose of the NCLAT judgement that deal with insolvency and bankruptcy cases.

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What’s Brewing

Can gambling be a sport?! A look at the very recent and relevant discussion on legalizing a game of chance!

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The Verdict

We begin this section with the landmark judgement of the Apex Court that unanimously ruled that the right to die with dignity is also part of the fundamental right under the Constitution.

Go Figure

All you want to know about CSR thru images and statistics.

Infographic

Laws of Consumer protection is timeless. It keeps changing with the ever evolving consumer requirement. Take an (info)graphic look at consumer protection laws as it exists today.

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Legal-ease

Very often, we come across legal words which are used and (mis) interpreted by the common man. This section will help you decode legal jargon. From Legalese to “Legal-ease”..know your law!!

Lawlipops

GST turns one!
Court proceedings can be live streamed: Centre tells SC

(P)review

Review the classic legal drama – “The Verdict” and the TV series “Eli Stone” along with a review of an exciting legal thriller novel.

Recently the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) made public its recommendations on data protection and privacy regulations just a little ahead of the release of the whitepaper by the Justice Srikrishna Committee regarding enactment of the law on data protection and privacy. As India gears up for a comprehensive legislation on data protection in the digital age, we give you an insight into the TRAI recommendations and how the data protection Act should safeguard the interest of all stakeholders.

The ever dynamic and omnipresent laws of consumer protection has been depicted pictorially in the infographics section. Our regular update on the latest decided cases of NCLT / NCLAT this month. Learn new legal phrases from our Legalese section. Catch the (P)review of a commercially and critically acclaimed legal movie drama alongside a legal comedy TV series. Read the review and (then the novel) of a recently published by one of the best crime story author of our times. Cool off with our Lawlipop and quote.

The Law tree has just become a monthly legal journal with additional new sections – “Go Figure” our latest offering on interesting legal information in a visual context using patterns, diagrams and trends. In “The Verdict” section we share details of landmark judgement(s) that were delivered by our judicial systems. The power of knowledge is doubled when it is shared. Law Tree strives to do the same. Happy reading!!

Insights

The President of India promulgated the Insolvency (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018. We bring you an insight into the key amendments and their implication.

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IBC Cases

Get your staple dose of the NCLAT judgement that deal with insolvency and bankruptcy cases.

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Q&A

Interesting knowledge share from Mr. S. Balasubramanian on his professional journey and growth.

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What’s Brewing

A look at the very relevant and nascent law relating to paternity leave in India.

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At the Helm of Affairs

Mr. A.K Mylswamy talks about his experience handling corporate law case before various Courts.

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Infographic

A Graphic description of laws relating to wills.

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Legal-ease

Very often, we come across legal words which are used and (mis) interpreted by the common man. This section will help you decode legal jargon. From Legalese to “Legal- ease”..know your law!!

Circulars & Notifications

Learn about this fortnight’s circulars and notifications brought out by the MCA, FEMA, SEBI & RBI.

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Lawlipops

The Madras HC calls for ban on homework of Class 1 and 2 children
Government’s first ever guidelines for adventure tourism

The Central government has provided relief by introducing the exhaustive amendments to the IBC, 2016. Give an insight into the well thought of amendments that intend to safeguard the interest of all stakeholders. The law relating to wills pictorially depicted in the infographic section. Our regular update on the latest decided NCLT / NCLAT this month. Yet another interesting case and its anecdotes are shared by our founder Mr. AK Mylsamy in his podcast. Learn new legal phrases from our Legalese section. An interesting Q&A session with Mr. S. Balasubramanian. Catch the (P)review of an all-time favourite legal comedy and hit TV series in the late 60’s. Important circulars and notifications for the benefit of professionals. Cool off with our Lawlipop and quote. As the Law Tree moves from being a fortnightly to a monthly from June 2018, watch this space for exciting and educative new additions!

Insights

We take a look at the evolution and present scenario and the future of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016.

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IBC Cases

Get your staple dose of the NCLAT judgement that deal with insolvency and bankruptcy cases.

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What’s Brewing

Read through and ponder on the ever debatable topic of Euthanasia.

