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Insights International Trade & Customs Practice

CAROTAR 2020 -Q&A: Importers

21 Sep 2020

As you may already know, the Customs (Administration of Rules of Origin under Trade Agreements) Rules, 2020

Insights International Trade & Customs Practice

CAROTAR 2020 – Q&A: Exporters

21 Sep 2020

As you may already know, the Customs (Administration of Rules of Origin under Trade Agreements) Rules, 2020

Newsletters International Trade & Customs Practice

Trade Watch Weekly Bulletin

19 Sep 2020

Given below are some key news updates from the past week pertaining to international trade and customs both from India...

Alerts & Updates

FDI in Defence Sector – Upto 74% allowed under the automatic route

18 Sep 2020

The Government of India has revised the sectoral cap in the defence sector, by carrying out changes in the FDI...

Alerts & Updates Corporate & Commercial

SEBI allows units of REITs and InvITs of certain jurisdictions to list/trade on stock exchanges operating in IFSCs

17 Sep 2020

The SEBI (International Financial Services Centre) Guidelines, 2015, provide that the stock exchanges operating in International Financial Services Centres (IFSCs)...

Insights Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution

Analyzing the parliamentary standing committees interim report on functioning of virtual courts or court proceedings through video conferencing

15 Sep 2020

The global pandemic has truly transformed the conventional modes of justice dispensation. With strict social distancing measures being imposed in...

Alerts & Updates Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution

ELP Arbitration Weekly Update

14 Sep 2020

The Respondent issued notices inviting tenders for supply of various materials. In response to the same, the Petitioner submitted its...

Alerts & Updates Corporate & Commercial

SEBI proposes overhaul of corporate governance norms | Issues consultation paper for LODR changes

12 Sep 2020

SEBI has issued a consultation paper dated September 11, 2020, proposing certain changes to the SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure...

Newsletters International Trade & Customs Practice

Trade Watch Weekly Bulletin

12 Sep 2020

Given below are some key news updates from the past week pertaining to international trade and customs both from India...

Newsletters Projects, Infrastructure & Energy

Infrastructure and Energy Digest-August 2020

11 Sep 2020

On December 23, 2019 the Delhi Government approved the Delhi Electric Vehicles Policy. On August 7, 2020, the Transport Department...

Alerts & Updates Corporate & Commercial

AGM timeline extended till December 31, 2020

10 Sep 2020

Due to the rising demand from various associations for extending time to hold annual general meeting (AGM) for financial year...

Alerts & Updates Corporate & Commercial

Automated system driven disclosures set in motion for Insider Trading Regulations

10 Sep 2020

To initiate the automated process of disclosures under the SEBI (Prohibition of Insider Trading) Regulations, 2015 (PIT Regulations), SEBI..

Insights Defence & Aerospace

Investing in INDIA’s Defence Sector

9 Sep 2020

India is currently the second largest arms importer globally after Saudi Arabia1, and spends close to 2% of its GDP...

Alerts & Updates Corporate & Commercial

MCA’s boost to start-ups | Eases deposit norms

8 Sep 2020

MCA has relaxed certain deposit norms for start-ups to ease fund raising. This move may help start-ups to pick up...

Alerts & Updates International Trade & Customs Practice

Re-validation of export authorizations issued for the export of software/technology items under the SCOMET list

8 Sep 2020

The Inter-Ministerial Working Group (Working Group) of the Directorate General of Foreign Trade has clarified the time period of validity...

Newsletters International Trade & Customs Practice

Trade Watch Weekly Bulletin

5 Sep 2020

Given below are some key news updates from the past week pertaining to international trade and customs both from India...

Alerts & Updates Tax

ELP – Tax Newsletter – August 15 to August 31

4 Sep 2020

The taxpayer had acquired development rights to develop seven buildings, of which, the taxpayer had developed and sold four buildings...

Alerts & Updates International Trade & Customs Practice

JUDICIAL UPDATE: Union of India v. Agricas LLP

1 Sep 2020

A full bench of the Supreme Court of India (Court) has, in the case of Union of India v. Agricas...

