In light of COVID 19- ELP has initiated a Business Continuity Series to address legal and regulatory issues which will have an impact for doing business in and with India.

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Competition Law & Policy

COVID 19 and Anti-Trust: How will the Competition Commission of India respond

The Indian Prime Minister’s address on March 24, 2020, his second within a period of five days, directing a complete nationwide …

International Trade & Customs Practice

WTO & Related Trade Policies in Times of COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, SThe novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has thrown novel issues before the human society. Besides the human toll, it has disrupted …

Tax

Analysis of GST Implications in case of Breach of Contracts due to COVID-19

With the onset of Covid-19, the business disruptions, already faced and likely to be faced is giving corporate India sleepless nights …

International Trade & Customs Practice

WTO & Related Trade Policies in Times of COVID-19

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has thrown novel issues before the human society. Besides the human toll, it has disrupted businesses globally…

Corporate & Commercial

Contracting Out Amidst a Pandemic – A Force Majeure or Doctrine of Frustration

The outbreak of coronavirus or COVID-19 and its unprecedented spread has caught the world off guard in its preparedness of dealing with such a large…

Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution

Arbitration in the time of COVID-19

The article focuses on how in the times of social distancing, arbitration has the flexibility and versatility that can achieve resolution …

Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution

Litigation in the times of CORONA

The recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has disrupted several areas of life including the functioning of courts and consequently …

Projects, Infrastructure & Energy

COVID19 – RISKS AND CONTRACTUAL RELIEFS FOR INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS

A sense of anxiety looms as the lethal novel coronavirus (COVID-19), termed as a ‘pandemic’ by the World Health Organization, spreads across …

Hospitality

Coronavirus: Operational Issues for the Hospitality Industry

The hospitality industry is expected to be one of the worst hit by the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID19). With travel…

Hospitality

Government Directives for the Hospitality Industry

On March 11, 2020 the World Health Organization declared COVID -19 as a pandemic. Like several governments across the world, India too has been updating its travel advisory, and…

Policy & Regulation

A Mammoth Task for the Task Force

The Prime Minister of India addressed the nation on COVID-19 and said that a task force has been created to address the economic hardship caused by the…

Updates

Tax

The Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation of crtain Provisions) Ordinance, 2020

The current situation due to COVID-19 has been a major setback for Indian industry. Considering these difficult times, the …

Corporate & Commercial

Revised Settlement Scheme for LLPs | MCA’s initiative for LLPs to make fresh start

In order to promote ease of doing business and updation of records and availability of documents for inspection to stakeholders with respect …

Corporate & Commercial

Defaults of Listed Companies – Credit Rating Agencies (CRAs) to consider differential treatment

In an important circular issued by SEBI in relation to recognition of defaults of the listed companies by credit ratingagencies (CRAs), SEBI…

Corporate & Commercial

Contribution to PM CARES Fund is eligible as CSR expenditure

It is clarified by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs that any contribution made to the PM CARES Fund will qualify as CSR expenditure under the…

Corporate & Commercial

SEBI announces further relaxations for Takeover Code, ICDR, Delisting and Buyback Regulations

In continuation of its earlier circulars, SEBI has now provided following additional relaxations due to COVID-19, …

Policy & Regulation

RBI’s COVID-19 Liquidity and Regulatory Packages

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in an eagerly awaited move, via a press release, announced development and regulatory policies to address …

Corporate & Commercial

SEBI announces relaxations for listed companies for AGMs, committee meetings, newspaper advertisements, etc.

In continuation of various reliefs provided to the companies in relation to statutory …

Policy & Regulation

Relief package in light of COVID-19: Key announcements by FM

To alleviate the economic stress on account of COVID-19, the Government of India today has announced a scheme, the …

Corporate & Commercial

COVID – 19: Impact on Shareholder Meetings

In light of the countrywide travel restrictions and lock-downs imposed by the Government of India and the respective states due to Covid-19, conducting…

Competition Law & Policy

Competition Commission of India suspends operations till March 31, 2020 in light of COVID-19

On March 23, 2020 the Competition Commission of India (CCI) announced the suspension of the following operations till March 31, 2020 in…

Tax

Announcements : Taxation Relief Measures in view of COVID-19 Outbreak by the Finance Minister

The world economy is getting badly affected by COVID-19 pandemic, the numbers of which are increasing …

Corporate & Commercial

Various relaxations under Companies Act, 2013 announced due to Covid-19

In an address made to the nation on March 24, 2020, to provide reliefs on various compliances, given the COVID-19 situation, Ms.Nirmala Sitharaman…

Corporate & Commercial

Spending funds on COVID-19 notified as CSR activity

In a move to curb COVID-19, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs has notified spending of corporate social responsibility (CSR) funds for…

Corporate & Commercial

Disruption of business to be disclosed to stock exchanges

Regulation 30(3) of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015 (LODR) requires …

Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution

Supreme Court of India extends limitation period(s) in light of COVID-19

In light of the COVID-19 situation, the Supreme Court of India, has today (in exercise of its power under Article 142 read with Article 141 of the…

Corporate & Commercial

CAR-2020 filing relaxed – Companies and LLPs directed to file CAR-2020 by March 30, 2020

In light of COVID-19, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has issued an advisory to all companies and limited liability partnerships (LLPs) to generate…