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At the Helm of Affairs

Mr. A.K Mylswamy talks about his experience handling corporate law case before the Courts.

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Infographic

A pictorial representation of the Special Marriage Act.

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Legal-ease

Very often, we come across legal words which are used and (mis) interpreted by the common man. This section will help you decode legal jargon. From Legalese to “Legal- ease”..know your law!!

Circulars & Notifications

Learn about this fortnight’s circulars and notifications brought out by the MCA, FEMA, SEBI & RBI.

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Lawlipops

The SC judgement of handing death penalty to rapists of 12 year old children – is it enough?
Pollution at its worst – Mongolians drink oxygen cocktails!!!

As we quietly celebrated second anniversary of our legal fortnightly, we became the first in the country to launch an exhaustive and extensive portal on Insolvency and Bankruptcy cases – www.ibccases.com. Keeping with the same, we bring you an insight into the evolution of the IBC code, landmark judgements and the future of insolvency resolution. Our Infographic gives you a graphic description of the legislation on Special Marriages. The latest decided NCLT / NCLAT cases of this fortnight. Yet another interesting case and its anecdotes are shared by our founder Mr. AK Mylsamy in his podcast. Learn new legal phrases from our Legalese section. ‘Old is gold’. Catch the timeless classic movie and TV series in (P)review section. Important fortnightly circulars and notifications for the benefit of professionals. Lawlipop and quote will keep you cool this summer.

A K Mylsamy LLP, has added another feather to its cap by being the first in the country to launch an exhaustive knowledge base on insolvency and bankruptcy cases – www.IBCcases.com. To be inaugurated by Dr. M.S.Sahoo, the Chairperson of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) at Insights 2018 – an industry interaction event, the website aims to the premier the one-stop solution for legal research on IBC cases, bringing to you judgments on IBC case laws that setting precedent(s) and paving the way for smoother insolvency resolution in the future.

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Insights

In March, 2018 the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) notified and made effective provisions governing cross border mergers and acquisitions / amalgamations. The FEMA (Cross Border Merger) Regulations, 2018 was became effective on and from 20th March, 2018. Get an insight into how it is perceived to benefit corporates especially MNC’s.

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IBC Cases

Read through the latest top 5 decided cases in NCLAT/NCLT.

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Q&A

L. Ganesh, Chairman of Rane group answers to candid questions on what it takes to get to the top.

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At the Helm of Affairs

In the fortnightly podcast, Mr. A.K Mylsamy shares details, judgment and anecdotes on Vishnu Sudha textiles vs Shri Nagananda mills as the case is appealed to NCLAT.

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Infographic

A detailed graphic presentation of information on History of Indian Law.

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Legal-ease

Very often, we come across legal words which are used and (mis) interpreted by the common man. This section will help you decode legal jargon. From Legalese to “Legal-ease”… know your law!!

Circulars & Notifications

A compilation of all circulars and notifications relevant to the fortnight issued by the government in the MCA, FEMA, SEBI & RBI departments. An absolute must read for legal, compliance and finance professionals.

Learn more

Lawlipops

Lap up the latest developments with the vibrant lawlipops!

In this edition of the Law tree, get an insight into how cross border mergers have been made easier by the RBI. Get familiar with the latest insolvency cases which have been decided by the NCLT/NCLAT under the IBC case laws section. The History of Indian Law is presented in detail in the infographics section. Yet another interesting case and its anecdotes are shared by our founder Mr. A K Mylsamy in his podcast. Learn new legal phrases from our Legalese section. Read our review of a recent legal crime thriller and then read the novel!! The circulars and notifications continue to enrich the academic knowledge of an array of professionals. Lawlipop and quote will complete this fortnights’ one stop knowledge gain!

Insights

While it is well known that AI is already being used to leverage best results in aviation, education, telecommunication, healthcare and gaming, we bring you an insight into the manner and method by which AI and its techniques are being aggressively used in the financial markets, stock trading and portfolio management.

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IBC Cases

Get your staple dose of the NCLAT judgement that deal with insolvency and bankruptcy cases.