Newsletters International Trade & Customs Practice

TradeWatch Weekly Bulletin

1 Sep 2020

Given below are some key news updates from the past week pertaining to international trade and customs both from India...

Alerts & Updates Corporate & Commercial

MCA directs companies to place annual returns

1 Sep 2020

With effect from August 28, 2020, MCA requires every company to upload a copy of the annual return on the...

Alerts & Updates Corporate & Commercial

MCA directs companies to place annual returns on their website

29 Aug 2020

With effect from August 28, 2020, MCA requires every company to upload a copy of the annual return on the...

Newsletters International Trade & Customs Practice

TradeWatch Weekly Bulletin

29 Aug 2020

Given below are some key news updates from the past week pertaining to international trade and customs both from India...

Alerts & Updates Corporate & Commercial

SEBI gives another 4 months to implement procedural guidelines by proxy advisors & for resolution of grievances between listed companies and proxy advisors

28 Aug 2020

SEBI had recently issued circulars providing for: (a) procedural guidelines (listed below) to be adhered to by proxy advisors, and...

Sector Books/Booklets Defence & Aerospace

Investing in India’s Defence Sector

28 Aug 2020

India is currently the second largest arms importer globally, and spends close to 2% of its GDP on defence related...

Alerts & Updates Corporate & Commercial

MCA amends CSR norms to encourage fight against COVID-19

25 Aug 2020

In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic and observing the importance of role that companies play through CSR, MCA has made...

Alerts & Updates International Trade & Customs Practice

A regime shift for importers regarding compliance under ROO

25 Aug 2020

Chapter VAA and Section 28DA of the Customs Act, 1962 (the Act) was inserted vide clause 110 of the Finance...

Newsletters International Trade & Customs Practice

TradeWatch Weekly Bulletin

22 Aug 2020

Given below are some key news updates from the past week pertaining to international trade and customs both from India...

Alerts & Updates Corporate & Commercial

SEBI proposes Recalibration of MPS Norms

20 Aug 2020

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on August 19, 2020 has released a consultation paper (Consultation Paper) seeking...

Alerts & Updates Tax

ELP – Tax Newsletter – August 1 to August 15

20 Aug 2020

During Assessment Year (AY) 2015-16, the Hon’ble Delhi High Court (HC) had approved the scheme of amalgamation of five companies..

Alerts & Updates Corporate & Commercial

Extension of AGMs – Companies directed to apply to ROCs before September 29, 2020

18 Aug 2020

MCA has clarified that the companies whose financial year ended on March 31, 2020, will need to apply in form...

Insights International Trade & Customs Practice

ELP Insights – India Untangling The Supply Chain – Aug 2020

18 Aug 2020

The Covid outbreak has affected several industries in India. The economy is reeling and jobs are diminishing. During this time...

Events & Webcast

Navigating the Global 360° IMPACT OF COVID-19

17 Aug 2020

Navigating the Global 360° IMPACT OF COVID-19 Panelists: Naresh Thacker, Partner, Economic Laws Practice ( link this to Naresh profile) Sherina...

Newsletters International Trade & Customs Practice

TradeWatch Weekly Bulletin

15 Aug 2020

Given below are India’s recently reported trade statistics and some key news updates from the past week pertaining to international...

News & Media Policy & Regulation

India’s ‘Internet Freedom’ Compromised – Are Our Laws & Policies Too Old

15 Aug 2020

Sanjay Notani, Partner, Economic Laws Practice (ELP), shares his views with India Ahead News, on law & policy issues relating...

Alerts & Updates Corporate & Commercial

SEBI issues process and SOP for handling investor complaints

14 Aug 2020

SEBI has laid down the procedure for handling complaints by the stock exchanges, as well as standard operating procedure for...

News & Media

Telecom Sector’s intervention

10 Apr 2020

In the times of social distancing, tremendous effort is being made to stay socially connected but physically distant. The telecommunication...

News & Media

Delhi HC’s VC Hearing Rules – Taking the Virtual Courts System Forward

5 Aug 2020

On 24th March 2020, the Ministry of Home Affairs and the National Disaster Management Authority decided to take measures for...

News & Media

FAQ on Employment

13 Aug 2020

In this first part of a FAQ series brought to you by People Matters in collaboration with ELP, we address...

