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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Comparison of a Company with a Partnership firm and an LLP

In this article, the author seeks to briefly explain the meaning of Company, Partnership Firm and Limited Liability Partnership under the Indian legal regime. The article also compressively compares the business entity Company with that of a Partnership firm and an LLP. I. Introduction There are various forms of business entities which a person can choose from prior……...

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Formation of a Company under the Companies Act, 2013

In this article, the author seeks to analyse the formation of a company as envisaged under Section 3 of the Companies Act, 2013. The article focuses on the different forms of companies and their peculiarities. It also throws light on the types of companies based on the extent of liability. Moreover, the article comprehensively discusses the process of……...

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Introduction to Company Law: Meaning, Nature and Characteristics

Introduction to Company Law | Overview Introduction Definition of Company Nature and Characteristics of a Company Distinction between Company and Partnership Distinction between Company and Hindu Undivided Family Business This article titled “Introduction to Company Law: Meaning, Nature and Characteristics” deals with an overview of Company Law and it also discusses the distinction between Company and Partnership; Company……...

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Overview of the Companies Act, 2013

We focus here on the overview of the drastic era of Companies Act,1956, when it comes to corporate governance and what were the objectives behind getting Companies Act, 2013 the base for the corporate and business world in India. It’s the nature of any environment and their species to adapt to the changes in the landscape to survive….…...

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Historical Development of the Concept of Corporate Law

This article discusses the historical development of the concept of corporate law. There was a time when people used to opt for the sole proprietorship or partnership as this form of business-suited the most and people were more reluctant to invest their money and earn profit for themselves out of it with the help of these forms of……...

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Doctrine of Alter Ego

This article discusses the Doctrine Of Alter Ego. The courts use the doctrine to get away with the corporate status of directors, officers or a group of stockholders in a corporation in connection to the liability that is limited to an extent. This was so in order to make them personally liable for the actions done by them……...

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Corporate Social Responsibility in India and its Legal Implications

This article is a comment upon the current state of Corporate Social Responsibility in India. It begins with explaining what CSR is, why it is necessary for any business firm, and what all the concept entails. It then goes on to elucidate the provisions of the Companies Act, which make CSR mandatory for several companies, and analyses the……...

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Types of Company

Overview : Types of Company Introduction Types of Company on the basis of Incorporation Types of Company on the basis of Liability Other Types of Company Private Company One Person Company (OPC) Small Company Public Company Limited Company Unlimited Company Government Companies Foreign Companies Holding and Subsidiary Company Associate Company Investment Companies Producer Company Dormant Companies Introduction The……...

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Majority Powers and Minority Rights

I. Introduction – Majority Powers and Minority Rights In the corporate world, all democratic decisions and management of a company are made with the majority rule which is deemed to be fair and justified. Majority power has great importance in the working of a company and the “Courts will not generally intervene at the instance of the shareholder……...

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Prevention of Oppression and Mismanagement

In the Companies Act, 2013 Chapter XVI deals with the topic of “Prevention of oppression and mismanagement”. Oppression is the exercising of authority or power in a burdensome, merciless, or unjust manner. Whereas the term “Mismanagement” means a situation in which something such as a company or an economy is organized or controlled badly. Introduction The word Company is……...

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