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What’s Brewing

While AI has been brewing for a while, take a look at whether there is any legislation or statutory regulations governing the use of AI which is complex in itself as there are a host of issues that are to be tackled – ownership, IP, liability and related issues.

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At the Helm of Affairs

Mr. A K Mylswamy share his experience arguing in yet another corporate law case.

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Infographic

A creative graphic presentation on how AI is impacting the legal industry across the world.

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Legal-ease

Very often, we come across legal words which are used and (mis) interpreted by the common man. This section will help you decode legal jargon. From Legalese to “Legal- ease”… know your law!

Circulars & Notifications

Learn about this fortnight’s circulars and notifications brought out by the MCA, IBBI, SEBI & FEMA.

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Lawlipops

Meet Sophia, the humanoid talking robot and Kerala’s sewer cleaning robot amongst other bots in our fun lawlipop segment.

Its raining (AI) as we head into summer!! In this edition, we entirely focus on the evolution of what was once just a figment of human imagination. Artificial intelligence, popularly known by its acronym “AI” is slowly yet surely impacting our lives in more way than one. While scientists and technology experts hotly debate the advantages and disadvantages of letting AI take over our lives, the one question on all our minds – is human apocalypse imminent? From insights to infographics, movie/ TV series to lawlipop… read on and let your (human) intelligence decide!

Insights

“Cook the books” is an idiom used to describe fraudulent activities performed by corporations in order to falsify their financial statements. This edition shows us how and all measures to check it.

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IBC Cases

Read through the latest top 5 decided cases in NCLAT.

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Q&A

Mr. K K Balu’s candid answers to questions on what it takes to get to the top.

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At the Helm of Affairs

In the fortnightly podcast, Mr. A.K Mylsamy shares details, judgement and on the case between Wynns Mecuba India Pvt Ltd and its promoters.

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Infographic

A detailed graphic presentation of information, statistics and milestone cases on The History of Patent Law in India.

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Legal-ease

Very often, we come across legal words which are used and (mis) interpreted by the common man. This section will help you decode legal jargon. From Legalese to “Legal-ease”… know your law!!

Circulars & Notifications

A compilation of all circulars and notifications relevant to the fortnight issued by the government in the MCA, FEMA, SEBI & RBI departments. An absolute must read for legal, compliance and finance professionals.

Learn more

Lawlipops

Lap up the latest developments with the vibrant lawlipops!

In this edition, we take a look at the cocktail of methods adopted by corporates to show inflated financial performance in order to avoid/evade tax. The omnipresent Patent laws are presented crystal clear in the infographic section. Listen in to Mr. AK Mylsamy podcast about an oppression-mismanagement case between Wynn’s Mekuba India Pvt Ltd and its Promoters/shareholders. Your regular dose of latest insolvency cases which have been decided by the NCLT / NCLAT under the IBC case laws section. The legal luminary and senior advisory to our law firm, Mr. K K Balu shares about how he managed being at the helm of the CLB in an interesting Q&A. Legalese, Lawlipop, review about a recent legal novel to hit town and the quote complete February’s knowledge gain from Lawtree.

Insights

A look at the various channels of black money and the governments’ herculean task plugging the same

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IBC Cases

Read through the latest top 5 decided cases in NCLAT.

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What’s Brewing?

All you need to know about Crypto currency and bitcoins including the latest stand taken by the Government in the Union Budget 2018.

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At the Helm of Affairs

In the fortnightly podcast, Mr. A.K Mylsamy shares details, judgement and anecdotes on Lakshmi Vilas Bank Ltd Vs. Orchid Pharma Limited.

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Infographic

A detailed graphic presentation of information and milestone cases on Art laws.

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Legal-ease

Very often, we come across legal words which are used and (mis) interpreted by the common man. This section will help you decode legal jargon. From Legalese to “Legal-ease”… know your law!!

Circulars & Notifications

A compilation of all circulars and notifications relevant to the fortnight issued by the government in the MCA, FEMA, SEBI & RBI departments. An absolute must read for legal, compliance and finance professionals.

Learn more

Lawlipops

Lap up the latest developments with the vibrant lawlipops!