News & Media

Future of India’s dispute resolution

13 Aug 2020

Businesses are facing an increased risk of losses due to uncertainty and large-scale disruptions to workplace operations. One would like...

Alerts & Updates Corporate & Commercial

SEBI mandates filing of complaints only on SCORES

11 Aug 2020

SEBI has mandated filing of complaints by investors only on SCORES platform (SEBI Complaints Redress System). It has decided that...

Alerts & Updates International Trade & Customs Practice

India: Untangling the Supply Chain

11 Aug 2020

Numerous reasons have recently led to a comprehensive review of India’s strategic engagement with its trading partners.For various reasons..

Newsletters Projects, Infrastructure & Energy

Infrastructure and Energy Digest

10 Aug 2020

On July 8, 2020, the Union Cabinet approved a new pan India Central Sector Scheme-Agriculture Infrastructure Fund (Scheme)...

Alerts & Updates Defence & Aerospace

Embargo on import of 101 defence items

10 Aug 2020

With a view to promulgate the Government’s much heralded Make-in-India policy, the Defence Minister has today announced a negative arms...

Insights International Trade & Customs Practice

Level of Economic Development as a Factor for Determining a Surrogate Third Country: How Relevant?

10 Aug 2020

In a recent decision, the Customs Excise & Service Tax Appellate Tribunal (CESTAT) has clarified that the determination of “level...

Newsletters International Trade & Customs Practice

TradeWatch Weekly Bulletin

8 Aug 2020

Given below are India’s recently reported trade statistics and some key news updates from the past week pertaining to international...

Alerts & Updates Corporate & Commercial

Key amendments by SEBI

7 Aug 2020

SEBI, has carried out a series of changes which include, amending the requirement of disclosure of record date, and introducing...

Alerts & Updates Tax

VKC Footsteps vs UOI Ors

7 Aug 2020

The issue relating to the eligibility of refund of input tax credit on input services accumulated on account of inverted...

Alerts & Updates Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution

Proxy advisors to adhere to procedural guidelines

5 Aug 2020

With effect from September 1, 2020, certain additional procedural guidelines are required to be adhered to by proxy advisors, and...

Alerts & Updates Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution

MCA re-aligns with SEBI’s relaxation on Rights Issue opening upto December 31, 2020

4 Aug 2020

As you are aware, SEBI recently extended the relaxations of certain norms for rights issues for listed companies. One of...

Alerts & Updates Tax

ELP – Tax Newsletter

4 Aug 2020

The taxpayer, a company incorporated in South Korea along with another Indian Company entered into a ‘turnkey contract’ with ONGC...

Insights Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution

EU – Cost Adjustment Methodologies II (Russia)

4 Aug 2020

In a recent Panel Report of the World Trade Organization (WTO) regarding a dispute filed by Russia against the European...

Alerts & Updates Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution

ELP Arbitration Weekly Update

4 Aug 2020

Schedule IV of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (Act) provides a schedule of fees payable to arbitrator(s). Recently, in...

Newsletters International Trade & Customs Practice

TradeWatch Weekly Bulletin

4 Aug 2020

Given below are India’s recently reported trade statistics and some key news updates from the past week pertaining to international...

Alerts & Updates Corporate & Commercial

Shareholders holding securities in physical form c an partic ipate in open offers

1 Aug 2020

SEBI has issued following clarification/ relaxation under SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015(LODR Regulations):

News & Media Tax

GST Implications on Royalty: A Continuum of Perspectives

31 Jul 2020

The Government of India is the custodian of the country's natural resources. Such natural resources cater to a large spectrum...

Alerts & Updates Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution

ELP Arbitration Weekly Update

30 Jul 2020

Vide an order dated September 25, 2019 (Order), the Delhi High Court (Court) disposed off the petition filed by ONGC...

Alerts & Updates Corporate & Commercial

RBI to administer foreign investment rules | Air India can have 100% foreign investment from NRIs under automatic route

29 Jul 2020

The Central Government has amended the FEM (Non-debt Instruments) Rules, 2019 (NDI Rules), to give administrative powers to the..

