Category Archives: Company Law

Company Law comprises the essential set of laws that govern corporations and businesses. In India, the Companies Act, 2013 is enforced to help regulate the functioning and transactions of companies. Company law is important to maintain transparency and accountability in the system and working of companies.

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Legal Meaning of Company in India and its Evolution 

This article titled ‘Legal meaning of Company in India and its Evolution’ is written by Sweta Verma and discusses the meaning of a company in India and its evolution. Legal Meaning of Company in India and its Evolution The word company is derived from the Latin term “com” which means together or with, and “panis” which means bread. So,……...

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Public Company and Allotment of Shares

This article on Public Company and Allotment of Shares deals with the concept, provisions regarding the allotment of shares. Further, this also mentions IPO and FPO Rules. Introduction After the independence the Government of India in 1950 framed a committee to go revise the whole Indian Companies Act, the committee was headed by Shir H.C. Bhaba. The committee……...

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Incorporation of Companies in India: Concepts and Incorporation Procedure

This article deals with the concept and procedure of incorporation of Companies in India. I. Introduction A Company is an association of many people who contribute money or monies worth to common stock and employed in some trade or business and who share the profit and loss arising the form. the common stock so contributed is denoted in……...

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Cross Border Insolvency in Indian Perspective: A Comparative Study

This article aims to understand the meaning of cross border insolvency, its theory, legal framework and concept across nations. The understanding of cross border insolvency in international trade is highly important for its stakeholders and its increasing necessity and importance in international trade can be realized by the evolution of UNCITRAL model laws. An attempt has been made……...

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Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPAC): Applicability in the Indian Legal Framework

I. Introduction Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) have arisen as a potential alternative to collect public funds from offshore markets. They are ideally tailored to start-ups, who otherwise find it difficult to excite conservative Indian retail investors. SPAC is a shell corporation with no operational activities and is managed by an established management team (with skills in a……...

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Case Study: Foss v Harbottle (1843)

In the area of corporate law, the rule of Foss v Harbottle has developed a fundamental principle: the company itself is the proper plaintiff over an injustice committed to a company. Along with the “Salomon” concept of separate legal personality of corporations, this principle has been of invaluable value to trade and the global economy. This case study……...

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Winding Up of Companies

The whole process of bringing a legitimate end to the life of a firm is broken into two steps. These two processes are winding up of companies and dissolving them. Company winding is described as a mechanism by which a company’s life is put to an end and its property is handled for the benefit of its members……...

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Shares, Share Capital and Debentures: Explained

The Companies Act, 2013 (‘the Act’) defines the term ‘share’ in Section 2(84) as a share in the share capital of a company which includes stock unless such differentiation between the two is made out. The definition does not help us understand its nature and hence, the courts and jurists have given us many important definitions for the……...

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National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT)

In this article, Ashish Agarwal discusses the formation and functioning of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT). I. Background & Importance The Company Law Boards (CLB) were replaced finally with the new, powerful National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) or “The Tribunal” by passing a government notification under Section 408 of the Companies Act, 2013 on 1st June 2016……...

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