This fortnight, get an insight into the intention behind the government’s announcement to de-register 1.20 lakh more companies – weed out black money. The Art laws are presented in detail in the infographics section. Listen in to Mr. AK Mylsamy talk in detail about an NCLT case between a Bank and a listed company. Get familiar with the latest insolvency cases which have been decided by the appellate tribunal under the IBC case laws section. All you need to know about investing in Bitcoins can be found in the “Whats brewing ” section. Do not forget to learn about a legal phrase / word.  Savour the Lawlipop and read about a recent legal novel to hit town. Happy reading!!!

Insights

The Central government introduced the Condonation of Delay Scheme, 2018 (CODS, 2018) for disqualified directors of defaulting companies which are not yet struck off. We give you an insight into the same.

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IBC Cases

Read through the latest top 5 decided cases – 3 in NCLAT and 2 judgements in the Supreme Court Insolvency and Bankruptcy Law.

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Q&A

tête-à-tête with Mr. Ramesh Rajan, Managing Partner, Leap Ridge Advisors, LLP

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At the Helm of Affairs

In the fortnightly podcast, Mr. A.K Mylsamy shares details, judgement and anecdotes on Vishnu Sudha textiles vs Shri nagananda mills.

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Infographic

A detailed graphic presentation of information, statistics and milestone cases on environmental laws.

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Legal-ease

Very often, we come across legal words which are used and (mis) interpreted by the common man. This section will help you decode legal jargon. From Legalese to “Legal-ease”… know your law!!

Circulars & Notifications

A compilation of all circulars and notifications relevant to the fortnight issued by the government in the MCA, FEMA, SEBI & RBI departments. An absolute must read for legal, compliance and finance professionals.

Learn more

Lawlipops

Lap up the latest developments with the vibrant lawlipops!

In this edition, get an insight into the breather provided by the Central government by introducing the Condonation of Delay Scheme, 2018. The gamut of environmental laws are vividly captured in the infographic section. Mr. AK Mylsamy shares his experience on arguing in a case between textile mill giants in his podcast.  Read through the latest IBC cases decided in the Supreme Court and NCLAT. Mr. Ramesh Rajan, Managing Partner, Leap Ridge Advisors, LLP  takes us through his professional journey in the Q&A section. Legal jargon becomes easy when you read the Legalease section. Round off this fortnight’s knowledge gain with the fun Lawlipop and the movie / tv series review.

Insights

We take you thru the vast and ever dynamic world of FEMA Laws and the recent amendments aimed at more compliance with less cumbersome rules.

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IBC Cases

Read through the top 5 decided cases and judgement in Insolvency and Bankruptcy Law!

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What’s Brewing

Like a steaming cup of coffee, there is always something brewing in the legal space.

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At the Helm of Affairs

In this podcast, the patriarch and founder of our Law firm, Mr. A.K Mylsamy shares details, judgement and anecdotes on some of the most interesting and high profile legal cases handled by him in his half-decade the legal world.

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Infographic

A detailed graphic presentation of information, statistics and game changing cases on sexual harassment at work place.

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Legal-ease

Very often, we come across legal words which are used and (mis) interpreted by the common man. This section will help you decode legal jargon. From Legalese to “Legal-ease”… know your law!!

Circulars & Notifications

A compilation of all circulars and notifications relevant to the fortnight issued by the government in the MCA, FEMA, SEBI & RBI departments. An absolute must read for legal, compliance and finance professionals.

Learn more

Lawlipops

Lap up the latest developments with the vibrant lawlipops!

​This fortnight we take a look at the sweeping changes recently made to the FEMA regulations. The infographic gives us a low down on sexual harassment at work place. Listen in to Mr. A K Mylsamy talk about recent NCLT case in his pod cast. Like a steaming cup of coffee, there is always something brewing in the legal space. Check it out in our latest “whats brewing” section. Get the latest development in the IBC world through recently decided cases. Savour the lawlipops, and forget not to read the Legal quote. Know your law through the legal ease and finally… catch the review of a legal movie / TV series and watch it soon!

Insights

In this section, we discuss a topic which is trending and relevant to all stakeholders of any company. It is intended to help the reader gain an accurate and deeper understanding of corporate laws (including amendments thereto) and their impact on the corporate world.