Alerts & Updates Policy & Regulation

Bar on Global Tenders: Issues & Perspectives

28 Jul 2020

As part of the recently announced “Atmanirbhar Bharat package” by the Central Government, an amendment has been made

Insights International Trade & Customs Practice

Recent Restrictions on Public Procurement

25 Jul 2020

There is no single comprehensive legislation governing public procurements in India. The legal framework surrounding public procurements

Alerts & Updates International Trade & Customs Practice

TradeWatch Weekly Bulletin

22 Sep 2020

Given below are India’s recently reported trade statistics and some key news updates from the past week pertaining to international...

Alerts & Updates Corporate & Commercial

SEBI eases rights issue opening upto December 31, 2020

25 Jul 2020

SEBI has extended the one-time relaxations from strict enforcement of certain provisions of SEBI (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements)...

Alerts & Updates Corporate & Commercial

SEBI directs depositories to devise systems to record all types of encumbrances as per the Takeover Code

25 Jul 2020

After having realized that currently there is no framework to capture the details of encumbrances in the depository system, other...

Alerts & Updates Corporate & Commercial

SEBI Regulations Amendment: Trading window restrictions made inapplicable

24 Jul 2020

As you are aware, SEBI had recently amended the SEBI (Prohibition of Insider Trading) Regulations, 2015 (Insider Trading Regulations) on...

Alerts & Updates Corporate & Commercial

SEBI eases Settlement Mechanism

23 Jul 2020

SEBI has carried out certain changes in the SEBI (Settlement Proceedings) Regulations, 2018 (Settlement Regulations), to ease out the settlement...

Alerts & Updates Corporate & Commercial

Amendment of Insider Trading Regulations

20 Jul 2020

SEBI has carried out following changes in the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Prohibition of Insider Trading) Regulations, 2015(Insider...

Newsletters International Trade & Customs Practice

TradeWatch Weekly Bulletin

18 Jul 2020

Given below are key news updates from the past week pertaining to international trade and customs both from India and...

Newsletters Tax

Navigating GST 2.0 – Issue 7

17 Jul 2020

Generally, legislations, more specifically tax legislations, provide for various authorities inter alia to oversee the.

Alerts & Updates Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution

ELP – Arbitration Weekly Update

16 Jul 2020

DELHI HIGH COURT HOLDS THAT EVEN IF AN ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL HAS BEEN CONSTITUTED IN RESPECT..

Alerts & Updates Tax

Tax Newsletter – July 1 to 15 2020

16 Jul 2020

The taxpayers were sub-funds of Aberdeen Delaware Business Trust, a business trust incorporated as per the laws..

Alerts & Updates Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution

ELP Arbitration: An Update

13 Jul 2020

DELHI HC REITERATES THAT FOR APPOINTMENT OF A SUBSTITUTE ARBITRATOR, SECTION 11(6) OF THE ACT HAS APPLICATION ONLY IF THERE...

Newsletters Competition Law & Policy

Quarterly update – Competition Law & Policy – Quarter 2 of 2020

13 Jul 2020

CCI finds cartelization amongst bearing manufacturers, but stops short of imposing a penalty

Newsletters International Trade & Customs Practice

TradeWatch Weekly Bulletin

11 Jul 2020

Given below are key news updates from the past week pertaining to international trade and customs both from India and...

Newsletters Projects, Infrastructure & Energy

Infrastructure and Energy Digest

10 Jul 2020

The High Court of Delhi (High Court) vide order dated June 12, 2020 in the case of MEP Infrastructure Developers..

Insights Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution

GAR Asia-Pacific Arbitration Review 2021 – India

9 Jul 2020

Welcome to The Asia-Pacific Arbitration Review 2021, a Global Arbitration Review special report. Global Arbitration Review is the online home..

Alerts & Updates International Trade & Customs Practice

BIS Update: Mandatory Registration of Additional Iron and Steel Products

9 Jul 2020

The Government of India has recently notified proposed Quality Control Orders for certain Iron and Steel products at the World...

News & Media Tax

The Curious Case of ITC Admissibility

8 Jul 2020

One of the objectives of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime is to avoid the cascading effect of taxes...

Insights International Trade & Customs Practice