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IBC Cases

Read through the top 5 decided cases and judgement in Insolvency and Bankruptcy Law!

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Q&A

A tête-à-tête with industry leaders and pioneers in their respective fields on what it takes to make it to the top….and continue to remain there!

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At the Helm of Affairs

In this podcast, the patriarch and founder of our Law firm, Mr. A.K Mylsamy shares details, judgement and anecdotes on some of the most interesting and high profile legal cases handled by him in his half-decade the legal world.

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Infographic

A detailed graphic presentation of a law in chart/diagram format. This makes data eye-catching and easy to understand. Just the right reading material for people on the go!

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Legal-ease

Very often, we come across legal words which are used and (mis) interpreted by the common man. This section will help you decode legal jargon. From Legalese to “Legal-ease”… know your law!!

Circulars & Notifications

A compilation of all circulars and notifications relevant to the fortnight issued by the government in the MCA, FEMA, SEBI & RBI departments. An absolute must read for legal, compliance and finance professionals.

Learn more

Lawlipop

A picture is worth a thousand words! It is often easier to show something in a picture than describe it in words. Every fortnight, we endeavour to present latest developments from around the world in colourful and fun manner. Read and digest the lawlipop!

This fortnight we give you an insight into the another form of corporate crime – manslaughter. The Infographic deals with something that is omnipresent in our life. In a first of its kind, our founder Mr. A.K Mylsamy talks about an interesting legal case argued by him.  Mr. T T Rangaswamy of the TVS group opens our Q&A section with some simple facts that make him what he is! Enjoy the Lawlipop and mull over the legal quote. Read on for more. Read more for more!!

Post Dussehra, the temperatures have dipped across the country due to monsoon. However, the heat is up in the Corporate world –  the disqualification of directors from the Boards of all companies in which they were directors due to non-filing of annual returns for 3 years. Read on to know more. Our Lawlipop and legal quote complete the knowledge gain.
Happy Diwali!

In this edition, we take a look at the latest FDI policy in which, for the first time start-ups have been allowed to obtain 100% FDI from foreign investors. This tweak in the FDI policy, introduced by the Government, is definitely a major boost to the start-ups in the country. The Infographics section depicts Media laws – current scenario and future prospects in all its glory. The breaking (rather shattering) of the glass ceiling by women has been highlighted in the Lawlipop section… along with the threat of online gaming – blue whale which has claimed more than 130 lives worldwide… and last but certainly not the least, read the Quote. Get enriched.

This fortnight, we look at the sweeping changes that have been proposed to the existing Companies Act, 2013. The Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2017 that has been passed in the Lok Sabha is to be presented in the Rajya Sabha for its approval and assent. The amendments are essentially aimed at easing procedural/ reporting challenges and encouraging incorporation of companies. The data privacy laws, its current scenario and interesting cases are lucidly captured in the infographic section. The Lawlipop and the legal quote complete this fortnightly’s knowledge gain. Read on.

This month, get an insight into the concept of limited liability and how Courts (especially) the NCLT views the same. The Lawlipop features the SC verdict on the Right to Privacy. Also the impact of GST in a light hearted way! Dont forget to read our legal quote! Enjoy!

This fortnight,  get an insight into some of the (in) famous corporate scandals that country has witnessed and the growing role of a multi disciplinary governmental agency – the Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO). The Lawlipop illustrates the whopping fine imposed on Google by the EU and introduction of a Robot Cop in Hyderabad police! This in addition to the circulars and notifications and the Quote of the fortnight. As always… Happy reading!!

This edition will see us sharing insights on a host of exemptions announced by the government with a view to give impetus to private companies, start-ups and not for profit companies. The provisions of the information technology have been exhaustively and lucidly captured in the infographics section. Don’t forget to read our quote for this edition. Happy reading!!

As we enter our 2nd year with the 21st edition of The Law Tree®, we take you on an Insight into Non Performing Assets, showcase a comprehensive Infographic on Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues Act, share valuable Circulars & Notifications from Corporate Law, FEMA & SEBI and finish on a lighter vein of Lawlipop.

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